Mark Carter Book as a speaker/entertainer for your next event
Key Points for Mark Carter
- TEDx speaker, Mark Carter is the author of ‘Ignite Your Potential’ (2017), ‘Add Value’ (2021 published globally by WILEY).
- Mark has 25+ Years experience as a global learning and development professional. He has held strategic leadership development roles and worked across more than 40 countries. Mark also has over 2 decades developing capabilities for billion dollar blue chips and SME’s.
- 10 Years with Contiki gave him an incredible insight into human behaviour, making him an authority on human behaviour that translates to inspiring, actionable take aways.
- Mark has multiple accreditations in globally recognised people and leadership tools.
- He is the former head of learning for a web conferencing back in 2008: master in virtual & hybrid.
- Mark is a recurrent contributor to mainstream media and specialised publications.
- Mark has innovative, cinematic keynotes and targeted bespoke training programs, and custom built online academy and learning management system.
Topics for Mark Carter
- Embracing AI: The value of AI, the opportunities and challenges
Based on the book ‘Add Value’, published globally by Wiley. Value is at the heart of decision-making, personal choices and determines our effectiveness and impact in the world. Delivering or adding value also underpins customer engagement and business growth. Discover the five elements of value: each brought to life with creative, personal stories and interaction. Build your value playbook with ideas that may be applied internally, enhancing employee experience, or externally for phenomenal client impact. This MC keynote is also ideal for driving values, vision, mission and a strong business ethos! Sustainability, CSR and social impact are included in the value model.
- The 5 value elements: plus 4 underlying causations for each.
- A playbook for value & VAE’s: Value Added Extras.
- Differentiation, values and human behaviour.
Leadership development is not limited to those who hold official leadership positions. Contemporary theories, such as servant leadership or the belief that ‘everyone is a leader’’, are relevant to this production. This keynote presentation is constructed as an historical journey comprising three parts. In part 1 we examine the evolution of 7 primary leadership theories (spanning thousands of years) to arrive at a single common trait and skill to harness. The mid section, part 2, inspired by HG Wells ‘Time Machine’, explores 3 case studies: including MC’s personal journey developing leaders for over 25 years. Part 3 of the keynote addresses the challenges of modern day leadership in a hyper connected digital age; dealing with the elephant in the room we all have responsibility to be mindful of.
- 7 Primary leadership theories distilled into a single skill to harness.
- 3 Historical case studies reveal 6 essential modern day leader traits.
- The dichotomy of contemporary leadership and one trait to avoid!
When considering the age-old debate between strategy and culture: achieving smart strategies are enabled through harmonious culture. Cultivating your culture can enable you to attract and retain top talent, develop award-winning capabilities, achieve high performance, foster customer loyalty and gain a distinctive competitive advantage. This culture keynote provides insights into challenges of hybrid and remote teams and how to win the battle attracting, retaining and unlocking the potential of top talent. This unique culture journey keynote (incorporating live djembe drum by MC) begins with lessons rooted in the origins of culture from ethnology. Explore and take away culture tools to create and paint your own culture canvas and tap the single magic ingredient of high performance.
- 4 Traditions, 4 experiences, 4 pillars and 4 killers of culture.
- Your culture canvas template: hiring, onboarding & nurturing talent.
- 5 tribes of culture engagement and single, magic culture ingredient.
Presentation skills are crucial for effective communication and to communicate your ideas clearly, concisely or persuasively. Presentation skills help underscore competencies, amplify expertise and spotlight leadership potential. In a world where attention spans are becoming shorter your presentation skills make you stand out and influence your ability to make a lasting impact. Based on a classic popular presentation skills training program in MC’s academy, this keynote shares ingredients to lift the quality of town halls, increase the engagement of sales pitches or improve facilitation skills. It’s also a demonstrable master class in the art of keynote, stagecraft, charisma and personal presence.
- 7 voice influences, 7 body language essentials, 7 design essentials.
- Audience engagement methods, storytelling and archetypal themes.
- Stage craft, personal ethos, authentic presence and a secret sauce.
Based on MC’s first book (‘Ignite Your Potential’) this keynote targets practical personal development and team development. If you’re interested in bringing to life trending themes of supporting talent (think well being, resilience, mental health, psychological safety) content here will hit the mark. This is a highly interactive and creative keynote with a cinematic storybook backdrop. The audience are engaged throughout with creative activities, participation and stage demonstrations. There’s an additional layer of dynamic sophistication. We have a pre designed keynote presentation version or you can elect to choose your own adventure!
- Actionable development tools to invest in individuals and teams.
- Elect version original (7 pre selected themes) or nominate 7 chapter selections of your own choosing (min admin fee).
