Inspirational & Motivational Speaker & Sales Speaker
Marc Hogan is Sales, Communications and Motivational Speaker who was challenged to be a comedian and perform at the Edinburgh Festival within 12months all to win a £1 bet.
A former sales & communications trainer, whilst giving a talk to a business audience, a fellow speaker challenged Marc to perform a 21 night, a one-man comedy show at the world’s largest comedy event – the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Within 12 months, sleepless nights and lots of preparation, Marc Hogan won the bet and performed for 21 nights.
The result is his inspiring and exhilarating presentation Funny Business: What comedy taught me about business & what business taught me about comedy.
With over 14 years experience in Sales and Communications, Marc’s Funny Business, S.A.L.E.S. and Inspirational Communication programmes have inspired audiences across the U.K. 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.
• Funny Business – An inspiring talk packed with humour and a serious business message. His comedy journey complete with setbacks, triumphs and even a few tantrums will inspire, energise and empower an audience and teach them how to take action to achieve their goals.
• S.A.L.E.S. – Marc’s 5 step S.A.L.E.S. system will not only inspire your team but also improve their communication skills and increase their sales. It will also ensure that they and their customers enjoy the process a whole lot more!
• Inspirational Communication – 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. 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 about improving their communication skills back in the workplace.
"Marc, just a short note to thank you for your support and contribution which helped make the various events we delivered together such a success; in fact the highest rated set of events since HSBC Expat was established! We couldn’t have delivered the events with such a positive outcome without your involvement, so a BIG thank you from me and the team here in HSBC Expat."
— Dean Blackburn - Head of Retail Banking & Wealth Management, HSBC Expat
"Thank you for doing such a brilliant job!"
— Jennie Harnaman – Event Manager, The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management
"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 a massive thank you for your brilliant presentation today. Your presentation was hilarious, inspiring and thought-provoking at one and the same time – quite an achievement. The way you combined intelligent humour with psychology was impressive and I know this will have a lasting impression on the team. A number of people have already commented you were the best speaker Natwest has ever had. Thank you again Marc – I really hope we can work together again in the future."
— Warren Cooper – Regional Director, Natwest
"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