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Marcus Sheridan: Teaching Companies How to Become the Most Trusted Voice in their Industry
Help Your Audience See Things in a Way They Have Never Seen Them Before
In 2001 and fresh out of college, Marcus Sheridan stumbled across his first business with two friends and began installing swimming pools out of the back of a beat-up pickup truck. Nine years later, and with the help of incredible innovations through inbound and content marketing, Sheridan’s company overcame the collapse of the housing market and became one of the largest pool installers in the US and currently has the most visited swimming pool web site in the world… River Pools and Spas.
With such success, in late 2009, Sheridan started his sales/marketing/and personal development blog—The Sales Lion, and has since grown The Sales Lion brand to be synonymous with inbound and content marketing excellence while being featured in multiple industry publications, including the New York Times where he was referred to as a “web marketing guru.” Today, when Marcus Sheridan is not giving riveting and passion-filled keynotes around the globe or consulting with businesses and brands, he generally finds himself on an adventure with his wife and four children.
Event “What’s Next”
Pat Lemieux ~ Events Producer
“ With any conference having the right mix of speakers is critical. You need people who are knowledgeable, dynamic and engaging. Marcus is all of those things and more. He was the most talked and tweeted about speaker for the day and left the audience buzzing for more. His ability to captivate an audience is truly remarkable. At the end of the conference many people came up to me to comment on his high-energy presentation and say thank you. Having him speak was hands down the smartest decision I made in programming the event. ”
From River Pools to The Sales Lion
Marcus’ experience generating site traffic, leads and sales at River Pools by developing educational content that answered prospects’ questions led to the creation of The Sales Lion consulting and agency business. Clients of the firm benefit from using the same proven processes and techniques perfected at River Pools to grow their businesses. The fact that these proven techniques are successfully leveraged by all types of businesses has generated tremendous interest from top professionals in the digital marketing industry as well as mainstream media. Marcus has been featured in a wide variety of publications and wrote the foreword to Jay Baer’s best-selling book, Youtility.
The New York Times • The Daily Globe and Mail (Canada’s largest Newspaper) • Entrepreneur Magazine • Content Rules by Ann Handley and CC Chapman • Off the Hook Marketing by Jeff Molander
Icynene North American Dealer Conference
Betsy Cosper – VP of Marketing at Icynene
“ The time flew by listening to Marcus speak. His approach is dynamic and you can’t help but want to capture every word he is saying. He made it easy to understand how to be successful and because he was drawing on his own real life experience as a business operator, he could really connect with our customers. I think everyone walked out of that room with at least one action item they could do to grow their business. I have attended many marketing seminars but unlike others, this one left me with key action items I could implement immediately. I knew more walking out of that room than when I walked in. ”
Let Marcus Transform Not Only Your Event
But Your Audience’s Experience
Veteran marketers and event planners have quickly caught on to the impact Marcus has on audiences. His high-energy style and interactive presentation approach have earned high marks from both event attendees and event planners. Marcus’ ability to clearly and concisely deliver his message ensures that audiences can quickly absorb his teaching and immediately begin to apply it in their businesses. The universal applicability of his message means that diverse audiences can receive tremendous benefit from attending his talks.
Below is a partial listing of the most recent events at which he’s presented:
Social Media Marketing World Closing Keynote, 2014
Icynene Global Dealer Conference in Cancun Mexico, 2014
Multifamily Social Media Summit in Santa Rosa CA, 2014, 2015
National Vistage Conference in Dallas, 2013
Content Marketing World Keynote/Speaker 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Social Media Marketing World 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
HubSpot Inbound Conference 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Marketing Sherpa Email Marketing Summit Keynote 2012
Fijiji Automotive Conference: Africa, Calgary, Toronto 2015
Blog World/New Media Expo 2011
And many, many more
Industry/Trade Association Conference (Keynote)
Tom Cohn – Executive Vice President
“ I cannot begin to thank you for your remarkable presentation at the DPHA Annual Conference October 12. Remarkable is the appropriate description because our members continue to talk about your message, your passion and your presentation with enthusiasm and wonder. So simple yet so right on target. You commented that you often get stuck as the after lunch speaker when attendees are tired and attention spans wane. You are the perfect remedy to energize an audience. Thank you again for your efforts and helping us to make the DPHA 2013 Conference truly memorable. ”
What Every Event & Conference Planner is Looking For
A Speaker who is energized has focused attention with tons of passion and enthusiasm.
The bane of any event planner is enduring a speaker experience where the energy literally gets sucked out of the room. It takes a special ability to infuse energy into an audience and provide the power and motivation to attendees so they can extract maximum value from your event. Many of the ratings and reviews Marcus receives showcase this effect: testimonial descriptives such as “energized”, “focused attention”, “passion” and “enthusiasm” are common.
What does it mean when your Speaker connects with the audience? It means delivering tangible value…
What does it mean when your event’s Keynote Speaker connects with the audience? It means delivering tangible value for the audience and generating greater interest in your future events. Whether it’s an intimate group in the hundreds or a sizable audience in the thousands, Marcus excels at making the human connection – a connection that lowers defensive barriers and facilitates engagement and real learning. Below is feedback from a recent keynote: