Sports Business Speaker
Can your organization use a sport business speaker? There may not be TV coverage and cheering fans in your office, but there are many correlations between the business world and the world of pro sports. After twelve successful years in the NBA, Mark travels the country speaking to corporations, highlighting and talking about these similarities.
How is a Sports Team Similar to a Corporate Team?
The similarities lie in the lessons he learned on how to make your team more productive and prosperous. The lessons include aspects of teamwork such as perseverance and professionalism. As a sports business speaker, Mark shares how he learned these lessons and how corporate leaders can utilize them in their organizations.
Mark learned perseverance, as most do, by going through difficult times. While in high school and at UCLA Mark spent a lot of time riding the bench. However, he was still the first person in the gym and the last to leave. As a sports business speaker he teaches team members the importance of continuing to work hard through those difficult times.
When tough times happen, the only way to get past them is to continue to work through them. It is a simple fact of life that holds true both in the NBA and in business. Mark could have chosen to simply give up on his basketball career, but he persevered and it helped him succeed. Now, as a sports business speaker, he uses his story to inspire others to continue to persevere.
Perseverance and Professionalism
One of the aspects of professionalism Mark elaborates on is the importance of not making excuses. By not making excuses you will work through difficult situations at work while being realistic about your current circumstances.
When Mark first entered the NBA he didn’t know how to truly be a professional. His first NBA head coach, Frank Layden, taught him how. Frank did not allow Mark to get down on himself. That would have been a distraction from the job Mark needed to do. These are some of the things Mark speaks about as a sports business speaker.
The Next Step
Thank you for considering me as the speaker for your event. Apply the concepts that create sports superstars and leaders in the world of business. When I speak, audiences discover how to turn team members into winners. To hear more about my experience as a member of the Utah Jazz and how what I learned can help your corporation, call or email: