Keynote Presentations

Life Choices
Chuck weaves together his personal stories as a business strategist and community leader to deliver a gripping narrative about the drama of crises as well as the lighter side of the human experience. Chuck relates his personal choices made in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew; the life choice of Stephanie Toothaker; and the unexpected returns of volunteerism. For the past 25 years, community service has been a central feature in Malkus’ life, and he describes how involvement in your community can deliver personal and professional growth.

Authentic Leadership
Today, more than ever, younger generations appreciate when authentic leaders reveal the real side of their personality, beliefs and commitments. These traits are the same 24/7 -- whether they are in the public or seen with actions in private settings.  Chuck points out that since many times leaders rely on others with skill sets they don't personally possess -- it is a good trait to express that by trusting others for their expertise is powerful.  Leaders also are the first admit that they learn new things as a result of being associated with others who are committed to make a difference in the lives of others.  He provides current-day examples of authentic leadership as well as how trust is built over years of giving back and making a difference.

Raising Your Game
Chuck describes key strategies, including goal setting, practice routines and leadership to provide guidance on fulfilling better the roles we play every day.  What we learned on the playground as children still holds true today in our work: have fun, enjoy learning and be passionate about contributing to your team. Chuck delivers important lessons on reaching your potential through practice, and the resulting confidence and motivation that brings out the best in your game. He shares how community involvement can produce positive outcomes for employees and your corporate culture.

Ethical Choices
Chuck delivers important lessons related to personal and professional branding by identifying the warning signs associated with poor business ethics. He describes Scott Rothstein’s operation of one of the most ruthless Ponzi schemes in U.S. history, and Rothstein’s theft of $1.4 billion to finance his opulent lifestyle. Chuck’s best-seller, The Ultimate Ponzi: The Scott Rothstein Story, (Pelican) explains for the first time how this polished con man built a prestigious law firm from scratch while taking down an entire community in the process.

The Power of Executive Storytelling
Storytelling lies at the foundation of the human experience. It is a tool that builds connections, conveys values and removes the barriers of culture, age and lifestyle. Chuck explains how executives can structure stories to drive company performance among internal and external audiences. For employees, storytelling can boost morale, enhance a sense of belonging, and increase productivity. To external audiences, stories about the company or CEO can reinforce the business’ value proposition, attract customers, and heighten investor interest.  Chuck helps executives identify the compelling stories that will advance the company’s goals, such as customer testimonials, corporate milestones and tales of individual excellence. He shares captivating examples of how companies of all sizes can better communicate their core values and unique culture.

Protecting Your Interests
Chuck teaches your organization to protect its brand through better communication and by developing a culture of ethical behavior. He brings attention to vital business tactics through unique and true-life stories related to culture, employee training and charitable commitments. Today’s business environment requires not only a business plan for dealing with crises, but also a personalized plan that enables each employee to develop his or her skills, work with others outside the office, and provide service to the community.

Other topics include:
Achieving News Media Coverage
Preparing For Media Crisis Prior To the Storm

Why Hire Chuck Malkus

  • Your audience will be inspired by his personal experiences that connect community volunteerism to a lifetime of opportunity and rewards.
  • Chuck Malkus is a charismatic storyteller who describes how to adapt to today’s business climate.
  • Malkus explains how short term gain can lead to long term pain, and how ethical choices are critical for success in the long run.

What They're Saying About Chuck Malkus

"On a scale of 1 to 10, your speech was a 10 for both content and presentation. Your outstanding performance kept everyone keenly interested.”

Barry Kates, Entrepreneurs’ Organization


“Chuck Malkus delivered a mesmerizing account of the Rothstein case with superb details of the back story.  He energized our attendees and reflected on how to avoid obvious red flags.”

Jack Drury, Jack Drury and Associates



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