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John U. Bacon SpeakingBacon delivers speeches to corporations, universities and other groups from Toledo to Taipei, and Vancouver to Sao Palo, including automakers like Ford, Chrysler, and Subaru; financial institutions such as Ameriprise, Merrill Lynch and United Bank of Scotland; and a wide variety of other organizations, from the Memphis Grizzlies to Microsoft Brazil.

In 2011, the Michigan Chapter of Meeting Planners International (MMPI) named John Bacon “Speaker of the Year.”

He often draws on the themes and stories from his books, including
• Leadership
• Creativity
• Teamwork
• Transitions
• Discipline
• Diversity.

He’s happy to talk with clients to tailor his speech to their needs, and stay as long as desired for Q&A and book signings.


From Andy Dolich, President, Memphis Grizzles: “Looking at your evaluations, I have to ask: Did you pay these people off when I wasn’t looking? They’re the best I’ve ever seen.”

From Cynthia Silveri of the University of Michigan Executive MBA Reunion speech on leadership: “I wanted to let you know your evaluation score was a 4.9 out of 5.0 —the highest of all the events!  And with all of the compliments I got from alumni – including the written comments, too — I couldn’t have been more pleased.  You are a wonderful speaker, and it was a pleasure to work with you.”

From Glenn Johnson, Founder and CEO, Insight Global, from the National Sales Meeting In Atlanta: “Undoubtedly John Bacon was the best speaker we’ve ever had.”

Stryker Corporation’s evaluations from the Conference On Diversity and Inclusion:
•    John Bacon was amazing!  Glad you saved the best for last. He was funny but he was also practical and drove the point home.
•    Very entertaining and thought provoking.
•    Outstanding! Need him for the national sales meeting!
•    He rocked it!  Totally motivated me.