- Chapters: Self Confidence – Self Control – Attitude– Wellness – Present – Self Reflection – Tonics – Decisions – Adaptability – Goals – Productivity – Consistency – Creativity – Collaboration – Challenge – Strength – Acceptance – Gratitude – Authenticity – Candour – Kindness – Love.
Sales skills and capabilities are the lifeblood without which a business cannot survive. As competitive landscapes, customer demands and technology continue to evolve, sales methodologies and approaches have also adapted. This adaptation is necessary to accommodate the ease of access buyers have to information, options and vendors through technology. This MC keynote will equip your teams with the essential mindset, psychology, skills and strategies to confidently go to market for growth in the digital age. Tools can be positioned for B2B, B2C or E-commerce as required. Even attendees not directly involved in sales, or carrying sales targets, will benefit enormously from the thought leadership shared and taught in the sales keynote.
- Sales capability framework blending skills, strategy and technology.
- 3 Essential sales skills, 5 sales triggers, 2 value discovery approaches.
- Behavioural science tools for sales success and sales resilience.
Adaptability is an increasingly desirable skill in today’s world. Those who possess it effortlessly adapt to changes, bring creativity to their work, collaborate effectively and respond swiftly to challenges. The skill is particularly relevant in the digital age, where change is constant, and a post pandemic world, where adaptability is essential. The ongoing nature of hybrid teams or work from home also underscores the importance of flexibility. There’s bound to be other challenges looming on the horizon, or lurking around the next business corner, requiring an aptitude for adopting adaptability! This playful MC keynote also addresses synonymous skills: creativity, innovation and critical problem solving.
- Improve adaptability, 3 growth mindset tools and breaking complacency.
- Creativity and divergent thinking converted into business strategy.
- Navigating change: behavioural science for resilience & change.
This updated keynote expands MC’s original ‘Breaking Brain Drain!’ In recent years there’s been a growing emphasis on resilience, mental health, mindfulness and psychological safety. All contribute to individual wellbeing. Many triggers for stress, anxiety or distraction can be self managed effectively to bring calm to ones world whilst simultaneously increasing focus, productivity and personal fulfillment. Mark developed a program called ‘Freedom’ whilst mentoring an individual who had experienced agoraphobia. They scored A’s for university courses and landed jobs they’d previously believed beyond their capabilities. Some of the tools implemented serve as the basis for some ideas shared here.
- Identifying and minimising 5 primary triggers of anxiety and stress.
- Proven daily habits for mindfulness to nurture mind and body.
- Bespoke activity and/or short guided meditation based on tailored briefs.
MC often jokes his 10 years of European experiences with TravCorp and Contiki was an amazing environment that prepared him professionally for life! A tour bus being like a petri dish experiment of human behaviour and a great domain to learn how to work with all different types of people. An environment where anything could happen, and often did! Mark gained a unique perspective and developed the necessary leadership skills to lead within this eco system. Even after 25 years developing other leaders for their roles remains the most complex body of training he’s facilitated. This finely curated travelogue keynote is an emotional roller coaster, similar to a tour itself, providing valuable lessons for both business and life. (Ask about the after dinner version keynote!)
- A curated travelogue of tales from ten years experience in Europe.
- Tools for personal and professional development, character and ethos.
- 3 Rules for life (And 3 rules for business!).
Having spent a former life organising tour groups across multiple countries as a historian, presenter, navigator, time keeper, financier, leader and problem solver... MCing is a stroll in a park for me (MC!). My diligence in preparation, and ability to think swiftly on my feet ensures that your events remain on track. I will provide suitable commentary, summaries and tie-ins to stitch all components together for a cohesive conference experience. Furthermore, my expertise and experience in virtual and hybrid environments, since 2008, adds a level of comfort to help mitigate risks. I’ll often bundle event components such as MCing, keynotes and workshops or awards nights.
Ideal for themes including: MC, emcee, master of ceremonies, professional emcee, corporate emcee, conference emcee, gala emcee, virtual event emcee, virtual conferencing, event host, awards nights, awards ceremony host, moderator, conferences, events or keynote speaker and MC.
- Diligence in pre event briefings and preparation.
- Professional, fun, summaries, commentaries and tie ins.
- Virtual and hybrid professional, MC and keynote bundles.
Testimonials for Mark Carter
Mark was fantastic! Very engaging, approachable & his key values aligned perfectly with our conference messaging! I would recommend anyone to hire Mark as a presenter! Thank you again Mark!
Mark Carter you were phenomenal to work with! We have had amazing feedback on your keynote address and it was a delight to meet you in person. Your keynote was electric and so relevant!
