What others say about Mark Lee as a Professional Speaker
Many of the following quotes were originally posted on Mark’s Linkedin profile
“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 Robins – CEO of Morison 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
“Mark is an entertaining and magical speaker whose ability to weave his own stories into his speeches is second to none. When he spoke at the Professional Speaking Association’s annual conference in Nottingham he was exceptional. No audience is as tough as your peers, yet this audience was captivated and energised, a tough thing to do when you are speaking towards the end of a three day event. I’ve no doubt about Mark’s ability to add value to any professional services audience.”
William Buist – Founder of the xTEN club
“Mark presented at our Accountancy body (CIMA) local branch meeting and was very entertaining, as well as imparting lots of tips and advice in a clear and concise way with a few magic tricks thrown in…He also followed up via email with the materials from his presentation plus other useful links straight afterwards. I’d definitely recommend him to present at other events.”
Jonathan Hynes – Europe CFO – Global Business Partners (GBP) at IBM
“Kreston was delighted that Mark was able to speak at the Kreston 2015 EMEA Conference in Rome – The presentation was lively and interactive and I’ve no doubt that Kreston partners will confidently STAND OUT when bidding for more work.
“I have had the honour of knowing Mark for over a decade; he is the embodiment of a complete professional, an inspirational speaker and a damn good magician to boot.
Mark possesses that rare gift of being able to totally connect with his audience, to take their language and at the same time to deliver a message in a way that raises pubic speaking to art form.”
Brian Palmer – Tax Policy Adviser for the Association of Accounting Technicians
“Mark absolutely delivers great value as a professional speaker. He gives great ‘takeaways’ that are practical and useable immediately – in other words, what his audience wants. His talks are fun, entertaining and educational for business professionals and those serious about seeking out the best advice from an authority in his field. If you think Mark looks like the right speaker for your event, workshop or seminar – HE IS! Happy to recommend him.”
QJ – Leadership development expert and President of the South East Region of the Professional Speaking Association
“Mark Lee strode onto the stage at our 2015 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 watch as the audience laughed whilst making copious notes and at no time were they talked down to or indeed sold to.
Accountancy at the small practice level can be a solitary profession and accountants are notoriously shy and introverted yet Mark was able to get them involved and vocal which could well be his greatest achievement.
I’m glad I asked Mark to appear and I’m glad Mark agreed to appear and much more importantly the delegates were glad that Mark came.”
Tony Margaritelli – Chairman of ICPA
“After knowing Mark for several years through the Professional Speaking Association, I recently had the pleasure of seeing him speak at the annual Mega conference in front of 200 professional speakers. Mark is warm and engaging on stage and tailored his Standout Success message to ensure the audience received useful takeaways on how to be a standout speaker. To top it off, he reinforced his message by incorporating magic in his talk – a great way to stand out!”
Mel Sherwood – Pitch & Presentation Specialist – Multi Award Winning Professional Speaker
“Mark Lee is the epitome of a ‘professional’ speaker. He was ‘top of the bill’ at an event I ran recently for an audience of other professional speakers. Dealing with him was a joy – even his introduction didn’t need any editing (and I can’t say that often). He performed exactly on brief by informing and entertaining our guests with a MAGICAL finish.”
Jackie Barrie – Copywriting expert and Past President of the South East Region of the Professional Speaking Association
“I have been extremely lucky to attend one of Mark Lee’s conferences in Bucarest, Roumania. This conference was focused on how to stand out of the crowd and optimize the use of social networks to increase business.
This presentation was fun, enthusiastic, creative and, most of all, so relevant. As far as I’m concerned, following his advice has certainly been highly efficient !
Thanks again Mark !
Claire Le Meur – Head of Group Communication, Partnerships and Coordination Network, Cabex
“Mark is exceptional. He a highly engaging speaker who leaves you with a note book full of inspiring ideas and implementable action points. Most impressive of all, in my opinion, is his generosity as a mentor/networker/colleague.
Open- heartedness is one of my passions within my network and Mark has it in buckets. One of the best things in my first year of being a member of the PSA has been meeting you, Mark. Thank you.”
Michelle Mills-Porter – CEO Ensize UK
“I heard Mark Lee speak at Accountex and found his talk engaging, fun but incredibly useful! I came away with loads of tips and ways to move my business forward. If you haven’t heard Mark speak I would recommend it.”
Anna Goodwin – Accountant
“Having heard Mark speaking at the ICPA’s 2015 Annual Conference in Daventry, I became more convinced of his sense of integrity and depth of knowledge and practical experience in the accountancy world. I have since signed up for his weekly Successful Practice Pack programme. I find this extremely useful. I recommend Mark’s works to any ambitious practitioner.”
