Marc Hogan

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?

Marc was very engaging and excellent and went down well with delegates.
LEAD Wales

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.

For further information or to book Marc Hogan, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email

What people said about Marc Hogan

Marc was organised, personable, funny, and a great addition to our conference.
B2B Marketing
Every participant at the meeting had a positive feedback on Marc's very smart humour.
Hermes-Abrasives Ltd
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
One of the most enthusiastic guest speakers that I’ve dealt with. His captivating style engaged with the audience 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 again.
Thought he was a brilliant speaker who really engaged with the audience. 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.
Police Analyst, West Midlands ACPO Region
Marc provided the perfect combination of a light-hearted, funny and amusing speech related to our sales teams and our business needs.
3M UK & Ireland
Marc Hogan was a great way to close our day, he was engaging, entertaining, very funny most importantly he was on message. Excellent
Barclays Wealth International
Amazing! Marc challenged, provoked and entertained our International Technical Team,
Tesco Plc
Marc was able to provide a fresh spark of inspiration. Engaging, energetic and inspirational - great stuff!
Head of Operations, BAA
We have all come away from the day feeling energised, motivated and more connected as a group. We really value your input
National Risk Manager, Deloitte
Marc’s presentation was entertaining, engaging and useful. I was particularly impressed by his understanding of the niche audience and his ability to tailor the speech to their needs. I would definitely recommend Marc to anyone looking to add something different to a business conference.
Senior Conference Producer, Incisive Media
In selecting Marc as our guest speaker, we knew we were on to a good thing from the moment we looked at his web site. Marc was a truly engaging presenter bringing a balance of real life experience, humour and laughter, to some clear messages about the power within us to overcome limiting beliefs in our every day business activities. The audience was captivated from start to finish and were extremely animated and ‘buzzing’ for the rest of the day!
Senior Manager, PETA Ltd
Brilliant, inspirational and thought provoking with good use of humour. I would have loved to have seen Marc at the Edinburgh Festival, and I would have no hesitation in inviting him back or recommending him.
Grant Thornton UK LLP
I booked Marc to speak at our staff conference because our people sometimes struggle with selling. By using his extensive experience in sales, and of course his wit and charm, Marc was able to show our people that selling did not need to be difficult or awkward. Our staff really enjoyed Marc’s presentation and I would not hesitate to recommend him to other companies looking for a fresh approach to sales.
Finance Director, Hit Training Ltd.
The presentation just flew by as Marc engaged with all the members and guests of our Hinckley Business Association. Looking round the room as he spoke, I noticed that all the attendees were locked onto his every word. Clearly, Marc had taken on board the pre-presentation brief and really hit the mark with his engaging and humorous tale. The embedded business messages were strong, clear and memorable. Personally, I have been having some serious words with my ‘Editor’ for the rest of this week and it has already secured some new business for me! Thank you for a very professional job that was done very well.
Chair, Hinckley Business Association
Marc’s presentation at our breakfast seminar was immensely enjoyable. His engaging and inspirational presentation style had the whole audience spellbound. Through his humorous and interactive approach, he motivated every single audience member and gave them skills to take away and practice.
Head of Marketing and Communication, Select Group
I wanted a speaker to wrap up our conference who could inspire our sales teams. I didn’t want a sportsman a mountaineer or an astronaut. That might be uplifting, but does it truly inspire and drive change? Most of us don’t run, row or climb. Marc started where many of us started and then he got brave. Really, really brave. He was funny, challenging and wise. More than that, Marc inspired change; many made promises, several committed to a change in attitude and at least one made a major life change. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Vice President Neurosciences EAME, Allergan Ltd
Well-structured and impactful. Very engaging and amusing. Thanks to these talents and his boundless energy, we achieved our aims of opening minds and challenging attitudes in order to seize new opportunities and drive business improvements.
Volkswagen UK
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.
Tetra Pak Group
Highly entertaining and informative keynote.
A sensational speaker who really engaged and informed all delegates - a masterclass in how to communicate with the audience.
Association of Cruise Experts
Marc’s style was great, everyone left the event entertained and we all took on board good messages about leadership and communication. Thanks Marc for an excellent contribution to our day
10/10. Marc was the perfect speaker for the closing session of our National Conference. His presentation was inspiring and uplifting, but also it was thought provoking and personalised for our delegates, which made it 100% relevant to what we all do every day. His presentation style engaged the audience from the opening minute and was delivered flawlessly. Thanks Marc for sending our delegates away on a high!
National Association of Hospice Fundraisers
Marc went down well, he kept everyone’s attention and gave us all a lot of food for thought!
Aco Technologies Plc
Professional, respectful, engaging, humorous – and as many of our delegates said ‘the highlight of our day’!
Cogeco Peer 1
Very engaging and very entertaining.
Grange Management
He met the brief to a T. His style and pace suited the audience perfectly.
We all would definitely recommend Marc to anyone looking for an energetic, relevant and some how out of the box speaker and show!
Renault UK Ltd
Very engaging and linked it well to what we wanted to achieve.
Lease Plan UK
Marc was very engaging, amusing and had some interesting tips and ideas on how to improve their sales marketing activities.
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