MARK

Brown

World Champion Speaker
National Speakers Association CSP®
(Certified Speaking Professional Designation™)
EMMY Award-Nominated Speaker

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MARK

Brown

Vice President of Recruiting at Southwestern Coaching | Executive Sales and Leadership Coach, Senior Partner at Southwestern Coaching

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Why Book This Speaker

Mark has built his career around helping people achieve excellence. He has been featured in the New York Times, Men’s Health, on CNN Headline News, and even had his own PBS Special, which was nominated for an Emmy Award. He has shared his insights across a wide variety of industries to major corporations including Sprint, Sheraton, Principal Financial Group, Prudential, and Cathay Pacific Airways. Additionally, Mark has been a guest lecturer at premier academic institutions such as Penn State University, Xavier University, and the University of Florida. Using a unique blend of hilarious humor and hard-hitting honesty, Mark Brown will both challenge and compel your audience to take their performance to the next level.

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Why Book This Speaker

Mark has built his career around helping people achieve excellence. He has been featured in the New York Times, Men’s Health, on CNN Headline News, and even had his own PBS Special, which was nominated for an Emmy Award. He has shared his insights across a wide variety of industries to major corporations including Sprint, Sheraton, Principal Financial Group, Prudential, and Cathay Pacific Airways. Additionally, Mark has been a guest lecturer at premier academic institutions such as Penn State University, Xavier University, and the University of Florida. Using a unique blend of hilarious humor and hard-hitting honesty, Mark Brown will both challenge and compel your audience to take their performance to the next level.

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Biography

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown immigrated to the United States at 18 years old with only $40 in his pocket and a dream for a better life. He spent 15 years working as a computer analyst before focusing on his public speaking skills. After recovering from a life-threatening illness in the summer of 1993, he made a commitment to excel as a communicator, earning a 1995 Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry Award in the process.

In 1995, Mark defeated more than 20,000 contestants from 14 countries to win the illustrious Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Since then, he has delivered more than 3,500 presentations to over 1.7 million people on 5 continents. He has earned the coveted designation of Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association, and he has become one of the most popular inspirational speakers in the world.

Mark Brown is an expert at helping people overcome their fears and reach their maximum potential. He uses a unique combination of humor and poignancy to impact diverse audiences, and he continually inspires people from all walks of life to achieve ever-increasing levels of excellence. Mark has been featured in The New York Times, Men’s Health, and CNN Headline News. He even had his own PBS Special, “Words Count – with Mark Brown”, which was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Mark is a frequent presenter at National Speakers Association meetings and keynote speaker at Toastmasters International Conventions around the world. He also serves as the Convention Announcer/Voice of God at the Toastmasters International Convention each year. He has shared his insights across a wide variety of industries and to major corporations, including The South African Reserve Bank, Sprint, Sheraton, Principal Financial Group, Prudential, Trane, and Cathay Pacific Airways. Additionally, Mark has been a guest lecturer at premier academic institutions, such as Penn State University, Xavier University, and The University of Florida.

Mark is the co-author of the book The Speaker’s Edge and co-host of the weekly Unforgettable Presentations podcast. He lives in Lizella, Georgia, with Andrea—his wife of more than 35 years.

Biography

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown immigrated to the United States at 18 years old with only $40 in his pocket and a dream for a better life. He spent 15 years working as a computer analyst before focusing on his public speaking skills. After recovering from a life-threatening illness in the summer of 1993, he made a commitment to excel as a communicator, earning a 1995 Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry Award in the process.

In 1995, Mark defeated more than 20,000 contestants from 14 countries to win the illustrious Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Since then, he has delivered more than 3,500 presentations to over 1.7 million people on 5 continents. He has earned the coveted designation of Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association, and he has become one of the most popular inspirational speakers in the world.

Mark Brown is an expert at helping people overcome their fears and reach their maximum potential. He uses a unique combination of humor and poignancy to impact diverse audiences, and he continually inspires people from all walks of life to achieve ever-increasing levels of excellence. Mark has been featured in The New York Times, Men’s Health, and CNN Headline News. He even had his own PBS Special, “Words Count – with Mark Brown”, which was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Mark is a frequent presenter at National Speakers Association meetings and keynote speaker at Toastmasters International Conventions around the world. He also serves as the Convention Announcer/Voice of God at the Toastmasters International Convention each year. He has shared his insights across a wide variety of industries and to major corporations, including The South African Reserve Bank, Sprint, Sheraton, Principal Financial Group, Prudential, Trane, and Cathay Pacific Airways. Additionally, Mark has been a guest lecturer at premier academic institutions, such as Penn State University, Xavier University, and The University of Florida.

Mark is the co-author of the book The Speaker’s Edge and co-host of the weekly Unforgettable Presentations podcast. He lives in Lizella, Georgia, with Andrea—his wife of more than 35 years.