Abraham Achiampong – Accountant
“I have known about Mark and his work for some time but had never seen him speak until last week. I loved his session which was full of fantastic take aways, which I have already implemented, provided in an informed, professional and entertaining talk. If you need someone to share their expertise and entertain your audience on the subject of how to be a stand out professional then give him a call”
Rebecca Jones – Business Mentor – The Red Shoe Biz Academy
“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
“I have had the pleasure of hearing Mark share his ideas on how to stand out in your marketplace. His talk was engaging and entertaining and more importantly he shared practical ideas that I could immediately implement to boost my profile. A great session and highly recommended.”
Rob Warlow – Finance Expert and Owner of Business Loan Services (UK) Ltd
“Mark is an enthusiastic speaker with a very entertaining style which engages the audience. I very much enjoyed his presentation on networking and learned a lot about the ‘tricks’ I had been missing.”
Carl Bayley – Accountant and Chairman of ICAEW Tax Faculty
“I attended the ICAEW annual conference on Friday and found Mark’s lecture on ‘Working the Room’ particularly interesting. For me your lecture was my favourite. It was great to reaffirm that as a firm we were on the right track but also to take away other points to try. Next year I would love to hear a lecture from Mark on Social Media for Accountants? I have also had a look on the website and there are is really interesting and useful facts which I will be sure to research.”
Debbie Atkins – Accountant
“Mark is an excellent professional speaker, an expert on how to stand out in your chosen profession, how to differentiate yourself and be more that just another professional providing a certain service.
I haven’t actually hired Mark, I had the chance to listen to his lecture «How to stand out and be more than just another lawyer» at Legalex 2014, in London, and I have to say I was really impressed by his inventive approach (for example, he compared lawyers to a deck of cards: from the back they are all the same, but if you turn them, you start seeing all the differences) and by his creative ideas on how to stand out, how to differentiate yourself in a profession where the competition is extremely strong, due also to the high number of people.
The most important reason why I would recommend Mark as a professional speaker is that what he says can be truly applied to one’s profession and get actual results. Plus, listening to one of his lectures is a really entertaining experience!”
Francesca Pucella – Editor at Lawlinguists.com
“Having read so many of his articles, Mark’s session at Accountex was the one I was most looking forward to. He was every bit as fascinating, interesting and motivating as I had hoped, and I am very much looking forward to reading his ebook.”
Nicola Kemp – Accountant
“It is an absolute pleasure to work with Mark on both the Accountex and Legalex exhibitions. His seminars always leave our theatres packed with delegates spilling out into the corridors trying to listen-in on what are always both informative and entertaining presentations.
In 2014 Mark agreed to feature in the Keynote Theatres for both Accountex and Legalex and what a great decision that was, everyone who attended would agree that they were truly inspirational seminars that were delivered with an infectious energy.
Mark always goes that extra step when working with colleagues towards his goal and as such was kind enough to write a fantastic full page welcome for our show guide, which went out tens of thousands of visitors.
I can highly recommend Mark’s services as a speaker and very much look forward to continuing to work with him on future events”
Matthew Spurr – Co-Founder at Quuu
“I recently attended two presentations by Mark at a seminar morning for accountants. I found Mark to be an excellent public speaker. He engaged his audience, the material was relevant and useful, he was relaxed and often funny, with good delivery. I would definitely attend another event that Mark was speaking at.”
Joanne Clinton – Accountant
“I have known Mark Lee for almost 15 years. He is a first-rate speaker and seminar leader and has real in-depth understanding of the accountancy profession. His knowledge and experience also make him an excellent consultant.”
Chris Frederiksen – Chairman The 2020 group
“Many thanks for speaking to Sussex CIOT branch last month. This was a unique and stimulating presentation that was clearly well received by the audience who seemed to hang on your every word and enjoy your professional but fun approach. I’ve already had requests to ask you back for the third time!”
Brian Ogilvie – Sussex CIOT Branch Chairman
“Just a note to thank you for your most informative and entertaining session on Tuesday. It was certainly well received by our guests judging by the feedback we have had so far. The syndicate sessions in the afternoon all picked up points you had raised and I have no doubt that an outside speaker at these events adds considerable value. You certainly lived up to that.”
William Arthur, Corporate Director, Barclays
“As an accountant also, I have known many qualified individuals but very few can demonstrate Mark’s level of achievement within the profession. As if that was not enough, he also has a multi-coloured personality – no Mr Grey accountant here – lots of stories and lots of information and lots of enthusiasm.”
