TESTIMONIALS

Over 100 of them!

Marc, on behalf of the Unilever Category Management team I’d like to say a
massive thank you for the time you spent with us last week.

Your session was a hugely engaging and enjoyable way to start our team day.

 

You delivered some brilliant business truths in a manner that involved and
captivated the team in equal measure.

 

The feedback from the team was
that they found your words gave them practical advice and inspiration to
try things outside their comfort zone. Thanks again for such a memorable and humorous session.

 

Adrian Adams – Head of Category Management

Unilever UK & Ireland

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

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 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

Marc delivered a very well structured and impactful series of presentations to our network partners, which was extremely well received. His style is very engaging as well as amusing, and his content was tailored to be very relevant to our target audience. Thanks to these talents and his boundless energy, we certainly achieved our aims of opening minds and challenging attitudes in order to seize new opportunities and drive business improvements … with a good dose of fun!

Ian Plummer – Head of Retail Operations

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.

Chris Huntley - Senior Vice President of Communications

Tetra Pak Group

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 was inspiring and funny, the team really enjoyed Marc's engaging and direct style!

Andrew Winton - Director of Online Sales

Orange & T-Mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Marc; he was engaging and entertaining and gave the group some valuable insights to ponder on, he was a joy to work with and definitely added value to our Qatar event.

Chris Locke – Global Director of People Development

Pearson International

The group loved Marc’s opening session and kept referring back to points he had made throughout the two days. It was a huge plus point that it was interactive and it was a fantastic way to start their Buying Managers conference. Thanks again!

Louise Hawkes - Learning & Development Manager

TJX Europe (TK Maxx & Home Sense)

Amazing! Marc challenged, provoked and entertained our International Technical Team, no mean feat since the high ranking delegates were from all over Europe and Asia. We all left the training with a new perspective and we have all put the skills to good use since the event!

Liz Kynoch - Group Technical & Trading Law Director

TESCO

Marc, thanks so much for being with us. Always inspiring to see a personal journey that was accomplished in the face of heavy odds, well interspersed with the theory of how to make it happen. Go, Edit your Editor!

Suresh Viswanathan - Chief Operating Officer

Barclays UK

Retail & Business Bank

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.

Mark Dymond – Senior Marketing Effectiveness Manager

HSBC

The international delegates really enjoyed the ‘sales training’ mixed with a great story. Thanks again.

Peter Beckett - Head of European Marketing

Schroders

Marc, was one of the easiest and responsive speakers I have worked with over the last four years of arranging these type of events. His enthusiasm and his understanding of exactly what we wanted to achieve for our audience made the whole event a breeze.
I was overwhelmed by the level Marc engaged with our audience of over 400 people and we have heard nothing but thought provoking comments as a result of the time he spent with us. I hope our paths cross again.

Bonnie Banks - Internal Communications

EDF Energy

10/10.  Marc was the perfect speaker for the closing session of our National Conference.

Gary Wilkinson - Vice Chair

National Association of Hospice Fundraisers

We were looking for a guest speaker with an interesting story to tell for an international WEMEA conference attended by senior executives.
What appealed to me about Marc was his understanding of the commercial world combined with his fascinating and amusing anecdotes about personal transformation.
Marc has an engaging presentation style and he adeptly applied experiences from his own journey through life to our conference theme. We wanted a guest speaker who would prove a highlight of the international conference programme and I’m pleased to say that Marc Hogan delivered exactly what we needed.

Rob Golledge – Head of Marketing Communication

Amadeus UK & Ireland

Excellent, a very entertaining presentation with substance!

Stefan Lissner – Head of Investor Relations

Q-Cells SE (Germany)

Marc provided the perfect after dinner speech combination of a light-hearted, funny and amusing speech that related to our sales teams and our commercial business needs.
His approach delivered thought-provoking aspects in terms of how we go about our daily business, yet was simultaneously hilarious and highly enjoyable as the finale to our evening.

Jon Evans - Corporate Sales Manager

3M UK & Ireland

It was the best talk of the conference!

Carolyn Boyd – Editor

France Magazine

Marc was our guest speaker at our parties to celebrate becoming the National Customer Service Team of The Year. It was really going to take something special to engage this team. Marc was able to provide a fresh spark of inspiration and provoke people to think beyond their favoured ways of thinking. Engaging, energetic and inspirational - great stuff!

