Speaking

Whether you want a keynote, a workshop or a webinar Mark will work with you to ensure you and your audience get what you want.

Live & Virtual talks

Presentations for Professional Success

As his many recommendations and testimonials confirm, Mark is an accomplished and entertaining professional speaker – on stages, in offices and online.

But what really matters to him is the impact that he has on audiences; his ability to motivate, inspire and entertain, and for his messages and key learning points to be recalled and remembered long after he has left the stage.

He is a popular choice whether you want to engage more members of your team in your vision, kick-start a strategy review, or simply engage a top quality and highly regarded speaker to inspire, motivate and entertain your audience.

Over the years Mark has been commended for his keynote speeches and talks at conferences for professional bodies, associations, conference organisers and professional firms.

What they say about Mark

Mark gave a superb keynote presentation on ‘How to get more of the referrals you really want’ at our recent EMEA Regional Conference in Budapest (May 2022).

Our audience of senior and managing partners from accounting and law firms across 40 countries scored Mark VERY highly (as did I!) for not only his compelling content, but also his entertaining style of delivery.

He brought a high level of energy to the room and kept everyone engaged for the duration.

Mark was also extremely flexible and unflappable when his session’s timing was different to the original plan- this was really appreciated.

It was one of the very best presentations we have enjoyed at an AGA conference and the perfect way to close our event on a real high.

I cannot RECOMMEND Mark highly enough to anyone looking for a high calibre speaker who understands the business of lawyers and accountants and who will educate and entertain the crowd!

Giles Brake
CEO of Alliott Global Alliance

Many of our accounting clients have been asking for webinars around how to boost profits and add value to their business. Mark ran a really comprehensive, useful webinar that covered all the essential areas of how to take that first step and beyond!

It was a real pleasure to work with Mark, we received great feedback from clients and it led to us onboarding some new clients too!
Very engaging webinar content and speaker – thanks Mark!

Rebecca Cole
Croner-I

Over the years I’ve heard so much about Mark and certainly a lot of his articles seem to make good sense to me.

But I’d never met or seen Mark present until last week. I have to say, Mark is a great speaker, able to hold the attention of an audience but more importantly able to stimulate thought and discussion on where the accountancy profession is headed.

Nick Muir
Managing partner at MGR

Mark Lee strode onto the stage at our ICPA Conference with a huge smile, a few props and a welter of help and advice to impart to the delegates.

At the end the smiles were on the faces of the delegates, myself included, because they had just enjoyed a thought provoking, intelligent and entertaining seminar from a man frankly at the top of his game.

I watched as the audience laughed whilst making copious notes and at no time were they talked down to or indeed sold to.

Tony Margaritelli
Chairman of ICPA

I had the pleasure to work with Mark Lee when he spoke at Morison KSi’s first conference in Bucharest. Mark addressed our delegates (over 180 accountants) on how to STAND OUT and the session was extremely well received. Mark is very energetic and engaging and provided delegates with lots of tips! Mark also facilitated a marketing interest group focusing on social media – again Mark did a fantastic job at leading the session and his wealth of experience was very impressive.

Michelle Mead
Head of Operations at Morison KSi

If you are looking for an energetic, engaging and entertaining speaker – I would certainly recommend Mark Lee. Mark facilitated and presented at our European Conference and aside from delivering on the day, he took the time and care to understand our organisation, our delegates and tailored his delivery accordingly.

Liza Robbins
CEO of Morrison KSi

Mark is entertaining, insightful and leaves behind huge value. I’ve seen him speak many times and he never fails to deliver new ideas and incredibly valuable content. He’s one of the most accomplished speakers in the UK, and if you get the chance to book him for your event, grab it with both hands.

Alan Stevens
MediaCoach and Past president of the Global Speakers’ Federation and of the Professional Speaking Association

There are also over 100 recommendations at the foot of Mark’s Linkedin profile

Live Talks

Popular Talks

The truth about how to use social media and Linkedin for business and not just for fun

This is THE talk for accountants who may be cynical, doubtful, hopeful or disappointed by their efforts to use social media and Linkedin for business.

