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 2020, Global Gurus named Mark the #5 Leadership Authority in the world.

No Simple Solutions

In the aftermath of the tragic shootings at Northern Illinois University yesterday there are many suggesting simple solutions to a complex problem. Unfortunately, complex problems rarely have simple solutions. We grieve with those who were affected by the senseless act of a cowardly shooter. Close to the event it is impossible to separate emotion from…

Authenticity Under Attack

A recent article in USAToday about fake accents said, “…faking an accent can be considered cool, not unauthentic…” How can anything fake be considered “not unauthentic”? Our culture considers to butcher words and concepts for convenience. Katie Couric said moving outside one’s comfort zone “almost always makes you uncomfortable.” Another butchered concept, only it got…