"Mark was thought provoking, genuine and entertaining. His ability to connect to and inspire our organization was unique. He engaged our audience with his warmth and energy, but held our attention with his honest and practical insights delivered with a refreshing authenticity."
"I am very thankful to you for a number of reasons, for being so thorough (and a pleasure to work with) prior to the event, and even more for delivering such an outstanding keynote. I gained some great insights to keep in mind as well. Overall, your professionalism, flexibility, good humor and topic were perhaps the most fitting keynote to close out my last LIM, and I am very grateful that things turned out as they did."
Project Management Institute
"You are an energizing and inspiring speaker; you added a great deal of value to our meeting. I’m glad to have had the chance to meet you in person. Thanks again for sharing your talents and knowledge with us."
Ariba - Sr. Training & Development Consultant
"Everything went GREAT with Mark. Personally, I feel that he is, by far, the best speaker that we have had. He held our audience’s attention and we had more employees stay for his presentation than ever before."
“Mark Sanborn was absolutely fantastic. His talk was one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of listening too. The response I have been getting back from the team has been extremely positive. Thank you again for all your help. This was one of the best investments we made into our national meeting this year."
Sears - VP/GM Pharmacy Operations
"I know you’ve a standard of key points which you deliver in these speaking engagements, but your care to find out more about Cochlear over the last several weeks and the personal insights and stories shared throughout made the deliver an authentic experience."
"Really glad that you were able to come and talk for us again. Your presentation was the highlight of the meeting. People are still talking about it. Hopefully we can have you back in the future."
“Mark delivered tremendous value to our Technology Marketing Toolkit Boot Camp audience of over 500 IT business owners. His message was tailored to our customers, educational, actionable and extremely well-received as evidenced by the standing ovation.”
Technology Marketing Toolkit, Inc.
"I will be and have been talking about the positive experience we had, it was such an EXCELLENT presentation! The preparation that you put in to research our company and understand its main points really resonated with the attendees. Everything you said was spot on and has value to our organization. I think the most telling aspect of our experience happened after the presentation and the book signing, when you met with some of our people and talked about the people you knew in Denver and the offer to help them by introducing them to some of the people you knew. You are a real gentleman and I am truly impressed by your character. You have been officially adopted as a charter member of the Softmart family."
"He knocked it out of the park! Mark was amazing in how he tailored his message of going above and beyond with our audience and industry. Top speaker to date!"
"Mark Sanborn’s presentation was simply spectacular! His ability to learn about our team and use the insights with the crowd allowed him to motivate as an insider, which is quite remarkable. It’s no surprise that his keynote address received the highest praise of all activities during our 3-day conference. A well-deserved honor."
“Although he prefers to be known as a leadership development speaker rather than a motivational speaker, keynote speaker Mark Sanborn was nonetheless a source of significant motivation for more than 1,300 delegates."
World Airshow News
“Your presentation to our top sales and marketing people and our business and marketing vice presidents, as well as our CEO, would be rated a 10 on a 1-10 scale.”
“Mark was funny and motivational. His remarks on leadership, teamwork, and self-mastery were right on the mark. Mark’s tailoring made his entire talk a real ‘home run’ for our event.”
“Wow! What a wonderful, powerful message. Everyone is still talking about it and various managers throughout our company are calling us to see if we have more books, because they want to introduce The Fred Factor to others in their departments who were not lucky enough to experience your speech live.”
Toyota Financial Services
“Needless to say, Mark, you scored a home run with the way you integrated the facts about Doubletree into your message. Everyone in the audience was spellbound by the amount of information you had about our company. Kindly make sure to include the Doubletree Hotels Corporation to your list of many, many satisfied clients.”
“I was extremely pleased with your performance and overwhelmed that you hit every single key message about McDonald’s that I gave you. You definitely exceeded our expectations.”
“Your keynote address was right on point, your sense of humor was entertaining, and your messages on extraordinary customer service and leadership were inspirational. You did a superb job of customizing your communication to fit with our overall theme and with our executive speakers’ key points. Outstanding!”
Blue Shield of California
“The superlative feedback continues to flow on your presentation. Phone mail, CC:Mail and regular mail — it’s all with high praise. What is particularly being cited in the feedback is your demonstrated knowledge about The Hartford.”
"For years, Mark Sanborn has been one of the most highly esteemed speakers at the Southeastern Leadership Forum. We’ve invited him back for five years in a row because of his amazing ability to connect complex leadership principles to everyday actions for all people at all levels and ages. Our attendees have always enjoyed Mark’s presentations as he challenges, encourages and empowers leaders to maximize their potential in their businesses and organizations. Mark is a leadership developer who not only knows the talk, but also knows how to make it walk."
Brian C. Carroll, MBA, PhD
Executive Vice President / Southeastern University