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…

19 Ways To Live Sanely And Well In Crazy Times

We live in crazy times. No matter how you analyze it, the events happening around us are often unprecedented and challenging. The gamut of craziness runs from politics and investigations to egregious behavior and accusations to social media, uncivil media, and so much more. I’m not discounting the tremendous opportunities that exist these days. However,…