Mark was nothing short of incredible. The energy, enthusiasm and engagement he brought to every single session (even those at midnight at 2am!) was tangible and infectious to the audience. Mark's vivacity, even virtually, was fundamental to increasing our employee's focus and engagement in every single session. Mark bounced off every presenter and guest speaker with ease and effortlessness as if they were life long friends and knew their topics off by hand. He was able to provide incredibly effective and engaging summaries after ever session, and managed the Q&A's, chats and technical glitches seamlessly. The event we ran simply could not have been what it was without Mark. We can't recommend his hosting, moderating and MCing abilities more. He really knew how to lift every single session and help make it more palatable and engaging for our audience’s members no matter the subject matter, guest speaker or audience! Mark was incredibly easy to engage with prior to, during and after the event. He took every piece of feedback and direction I gave him and incorporated it into his presentation immediately and exactly as I imagined. He was incredibly easy to brief, always enthusiastic about the event and constantly provided great ideas to help lift his presentation and our event. He dialed into every session 15 minutes early to meet the presenters and guest beforehand to introduce himself and start engaging and lifting the excitement with the presenters. He was a joy to communicate with before the event and provided daily updates throughout the event that were incredibly helpful for us going forward. He was never not available to contact should I have needed him - no matter what time of day! Many of our audience members and presenters wrote to us to tell us how much they enjoyed Mark, his energy and presentation. Thank you again to Mark, we honestly couldn't have done it without him.
QBE Insurance Australia Ltd
After attending Mark's book release for Ignite Your Potential, and having experienced the environment he created, matched with the drive and the inspiration I left with, I have always looked forward to attending one of Mark's keynote presentations. That is why when I was recently looking for a presenter, Mark was the only one I wanted! Let me share my experience.
My brief was:
We want the presentation to be around the importance of relationships, the value of networking, and growth for building healthy businesses.
We want it to be engaging and inspiring.
We want people to be left with the feeling "sign me up for some of that!" I wanted people to have experience that I had, and the feeling I left with from his book launch.
I explained in very minor detail what the organization is about and he just said, "Yes. Yes. Yes. I get what you are going for and know exactly what content will work for this."
I explained in very minor detail what the organisation is about and he said 'Yes. Yes. Yes. I get what you are going for and know exactly what content will work for this.' Then I told him "And we want it in a 20 minute slot???"
Mark bespoke made a son et lumiere style presentation and when he ran me through it, I thought "How did he get that so absolutely spot on from my little brief!?"
The visuals that he used, the way he conducted emotion through audio, his delivery, and the content that he used was flawless and not just perfect for what we were after, but spot on for our organization. What we got was beyond what anyone was expecting, beyond what I thought I briefed, and resulted in the exact outcome I was after.
I wholeheartedly recommend Mark Carter to anyone that is looking for a professional speaker to not just deliver a presentation for a desired outcome, but to absolutely blow you away! We will 100% be engaging Mark again in the future!
Mark, THANK YOU!'
BNI CBD Connect & Business Owner
From my very first conversation with Mark, through to him delivering the keynote presentation at the FILEX Business Summit in May, Mark was an absolute pleasure and delight to deal with. In the lead up to the event he was easy to communicate with, very organised, friendly and always made sure we were always on the same page. On the day Mark went above and beyond. Not only was the keynote presentation a captivating experience from start to end, he was prompt, energetic, he created a custom giveaway for our audience and stayed around afterwards chatting to people and even offering to help out! I would highly recommend Mark as a keynote speaker for any event. Not just for the amazing experience your audience is sure to love, but for the pleasure of working with Mark, there are very few like him!
A phenomenal keynote.
Arguably one of the best presenters and presentations I’ve ever seen.
That was f****** brilliant!
Audience review sound bytes
Thank you Mark for another amazing presentation. The content was on the mark and your energy and enthusiasm brought it to life for all the team. The feedback has been phenomenal, in particular the modules on story telling. You have certainly opened the eyes of many of the participants. Looking forward to working further with you in the next stage of the development journey. Thanks again.
National Manager Sales & Customer Care
What an inspirational speaker, Mark is brilliant and engaging. Mark spoke recently to our entire team, it was our first conference all together again after 2 years, it was important that we got the vibe right and get the opportunity to re-connect. Mark lead a very personal and memorable session that ignited great ideas about how we can add more value to our customer's experience. Your Add Value nursery rhyme is fast becoming a catch cry for the team. 'Dollars, percentage, numbers and time - Is the tangible value nursery rhyme, But the metrics that matter are yours, not mine!' Thanks, Mark.
