HBP008 – Mark Black – The Ins and Outs of Professional Speaking

The Ins and Outs of Professional Speaking with Mark Black

Mark BlackMark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient – turned – 4- Time Marathon Runner. A resilience expert and life strategy coach, Mark helps people “Stop Complaining and Start Celebrating”. His program, “The Resilience Roadmap”, provides the tools to transform your adversity into your competitive advantage.

Mark is a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation earned by less than 10% of all professional speakers. He has inspired more than 100,000 people in more than 350 presentations, and his book “Live Life from the Heart” has touched the lives of thousands more.

Mark’s online training program “Live Today” is helping people to reduce stress and worry, and focus on their priorities in life. It is an excellent way to extend the impact of his message and help you to apply the strategies he shares.

Mark doesn’t just teach resilience, he embodies it. Born with a life-threatening heart defect, Mark underwent two open-heart surgeries before the age of one. He battled his condition and it’s limitations for twenty-two years quite successfully, but at 23 yrs old, Mark was suddenly faced with the biggest challenge of his life. His doctor informed him that his heart was failing badly and that without a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant, he would not likely see his 25th birthday.

In this episode Mark Black tells us about…

  • Crafting a great elevator speech
  • The multiple aspects of professional speaking
  • The importance of niching down into a field
  • Dealing with impostor syndrome
  • The dangers of getting complacent
  • Getting over limiting beliefs
  • The importance of establishing accountability systems

Books and resources discussed in the episode

Greatness Guide – Robin Sharma

Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

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