From an ex-sales and marketing professional with over 14 years' experience to a stand-up comedian in less than 9 months. Marc fuses psychology, common sense, and humour with real life business examples and tales from the comedy circuit to highlight what comedy taught him about business & what business taught him about comedy. Marc’s keynotes inspire audiences to seek out opportunities, tackle challenges & improve their communication and influencing skills.
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.
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.