Richard Brown - Head of Operations

BAA, Heathrow Express

Inspiring, fantastic and funny business speaker.

Walter Schoonebeek – Business Analyst

Louwman & Parqui BV, Toyota & Lexus

The feedback we have had from participants has been extremely positive and some of your techniques could be witnessed in action during the day and later in the evening. We have all come away from the day feeling energised, motivated and more connected as a group. We really value the input you had into making this day a success."

Gwyn Griffiths - National Risk Manager

Deloitte

Brilliant! Funny, observational and very entertaining! See him, hire him, listen to him!

David Ball – Managing Director

Brand Fuel

Marc opened our annual sales conference as we wanted to begin with an entertaining yet uplifting selling skills presentation and he certainly delivered, his delivery and content was exactly what we were looking for.
His sales techniques are neatly entwined within his Edinburgh festival experience which in itself is compelling journey to listen to. He included the audience and made several key observations throughout his presentation that prompted you to question your own style or technique.
A great start to a great conference – thank you Marc!"

Jim Hutchison - UK National Sales Manager

Honeywell

Excellent!  Some of the best corporate training I have ever seen!

Bernadette Rogers – General Manager

EphMRA

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.

Jerome Cornwall

Grant Thornton UK LLP

Very engaging and great fun, an excellent choice for an opening speaker.

Natalie Hudson - Marketing Services Executive

Venuemasters

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.

Sandy Jarrett - Head of Marketing and Communication

Select Group

Very funny, interesting, useful, and most importantly different.

John Penny - Managing Director

Reebok Sports Club

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.

Lee Farnsworth - Vice President Neurosciences EAME,

Allergan

Our delegates found Marc’s session great fun and useful.

Lene Pederson – Events Manager

Insurance Age Expo

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!

Dawn Halfacre - Senior Manager

PETA Ltd

You were fab!

Rachel Elnaugh

Entrepreneur and ex BBC Dragon

Marc delivered an extremely thought provoking, interactive and entertaining session which not only challenged our thinking but also exceeded our expectations. He left us feeling empowered and motivated to take action. Simply put, an outstanding performance!

Graeme McKinnon – Commercial Director

Expense Reduction Analysts

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.

Claire Dickinson – Senior Conference Producer

Incisive Media

Outstanding speaker, really engaged 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.

Jason Grove – Police Analyst

West Midlands ACPO Region

Marc is a great communicator and has a message that is entertaining to listen to, as well as challenging of the audience. He tells his own personal story, not only is he funny, but the story is real and Marc’s delivery engages everyone.
Following Marc’s talk the group was in a ‘good place’ and energised to take part in a management development session on leadership behaviours that was incredibly powerful.

Nigel Campkin – Deputy Managing Director

Thomas Sanderson

Marc draws you in until he explodes into the point of his message. I have never seen anyone achieve the level of audience participation that he managed from a bunch of normal cynics.
His livewire style and approach are pretty unique as he mixes humour with logic to make the session fun. There were many nods of scary acceptance as delegates acknowledged they were the individuals he was referring to. If you want home truths and can accept them Marc is your man. If you don’t he’ll make you laugh anyway

Martyn Sumners – Chief Executive

Association of British Travel Organisers to France

Thank you for your engaging and entertaining contribution to our ‘Striving for Excellence’ event. Your humorous and thought provoking workshop brought with it some very tangible messages for all staff to take away when working through every day challenges within the NHS. Your ‘7 keys for success’ certainly appeared to inspire everyone in the audience for taking service improvement projects forward!

Dr Lesley Young Murphy – Deputy Director Community Services

NHS Newcastle and North Tyneside Community Health

For any sales person who wants to become a GOOD sales person

Hennie Erasmus - Senior Licensing Specialist

DSGi

Marc presented, at our International Sales Meeting, an interesting, captivating, and at the same time funny, session. The 90 minutes was well thought out and well balanced between speaking, involving the audience and having fun, whilst at the same time giving us a strong message. 
The whole group took away a better understanding on how we are perceived. Marc’s story strengthened our confidence and enabled us to believe in our capabilities, both as people and representatives of the company. We are grateful to Marc for coming to Italy to share his experiences and knowledge with us."

Angelo Speranza  – CEO

Burlodge Group International

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday – you were a complete hit with staff. We thought the way you adapted to make the speech personal to us was superb and the message went out loud and clear that part of giving good customer service is being self-aware. Well done!