Head of Business Development
Mark Carter took to stage in front of more than 320 executive delegates at EDGE and took us on a journey... Mark Carter is an engaging, incredible storyteller and all round a memorable speaker. Mark has a very unique style in presenting, one that I am yet to come across, with no slides and no clicker, rather a cinematic and sensory experience to accompany such original thought leadership.
We engaged Mark to deliver his ‘Add Value’ keynote at a recent event, and it was absolutely perfect. Engaging with Mark in the lead up to the event was a breeze, and the session he delivered set the perfect tone for the rest of the event, with many attendees commenting on how engaging, interesting, and inspiring Marks session was. Honestly can’t thank Mark enough for his professionalism, as well as his dynamic and thought-provoking keynote.
Head of Business Growth
What can I say about Mark Carter. He is one of the most engaging, charismatic, inspiring presenter/coach that you could work with. I have known him for over 20 years and his passion, ability to engage audiences for a specific outcome, whilst bringing the audience along the way is, I believe, second to none.
We have recently worked with Mark as part of an Adecco Group virtual conference. The entire experience was fantastic from beginning to end. Early engagement with us to assess what was needed and ensure the style and content hit the mark (pun intended). The delivery approach was refreshing, entertaining and insightful. His keynote on leadership was delivered in a way that needs to be experienced to be understood, but suffice to say it is a quantum leap from Powerpoint slides and giving his view of the world. The feedback we had from the session was excellent. In addition, Mark ran a breakout session for LHH to follow on from the keynote, this session was engaging, made great use of interactivity and made a tangible difference to the skill development of the team. I very much look forward to working with Mark again in the future.
Wow, what an amazing series with Mark Carter. Energetic and informative. I didn’t think we could have 3 x 4 hour sessions via zoom and have 40+ people engaged- you did and the collective feedback was absolutely fantastic. Your preparation with us leading up to the conference, then the work during and the post conference support has been absolutely amazing. Thank you for a great conference and look forward to working with you again!
Senior Vice President Sales, Australia and New Zealand
Mark Carter was very generous with his time and a very engaging speaker.
Cardinia Shire Council
Easily one of the most engaging speakers I have worked with. You could feel the energy in the room despite it being a virtual environment. We gave a short brief as to what we were seeking and within moments, Mark Carter had constructed a powerful and insightful session focusing on the value of mind, body and spirit, challenging us to step outside of our fixed mindsets. Mark tied the session back to our Company values and delivered a high energy, engaging and knowledgeable session that will certainly leave a lasting impact on our team members. Looking forward to diving into the Mark Carter Academy that Mark has kindly opened to our team as an added bonus. Until the next time Mark.
Senior People & Organisation Manager
Smile Direct Club
We engaged Mark Carter to facilitate an R U OK? Day event, and wow, did he deliver. Mark provided an engaging virtual session designed to inspire a growth mindset while valuing the mind, body, and spirit. Mark generously allowed our employees access to his online Academy to continue their development journeys. Mark’s energy and passion encouraged dynamic conversation, and we look forward to working with Mark again soon.
Manager, People & Organisation, HR Aus & NZ
Smile Direct Club
I had the privilege of being coached and trained by Mark Carter back in 2008. Mark is so talented at what he does and gave me a great first impression. Fast forward 13 years I contacted Mark as I needed a great Coach and Mentor to train a team of Course Advisors, Marketing Executives and Customer Service Agents. Mark excelled in the virtual space with high energy and his charismatic approach had everyone highly engaged. Since the training I have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from the team. The training has been so effective that we are working on further training plans with Mark. I highly recommend Mark to any business thinking of re-igniting their staff potential.
Head of Student Recruitment
Mark Carter hosted interactive, captivating and highly energetic online Sales training sessions with Torrens University staff. We had 50 staff join and the feedback we’ve received from our team have been 10/10. Mark was able to weave our current sales process and methodology into his training seamlessly. Mark really understood our brief, delivered it well on the day and we’ve now implemented his value add and 5 triggers of value into our sales process. Thank you for a highly energetic and highly practical session.
Student Recruitment Manager
Laureate International Universities
My way of managing the sales process for Propel Ventures can be classified as BM and AM. Before Mark and After Mark. I enjoyed it, I learned a lot and I put what Mark Carter taught me into practice within hours of the session. My only regret was not engaging him earlier in my career.
