Top Rated Keynote

Top Rated Keynote Speaker

Jerome Mayne is a top rated keynote speaker who is both serious and humorous. He speaks at conferences and conventions across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Riveting, Emotional and Humorous Keynote Videos

Jerome’s top rated keynote is titled, Choices and Consequences. You’ll see his energy and humor. He shares his emotional journey and the resulting consequences that your audience will not soon forget.

Choices and Consequences

With his top rated keynote, Choices and Consequences, Jerome takes your audience on his personal journey from regular employee, CEO, father of two young boys, living in a quaint neighborhood, to a whirlwind of FBI investigations, federal court, and finally prison.

“Jerome’s approach to presentation is intelligent, inspiring, and so incredibly enjoyable…. and really funny!”

Julia Lee – Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association
Top Rated Keynote Speaker Jerome Mayne

Other Past Clients and Sponsors

Jerome has spoken for over 100,000 audience members across the united states, Mexico and Canada. He receives the highest ratings, if not the highest ratings at conferences and conventions for over 20 years. As a favorite among ethics speakers, he has a list of past clients and sponsors is extensive.

Top ratings from keynote speaking clients Wells Fargo.

Survive Life and Laugh Yourself to Death

How do you deal with adversity in your life? Do you give up and call it quits? Do you drown in self-pity? We all have obstacles in our lives.  The questions is: how do we overcome them?

Motivational keynote speaker and cancer survivor, Jerome Mayne takes you through his experiences with adversity — a cancer survivor, getting his diagnosis while in federal prison. In this motivational keynote presentation, Survive Life and Laugh Yourself to Death, Jerome will motivate you to find laughter in the middle of any nightmare. You can come out on the other side of some of life’s most feared challenges.

Top Rated Keynote Description

Title: Choices and Consequences

– making the right decisions when the right decisions aren’t easy

For 2 years his name was, Federal Inmate Number 08657-041.  Before that, Jerome Mayne was the founder and CEO of two corporations, respected in the financial community and the father of two young boys.  In 1999 he received a 21-month prison sentence for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering – crimes that took place four years earlier.  On November 4th, 1999, he reported to the Federal Prison in Yankton, South Dakota and his career and his life were changed forever.

Jerome keeps your client’s audience riveted – laughing and sometimes crying.  He covers the ‘always relevant’ business topics of fraud and ethics with wit and passion.  It’s a ‘real-life’ lesson in ethics.


Keynote: 1 – 2 hrs.

Workshop: 1 – 3 hrs.

Bonus: Most keynotes and workshops qualify for continuing education credit in most professions and industries. (ask about CE credits, CLE credits, CPE credits)

Jerome is an enthralling storyteller – at times you could hear a pin drop in the room.

Ashley Jared — Communications Director — Iowa Finance Authority

Overcoming Adversity and Cancer Survivor

Title: Survive Life and Laugh Yourself to Death

Jerome Mayne is an exceptional keynote speaker, cancer survivor, and former convicted felon. With this keynote he takes you on an unforgettable journey through life’s trials and triumphs. In this captivating presentation, Jerome shares his personal story of overcoming adversity with resilience, humor, and a zest for life that will have you laughing and inspired.

Life is unpredictable, filled with job losses, family tragedies, financial instability, and life-threatening illnesses. But how we choose to face these challenges defines our character. Jerome’s dynamic keynote presentation explores how he found humor in the midst of his darkest moments—a nightmare battle with cancer, serving almost 21 months in federal prison, and undergoing quadruple bypass open-heart surgery.

Combining riveting storytelling with a touch of humor, Jerome demonstrates that laughter can be a powerful tool for overcoming any obstacle. His remarkable ability to infuse humor into his narrative will leave you entertained while imparting profound wisdom on resilience and the art of finding joy in the face of adversity.

Survive Life – Laugh Yourself to Death is a thought-provoking and humorous keynote presentation that will inspire your audience to navigate life’s obstacles with grace and a smile. Prepare to be moved, amused, and motivated to embrace challenges head-on, knowing that laughter is not only a coping mechanism but a catalyst for personal growth and transformation. This is an unforgettable experience that will change the way your audience views life’s hardships.


Keynote: 1 hr

Serious, Humorous and Highly Memorable

The always relevant topics and the life-saving lessons your audiences take away, will be invaluable to you as an event planner. Riveting, serious and funny — of course these are the qualities you want your client’s events to have.

Top rated keynote presentation of Jerome Mayne

Most Important Story Business Professionals Will Ever Hear

Jerome has been telling his story to business professionals since 2001 — right after his release from federal prison. He is still telling this same story! Why the same story for 20 years? Because the consequences of fraud in business are still as relevant today as they were back then.

