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.

He’s Remarkable

Who? Tiger Woods. He’s being called the best who ever played the game. At the age of 32 he’s earning $100 million a year and has won seven consecutive tournaments. I don’t golf, but I learn from Tiger. That’s because truth is transferable. What makes for mastery and remarkable performance is applicable in any arena.…

A Great Turn of the Phrase

Just because I don’t agree with Hillary Clinton on much doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention to what she says. And I’ll glady give her credit where due. After Obama’s speech on race relations, she said, “In the end, the test is not the speeches a president delivers. The test is whether the president delivers…

Refreshing Responsibility

Howard Schultz demonstrated why he is an effective leader that as been able to grow Starbucks into a premier global brand. Commenting on Starbuck’s downturn in business, Schultz didn’t blame the economy but said, “The problems we are facing have been self-induced. That’s why I think we’ll be able to fix them. In as similar…

Cheering the Tawdry

Talk and news shows are following the obvious trail left by Eliot Spitzer and bringing escorts, madams and pimps on their shows to teach us all we don’t need to know about their criminal activities. You don’t need to search it out; these appearances are turning up everywhere. What I find disconcerting is the rock…

Little Things

We sometimes think of remarkable performances as grandiose events, but sometimes the little things are remarkable. A friend is coming by my office later this week to pick something up. He emailed me to find out what he could bring as a surprise treat for my assistant Martiza. He wanted to show up with something that…

Why?

Eliot Spitzer saturates the news with his scandal and resignation as governor of New York. Why did he do it? I haven’t a clue. Anything I or anyone else suggests is at best informed speculation. There might be something to be learned from his own explanation but I doubt it. It would be interesting but…