With his unique and dynamic style, Marc Hogan has made himself a popular fixture on the corporate speaking circuit. He presents three different motivational keynote speeches:
An inspiring talk packed with humour and a serious business message. Can a sales and communications trainer become an Edinburgh Festival comedian in less than 12 months - all to win a £1 bet?
In August 2008, while giving a presentation to a business audience, fellow speaker Jim Lawless, of Taming Tigers fame, commented to Marc that he was “quite funny”. But would a paying audience who expect – nay, demand - laughs, think the same? However, rather than just performing at an open-mic spot in a local comedy club, Jim challenged Marc to perform a 21-night one man comedy show at the world’s largest comedy event - the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The bet was on, could Marc perform a 1-hour comedy show for 21 nights at the world's largest comedy festival? On what became the biggest challenge of his life, Marc discovered “7 Keys” that helped him on his road to Edinburgh to win the all important £1.
His inspirational journey complete with setbacks, triumphs and even a few tears and tantrums will inspire, energise and empower an audience to see new possibilities and teach them how to take action to achieve their goals. Funny Business is ideally suited as a conference keynote or after dinner speech.
We all know that we communicate with our body, voice and words but what about our attitude? Your attitude to presentations, meetings, customer service, networking, negotiations or even other people, affects your body, voice and words and more importantly, how the person you are communicating with perceives you!
The first step to Inspirational Communication is to understand and if necessary challenge those attitudes. The second step is to learn the communication skills that inspire others. In this dynamic and interactive course, Marc utilises cutting edge psychological techniques complemented by good old fashioned common sense, to leave audiences excited and energised, ready to put their improved communication skills to use back in the work place.
The Inspirational Communication programme is tailored to fit the audience's specific outcomes, from presenting to negotiation to networking. It can take the form of a 60 minute keynote speech or a more detailed one day training event.
Whether you are conscious of it or not, we all sell everyday. Some of us are paid to sell a product or service to our customers, others need to present our ideas to the Board, ask for a pay rise, or even try to convince our children to eat their greens.
No one likes to be "sold to" and God forbid that somebody tries to "close" us. So, what if, rather than your customer being "sold to" you could solve their problems for a fair and reasonable fee?
Marc's 5 step S.A.L.E.S. system will not only inspire your team, improve their communication skills and increase their sales. It will also ensure that they and their customers enjoy the process a whole lot more!
Depending upon audience size and organisational requirements, the S.A.L.E.S. system can be delivered as either an inspiring 90 minute keynote speech or for those looking for more in-depth knowledge it can be learnt over a one or two day training event.