"Of the 20 educational track sessions we offer at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Marcus Sheridan received a score of 4.97/5.0 for his presentation. That was the highest rating of any track session in 2017. Attendees strongly agreed that the education he provided was worth their time and money, was useful and practical, and was entertaining and engaging."
Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
"I cannot begin to thank you for your remarkable presentation... Members continue to talk about your message, your passion and your presentation with enthusiasm and wonder. So simple yet so right on target. You are the perfect remedy to energize an audience. Thank you again for your efforts and helping us to make [our] conference truly memorable."
Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association
"Marcus was the perfect presenter for our members. Because he is very personable, he connected with them right from the start. He has been through what they are going through in a volatile business environment. He presented them with real-life solutions that can impact their business today and tomorrow. His presentation is considered one of the highlights of our event."
American Sportfishing Association
"Marcus lit the room up! We walked away with actionable things to do TODAY. Our Facebook group, months later, is filled with blogs, vlogs, videos and content all based around inbound marketing. If you want to actually change the behavior and light a fire under your group, hire Marcus. He delivers and more."
Contractor Sales Academy
Associations Marcus has worked with:
American Sportfishing Association
ASCA Executive Summit
Association of Free Community Papers
Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors International
Association of Marina Industries
Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia
Copier Dealers Association
Entrepreneurs Organization of St. Louis
Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association
International Sanitary Supply Association
Marina Association of Texas
National Glass Association
National Notary Association
National Pest Management
Navy Mutual Aid Association
Precision Metalforming Association
Process Equipments Manufacturers Association
Professional Association of Innkeepers
The Danish Marketing Association
Uniform Retailers Association
Speaking for Associations
The priorities facing the associations industry have been evolving due to changes in technology as well as differences in generational needs. Some challenges facing this industry include:
- Technology is ever changing, which can reshape the industry and alter membership dynamics
- Gen Y and Gen Z members will be more eager for change, while older members will want to maintain a foundation of what already works
- All have faced the challenge of proving their value proposition to current and prospective members
- Creating a culture where members will join in and contribute to create a sense of belonging and loyalty among members
Regardless of these challenges, Marcus believes the time for growth is now, especially for those companies and brands willing to learn about today's customer and connect with them in a totally new way.
If you're looking for a speaker that has spoken to associations across a wide array of industries with an entertaining style that moves the audience to action, contact us today to set up a chat with Marcus.