Propel Ventures, Product Management & Tech
MYOB engaged with Mark Carter recently to train and coach our Demand Generation team in effective outbound call techniques and talk tracks. Our 2 day training course was filled with practical, effective sales generation tips/tricks that our team was able to successfully implement into our call flow. Mark’s training style is highly engaging, energetic and personable, making him a crowd favourite! Highly recommend! #valueadd'
Head of Demand Generation
Thanks Mark for an absolutely brilliant job over the past three days as MC, keynote speaker, and Awards MC for our first National Conference in 2 years! Delegates loved your high energy, thought provoking and practical advice. Your ability to manage the complexities of our first hybrid conference and keep everyone engaged, along with the originality of your keynote messages, was the key to success of our Conference. Look forward to working with you again soon! Best wishes
Wow, where do l start! Mark Carter and my team had a number of meetings more than 3 months prior to the sessions to understand exactly where the business was at and what was needed in the delivery. From here Mark seamlessly build a bespoke programme specific for the audience. As a facilitator there is simply none better. For Mark to deliver the amount of content in his fabulous story telling style that he did while engaging every single person in the room. The feedback has been a flood of enthusiasm and positivity and a lot of actions have already been implemented in less than a week. We cannot wait to have him back!!
Chief Operating Office
Mark Carter delivered fantastic training for our staff on change, culture and customer service. The planning and bespoking of the training to our needs created an awesome learning experience for our staff and Mark's facilitation, delivery and engagement is second to none. Thanks Mark.
What can I say other than PERFECTION! Mark Carter was engaging and inspiring right from the start! Talking through his experiences, knowledge, and passion in human behaviour. Mark was so easy to work with, tailoring his session to deliver on the brief. If you are looking for a professional that will leave a lasting impact on you and your staff then look no further. I without doubt recommend Mark.
National Sales Manager
We engaged Mark Carter to run a session for our partners on creating Value. We all want to create it but how do we go about this? Value is something that Mark is an expert in, and his passion for the subject shines through. He engaged our partners in an excellent session that was practical, entertaining and inspirational. Mark’s style embodies the art of storytelling and he is masterful at using great examples as well as practical models. I highly recommend Mark as a trainer, facilitator or keynote speaker.
Principle Partner Marketing Manager
Digital Acceleration Summit is considered the most premium summit in Pakistan with senior leadership from the top 50 organizations in Pakistan. We are honored to have Mark Carter's virtual presence where he led the second-day formal opening, bringing the audience to an inspirational journey and understanding the importance of "value" in the Digital Landscape. We have received an overwhelming response from Audiences and Mark's presentation became the highlight of the summit. Due to its quite engaging style, the audience was connected throughout his presentation and with relevant content, the audience had a feeling of fulfillment. As an event company, this has also given us the confirmation that, if we get a good presenter/speaker, the medium is not so important whether it's virtual or physical With the strong recommendation to Mark, we are excited to working together on future projects and would be looking forward to having you on-ground as soon as the Covid-19 gets to settle down.
Conference Owner And Organiser
Mark Carter is one of a kind - his energy and enthusiasm whilst delivering on point content, virtually or in the real world is second to none. Mark recently delivered a virtual session to my team and everyone walked away feeling pumped and with lots of ideas on how they can Add more Value in their day to day roles and in their own lives. Thanks Mark - you're a legend.
Mark Carter is an engaging and highly sought after speaker. He has a unique ability to captivate and motivate whilst providing thought provoking content, tailored to the audience. I would happily seek his services again and strongly recommend him to anyone looking to strengthen their company culture.
Learning & Development Manager
Whilst I've worked with Mark Carter for many years, our most recent project was for Mark to deliver a Presentation Skills workshop to all managers in our business. This time around was a little different, as half were in Brisbane, Adelaide with Mark facilitating from Melbourne. The full-day training session ran extremely well, despite the distance, Mark is always on and maintained energy and connectivity across all sites for the entire day. Mark is always a safe bet when it comes to training sessions, facilitation, or keynote. Thanks again Mark you did an outstanding job and I look forward to working with you again in 2021.
Mark Carter was the most preferred choice for our recent virtual webinar at TAFE SA. He has the most natural, engaging and entertaining presentation and speaking style. We had an amazing turnout, much more than we had expected and the audience was cheering for more! One thing that 2020 has taught us is “dynamic change”. Mark is so comfortable managing virtual audience with his amazing audio, visual aids. I personally loved his expertise, energy, his content, his excitement and the tremendous experience he has managing virtual audience! Loved the session! Thank you Mark for being so wonderful!
Principal OD Consultant
You tend to get two types of MC's/Speakers at conferences: 1) those who seek the limelight, and only talk about what others have done; and 2) those who make it happen and are quietly in the background getting results. Having worked with Mark Carter, across 3 or 4 different events, he is definitely the kind of keynote speaker/master of ceremonies who brings amazing substance to an event and who makes it happen. I am always impressed with Mark's ability to speak and connect with everyone in the room, the way in which he shares his experiences, aligns it to how we learn, and all importantly how he helps the audience to understand how to apply the learning to both to our business environments and our personal worlds. Mark brings value and adds value, every time he steps on stage or engages with people in a learning environment.
