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:

Call 800–998-7067Email to Book Mark

To check my avail­abil­i­ty, com­plete the form to the right. A mem­ber of my team will con­tact you directly.

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We recommend him highly every chance we get.”

Mark always deliv­ers, 110% of the time, which is why he remains a favorite of both IBM and Drury Designs Dynamics.”

Mark Felix

Direc­tor, Drury Enter­tain­ment Group

Not only did Mr. Eaton entertain our customers and meet our expectations, he surpassed them!”

Of the six ses­sions we pre­sent­ed at this event, Mr. Eaton’s “Four Com­mit­ments” pre­sen­ta­tion was ranked the high­est and enjoyed the most by our atten­dees; may I assure you this is not an easy feat.”

Michael A. Massari

Senior Vice Pres­i­dent, Cae­sars Entertainment

We’ve enjoyed many individual success stories since Mark’s talk, as well as major team wins.”

Our Cus­tomer Ser­vice group just received the #1 rank­ing in our indus­try by employ­ing many of the con­cepts Mark deliv­ered to our group.”

Kevin M. Kempin

President/CEO, HEAD North America

Thank you for bringing such positive energy to my team!”

I high­ly rec­om­mend ‘The Four Com­mit­ments of a Win­ning Team’ to any busi­ness look­ing for team build­ing pro­grams that real­ly work.”

Marc Christensen

Man­ag­er, OTW Safety

Our members left the meeting inspired, motivated and, most importantly, with clear action steps to create their own winning teams!”

Our indus­try is com­prised of exhi­bi­tion and meet­ings indus­try pro­fes­sion­als, as well as meet­ing plan­ners, whom have all heard hun­dreds of speak­ers in their careers. Mark’s pre­sen­ta­tion was a huge hit and received high marks!”

Larry Arnaudet

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Exhi­bi­tion Ser­vices & Con­trac­tors Association

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