Liam Wall, Managing partner, Bearspace LLP
“I have always much enjoyed your professional presentations and you certainly manage to hold the audience’s attention – particularly in an interactive environment. It is a relaxed and enjoyable event – and as such certainly conducive to learning!”
Susan Gompels OBE FCA – Accountant
“Many thanks for presenting your online business as a case study to our ‘Web Content Cookery’ event delegates.
You are a good speaker who engages well with his audience, and someone I would be happy to recommend. Thanks again for your contribution to this event”
Deborah Collier, MD, Echo E-Business
“I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the session you did for us on Friday. The feedback was very positive so you are obviously a crowd pleaser. I hope you enjoyed delivering the presentation as much as the delegates enjoyed listening to it.”
Antony Holdsworth Accountant – [re CIMA MiP annual conference]
“I have great respect for Mark’s profile in the Accountancy & Taxation domain. He was a Guest Speaker at one of my recent events and everyone in the audience got a great value out of the time they spent listening to Mark. Very good networker as well!!”
Amitabh Natekar, Director, Mprova Consulting Limited
“Very useful event which has helped me clarify my marketing plan to accountants and potentially other professionals!”
Edwin Whittingham, Financial adviser with St James’s Place
“Extremely worthwhile. A vital value for money 3 hour delivery, A must for anyone involved with business generation”
Simon Denton, MD Sovereign Group
“Gave me an excellent contextual feel for what makes accountants tick and what really matters to them”
Roger Heath, Financial Adviser
“Very worthwhile seminar. Mark Lee is a very engaging and intelligent speaker and well worth listening to his insights on the professional market”
Will Parker, UK Country Manager at accountsIQ
“Thanks Mark – brilliant seminar – well done.”
Alan Kennedy, Smith Kennedy Limited
“Great content, delivered in an engaging and entertaining way.”
Julian Woodward, Axiot IT
“An entertaining and thought provoking presentation”
Robert Wigley FCA – Accountant
“Having continued to interact with Mark over a period of two years now I can safely say he is a voice of reason and calm in a sea of shouting people. He is a clear thinker with an excellent track record, set of personal values and approach and I enjoy all of our interactions as he oozes professionalism.”
Mark Eaton, Managing Director and Director of Operations at Amnis
“I enjoyed Mark’s enthusiastic presentation of what could have been a particularly scary seminar!”
Ian Dodds, Lanham Francis accountants
“Mark is creating a phenomenal reputation as a true networker. His tax network is growing and sustaining the values that Mark believes in (in my opinion): Credibility, professionalism, generosity, care, honesty and inspiration.”
Michael McNulty, CEO of the children’s charity InterAct
“I have known Mark in different contexts over several years. He is engaging, proactive and a great networker. In addition, he is generous and supportive, and takes the time and trouble to extend a helping hand. In short, a rather good egg, I’d say.”
Phillip Kahn-Panni, speaker coach
“Mark is a consummate professional. A recognised expert in his field, but more importantly, he is willing to go the extra mile, to help friends, colleagues and clients. His Tax Advice network is not just generating a great reputation in the market, it’s earning a legendary reputation from his peers, and from those who are working closely with him and benefiting from his simple, but strategically, and tactically well thought through business support network. Highly Recommended: 10/10.”
Fraser Hay, Marketing coach
“Just a quick note to say many thanks for delivering an insightful, authoritative and interesting talk today. It was clear you had indeed ‘gone the extra mile’ for your audience.”
Richard Anning, Head of IT Faculty, ICAEW
“Your presentation was excellent and I found it informative. I took a lot of ideas back with me.”
Attendee of SWATuk course in Swansea
“An excellent course – most refreshing”
Attendee of SWATuk course in Gloucester
“Absolutely fantastic. Common sense approach was brilliant”
Attendee of SWATuk course in London
“Excellent – it was great to have a course focused on making more moeny rather than just compliance issues”
Attendee of SWATuk course in Exeter
“I would like to thank you for the work you have completed for my firm. It has been extremely useful for us to be able to use your services as a personal mentor for certain individuals at varying stages of their careers. It has been particularly pleasing to see individuals respond to your bespoke mentoring sessions and you have managed to change their approach to their own career development and management of their teams in a most positive way. I am pleased to say that in each case we can see improved leadership and management abilities and this has certainly led to improved career opportunities for the people involved”
Andrew Denley, Partner, Menzies, Chartered Accountants
“I found the presentation extremely interesting, informative and lively as I am sure did our members. As a matter of interest we had 245 people attend which must be some kind of record and I know those I spoke to enjoyed your performance.”
Melvyn Lesser, President Harrow Members Network (ACCA)