Mark has had many incredible circumstances occur in his life because of hard work and determination. One of those circumstances was a 12-year career in the NBA, during which he won NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice, and was named an NBA All-Star. His passion for success has now shifted from the court to the corporate world as a motivational NBA speaker. He uses the tips and lessons he learned while playing in the NBA to help corporations and leaders become more prosperous.
The NBA basketball court and your office share at least one crucial aspect: Team success is everything. As an NBA speaker, Mark takes the team skills he learned playing sports at the highest level and translates them to the world of business.
These team skills are far reaching. For instance, one aspect of being a great team player is not to make excuses. In order to do your job to the best of your abilities you have to make sure you eliminate all possible distractions, especially excuses. They are negative obstacles that will bring down both you and your team. This is something Mark expounds upon as an NBA speaker.
When he first entered the NBA, Mark was very hard on himself and outwardly showed it. His coach, Frank Layden, got very frustrated and told him, “Mark! No one cares about the last play. Just go make the next one!” Mark said he was making excuses and drawing himself away from the job he had to do. He quickly learned the invaluable lesson about why not making excuses is so important and shares that now as an NBA speaker.
Just as in the story above, Mark’s program as an NBA speaker is wrapped around the stories he accumulated during his career as a professional basketball player. You’ll hear about his unusual journey from a 21-year-old auto mechanic who couldn’t play basketball to an NBA All-Star and record holder. He shares tales from throughout his college and professional career while also teaching you and your team how to become more successful.
Speaking to Your Team
In his speeches, Mark reveals the secrets of teamwork to individuals and organizations worldwide. He shares the principles and commitments he has lived and learned, and ultimately what took his team TO THE TOP OF ONE OF THE MOST COMPETITIVE ARENAS IN THE WORLD! As an NBA speaker, Mark imparts his knowledge of success, basketball, and business and shows how all three of these topics connect with each other.
The Next Step
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