Suzanne Smith – Communications and Marketing Manager

West Kent Housing Association

Dear Marc, thank you for a brilliant and extremely funny presentation, perfectly tailored to our audience. A lot of the delegates came along, not knowing quite what to expect, and they walked away feeling totally inspired and keen to try out the new techniques they had learnt. Thanks again!"

Kate Serby – Enterprise Officer

University of Hertfordshire

The presentation just flew by as Marc engaged with all the members and guests. 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.

Geoff Waters – Chair

Hinckley Business Association

Marc was definitely the best guest speaker we have ever had presenting at our User Group meeting, which is quite a feat considering we have had guest speakers who have climbed Everest and sailed around the world! - I can't praise him enough.

Tony Flanagan - Marketing Manager

ASR Computers Ltd

Faultless! I have seen many presenters and to put it simply Marc Hogan is easily up there as one of the best. I always recommend Marc to any of our clients who want to learn the really useful skills in a dynamic, interesting and most importantly fun way.

Paul O'Neill - Director of Operations

The MotivAction Group

Thank you once again for doing such a great job with our team on Thursday. You hit it right on the mark, made your session relevant to the audience, kept their attention throughout and linked your story well to the challenges they are all facing. We have had some very positive feedback about the day as a whole and in particular around your session. I look forward to working with you again.

Paul Doble - Group Sales & Marketing Director

DX Group

You never really know how a keynote speaker is going to go down when placed in front of a network of 200 business owners. You only really find that out from the feedback you receive. So when all 200 say ‘fantastic’ you can feel safe in the knowledge that you got something right; and Marc has truly got something right!
Laugh out loud funny, commercially astute and a message that combines both humour and common sense business practices made for a thoroughly entertaining evening.

Matt Sidwell - Director of Network Development UK & Ireland,

Auditel UK 

Once again thank you for your involvement in our five 'Good to Great' events and for all you have done above and beyond what you were set out to do.
The audience feedback has been excellent and I know our CEO Nick Winsor personally wanted to pass on his thanks to you for your engaging sessions.

Alexandra Liptrot - Business Events & Recognition Manager

HSBC Expat

We were very pleased with Marc’s Funny Business Keynote. It hit the mark in terms of bringing our theme of ‘Discovery’ to a close in a witty but relevant way that could appeal to every individual in the room.
We really appreciated Marc taking the time to prepare and ensuring he understood the audience – that came across and made a real difference. The audience exercises were refreshing and the interplay between Marc’s own comedy stand-up quest and broader lessons for people to bear in mind was hugely enjoyable

Daniela Zuin - Head of Strategy Development

T-Systems

Marc’s ‘Keys for Success’ were delivered in a hilarious and insightful way – exactly what was required for our audience. They left the auditorium laughing, inspired and geared up to make changes within the business and face their fears! It certainly set the perfect mood for the delegates at the event.

Hannah Howland – Event Manager

Barclays UK Retail & Business Bank

Marc was a perfect speaker for our Selling Cruise Conference. As a fantastic communicator Marc was able to engage and inform all delegates using humour to really drive home the key messages that were well researched and highly relevant.
One of our most successful speakers we would definitely use Marc again.

Andy Harmer - Director

CLIA UK & Ireland

Marc Hogan delivered a highly entertaining and professional presentation to an international audience during our week of sales training. He effectively mixed humour with business messages, causing members of the team to laugh out loud.
His messages about “Editing the Editor”, taking little risks and reading body language were very relevant to a sales audience. Marc’s session gave the team a little light relief while still being on message.

Clare Collett - Director Business Masterclass

Givaudan

"Marc was a real hit, the delegates particularly liked his combination of humour and insight, with his easygoing and participative style, in short we loved him!

Jeff Nicholas – Marketing Manager,

Palletways UK 

We all enjoyed Marc’s talk tremendously.

Alexandra von Maltzan - Group Finance Manager
Proctor & Gamble, Geneva, Switzerland

I would like to express my thanks for Marc’s splendid and humorous presentation, which also delivered an inspirational personal message. I have received nothing other than positive feedback from all who have spoken to me following our Forum.

Gary H Harper - President 

National Association of Valuers & Auctioneers

Thanks once again for your session, the feedback has been very positive. It is always a challenge to design a session like this and get it right for the audience but you definitely did achieve this, providing something for everyone and challenging our managers thinking.

