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Michael Akbar Michael Akbar

President | Syntony Business Advisors, LLC


An energetic, fun, and informative speaker who has mastered the art of connecting with and engaging his audience




Michael V. Akbar

Blue Chip Experience / Leadership / Operations / P&L / Business Growth Strategies
Business Development / Financing / Sales / Marketing

As a professional advisor Mr. Michael V. Akbar has dedicated himself to helping other business owners, senior executives, and individuals who want to start new ventures, achieve more. He has discovered public speaking as a passion that has helped him share his extensive experience with his audiences who have enjoyed his talks on the following topics:
• Getting more (of the right stuff) done -- with a lot of fun
• The secrets of effective networking
• 7 Stages of small business success
• Application of NLP to sales communication
• Programming yourself for success
• Secrets of small business success
• Secrets of thriving in a recession
• Growing your business
• Selling your business
Mr. Akbar’s experience as a senior executive includes working in start-up, maturity and growth business environments. He has a unique blend of sales, marketing and operations experience in manufacturing, technology and services sectors. Throughout his 29 years in business, including 10 years with IBM and GE, Mr. Akbar has demonstrated strong people, process, and leadership skills offering strategic and tactical leadership during significant transition and growth business cycles. During each cycle he was instrumental in:

 Driving revenue and profit growth to unprecedented levels.
 Designing performance-driven corporate cultures.
 Building highly motivated teams.
 Selecting and retaining loyal supplier networks.
 Controlling costs without adversely impacting growth objectives.
 Implementing state-of-the-art operational technologies.
 Spearheading multi-channel sales and marketing strategies to capture new market segments and high-value customers.

In addition to leading Syntony Business Advisors,
Mr. Akbar is a
Certified Diagnostics Coach - Coaching, Mentoring, Training International (CMT),
Accredited Executive Associate - The Institute for Independent Business (IIB),
President of Metro Washington Entrepreneurs Club,
Active member of Toastmasters International,
Candidate member of National Speakers Association, and
Board Member at large – IIB Mid-Atlantic Region

Mr. Akbar holds a Masters degree from the City University of London, UK and, Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Canada

Industry Expertise (4)

Business Services

Management Consulting



Areas of Expertise (2)

Financing Your New or Growing Business

Application of Nlp to Sales Communication

Sample Talks (1)

How to Raise and Sell a "Cash Cow"

Borrowing from his other two popular topics "From Startup to 7 Figures in 3 Years or Less" and "Financing your new or growing business", This is fun filled road map to small business excellence.



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  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance


1500 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee