A STAND UP’S GUIDE TO STANDING OUT AND STANDING FIRM
SPEAKER. TRAINER. COACH.
Marc is passionate about change and taking action. He brings his boundless energy and enthusiasm, coupled with real life, relatable experience to inspire others and ensure they have a good time at the same time
An ex-sales and marketing professional with over 14 years experience, Marc’s Funny Business, S.A.L.E.S. and Inspirational Communication programmes have inspired audiences to seek out opportunities, tackle challenges & improve their communication and influencing skills.
In August 2008, while giving a talk to a business audience, a fellow speaker told Marc that he was “quite funny”. But would a paying audience who expect – nay, demand – laughs, think the same? “So, you want me to do an open mic spot at a comedy club then?” Marc replied, “Right you are!” But that was far too easy a challenge. Surely a professional speaker, used to playing big audiences, and sometimes even getting a laugh, should set his sights higher… or at least further North. “I bet you £1 that you can’t put on a successful show at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.”
The bet was on: Marc had less than 12 months to perform a 1 hour comedy show for 21 nights at the world’s largest comedy festival. And so it began; the open spots, the sleepless nights, the laughs, the silences, the boos, the booze, and the endless, endless writing, rewriting, rephrasing and finding different words for what became the biggest challenge of Marc’s life.
His personal and inspirational journey into comedy, complete with setbacks, triumphs and even a few tears and tantrums, will inspire the audience to see new possibilities and will teach them how to take personal action to achieve their goals.
His clients have included: Tesco, Barclays, Volkswagen, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BAA, Virgin Media, KPMG, Select Group, Bechtel and many more.