Channels Partner And Alliance Strategist & Board Director, Coach, Mentor
Presentation was received with flying colours from our members and loved the interactivity of it!
This year, facing the adversities that Covid-10 placed upon us with not being able to travel and hold our Regional meetings live, we had to reinvent them and go virtual!
That meant for us investing on valuable speakers that would actually contribute most with all that our members are facing!
So for our Summer Summit, which is the Regional Meeting of EMEA, we actually invited Mark to talk about "Adopting Adaptability"...what could be of better value for them?
We e-connected and attended a session that indeed added value to our mindset! Distributing it to their teams afterwards, had my inbox receiving quite some satisfying emails!
Thank you Mark, you made the preliminary work and the actual attendance, although virtual, an amazing experience! Never stop...adding value!
Event Producer - Project Manager
Events Meetings And Conferences
Mark Carter was engaging, informative, interactive and knowledgeable. We really valued his insight and time .
Mark Carter is a dynamic and energetic speaker and is able to bring all participants along the journey with some amazing insights.
Mark Carter combines his 20 years plus of international practical experience, vast knowledge and insights of human behavioural sciences and his infectious energy to deliver authentic personal and team development experiences. He is always ahead of the curve in producing cutting edge content across live keynote, virtual live, digital, webinar, publishing and remote learning. His tailored and collaborative programs are designed with purpose, direction and issue certificates of completion to high standards, backed up by access to his exclusive online academy. If you're looking for a high impact professional, a best practice specialist in his field, then look no further than engaging the services of Mark. If you're looking to re-engage your workforce through culture and invest in the long term development of your team to achieve improved performance in your business, Mark is perfectly positioned to produce results being a true master of his craft.
Former Head of Sales
Now in role of a Managing Partner
Groupon + Traffik
Mark Carter ran a workshop on customer discovery for our entrepreneurship students at Macquarrie Business School. It was fun, engaging and insightful. Mark has an excellent command of the online environment and despite the physical distance he created a social closeness. Anyone managing people in an online environment would benefit from Marks insights. Creating that social closeness is now more important than ever.
I just wanted to let you know that Mark Carter spoke today at our Leishman conference. He was bloody fantastic. Everyone related to him … he’s very personable, a wealth of knowledge and information. I’d give him a 10/10. We loved him. Great graphics, sensational presentation style, easy to listen to, great content, funny, interesting, gave us some giveaways – all personalized, which everyone loved, and is going to open up more online content to us. He also has an app – which is very smart. Mark is suitable for any team building / sales training / behaviour / cultural awareness session. Very talented speaker. He gets a big tick from me, and he is suitable for any corporate, association.
My team had the pleasure of having Mark as our guest speaker at a recent lending development day. Mark Carter presents extremely well and shows an abundance of energy. Mark took the team on a journey on how to ignite their potential through using the correct mentality, mindset and behaviours. The team and myself loved his presentation and raved about it for weeks after. If you're looking for a speaker for your next event look no further.
Mark Carter was the final speaker at our 3-day conference in Perth. The energy he provided was electric and he captured everyone in the room. His content and messaging will enable everyone to take something away to implement in their business. Thank you from the team @ Money Quest
Great speaker, terrific energy. The group loved him.
Mark Carter ran two workshops for our business at Commonwealth Bank, focusing on igniting our potential as a team. His passion to help others and powerful presenting skills are amazing to watch. He’s absolutely one of the best presenters I’ve worked with. Our team left energised, inspired and passionate to make change.
Channel Optimisation Manager
Mark Carter was great as both an MC & a presenter. His energy kept the vibe going and the way he managed to transaction in between presentations was really smooth and professional.
George P. John Australia
I have had the pleasure of working alongside Mark Carter at a number of Innovation Crowd events, including TEDx, Start-up Bootcamp and a range of entrepreneur community training evenings. At each of these events he has showcased his unique ability to tap in on an expansive toolkit of topics and discussions to provide bespoke content that is both engaging and inspiring. Through storytelling and contextual references, he brings a level of energy and contagious enthusiasm that is often missing with other seasoned presenters, and his ability to read a crowd and succinctly articulate ideas into bite sized chunks of wisdom, allows audiences to join him on an exciting journey of learning and development. As an event organiser, he has made our job so much easier and he has always gone above and beyond all expectation to help us achieve our goals. I look forward to working more closely with him in the future!
