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Mr Marc Hogan (SPK02352)

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Can a sales & communications trainer become an Edinburgh Festival comic in less than 12 months - all to win a £1 bet?

Whilst giving a talk to a business audience, fellow speaker Jim Lawless challenged Marc to perform a 21 night, one man comedy show at the world's largest comedy event - the Edinburgh Fringe 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.

The result is his inspiring and exhilarating presentation Funny Business: What comedy taught me about business & what business taught me about comedy.

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 across the U.K. and Europe to seek out opportunities, tackle challenges & improve their communication and influencing skills.

His personal and inspirational journey into comedy, complete with setbacks, triumphs and 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. They will leave the room energised and empowered with a set of skills they can instantly apply, ready to take on whatever lies ahead.

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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)

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!

Group Technical & Trading Law Director

(TESCO plc)

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