Mark has had many incredible things happen in his life because of hard work and determination. One of those was a 12-year career in the NBA, during which he won NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice. And don’t forget that he was named an NBA All-Star! Mark has now shifted his passion for success 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 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 eliminate all possible distractions, especially excuses. They are negative obstacles that will bring down both you and your team.
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.
Mark’s program as an NBA speaker is wrapped around stories like that. You’ll hear about his unusual journey from a 21-year-old auto mechanic who couldn’t play basketball to an NBA All-Star. He shares tales from throughout his college and professional careers while also teaching you and your team to be 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. Those lessons are 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
Thank you for considering me as the speaker for your event. When you hear me speak, you’ll get the inside story on what it takes to win and discover how to turn your people into top performers! To hear more about my experience as a member of the Utah Jazz, call or email:
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