Mark's VIRTUAL and In-Person Programs:

Slide Excellence in Performance
Most of us never reach our potential—but that can change for you. Get ready to be inspired and energized with Mark Brown and elevate your performance to the next level. Your audience will learn:

• How local influence can have a global impact

• How personal passion can uplift others

• How to find fulfillment through careful planning and prioritization

• How to identify the power of influence

• How to use influence for maximum effectiveness
Slide Excellence in Leadership
In this program, Mark will share some time-tested techniques for successful teamwork and practical but powerful principles that can catapult anyone to leadership success. Your audience will also discover:

• The flawed philosophy that stifles leadership growth

• The popular adage that destroys your team

• The single mistake almost EVERY leader makes

• Two terrific tools for boosting team morale
Slide Excellence in Communication
Stuck on the where’s, what’s, and how’s of your speech? In this program, Mark reveals how to transform your speech from a 1-dimensional presentation into a 3D experience for your audience. He will explain:

• How to apply “VERBAL VISUALS”

• How to leverage CHARACTERS and DIALOGUE in storytelling

• How to use POWERFUL descriptors

• How to use the power of the PERSONAL STORY
Slide Excellence for Youth
In this unforgettable, Emmy-nominated presentation designed for high school juniors and seniors, Mark Brown uses the popular Disney film Beauty and the Beast to deliver a powerful message about tolerance, respect, and the value of relationships. Students will learn:

• The BIG LIE students use to justify their behavior

• The long-lasting effect of “harmless name-calling”

• The power within each student to truly change a life
Slide Excellence in Life
Life is often a race, whether it’s to catch a plane, make it to work on time, or get to the store before it closes. In this fun-filled, inspirational keynote, Mark compares the race of life to a sprinter’s dash and reveals:

• 4 keys to living a meaningful life

• How to train for the race of life

• The power of YOUR influence and the influence of those around you

• The single greatest ACTIVATOR to overcoming obstacles
 

Slide SERVANT SELLING
A strong sales culture is critical to the health of an organization. Dave’s Signature Program will radically shift the way your organization perceives sales. After experiencing Dave’s mind-altering message, your audience will:

• Know how to work with and through their fear

• Leave past failures in the past to create a profitable future

• Have a clear vision of what they want and why

• Devise a realistic plan to achieve their goals
Slide SERVANT LEADERSHIP
Many leaders unintentionally create cultures with low morale, high turnover, and deflated production. This program will challenge your leaders to become servant leaders who get vastly different results by:

• Help your people see their career as a mission rather than just a paycheck

• Create meaningful connection through vulnerability

• Cultivate a culture where people feel like they are growing personally and professionally

• Give your people significance by always having enough time
Slide PAINLESS PROSPECTING
Do you wish members of your organization had more persistence and determination to achieve their goals In this hilarious and heart-warming program, Dave will show your audience how to:

• Free themselves of the fear of prospecting, creative avoidance, and call reluctance

• Create credibility quickly, making prospecting easier and more effective

• Remember the names and stories of prospects and clients forever and increase their closing percentages by using third-party selling

• Have intense focus on their income producing activities
Slide THE ANSWER LIES BEHIND THE NEXT DOOR
Call reluctance has an enormous cost. This program is the cure for call reluctance, so your audience will:

• Know how to work with and through their fear

• Leave past failures in the past to create a profitable future

• Have a clear vision of what they want and why

• Devise a realistic plan to achieve their goals
 

Mark's VIRTUAL and In-Person Programs:

Slide Excellence in Performance
Most of us never reach our potential—but that can change for you. Get ready to be inspired and energized with Mark Brown and elevate your performance to the next level. Your audience will learn:

• How local influence can have a global impact

• How personal passion can uplift others

• How to find fulfillment through careful planning and prioritization

• How to identify the power of influence

• How to use influence for maximum effectiveness
Slide Excellence in Leadership
In this program, Mark will share some time-tested techniques for successful teamwork and practical but powerful principles that can catapult anyone to leadership success. Your audience will also discover:

• The flawed philosophy that stifles leadership growth

• The popular adage that destroys your team

• The single mistake almost EVERY leader makes

• Two terrific tools for boosting team morale
Slide Excellence in Communication
Stuck on the where’s, what’s, and how’s of your speech? In this program, Mark reveals how to transform your speech from a 1-dimensional presentation into a 3D experience for your audience. He will explain:

• How to apply “VERBAL VISUALS”

• How to leverage CHARACTERS and DIALOGUE in storytelling

• How to use POWERFUL descriptors

• How to use the power of the PERSONAL STORY
Slide Excellence for Youth
In this unforgettable, Emmy-nominated presentation designed for high school juniors and seniors, Mark Brown uses the popular Disney film Beauty and the Beast to deliver a powerful message about tolerance, respect, and the value of relationships. Students will learn:

• The BIG LIE students use to justify their behavior

• The long-lasting effect of “harmless name-calling”

