An expert in sales and communication, Marc Hogan brings a unique perspective to resilience, change, communication, and sales. In so doing, he inspires people to look for new opportunities, tackle challenges, embrace change, and improve their communication and influencing skills. His speciality is in training other speakers in effective communication.
After completing his university degree in Business and Economics, Marc Hogan took on a job in the sales and marketing department of GEC Marconi, the multinational defense manufacturer. After that, he did a stint at an internal communications agency working for British American Tobacco after which he became a sales executive in the pharmaceutical industry.
In 2008, however, someone challenged Marc Hogan to become a standup comedian and put on a 21-day one-man-show at the Edinburgh festival. The challenger was Jim Lawless of Taming Tigers. Marc accepted the challenge and, with nine months’ preparation time, succeeded. This he did by employing his 7 Keys for Success, resulted in him winning the challenge and becoming a public speaker.
He employs his set of practical tools, what comedy taught him, cutting edge psychological techniques, and good old common sense in his presentations.
His 7 Keys for Success are:
Marc Hogan’s take on life is that all of us sell, whether it is a product, our services, our ideas, or even convincing our children to eat a particular vegetable. We do it all the time. Amongst his many clients, he includes the likes of Virgin Media, Bechtel, Volkswagen, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Barclays, and many others.
With over 14 years’ sales and communication experience, together with his unique, dynamic speaking style, Marc Hogan leaves audiences motivated and energized, leaving his talks with a set of skills each can easily and instantly apply in both their work and home environments. He lives in the UK and presents in English.
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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!!!”
“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.”
“Many thanks for a truly inspirational keynote speech. A great message delivered with humour and sincerity. Highly recommended!"