Siobhan Halewood - Director of Field Training and Events

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Marc, thank you very much for your presentation on Friday afternoon to our 500 managers. Everyone very much enjoyed your presentation, it was very much in line with our conference message, it was lively, engaging and gave us plenty to think about in a way which felt like we were being entertained – rather than lectured.
Thank you once again!

Diane Martyn - Group Managing Director,

Staffline Recruitment Group PLC

We’ve had so much great feedback following Marc’s presentation. Our 200 managers loved him, just the right level of humour and thought provoking content, perfect. He kept our audience rapt , he was “quite funny” (you had to be there!) inspirational and thought provoking.
Our Managers left the room inspired and motivated after a jolly good giggle. We would highly recommend."

Cheryl Creaser - Divisional Director

Busy Bees Ltd.

I wanted to thank you again for your professionalism and for taking our crowd through a fun and inspiring journey.

Valerie Arnold - Senior Learning Consultant - Global Projects

Amgen (Netherlands)

Marc was given the unenviable task of presenting to an experienced sales force following a carb fuelled lunch, ensuring that he engaged with them and brought something different to speaker’s they’ve heard from previously.

Marc delivered an entertaining, thought provoking & interactive presentation which brought together Marc’s real life experience whilst stimulating the audience.
The key to the afternoon was how Marc related his situation to the teams’ approach to business, customers and more importantly themselves, resulting in them identifying how to change their way of thinking to their day to day lives. Overall Marc brought a different approach to your archetypal key note speaker in terms of the delivery and message which I’d highly recommend.

John Ryszkowski – Commercial Director

ACO Water Management

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.

Jill Whittaker - Finance Director

Hit Training Ltd.

Marc’s presentation provided an exciting and thought-provoking end to our sales conference. A cleverly balanced blend of humour and messages to challenge minds and attitudes, Marc’s style was both uplifting and energising and provided the perfect finale to a successful meeting.”

Phil Power – Marketing Manager

Kärcher

AN EXCELLENT CONFERENCE ALL ROUND. PREFERRED MARC HOGAN TO TEAM BUILDING EXERCISES!!”

“I thought all the speakers and speeches were good , however it was a welcome break when Marc Hogan came on as his enthusiasm livened people up and it was funny but motivational and clever and got you thinking and thinking I can and will improve it made me feel very positive.”

“Enjoyed the talk from Marc Hogan.”

“I thought the speakers were very clear with the information given and I really enjoyed Marc Hogan’s inspirational speech and it was well timed after lunch and he really kept my attention.”

“Marc Hogan’s presentation was entertaining and effective and a pleasant change.”

“Marc Hogan was absolutely fantastic, really made me think about things in a different light. Really clever way of getting the point across to people. really really good and motivational I found.”

“Marc Hogan was excellent, he kept people interested and entertained while conveying a message.”

“Having a guest speaker in the afternoon was a great innovation. Marc Hogan had clearly done a lot of research on

Amplifon beforehand and knew how to connect to our business. Much more interesting & worthwhile than running about doing “team-building” exercises (as per 2016).”

“Guest Speaker was good, funny just right to hear him after lunch, breakout sessions with our districts were also good, overall it was enjoyable.”

“Marc Hogan was very entertaining and gave points across well.”

“Marc Hogan’s talk was the best part of the day. Through the use of storytelling and humour, as he’s “quite funny” he managed to clearly demonstrate how we can put up our own barriers to success by listening to our inner editor. He was very motivational, and although a fundamental message, managed to effectively get it across in a light hearted way.”

Various Delegates

Amplifon

Marc, thank you, it was the best way to start our event and I have had nothing but positive comments from our delegates. You were very easy to work with and you used the brief given very effectively.
Thanks very much and I will be recommending you in the future. A fabulous presentation, engaging and very inspiring.

Lesley Gawthorpe – International Change & Process Management

Lockheed Martin

Thank you so much for your talk it was a great way to end the day. I just wanted to let you know that I have received some lovely feedback from the managers on their evaluation forms – everyone so far has stated your slot as their most enjoyable part of the day – some of the words used to describe your talk were ‘funny, inspirational and motivating’.
I really appreciate that you took time to arrive early and listen to some of the other speakers at the conference and how you tied this in to your speech.

Karen D’Aguilar – Head of Sales & Marketing

Busy Bees Ltd.