• The power within each student to truly change a life
Slide Excellence in Life
Life is often a race, whether it’s to catch a plane, make it to work on time, or get to the store before it closes. In this fun-filled, inspirational keynote, Mark compares the race of life to a sprinter’s dash and reveals:

• 4 keys to living a meaningful life

• How to train for the race of life

• The power of YOUR influence and the influence of those around you

• The single greatest ACTIVATOR to overcoming obstacles
 

Slide SERVANT SELLING
A strong sales culture is critical to the health of an organization. Dave’s Signature Program will radically shift the way your organization perceives sales. After experiencing Dave’s mind-altering message, your audience will:

• Know how to work with and through their fear

• Leave past failures in the past to create a profitable future

• Have a clear vision of what they want and why

• Devise a realistic plan to achieve their goals
Slide SERVANT LEADERSHIP
Many leaders unintentionally create cultures with low morale, high turnover, and deflated production. This program will challenge your leaders to become servant leaders who get vastly different results by:

• Help your people see their career as a mission rather than just a paycheck

• Create meaningful connection through vulnerability

• Cultivate a culture where people feel like they are growing personally and professionally

• Give your people significance by always having enough time
Slide PAINLESS PROSPECTING
Do you wish members of your organization had more persistence and determination to achieve their goals In this hilarious and heart-warming program, Dave will show your audience how to:

• Free themselves of the fear of prospecting, creative avoidance, and call reluctance

• Create credibility quickly, making prospecting easier and more effective

• Remember the names and stories of prospects and clients forever and increase their closing percentages by using third-party selling

• Have intense focus on their income producing activities
Slide THE ANSWER LIES BEHIND THE NEXT DOOR
Call reluctance has an enormous cost. This program is the cure for call reluctance, so your audience will:

• Know how to work with and through their fear

• Leave past failures in the past to create a profitable future

• Have a clear vision of what they want and why

• Devise a realistic plan to achieve their goals
 

Testimonials


Testimonials


Slide Best I’ve ever heard! Mark is an excellent motivational speaker. He brought leadership skills to life and left the group with numerous practical points to take back to the office and home." Steven Wester, Executive Vice President & CFO
Prudential Resources Management Valhalla, NY
Slide You really put the icing on the cake with your wonderful speech. I would like to thank you personally for such a delightful and inspiring message. Certainly, the spontaneous standing ovation you received tells you better than I ever could just how strongly the audience felt. It was outstanding!” James N. Ring, President & CEO
QSP, Inc., Toronto, Canada
Slide PMI Tampa Bay secured Mark Brown as he came referred to us for our annual PMI Tampa Bay Symposium, and he did not let us down! What a fabulous speaker! ‘Ate Ways Leaders Get Things Done’ was an excellent topic to provide project managers effective leadership skills and techniques. His enthusiastic and high energy approach was perfect for the first keynote of the day, and he really drew the audience in. The attendees were very interested in the leadership principles, and his impersonations caught the attendees in roars of laughter.” Angeline Nolt, PMP
PMI Tampa Bay Chapter
Slide Your presentation as the keynote of our annual convention was nothing short of inspiring! Our group is made up of highly accomplished trucking industry leaders and sales professionals with years of experience directing the activities of major companies inside and outside the state of Tennessee. They can be a tough audience to say the least, but you completely captured them with your energy, passion and the conviction of your message! Fantastic!” Dave Huneryager President & CEO
Tennessee Trucking Association

Slide Best I’ve ever heard! Mark is an excellent motivational speaker. He brought leadership skills to life and left the group with numerous practical points to take back to the office and home." Steven Wester, Executive Vice President & CFO
Prudential Resources Management Valhalla, NY
Slide James N. Ring, President & CEO
QSP, Inc., Toronto, Canada
You really put the icing on the cake with your wonderful speech. I would like to thank you personally for such a delightful and inspiring message. Certainly, the spontaneous standing ovation you received tells you better than I ever could just how strongly the audience felt. It was outstanding!”
Slide Angeline Nolt, PMP
PMI Tampa Bay Chapter
PMI Tampa Bay secured Mark Brown as he came referred to us for our annual PMI Tampa Bay Symposium, and he did not let us down! What a fabulous speaker! ‘Ate Ways Leaders Get Things Done’ was an excellent topic to provide project managers effective leadership skills and techniques. His enthusiastic and high energy approach was perfect for the first keynote of the day, and he really drew the audience in. The attendees were very interested in the leadership principles, and his impersonations caught the attendees in roars of laughter.”
Slide Dave Huneryager President & CEO
Tennessee Trucking Association
Your presentation as the keynote of our annual convention was nothing short of inspiring! Our group is made up of highly accomplished trucking industry leaders and sales professionals with years of experience directing the activities of major companies inside and outside the state of Tennessee. They can be a tough audience to say the least, but you completely captured them with your energy, passion and the conviction of your message! Fantastic!”

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