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Biography: Marc Hogan

Marc Hogan

 

Others say

"Marc was one of the most enthusiastic and easy to get on with guest speakers that I’ve dealt with in 5 years of event organisation. He was flexible and provided exactly what we wanted from him. His laid back manner and captivating style engaged with a sceptical audience and got them on board from the start."
EDF Energy

"Marc is a truly engaging speaker who had the whole room laughing on many occasions. I would have no hesitation in booking Marc to speak at our future events (we have already had him speak at 2!)."
NFOPP

"Thought he was a brilliant speaker who really engaged with the audience. He took onboard that type of person he was presenting too and tailored the talk accordingly. One of the team said he was the best speaker he had ever heard. Team not only learnt new skills but left feeling motivated."
Bamboo London

"Outstanding speaker, really engaging with the whole audience. Marc has a natural ability to make people feel at ease and interact. His S.A.L.E.S input, with a comical slant really comes across well. Marc's talk would benefit everyone from all areas of business and I would highly recommend. Top day....Many thanks!!"
Police Analyst, West Midlands ACPO Region

From sales and communication skills trainer to stand up comedian in less than 9 months, Marc Hogan fuses psychology, common sense, and humour with real life business examples and tales from the comedy circuit that engage with any audience.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a stand-up comedian? To have the crowd roar with laughter at every word you say...or does the thought of dying on stage scare the hell out of you?

Well guess what, it scared Marc too. However, following a challenge from Jim Lawless, of Taming Tigers fame, Marc found himself preparing for the Olympics of comedy, the Edinburgh Festival.

Marc’s only weapon in the cut throat world of comedy was his 7 Keys for Success, developed during 10 years of business experience. His journey into comedy, complete with setbacks, triumphs and even a few tears and tantrums, shows just how the skills of stand up comedy can help you change the way you do business.

Funny Business, a 60 minute inspirational and exhilarating speech, will take you and your organisation on a hilarious journey that reveals the home truths of business and comedy, leaving you with a set of practical skills for business and life. 

"Marc was very professional. He was punctual and well prepared. He engaged our audience well adn ensured that they understood the message of the conference from a non-polcie perspective. Would strongly recommend to others."
Staffordshire Police

An ex-sales and marketing professional with over 10 years experience, Marc’s S.A.L.E.S. and Inspirational Communication programmes have inspired audiences across the UK to improve their communication and influencing skills.  They love his unique approach to personal and business achievement underpinned by his 7 Keys for Success. 

He will leave your people motivated and energised with a set of skills they can instantly apply.

Marc’s 7 Keys for Success:
 
1. Opportunities are all around us.
2. Edit your editor.
3. Ask and you’ll receive.
4. All the world’s a stage.
5. If at first you don’t succeed... review!
6. Take risks (little ones).
7. Be a compass not a weathervane.

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.

For further information or to book Marc Hogan, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

Interview with Marc Hogan

Question:

How did the corporate speaking start?

Answer:

I started training university students, interview skills and they started getting jobs!

Question:

Can you remember your first speaking engagement?

Answer:

2006 – PricewaterhouseCoopers, “Delivering Effective Feedback” to 120 accountants at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane. We used acetate slides and an overhead projector (those were the days).

Question:

And your last event?

Answer:

EphMRA pharmaceutical Market Research conference where I presented “Funny Business” about my challenge to perform a one man, 1 hour show for 21 nights at the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Festival all to win a £1.00 bet!

Question:

Which event has been your favourite and why?

Answer:

After dinner speech to 20 high ranking international Tesco executives. They were brilliant fun, not at all how I imagined they would be.

Question:

If you could speak at any event, past or future, what would it be?

Answer:

I’m a movie buff, so I’d quite like to host the Oscars.

Question:

Who would you most like to share a platform with?

Answer:

I was invited to hear Bill Clinton talk, and he was brilliant.

Question:

On average, how many times a year do you speak at corporate events?

Answer:

24 – 36 events a year.

Question:

Do you use PowerPoint?

Answer:

I prefer to use Apple’s KeyNote and I only use it to tell jokes! Who says slides can’t be funny?

Question:

Are you as happy speaking to 50 as to 1,000 people?

Answer:

The bigger the better.

Question:

How do you like to be introduced?

Answer:

Marc is an expert in sales and communication, and is best known for performing a one man comedy show for 21 nights at the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Festival all to win a bet!

Question:

Do you always like to do a briefing call before the event?

Answer:

Definitely

Question:

What are the most asked for topics?

Answer:

Funny Business keynote. Inspirational Communication for presenting. Inspirational Communication for leadership.S.A.L.E.S. my 5 step selling system.

Question:

Is your speech interactive with audience participation?

Answer:

Yes!

Question:

Do you have any funny/embarrassing speaking anecdotes you care to share?

Answer:

On my wedding day, I was so overcome with emotion I started to cry when I gave my speech, and I forgot to thank anybody (the mothers were not best pleased)!

Question:

Your favourite film?

Answer:

So many to choose from. I went home to Dublin to see my Dad recently, so this week it will be “The Commitments” but if I’m being honest it’s a small independent art house movie called “The Empire Strikes Back”.

Question:

Favourite book?

Answer:

That’s really hard, I really loved the “Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway and the “Raw Shark Texts” by Steven Hall. My favourite business book (by a person not called Steven) is “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert Cialdini.

Question:

Favourite holiday destination?

Answer:

Rome

Question:

What’s your tipple – wine, beer, champagne?

Answer:

Champagne

Question:

Country or townie?

Answer:

Country, as long as I’m near a town that has a good coffee shop and a stand up comedy club!

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