Marc Hogan

Inspirational sales and communications speaker

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Marc Hogan is an inspirational business speaker with over fifteen years experience as a sales and marketing professional.

Whether it is customer service, presenting at meetings, networking at events or negotiating with customers and suppliers, your people’s communication skills are crucial to ensuring your business’s success.

Although packed with humour, there’s a serious business message behind Marc’s presentations. His account of his personal journey into comedy, complete with setbacks, triumphs and even a few tears and tantrums, will inspire an audience to see new possibilities and will teach them to take personal action to achieve their personal goals.

Earning high acclaim from past clients such as Tesco, Barclays, Volkswagen, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BAA, Virgin Media, KPMG, Select Group, and Bechtel, he has acquired an impressive reputation as a motivational speaker who can engage an audience with his natural ability to make people feel at ease and interact.

Funny Business, S.A.L.E.S and Inspirational Communication keynote presentations have inspired audiences across the UK and Europe to seek out opportunities, tackle challenges & improve their communication and influencing skills.

His unique and dynamic style will leave your people motivated and energised with a set of skills they can instantly apply.

Speech Topics

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:

Funny Business
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.

Inspirational Communication
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.


Amazing! Marc challenged, provoked and entertained our International Technical Team, no mean feat since the 20 high ranking delegates were from all over Europe and Asia. We all left the training with a new perspective and we have all put the skills to good use since the event!

Liz Kynoch, TESCO plc

Marc was able to provide a fresh spark of inspiration and provoke people to think beyond their favoured ways of thinking. Engaging, energetic and inspirational - great stuff!

Richard Brown, BAA (Heathrow Express).

The feedback we have had from participants has been extremely positive and some of your techniques could be witnessed in action during the day and later in the evening. We have all come away from the day feeling energised, motivated and more connected as a group. We really value the input you had into making this day a success.

Gwyn Griffiths, Deloitte

Marc was definitely the best guest speaker we have ever had presenting at our User Group meeting, which is quite a feat considering we have had guest speakers who have climbed Everest and sailed around the world! - I can't praise him enough.

Tony Flanagan, ASR Computers Ltd

Many thanks for a truly inspirational keynote speech. A great message delivered with humour and sincerity. Highly recommended!

Andrew J Hancock – Head of Customer Services & Revenue Management, EDF Energy.

Marc Hogan was a great way to close our day, he was engaging, entertaining, very funny and most importantly he was on message, his story resonated with the business themes and his energy captured the business intent. Excellent!!!

Mark Richards – Managing Director, Barclays Wealth International.

Marc’s Funny Business session offered our conference delegates very timely and highly relevant perspectives on what it takes to shift direction … the challenges, the doubts, the setbacks and the triumphs … all delivered in an engaging, light-hearted but extremely memorable way. The feedback from my international 80-plus team has been very positive. Great session, thank you.

Chris Huntley - Senior Vice President of Communications, Tetra Pak Group.

Marc delivered a very well structured and impactful series of presentations to our network partners, which was extremely well received. His style is very engaging as well as amusing, and his content was tailored to be very relevant to our target audience. Thanks to these talents and his boundless energy, we certainly achieved our aims of opening minds and challenging attitudes in order to seize new opportunities and drive business improvements... with a good dose of fun!

Ian Plummer – Head of Retail Operations, Volkswagen UK.

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