Michael is the President of Get Storied, and host of the Reinvention Summit 2 , the world’s largest virtual conference on storytelling, taking place online April 16-20, 2012. Michael teaches marketers, change-makers, and entrepreneurs how to tell better stories through a range of online courses and info-products. The son of an inventor and artist, Michael's ideas have been featured in Fast Company, BrandWeek, Mashable, and Storytelling Magazine. As a message architect and keynote speaker, Michael has also worked with many big brands including AARP, NASA, and Zappos. Michael is the author of Believe Me: a Storytelling Manifesto for Change-makers and Innovators, a book since read and downloaded over 11,000 times. Michael is left handed, color blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human. You can connect with him on twitter, or download a free copy of his boundary-pushing manifesto.