Live Talk

The truth about how to use social media and LinkedIn for business and not just for fun.

This is THE talk for accountants who may be cynical, doubtful, hopeful or disappointed by their efforts to use social media and Linkedin for business. The sad truth is that social media and Linkedin are wildly misunderstood and vastly over-hyped. This leads to many accountants becoming increasingly disappointed and doubting whether the time and effort is really worthwhile.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

By the end of this session you will understand the crucial distinction between active passivity and positive activity on Linkedin. This can make all the difference to you getting the results you want.

Benefits

You will learn

  • What is and what is not possible on key social media platforms
  • Why you should ignore much of the generic advice you see re social media
  • Why it is important to treat Linkedin very differently to other platforms
  • How to get maximum business value from each social media platform
  • How to use social media for lead generation, and
  • How to avoid wasting time and money on social media activity.

 

This talk will be of interest and value to anyone who is cynical about social media, thinks it’s all been overhyped and doesn’t have the time to learn how to use it effectively.

It’s also for anyone who has been active online but is not getting the business benefits they really want and who may be envious or skeptical about the results others appear to be getting from their activity on social media and Linkedin.

Be ReMARKable and show you are more than just another….

The key to achieving greater success in your field often requires you to be more influential and to better evidence your credibility.

Live Talk

Be ReMARKable and show you are more than just another….

The key to achieving greater success in your field often requires you to be more influential and to better evidence your credibility. At the same time you need to make it easy for people to Remember you, to Refer you and to Recommend you (3Rs), more so than your competitors. This is equally true for your face to face interactions and for those you have online too. Mark’s keynote talk is built around his easy to recall framework of 7 simple success strategies. The more of these you choose to apply the more likely you are to win more work and to be remembered, referred and recommended. But the choice is yours. Unlike some speakers Mark doesn’t demand that everyone follows the same route to success or that the same techniques will work for everyone.

Benefits

You will learn

During this entertaining, illuminating and distinct presentation you will learn:

  • Why you need to STAND OUT in a positive way from others who do what you do
  • The 4 suits approach to having more powerful conversations
  • Key elements of effective online profiles
  • How to adopt the 3Ms to avoid wasting time and money on your marketing and networking
  • How to adapt your presentations so they have more impact
  • The 7 fundamental principles that determine how well you STAND OUT from your competition

This talk will be of interest and value to anyone who is cynical about social media, thinks it’s all been overhyped and doesn’t have the time to learn how to use it effectively.

It’s also for anyone who has been active online but is not getting the business benefits they really want and who may be envious or skeptical about the results others appear to be getting from their activity on social media and Linkedin.

Explaining your value to win more of the work you want

Too many people think that accountants and bookkeepers are easily interchangeable, fail to stand out and are more interested in what they do than in the value that their clients get from them.

Live Talk

Explaining your value to win more of the work you want

Too many people think that accountants and bookkeepers are easily interchangeable, fail to stand out and are more interested in what they do than in the value that their clients get from them. Of course these preconceptions are misplaced but how good are you at helping prospects and clients to focus on the truth?

Mark first presented this session as a keynote talk at the TAG accountants conference in 2022.

Benefits

You will learn

During this entertaining, illuminating and debunking presentation you will learn:

  • Why you really want to focus on the value as perceived by your clients
  • Where you can reveal the value you deliver
  • How to have maximum impact when referencing the value you deliver
  • A crucial distinction evidenced by the title of this talk

Along the way you will hear numerous tips related to effective marketing, communications, websites, social media and Linkedin.

 

Debunked: Social media lies and how to really make it work

Love it or loathe it, social media isn’t going away. On the one hand it is wildly misunderstood. On the other hand it is vastly over hyped.

