Michael Weber

Michael Weber

entertainment, Teambuilding


Imagine what it feels like to meet face-to-face with someone who had the ability to determine your thoughts. Concentrate on a word, an idea, any number or image, and Michael is able to entertainingly capture that thought with almost scientific precision.

With style, wit, charm and absolute discretion, Weber utilizes these thoughts to create entertaining and mind-shattering results. Mr. Weber has unfailingly demonstrated this unique ability with hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The themes of communication, information, and innovation resonate throughout every performance.

His presentations reach every member of the audience from a one-on-one demonstration for the President of the United States to Amphitheater shows for over 7,500 people.

Michael also happens to be a licensed attorney in the State of California with an educational background that include B.S, B.A., M.B.A. and J. D. degrees. With his diverse experiences and wide-ranging field of interest he is comfortable and conversant with audiences and individuals on most any level.

For more than two decades Michael Weber has been creating an performing his own remarkable style of entertainment. He has demonstrated his amazing talents throughout the United States, Western Europe, South America and the Far East. Last fall he returned from a two month tour of France where he was a featured entertainer at the Cannes film Center, The Paris Acadamie, in the United States Embassy for the new U.S. Ambassador to France. In this past year Michael performed throughout Thailand and Japan and appeared in Madrid, England, Finland, Lusanne Switzerland, Sweden, Argentina and Germany.

Recent articles in Omni magazine and a four page profile and the Los Angeles Times sing his praises. He appears regularly on national and international television programs like Beyond The Mechanical Universe and that PBS series, The Nature of Things. He was featured on the national television series Sightings were he was a able to produce writings on Polaroid film that answered questions concentrated upon by the host. The film and cameras were supplied by Polaroid research lab and the head of R&D confessed that what Weber did was impossible by today's technological standards.

Michael has worked with and for the Presidents and CEOs of companies including Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, National Semiconductor, Oracle, Williams-Sonoma, ABC, HBO, NBC, CBS, Celestial Seasonings, Levi Strauss, Silicon Graphics, Unocal, Texaco, Toyota, Dunn and Bradstreet, First USA Bank, Suzuki, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, Tandem, Dow Corning Chemical, and Bear Stearns.

He has performed for two U.S. presidents. His style and originality have made him the personal performer of choice for celebrities like Arnold Schwartzeneger, Sharon Stone, Frank Sinatra, Stevens Spielberg, and Johnny Carson for their own private events. He has established traditions with Ray Bradbury and Michael Milken by performing at their respective Halloween and New Year's celebrations for the past several years.

Michael was the co-founder of the company, Deceptive Practices which provides them entertainment industry with "Arcane Knowledge On A Need-To-Know Basis." Together with his partner and co-founder Ricky Jay, Michael designs, creates, and performs startling effects for film, theater and television productions. In addition to designing and constructing the Jacob's Ladder illusion for the Tony Award-winning play Angels In America, he recently completed work on films creating the impossible for stars Denis Quaid, Debra Winger, Michele Peiffer and Jack Nicholson. He was Julia Robert's personal instructor for I Love Trouble and he designed actor Gary Sinese's illusionary wheelchair for the Academy Award Winning film Forest Gump. His work can be seen in the Michael Crichton movie Congo from Paramount Pictures, and with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Casino.

Corporate accounts include J. Walter Thompson, Bear Stearns, Morgan Stanley, First USA Bank, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Digital, Tandem, The New York Times, Coca-Cola Inc., New York Times Magazine, Space Machine Advisers, Mass Mutual, Metra Health, Perkin Elmer, P.E. Applied Bio Systems, Travelers, Astra, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, First Boston Bank, After Six, General Electric, AT&T, HBO, Kraft Foods, Cinesite, NBC, Cinemax,Conde' Nast Publications, Texaco, Dunn and Bradstreet, Johnson & Johnson, Silver Screen Partners, The PGA, Ortho Pharmaceuticals, Interplay Software Development, The Walt Disney Company, Keebler, United Biscuit Company UK, Christian Dior, The Four Seasons Hotel's and the Philip Morris Companies.

He has hosted events for Pepsi Co., Otis Elevator, Nabisco, United Biscuit Company, Jaguar Motors, Shearson American Express, Tandem, General Electric Information Systems and Paramount Pictures.


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Teambuilding that Works
For teambuilding, Michael Weber’s MindLab® program is unparalleled in the industry. Far from the usual fare of sports and other “teambuilding light” programs that don’t carry over into the workplace, his programs will truly enhance communications throughout your firm and among select departments, and will assist in the transformation to a high performance culture. Weber helps build real teams, offering skills and ways of thinking that last well beyond the meeting. His strategic thinking has been recognized and implemented by some of the Fortune 100‘s most innovative companies including Viacom, MasterCard, The Walt Disney companies and numerous others. As both Speaker and Teambuilder, he will change and improve your way of thinking.

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