Marc was great, interesting, funny and still got to the heart of some of the real challenges we all face when communicating with others. It was really enjoyable and a great way to start our day.

Nicky Carter – Head of HR

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Thanks for your very engaging and enjoyable presentation yesterday, it was just right for the opening event. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!

Martin Eves – Human Resources Director

Kronos

Huge thanks to Marc for helping BCS to deliver a very professional event which proved to be both fun and engaging and our best event ever!
Marc was well prepared and delivered in a very engaging way – exactly what we asked for. We have had all the feedback in and the day was a big success. Thanks for all your efforts to make it go so smoothly.

Gavin O’Rourke – Managing Director

BCS Consulting

When looking to book an external speaker it’s always difficult finding the right balance between someone that will engage with and hold the attention of an audience whilst they are delivering some key business messages. Marc Hogan was perfect! His mixture of our key messages linked to his own personal experiences and brand of humour was fantastic!.
I’ve lost count of the number of people who, after the conference have asked if we can make sure that we book Marc for next year.
Thank you Marc it was both hugely enjoyable and professional , and I look forward to seeing you at our conference next year.

John Johnston – Deputy Group Chief Executive

Bernicia Housing Group

Marc’s talk was the perfect end to our National Sales Meeting. The key points were clearly identified and taken on board by all participants.
Since the meeting the feedback from my external sales team has been over and above my expectations. I have heard many remarks about ‘Editing our editor’ and ‘Opportunities are all around us’. This was music to my ears!
Marc’s journey is humorous inspirational and more importantly thought provoking – Overall fantastic!

Julia McWilliams – Director

Hermes Abrasives

Dear Marc
We had lots of positive feedback from the delegates, which I can summarise as follows:

“Enthralling – held my attention through-out the whole presentation”

“Entertaining and relevant to what we do”

“Captivating speaker – could have gone on much longer”

“Helped me remember some of the psychology of sales in a very humorous way”

“Better than the one we had last time!”

From our point of view as Conference organisers, you delivered exactly what you said you were going to deliver and in a very professional and entertaining manner, with bundles of humour.

Thank you again.

Terry McCutcheon – Chief Execuctive,

Finance Planning Group

Marc’s presentation was excellent. His easy style connected with and engaged the audience right from the off. He left us all with plenty of food for thought and with inspiring ideas to help us to face ‘whatever’ situation we are presented with in the future.

He was, sincere, candid, charming and of course … very funny and I would have no hesitation recommending him to anyone in the future!

Audrey L. Hall – Conference and Event Manager

Lansdowne Publishing

Marc can I say how much many of us enjoyed your session; it was exactly what we needed at the right time – funny, inventive and engaging.


Phillip Shelley – National Vice Chair
Hospital Caterer’s Association

Marc, everyone at Konica Minolta was really pleased and they thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, thank you!

Charlotte Graham-Cumming - Joint Managing Director

Ice Blue Sky

Thanks again Marc. We loved the evening, lots of customers have mentioned your speech and make sure if you are doing any more comedy shows I get an invite!”

Mark Hinder - Market Development Manager

Konica Minolta UK and Nordics

Each year we organise a print industry conference and are always looking for speakers who can both inspire and entertain. Marc certainly achieved both goals and more!
Marc’s talk was relevant, educational, motivational and extremely humourous – just what we wanted. Many thanks Marc for helping to make our event a success.”


Sidney Bobb – Chairman

BAPC (British Association for Print & Communication)

Marc, Thank you for speaking at our recent Sales Team Event in Birmingham. Your speech was really well received by the team. The team loved listening to you and found your content to be really thought provoking and very funny. The interactive nature of your performance was really welcome and created a great energy. If the level of discussion afterwards was anything to go by, then you certainly gave everyone something to think about!
You clearly understood our brief and delivered exactly what we were looking for. It also helps that you are a really engaging personality. I certainly think that the phase ‘Edit the Editor’ will be used in a lot of future discussions! Thanks again Marc

Lee Nichols - Head of Corporate Accounts

LeasePlan

Marc's talk was fantastic, I really enjoyed listening to his own story as well as having some great take homes for both my business and personal life.

Emma Harris - Commercial & Asset Finance Broker

Kingston Capital Finance

I recently attending an event where Marc was the speaker and his storytelling skills drive home.the key message. We were entertained throughout and got the message. Cheers Marc! Good luck with the tightrope walking!