Benefits

You will learn

During this entertaining, illuminating and debunking presentation you will learn:

  • What is and what is not possible on each social media platform
  • Why it is important to treat Linkedin very differently to other platforms
  • How to get most value from each social media platform
  • How to use social media for lead generation, and
  • How to avoid wasting time and money on social media activity.

Live Talk

Debunked: Social media lies and how to really make it work

Love it or loathe it, social media isn’t going away. On the one hand it is wildly misunderstood. On the other hand it is vastly over hyped. Professional firms can choose to ignore social media but, in so doing, will probably miss out on various related benefits and opportunities. Equally, it is all too easy to invest time and money that is never going to deliver the desired objectives.

Mark has presented this session as a keynote talk and as a longer interactive workshop at firms’ away days. He started using social media in 2006. By 2011 Accountancy Age described him as one of the most socially networked accountants. He is now consistently one of the highest ranked online influencers of the accountancy profession. However he remains cynical about the way that some people hype up the benefits of social media. As an independent user and commentator he has no agenda beyond ensuring that his clients have clear achievable commercial objectives.

Using Linkedin to STAND OUT and win more business

Linkedin is quite distinct from other forms of so-called ‘social media’. Over half of the UK business population has a profile registered on Linkedin, so clearly it is no longer a focus only for recruiters, job hunters and spammers.

Live Talk

Using Linkedin to STAND OUT and win more business

Linkedin is quite distinct from other forms of so-called ‘social media’. Over half of the UK business population has a profile registered on Linkedin, so clearly it is no longer a focus only for recruiters, job hunters and spammers. It has enormous potential value for lead generation and related business activities. Accountants don’t need to be Linkedin experts to get more business through this amazing online business networking facility. Whether you like it or not, it’s another ‘shop window’ for your wares and enables your prospects to compare you with your peers. It’s also a simple route to finding more prospects and business. Mark is recognised as one of the highest ranked online influencers in his profession and among UK speakers. He has been an active user of Linkedin for many years and now has over 11,000 connections on the site. He rarely connects with complete strangers, rarely receives spam and rarely gets ignored on the site. He has received over 100 recommendations on the site and many hundreds of endorsements on his profile.

Benefits

You will learn

Audiences for this talk (which can also be presented as a more detailed workshop) will learn:

  • The single biggest mistake most people make on their Linkedin profile
  • 5 key elements of your profile that determine whether it works for you
  • 3 simple ways to find your ideal prospects on Linkedin
  • How to save time networking (on and offline); and
  • Loads more practical tips and advice borne of experience rather than hype.

 

This session is always content rich, practical and commercial. Unlike some Linkedin experts who present generic advice Mark always tailors his talks and masterclasses to specific audiences. Alongside his positive advice and enthusiasm he also debunks myths, hype and misunderstandings – especially as regards social media and Linkedin.

 

Other Popular Talks

Live or Virtual:

How to overcome the hype and make a success of social media

Easy ways to boost your profits and practice with advisory services

Play your cards right

How to ensure that your Networking activity is more successful and more fun

The secrets to generating more of the referrals you really want

Moving more into advisory – you can do it, better, faster and more easily than you thought

MMMMM – Mastering the 5 Ms for you and your firm

Ideal if your business development activities are a little unfocused and you are struggling to win the new clients and work you really want to be doing.

How to be remarkable and more than ‘just another accountant’

Explore the options and choose how you want to stand out and be better remembered, referred and recommended.

Creating a MAGIC Linkedin profile

Even if you do not plan to be active on Linkedin, this is a necessary step to getting any real value from this online business networking platform

Lead generation using Linkedin

Basic and advanced opportunities to use Linkedin effectively to source the leads you really want.

Debunking the social media hype for accountants

You can only hope to get success from social media when you understand what does and what doesn’t work and how each platform operates in real life – beyond the hype.

Mark on stage at Accountex

Please visit Mark’s Speaking page, to find out more about the popular talks Mark has given over the years and how they may be useful for you as an indivdual or as an organissation.

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