Top Marks: or the mark of a good speaker

Now, motivational speakers tend to come in all shapes and sizes – as do the briefs clients send to me. But one thing nobody ever asks for, and I think it’s a shame, is for a list of our top Marks. And why stop at guys called Mark? We have lots of guys called Marc too. Mark my words; Marks and Marcs are making a real mark. And if you too want to make a mark when considering motivational speakers then you can do a lot worse than marking lots of Marks and Marcs down on your wish list for a marquee name. Want to make a marked improvement at your marketing conference? Have I got a Mark for you! Demarcate with Marks and Marcs is the crux of what I’m saying. I’m a Marksist.

 

Marks

 

It’s hard to think of a speaker-sized hole that can’t be filled with a Marky Marc. Sitting here now, I can imagine some of the questions that might be posed:

 

“Erm, hello, I’m after some motivational speakers from the world of Formula 1, who can talk about marginal gains, because everyone loves marginal gains. MARGINAL GAINS!! Can you help?”

“Yes, of course I can. Firstly, take a breath. Now cast your eyes over Marc Priestley and Mark Gallagher.”

 

“I’m after a former UN Deputy Secretary General who used to sit in the Cabinet. Does anyone fit the bill?”

“Mark Malloch-Brown is all that AND more.”

 

“Branding?”

“Thanks for the curt question. Mark Palmer. Done. “

 

“I’m interested in your Top Ten Geoffs – can you help me?”

“NO. Don’t be facetious. “

 

You see, whether it’s swimming with Marc Woods and Mark Foster, or cycling with Mark Cavendish and Mark Beaumont, you’ve really never had it so good when it comes to motivational speakers called Marc/k. And why stop at motivational speakers? There are presenters aplenty called Mark. I’m sure Mark Durden-Smith, one of the most competent awards hosts out there, would feel aggrieved if he didn’t get a mention. Well, here you go Mark. I hope you’re happy.

By now, you’re probably wondering how much longer can I witter on about Marks and Marcs. No doubt you’re also questioning my emotional wellbeing. I imagine some of you fear I’m going to go off on a Marco or Marcus based tangent (so many varieties or Mark!). But no, I think I’ve made my point. If motivational speakers are what you seek, then I think you know what to do now.

 

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