Mike Rayburn

World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso: Classically Trained; Comically Derailed!

Classically Trained; Comically Derailed!

Mike Rayburn is a captivating performance artist with a presentation completely unlike any you've ever seen. Having been called "the World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso," Mike uses his astounding guitar creations, uproarious songs, and veteran presentation skills to encourage, challenge and inspire his audiences to leap beyond their perceived limitations. Or he can focus his program completely on entertainment. Mike draws from a wealth of life experience as an adventurer, business owner, comedian, world-class guitarist, author, philanthropist, husband, and father, to deliver a presentation, which is motivational, hilarious, and musically captivating.

Just to set foot on the stage at Carnegie Hall is a career moment for any performer.

Mike Rayburn is one of a handful of people in the world to become a regular headliner at Carnegie Hall and to have recorded a live "Mike Rayburn at Carnegie Hall" CD.  However, Mike performs most often for the world's leading corporations and associations, doing more than 100 presentations every year. Some clients have booked Mike as many as 10-12 times. His program is so unique he has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Billboard, Gig, Programming, American Entertainment, and Successful Meetings magazines.

Keynotes include:

What IF? Inspiring Innovation and Performance

That's exactly what Mike Rayburn teaches… no, inspires in his amazing keynote, "What If…?"

Mike Rayburn is regularly cited in evaluations as "the best part of the whole conference," and "exactly what we needed and we didn't even know it." One Fortune 500 telecommunications company said, "Mike's 'What If…?' message has gone viral through our entire organization… and it's working!"

It's simple, powerful and memorable. Oh, and it's hilarious!
You Will Learn…

    Three simple, powerful, tools you can use immediately and forever to access your gold mine of unrealized potential; the tools which took Mike from playing bars to Carnegie Hall.
    The most powerful motivational force on this planet. (Hint… it is not power, sex, money, or fame).
    The most basic human brain function and how to harness it for positive change.
    That managing change is not only stupid, it's dangerous; the only way to manage change is to create change, to define the curve rather than follow it.
    How to stop majoring in minor things and overcome time poverty.
    How to set and achieve bold goals which take you as far and as high as your imagination will allow.
    The power of your sense of purpose and how to draw on it to effect exponential change.
    A simple, powerful 10-minute exercise which will show you how to become a virtuoso, and master the things that matter.

"Mike was a huge hit. I only wish we could have had him the last day of the meeting, instead of the first. Our executive said it was hard to follow an act like that." – Wal-Mart

Classically Trained, Comically Derailed! His Entertainment Extravaganza!

In the first ninety seconds… you'll be amazed at Mike's guitar wizardry. Another thirty seconds you'll realize you're in for one of the most hilarious, musically amazing shows you've ever seen.

More About The Show…

Mike Rayburn has been called "The World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso" (he'd settle for Cleveland's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso, but whatever). From Bach to rock Mike's "Classically Trained… Comically Derailed" is an energetic odyssey of masterful guitar, outrageous comedy, and musical combinations you won't believe – Bruce Springsteen sings Green Acres.Led Zeppelin sings Dr. Seuss. Hendrix sings Cumbaya. "If Victor Borge played guitar (and drank too much coffee) he'd sound like Mike," says promoter, Mark Johnson. This is the show that has earned Mike standing ovations at all eight of his appearances at Carnegie Hall, has him starring on the strip in Las Vegas, and along with his keynote keeps him booked one hundred or more times per year for corporations, associations, churches and theaters.

"Brilliant!!! I knew you were good and funny, but I had no idea… WOW! I love the way you balance humor and musicality… rare to hear such clean and expressive playing. You just got a major new fan. I'll be telling everyone I know." – John Oates, of "Hall and Oates"

Click here to see what the President of the Million Dollar Round Table had to say in June 2012 about Mike's closing keynote at her premier event for an audience of 7000

Travels from: Las Vegas