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. In 2019, Global Gurus named Mark the #5 Leadership Authority in the world.

6 Tips for Powerful

It isn’t enough to have a message. It must be YOUR message. What is it about your topic that is important to you? That is where your uniqueness lies. Don’t give books reports. Bring your unique perspective to the audience. When you discover your message, you also release your passion. The best advice on speaking…

Pursuing Potential

Beyond Goal Setting The 1988 Winter Olympics were held in Calgary, Canada. I am a rabid downhill skier, so I was watching the televised events with great interest. Of particular interest to me was Pirmin Zurbriggen, 25, Switzerland’s brilliant all-around champion. The serene and religous young man was also a fierce competitor. Before the Olympics,…

Effective Teamwork

Teamwork – 21 Questions In my book “TeamBuilt: Making Teamwork Work” I show managers and employees how to harness the power of teamwork. I recognize that teambuilding has been widely embraced by corporate America, but that different organizations have varying results depending on their approach to implementation. Regardless of your current situation, however, the most…

What is Teamwork

Sanborn on Teamwork The ______ of the Leader According to John Maxwell, “The speed of the leader is the speed of the team.” While that’s true, it is important to remember that the leader sets many agendas in addition to speed. Consider this phrase: The ______ of the leader is the ______ of the team.…

Customer Experience

Manage the Customer’s Experience The Palm Desert Marriott is a beautiful resort near Palm Springs, California. This past March, I was at the resort to speak to the American Hardware Manufacturing Association. The night before my breakfast presentation, I dined in one of the resort’s fine restaurants, The Tuscany. While the food and ambiance were…