We offer public speaking to organizations or academic institutions on any relevant topic ranging from motivation, overcoming obstacles, and best practices in business. We can share our advice, years of applied knowledge, and are open to any questions your audience may have.

With the Detroit Lions

With Larry Bird

With Earvin “Magic” Johnson

With head coach Tom Izzo

“Derek Dickow empowers people. He was able to to craft a message for our emerging student leaders that combined his body of expertise with their immediate needs. His delivery was spot on. By combining quotes, sharing his experiences, and an informal but focused presentation, he demonstrated his command of connecting with people, and sales, and gave his audience useful take-aways. True learning took place. Our students left feeling excited and motivated to apply what they learned.”

-Marie VanBuskirk –  Coordinator, Emerging Leadership Program

“Derek did a great job at our networking workshop. He had a very thorough understanding of our culture and provided our team practical, real life examples for successful goal setting and networking. It was evident that he believes in the material presented which gave you the ability to connect on a personal level with the team. Derek is highly engaging and is real asset to our team with his coaching skills and post workshop follow-up. Every point made during the presentation connected in a positive way with out participants. I would highly recommend Derek as a training leader and public speaker.”

-John Tompson – Business Development Manager of Belle Tire

“In my role, I have seen many speakers and Derek was the most charismatic I have ever seen. He is passionate speaker; his energy is electrifying! He engages the audience with valuable lessons that can be applied immediately. Derek took the time to network with the audience before and after the presentation providing in-depth and meaningful connections.”

-Amanda Fylan – Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Oakland University

“There are not enough words to express my gratitude to Derek Dickow for coming out to speak to the students of CASA at Walled Lake Central High School. It is amazing to have a young man with so much wisdom, humility, and success offer his time to be a positive voice for students. The students were hanging on his every word, and I have received messages about what a great event it was.”

-Nancy Kattoula – Sponsor of CASA, Walled Lake Central High School

“We were honored to have Derek Dickow as our guest speaker for the Law & Politics Club at West Bloomfield High School. He captivated our students with his open and honest discussion about his life experiences and what motivated him to start Steward Media. The life lessons that he shared with the students were both inspirational and refreshing and the insight he gave into his business was especially appreciated. We have also been fortunate to have had several students in our Professional Apprenticeship class intern with Steward Media over the years, providing them with invaluable hands on real work experience. We’ve long been fans of Derek Dickow. He was a huge hit. We look forward to having Derek back for another presentation in the future.”

-Alycia W. Chase – Sponsor of the Law & Politics Club, West Bloomfield High School

“Derek brought enthusiasm and expertise to the Small Business Association of Michigan’s Leadership Council by presenting “The Art of Networking.” It was of great benefit to a dynamic group of business leaders from across the state. I expect that these business owners will take what they learned and put it into practice as they continue to build their businesses.”

-Brian Calley – President – Small Business Association of Michigan

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