Start Up Community & Events
City of Casey
Ignite Human Potential with Mark Carter was such an incredible workshop. We focused on a compilation of practical presentation tips and program themes; from voice influences and body language to how we build and structure a presentation. A significant part of the two-day session was mastering the art of storytelling using metaphors and learning how to engage an audience using archetypal themes, creativity and sensory engagement. A few key takeaways the team found most valuable:
- The power of authenticity and being genuine
- The importance of self awareness; harnessing strengths and overcoming weaknesses
- The value of storytelling
- Building relationships and bonding with co-workers
I have been fortunate enough to work with Mark Carter multiple times over the past 10 years & his sessions are always inspiring, motivating and most importantly relevant to each member of the Skip team. We were able to take pieces of information most relevant to our role and apply them in all areas of communication. I would highly recommend a session for any business!'
Sensis - Skip App
I've had the pleasure now of listening to Mark Carter speak at 2 of our annual conferences. Each time I’ve come away captivated & wanting more. He has a great way of telling an exciting & compelling story of his real-life experiences that connect with his audience. In addition, the humour and energy he brings to his presentation is a must see. Very much look forward to seeing Mark live again soon.
Mark Carter is a true inspiration to any individual that is fortunate enough to hear him speak or gets to read one of his books. He is one that gives true care and understanding for the individuals that runs their business, gives expert advice to help those attain an affluent work environment and life, and makes it fun and entertaining to be a part of. The mysteries are unveiled and I only wish all could see Mark live.
Director, Board Member
MBE Franchise Group
I have worked with Mark Carter for just over 2 years now on a number of collaborations including his sales and leadership training programs and also as a host for our Corporate Events here at Eventpod. The most impressive thing about Mark is the passion and energy he brings and also the professionalism of thoroughly researching for each particular occasion. He also happens to be a really nice and genuine guy and we will certainly be utilising his services again in the near future.
Client Engagement Strategist
Mark Carter is a master storyteller and understands the value of a story to create connections and inspire people. The Equip 2019 participants were captivated by Mark’s insightful approach to change, adaptability and neuroscience. His energy is infectious and his closing remarks simple and powerful... ‘No matter what happens in your world - you don’t get to control it - the only thing you can control is your response. Calmness is power'.
QBE are very thankful to have Mark Carter at the launch of our Equip program 2019. Mark injects a huge amount of positive energy and showed genuine interest to help elevate our brokers. Our program themes were to harness strengths, adaptability and resilience, which you were able to tie your experience and expertise. Your ability to connect with the audience is second to none!
My overall frustration was staff training in general, how all the training on the open market was boring, was not personalised for our business or my staff’s personal circumstances for growth. Mark Carter took the time to talk to me and my staff before providing a customised proposal that would solve our problems. Mark has now introduced both Rocket (Sales Capability) & Orbit (Relationship Management Model) to our company and we are starting to see awesome results. Mark is fun, energetic and empathetic, showing a real passion for our business and staff, encouraging them to grow, take ownership and implement various techniques that are really specific to them as individuals and their roles. After the first session alone, one comment made to me was “if this was all the training we received for the rest of the year, this is better than all the training we had last year combined”. We are continuing to roll out Rocket and Orbit plus implementing further ideas. We will continue to work with Mark in the future and can not recommend him more for your business and team. Thanks Mark!
Head of Sales
Mark Carter gave a phenomenal seminar here in Cessnock for our businesses and tailored the content to enable us to showcase some of our top performing small businesses. Mark was generous with the toolkits for our businesses and gave extra time to ensure the content really nailed it. A fantastic speaker. Highly recommended.
Acting Economic Development Manager
Cessnock City Council
Mark Carter helped us conduct quite a few training sessions in Q3/Q4 2019 including Sales training as well as Interview Skills training. Mark’s execution of the content is always on point. Mark is a very effective communicator and always manages to maintain a high level of engagement across the floor. He’s an effective listener and is always asking questions and sharing ideas during the initial course discussions/briefings so that he has a clear understanding of the business’s needs and its challenges. Thank you for your efforts Mark - Look forward to more successful trainings in the future!
Head of People & Talent APAC
Mark Carter is a highly accomplished and enthusiastic presenter who delivers his message with innovation and high energy. Choosing a speaker to end any conference is, by it's nature, reasonably risky.
Mark & I spent an hour and half together, with me setting the scene for the conference. By the end of this planning session I was already highly enthused, totally motivated and 100% confident that Mark would deliver and support the theme of the conference. Mark has good business acumen, understand concepts & audiences quickly and showed a genuine interest in understanding my objectives.
The feedback from my team on his session at our AGM was the most positive ever and he also provided additional value beyond the initial presentation. I would highly recommend anyone to chat with Mark and see how he could assist you company.
At Make it Cheaper we have used Mark's services for two consecutive years , firstly to support us with a new product launch, and then to celebrate it's first year anniversary - as a result of his great work I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending his services.
