This is my honest, sincere recommendation for Phillip as, if you want to use this word, “keynote speaker”. Many people are looking for an “inspiring” speaker. This man is just that, not because he knows so much about the topics he presents on, but because he is not playing any role up there on stage. He is genuine. Here are the reasons for my recommendation: Phillip stands out: I have listened to, what appears to me, too many so called “key note speakers”. Some brag, some only want to sell, some give a talk that obviously is delivering a message that they are not living. Most are ok, but average. The bad ones are badly prepared and/or empty. Maybe out of all the people I have listened to – and that is quite a few – Phillip easily stands out as one of the top presenters, thought provokers. Here are the reasons: If you want an honest talk,consider him. Honesty and humbleness are some of the most powerful and inspiring ingredients of a good talk. Phillip is living them on the speaker’s position. He is the same guy up there as before and after. That’s rare. Other descriptions and adjectives that came to my mind when hearing him talk: Not all he says is sunny. There is hard, hard work behind the things he will share with you. Hard work sometimes is not fun only. A lot of doubts, challenges to oneself and the work one does. If a speaker gives you insight into these as well: The result is genuinely believable, trustworthy, food for real thought. Profound. Walk the talk. Doesn’t talk with out a lot of thinking behind. Presents you sentences, ideas, concepts that wouldn’t be possible without dozens of years of a rich, success- and thoughtful career backing those up and giving them credibility and depth. Last not least: Phillip’s talks are not loud (often this type of speeches are, as it appears, also fairly empty). Soft spoken, fair, intelligent. He gives him and you time to think as he carefully chooses his words. He presents with dignity. I guess I have learned more from him just being himself, no disemmination of “hey, look at me, I am great”, than from the very topic he has been talking about when I had the luck and honor to hear him speak. This is the type of experienced and successful person I can (and do) respect. For the above stated reasons to me: Phillip simply is a good speaker.