Mark Shepard’s Multi-Disciplinary Keynotes & Staff Development Programs for Corporate & Association Conferences, Retreats and Special Events.
Whether you have a specific skill you want your attendees to “take away” that will strengthen the bottom line, or if you need a breath of fresh air in the middle of a conference, retreat, meeting, training where you need to get participants energized and refreshed, Storyteller, Musician, Speaker, Trainer & Consultant, Mark Shepard offers unique keynotes, workshops and training programs for Professionals in Education and Business.
The Drum of The Elephant King: An Interactive Event To Entertain & Educate (And Keep ‘Em Awake!)
One of my most popular programs for all ages, The Drum of The Elephant King is so much fun and is so interactive that it is perfect for that spot in the middle of the afternoon when people’s attention starts to fade. It is guaranteed to re-energize, refresh and enliven any group. It also has the added benefit of being the near perfect icebreaker and team builder. Call me to find out how specifically this program can make you look good! The Drum of the Elephant King also works wonderfully for any kind of “family day” event where your employees and their families are gathered.
Thirsty For The Sky – Keynote/Concert
Motivation & Empowerment
As a certified trainer of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) I immediately noticed that powerful concepts of success and empowered communication began to fill my songs. The songs easily get stuck in your head, thereby more deeply carrying the message. In this mesmerizing, interactive, humorous and high energy presentation, I use my original songs & stories to fill participants hearts, minds and souls full of motivational, inspirational, healing and empowering messages that embed themselves deep in the psyche. This is a motivational program that is designed to keep working long after the event. It is ideal for the keynote or featured entertainment spot on your program. Through song and story I introduce many of the leading edge concepts more fully covered in the workshops/talks below. Especially powerful when each participant receives their own copy of Mark’s “Thirsty For The Sky” CD! “A different kind of Keynote!”
Magical Rapport: Foundation of Communication
Have you ever been around someone who instantly put you at ease? Have you ever met someone for the first time and felt as if you already knew them? What about the opposite situations? What is really going on when we “click” with someone else, or not? It’s a lot more than body language and common backgrounds. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to walk into any business, educational or personal situation and be completely at ease and in command or yourself and your communication? Participants learn how to establish instant rapport when they most need to communicate. Perfect for anyone who deals with people! Sales Professionals, Teachers, Administrators, Executives, Managers, Customer Service Personnel etc. (Pssst! These rapport techniques even work on teenagers!)
The Collaboration Conga! Teamwork Building
Ideal for any occasion when it is appropriate and beneficial to bring employees and colleagues together in an informal, positive, community building way with special emphasis on teamwork and leadership skills. Uses group drumming and collaborative instrument making in a number of ways to illustrate the dynamics of an organization. Breaks the “ice” in a non-threatening way without breaking into those dreaded “small groups”.
Storytelling for Success – Interactive Presentation Techniques
Have you ever encountered a sales person, leader, coach or teacher who was able to totally capture your attention? Remember how time seemed to disappear while you were with them and how that experience changed your perception of the world? Why are some people able to grab and hold people’s attention in order to communicate and sell their ideas and products so effectively? It isn’t magic. It’s the power of storytelling. Learn how to create instant rapport, utilize elements of surprise, basic hypnotism, structure of language, “invited mind reads”, matching, mirroring, positive reinforcement and more.
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