In Oct 2017, the keynote Mark delivered at our product launch, combined with his incredibly powerful "arrow activity" totally captivated our (primarily) millennial audience and ensured everyone was talking about the event for weeks to come. It was exactly the "big splash" event we were hoping for!
As a result, we decided to engage his services again in October 2018, to help us celebrate the product anniversary; however I will confess to some level of trepidation in terms of how he would be able to top last year's session. Needless to say, he delivered in spades!
On a very warm Sydney spring day (in a room with minimal AC!) he effortlessly kept up the energy levels of over 100 people with 4 fantastic practical exercises in under an hour. He completely nailed the brief we provided; guaranteed everyone got involved and had fun; and most importantly, ensured all participants left the room feeling they'd learned something meaningful and powerful about themselves.
From the outset, Mark demonstrated an ability to develop deep understanding of our culture in a very short time frame, and thereby ensured our Values were effortlessly and seamlessly interwoven into all elements of both presentations.
I sincerely hope to work with Mark again in the future, and I recommend his services without hesitation.
People & Culture
Make It Cheaper: Energy Sector
Mark Carter's bespoke presentation was fantastic. We really appreciated the time and effort put into the event prior to his arrival in Darwin. His presentation was very well received and the delegates enjoyed it.
Excellent communication, day before had a to-know-us-better meeting that was just what we needed, good communication with our attendees, follow up was great!!! An awesome experience!
Congress Rental Network
Mark Carter ensured his audience was engaged with him and the content he delivered. Very knowledgeable and we have been able to implement some of his techniques and tools back in the workplace. Great speaker.
Teachers Mutual Bank
Mark Carter took the time to understand our business and tailor an energetic, interactive session to meet our needs. He had the room engaged from the get-go and I know our leaders are already looking at ways to work with him again in the future.
TAL Life Limited
Excellent - Mark Carter is an excellent speaker and we were extremely happy with his presentation to our team. Mark is no fuss, easy to work with and we could not be happier with the results. He is natural dynamite and it is clear he lives and breathes what he presents. We would highly recommend to others!
Mark Carter provided an energetic, engaging presentation to our audience of small business to local government attendees. Participation and learnings were delivered in a positive and responsive manner. Mark really tailored his presentation to our needs and was in contact regularly to provide updates on the development of the presentation to meet our needs. He included a number of extra value adds which will benefit us greatly going forward.
Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board
Mark Carter is an amazing and energetic keynote speaker who really cares about his audience. We have used Mark on numerous occasions and received outstanding feedback from the groups he has engaged with. His content is practical and easy to absorb but has a strong message and easy takeaways for his audience. He is a true professional and will align his message to your business strategies to change behaviour. I rank him as one of our best strategic facilitators for our network.
LJ Hooker Limited
Mark Carter is someone I have utilised within my roles over the past 10 years. In leading people it is always important to invest in them in supplying them with new skills. This is where Mark's skill set comes into its own. Mark has helped me lead teams through change, instill new skills of operating in the day to day with structure and purpose. With an ever changing market Mark has the ability to help customer facing roles understand the importance of the customer and helps realigns one focus on putting the customer in the market place at the center of everything a business should do. Mark's personal characteristics he brings to the table display transparency, trust, the motivation to make a difference and one of support and guidance. If you are looking to have someone support your business today in getting a better outcome for your customers Mark Carter is someone I would recommend.
Managing Director Australasia
I have had the privilege of working alongside Mark at both SENSIS and at CareerOne and Mark Carter continues to hit the mark with effective sales training which sales consultants and Managers can take away with them and improve their results immediately. He is the only sales trainer I have used who engages his audience with energy, passion and a humbleness that draws the consultants in. The consultants, the Sales Managers and State Sales Managers buy in to him immediately and walk away from the training with actions that work. The feedback is always exceptionally positive from any team he has worked with, he can command a group of 100+ like he did with my Call Centre at SENSIS or a smaller group of 10 as he is doing now at CareerOne. A one day session based on value changed my team overnight from selling on price to selling on value and the proof is in the results, which are 30% higher than last month.
I have worked with Mark Carter since 2005. During this time we have used him from facilitating start up conferences with 300+ people to running motivational sessions and programs for some of our senior leaders in the business, Mark is vibrant, knowledgeable and extremely creative. His ability to engage his audience whilst delivering key messages and takeouts are his strength. Mark is versatile in his communication and knows how to connect with his audience. Mark is also well respected across our business and has always been a pleasure to deal with. I have no hesitation in endorsing Mark.
Sales Leader, Current Patient Relationship Director
Sun Doctors, Skin Cancer Clinics