Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.

The Attention Grab

I started a new novel and it grabbed me in the first two pages. That’s why I kept reading. The opening scene of a movie was exciting. That’s why I kept watching. I heard a speaker who made an opening statement I found intriguing. That’s I kept listening. Here is the key to powerful communication: instantly grab…