Alex Beardsley - Commercial Finance Consultant and CBI Regional Councillor
ABL Business Ltd

Marc performed his routine at our sales kick off event last week after our dinner and he was great! The talk was very funny and had made a lot of brilliant points about how you can achieve what you want in work and life in general. It was a great routine telling how he came about to be doing what he does today, very cleverly done.

Chris Togher - Client Manager

Pulsant

I would highly recommend Marc. He spoke at our annual conference recently and we were exceptionally pleased with his contribution which helped close our conference in such a positive way. The energy and enthusiasm that Marc offers is superb.
Combined with being ‘quite funny’ (although I would personally say, very funny!), very relevant and relatable to the ‘real world’, makes him an excellent choice as a corporate speaker. Thank you Marc, hope to see you again

Sean Kent - UK Client Director, Automotive
Assurant

Marc was a great addition to our dept kick off meeting in 2019. Engaging and straight talking; he gave all of us something to think about.


Leah Earl - Business Unit Head
Johnson & Johnson

Last year at our Palletways Sales Conference, Marc delivered a motivational speech to us.
I was engrossed from the start with the sheer brilliance of the deliverance! Whilst being highly amusing, it also offered a great insight into how far you can actually take a Pound bet! Fantastic stuff.

Steve Hawkins - Sales Manager

IEFS Logistics And Ketra Logistics (Palletways)

I was fortunate enough to have been in the audience at one of Marc's "communication" presentations. Marc was able to deliver an educational and informative lecture, with huge helpings of fun and laughter. I highly recommend Marc to anyone seeking a fun, engaging and genuine keynote speaker, who can draw upon his own real-world experiences to backup and support his messages.

Al Peasland - Head of Technical Partnerships

Red Bull Racing

You were incredible Marc Hogan! Our Consultants loved you but you knew that by the standing ovation they gave you! It was great to have you speak at our annual convention - especially such an important one !
Your messages were on point and the feedback has been outstanding ! Lots of our Consultants are already referencing some of your key takeaways and putting them into action! Perfect! This is exactly what I wanted and you totally delivered! Thank you for being such an amazing speaker - one of the best I’ve ever seen!

Angela Tucker -  Head of UK and ROI Sales

1:1 Diet Cambridge Weight Plan Ltd

Marc has consulted with us over the past  year providing the Executive Team with leadership development training, facilitating internal and external meetings, working on an internal communications strategy and coached us through challenging situations.  We have really valued his support, insights and good humour!

Leigh Thomas - Managing Director

Kier Property

Marc proved a hit with Molly Maid on so many levels. At a time when our Franchisees needed extra advice on how to be more positive and engaging with customers, Marc closed our event with a brilliant blend of humour and wisdom, which proved a perfect finale. Thank you Marc!

Jonathan Holden - Chief Operating Officer

Molly Maid

Marc stepped in at the eleventh hour to be our guest speaker at our sales conference in Lisbon.
I had seen his bio and really liked the sound of his Funny Business session and thought it would fit in well with our corporate messaging of “changing the conversation”.
We had a pre-conference catch up and Marc worked our messaging into his session effortlessly. His presence provided levity in an otherwise corporate agenda and the team really engaged with the idea of "editing their editor".

Claire Aromando - Sales Enablement Manager

Synopsys

Hi Marc
I really wanted to say THANK YOU! A  very nice speech, relevant and funny. Spot on!
Congratulations and thanks a lot. I hope we'll have another chance to chat next time you'll be in Paris

Jean-Marie Dumas - Marketing Communication Coordination

Groupe Renault

Marc met the brief to a T. His style and pace suited the audience perfectly. During our pre-briefing call I found him very easy to talk to. He was attentive, supportive and made suggestions where appropriate. I would gladly work with Marc again and I know several of my colleagues who attended the day are keen to book him for their future events.

Helen Franks - Head of Business in Retail

British Telecom

Hi Marc

The initial feedback is that it was a very successful event and the staff are still talking about your session!


FEEDBACK


"What a hugely enjoyable way to close our staff event."

"Marc’s entertaining delivery of the psychology around ‘making things happen’ to such a diverse audience was a revelation."

"Highly engaging, interactive and ‘belly laugh’ funny!"


