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.

Magical Service

The National Speakers Association is meeting this weekend at the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. I have been using the newly opened business center/concierge room. The facilities are nice, but the attitude and demeanor of the staff are exceptional. My first day here I had a concierge named Martha check on dinner reservations for Valentine’s…

Overcompensation

I’m not referring to Wall Street payouts, but to how society tends to respond to problems. Case in point: a laxity of regulation has resulted in a rush to over-regulate. Wall Street, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sounded the alarm and now Washington pours water on a fire already out. The current trend is not…

The Secret Ingredient

It is easy to stand out in an extraordinary way when you work for a less-than-extraordinary organization. But what happens when the place you work has a world class reputation for service? Recently I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta. My friend Joseph Michelli has written an excellent book called “The New Gold Standard”…