Real People With Real Stories

Jerome is a keynote speaker with a real story. This means he is a real person with a real journey. A story teller speaker is fortunate because they are generally more engaging for an audience. Choices and Consequences the primary business ethics presentation is the keynote performed internationally and in most major cities.

In the Beginning

As a young, normal business professional in the 1990s, early in his career, Jerome was rising to the top at a national lending institution. He began working with a client that, he had a feeling, was not on the up-and-up. Within a few months, he past the point where his justifications would keep him at arms length.

For fear of getting fired he ended his relationship with the client, and with these transactions behind him, he moved forward with his career in real estate finance.

Four years later he was contacted by the FBI and charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud wire fraud and money laundering. All of these charges were connected to his involvement with that former client earlier in his career. His life was changed forever.

This is only the beginning of his story. The consequences following the indictment, included pretrial, federal court and finally prison. But, it doesn’t end there.

In the Middle

Following his prison sentence; after ‘paying the price’ for his involvement in the criminal conspiracy, the stigma continued — and still continues almost 30 years after working with that client.

It Never Ends

Those ‘clients’ aren’t rare. Crossing the line isn’t unique to criminally minded business professionals. While not all will cross the line, all are eligible. As one of the best business conference keynote speakers, he wants to tell his story to your business professionals.

This is the most important ethics message your business professionals will ever hear.

Top Rated Keynote Summary

Through his gripping and powerful presentation, Jerome tells the story of how his choices got him caught up in a fraud conspiracy.  He articulates the story of his complete financial and psychological collapse, loss of freedom, and finally prison.  He addresses the vulnerabilities that can exist in the ‘business as usual’ culture in corporate America today.


True Life Lessons in Ethics

Jerome will bring your audience along on his emotional journey.  As a result, they will understand how he dealt with adversity and found humor in the middle of a nightmare. His his story will help your client’s audience understand their own ethical vulnerabilities, and they’ll take away all the tools they’ll need. These tools will save them from making the wrong ethical decisions and loosing everything they’ve ever worked for.

Making the wrong decisions in tough situations have serious consequences. Adversity, self imposed or not, can be difficult to overcome.  His top rated keynote presentation includes life saving lessons on how to make the right ethical decisions at the right time.


Ideal Industries

Jerome Mayne has had the opportunity to speak in many different types of industries on corporate fraud and ethics. He is also considered one of the best business fraud and ethics speakers for the Insurance Industry as well as the Title Insurance Industry.

The 3 Pillars of making the Right Choice at the Right Time

Vitally important to all business professionals are the 3 key principals of Clarity, Choices and Consequences. These can be life saving lessons for their careers, their professions as well as the companies for which they work. Failure to make the right choice at the right time will have the personal consequences that include the loss of career, family, friends, financial security, freedom and much much more.

Actionable Take-aways

Take-aways from the Top Rated Keynote

The key take-aways from Jerome’s top rated keynote, Choices and Consequences.

  • Gain the clarity of their true selves
  • Understand how the choices they make are a direct result of how clear they are with ‘who they are’
  • The reality of the consequences of their choices on the victims, their profession and their families
  • Where their vulnerabilities lie
  • How easy it is to join a conspiracy – even if no one intended to
  • How the phrase, “no harm, no foul” is absolutely ridiculous
  • That real con men are out there and how they will recruit
  • How to maintain a relationship with kids through snail mail and collect phone calls
  • How they can get their own federal inmate number
  • Find out once and for all whether or not there really is, in fact, a big guy named Bubba in prison

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Jerome Mayne Credentials

Jerome has been a keynote speaker for over 20 years. You have found a seasoned professional who is the clear authority on ethics, storytelling, humor and many other qualities you don’t get from your average motivational speaker.

  • Published Author — has sold thousands of copies of his best selling book, Diary of a White Collar Criminal. Self narrated on Audible and also available on Amazon. With over a 4 star rating his book is a top seller among business professionals seeking a true life story on ethics.
  • Hundreds of clients and sponsors — Jeromes vast client list includes over 2 dozen industries. Primary types of associations and corporations such as: Fortune 500 Companies, Business Finance, Real Estate, CPA (accounting), Attorney (legal), Government and Regulatory, Banking, Mortgage, Title Insurance, Fraud Examiners, Auditors, Insurance, Law Schools and Colleges — to name a few.
  • Social Media Giant — with Jerome’s presence on LinkedIn and yes Facebook, of course YouTube and unfortunately Twitter, he is seen by hundreds of followers each month. The business community has found his content to be useful, relevant and entertaining. This is why he has so much engagement.
  • Satisfied Clients — With dozens of past clients Jerome has acquired many testimonials. Word of mouth is why Jerome is one of the business ethics most sought after speakers in North America.

Book Jerome

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