The team want to know when you will be back

Lorraine Murphy - Managing Director

Grange Property Management (Part of the Clarion Housing Group)  

Marc worked very hard with me, listening carefully to my requirements for his presentation, and doing his homework about our organisation.  
The outcome, delivered with passion and energy, surpassed my expectations and made a superb contribution to our conference.

Michael Aitchison - Group Head of Financial Risk

Royal London

We received some great feedback so thank you very much!

"Entertaining, funny with a great message."    
"Very interesting, entertaining, brilliant."

"Entertaining - great way to finish."

"Great, fun way to end the day with a valuable reminder on mindset."
"Great presentation.  Marc was very funny and his presentation summed up many ActionCOACH principles."
"Quality - thought provoking."

"Very enjoyable - great message dressed up with humour."

"Very funny and inspirational."

"A novel way of overcoming fear - good ideas."
"Excellent and great fun while delivering a serious message."


Julie Wagstaff - Master Licensee

ActionCOACH UK

A fantastic approach to motivational speaking.


We found Marc’s presentation to be really engaging and captivating, particularly because the advice was tied to a fantastic story that made everyone laugh. The delivery was professional and sincere, and the advice was practical. It was fantastic to see how engaged and interactive the audience were with both yourself and each other – it got people speaking. There were strong underlying themes which provided valuable, actionable insights that delegates felt they could take away and implement themselves.


Overall, a fantastic thought-provoking performance that’s left a lasting impression!’

members of your previous engagements.

Sharon Weston - Business Development Manager

The Best Franchise Programme & Awards

Delegate feedback has been fantastic for your session so far, it was a really interesting, funny, yet thought provoking session and we (along with the delegates) really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend you, and will be in touch in the future if any further opportunities arise.

Aleisha Spencer - Events Team Leader

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

Marc was very well received by our delegates and certainly added greatly to the event. He has a relaxed, engaging style and is able to deliver serious, motivational and thought provoking ideas whilst being funny at the same time.


Highly recommended.

Alan Dugdale - Head of Business Development (North)

Pure Retirement

If you are looking for a speaker that can align with your event objectives while engaging and entertaining a room, then we highly recommend Marc. From the initial briefing to being on stage, Marc’s energy was contagious. He told his story of the ‘inner voice’ and seamlessly wove our key messages throughout to hit home our message . He gauged and pitched our audience at both of events well, mixing interaction and humour throughout – great feedback from the attendees and our Executive team.
Thanks so much Marc.

Michala Broadhurst – Internal Communications

Pen Underwriting

At the end of a long three days, Marc Hogan re-energised our conference attendees with his educational and entertaining speech, providing insights on improving internal and external communication and boosting sales as well as giving us an insight into the challenging life of a commedian!
The feedback we received after our event in Seville in May was all positive and with comments such as “he was really good”, to “where did you find Marc, he was fantastic”, we were very happy we included Marc on our agenda.
I would highly recommend Marc to a company of any size to help motivate your staff or audience. We will certainly be keeping him in mind for future similar occasions

Úna Dillon - Managing Director

Merchant Risk Council (EU)

“Marc exudes confidence on the stage…and fulfils his aim to entertain his crowd and to win a £1 bet with his mate. He may have already won his bet, but if Marc’s opponent was to offer ‘double or quits’, I’d strongly urge Marc to accept and return to Edinburgh next year.”

All The Festivals


“Marc Hogan …. is affable, very likeable and boundlessly enthusiastic.”

Broadway Baby


“Most definitely recommended – not just for the laughs but for the way it makes you feel like you too could achieve something you never thought possible. In betting terms, it’s a dead cert winner.”

The Skinny

“Hogan generally maintains a varied comedic flow, undoubtedly rising to his set challenge of bringing a full-length comedy show to the Fringe.”

Three Weeks


“A master class in PowerPoint, using slides, graphs, photography, subliminal advertising, video and audio to great comic effect.”

BBC News Magazine

“Thank God Marc is not scared to take on a bet! I never thought £1 could amount to so much!”

Edfringe

Edinburgh Festival Feedback

Marc Hogan was without doubt the best speaker we have had at any of our company away days.

 

Marc's mix of humour and story telling was engaging to watch. The talk was not only made perfectly relevant for the audience but the teams left feeling positive and filled with confidence to 'sell' themselves and our company. 

Thank you Marc for entertaining and inspiring us!

Fay Campbell - Senior Producer

At Your Service Group

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