Finding just the right speaker for your next event can be a challenge. You need someone who can both educate and entertain your audience.
Your search ends here.
My name is Mark ‘Ski’ Struczewski and I’m Mister Productivity. I help teams and individuals conquer distractions.
My hope is that this page will make it easy for you to get the information you need to make the best decision possible.
Thanks for stopping by. Thank you also for considering me. I am truly honored.
WHERE I’VE SPOKEN BEFORE
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) ● American Legal Administrators (Houston Chapter) ● National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC, Houston Chapter) ● Texas Association of Healthcare Recruitment (TAHCR) Conference ● APICS (Houston) ● Society of Women Engineers (SWE, Houston Chapter) ● Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls, instant messages and email messages.
- A personal phone consultation with me prior to your event so I can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
- An announcement about your event on my social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
- A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.
- A quick follow-up communication after the event with me, to make sure I met your expectations. I also want to know how you think I can improve.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I’ve written three books,
- How to REALLY be Productive
- How to Overcome Roadblocks on the Path to Your Success
- A Succès Fou Life: What It Is And How You Can Live It
I have been happily married to my wife, Michelle, for fifteen years. I am the proud father of two beautiful daughters. In my free time, I enjoy running, hanging out with my best friend (who happens to be my wife) and interviewing guests on my podcast.
I speak for corporations, conferences, and non-profits. (Note: these videos are from a different topic I used to speak on but they will give you a flavor of how I speak.)
BEING PRODUCTIVE IN A DISTRACTED WORLD
Technology was supposed to make us more productive, not more distracted. In this presentation, you’ll get proven strategies to conquer the five main types of distraction – email, social media, people, entertainment and you (mindset). You’ll also learn keys to staying productive. Armed with that knowledge, you’ll develop a plan for success, taking you from REactive mode to PROactive mode and turning you into the boss of your own schedule.
If you’re not on social media, you don’t exist
LinkedIn. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. YouTube. And those are just the most popular ones. Every day, it seems as if there is a new social media platform that pops up. To be relevant today, you need to be on social media. It’s no longer a “nice to have”. But how do you navigate the sometimes perilous waters of social media? I am using social media to build my brand and my business and in this presentation I share with you what has worked for me and what has not.
I have spoken at many events. In addition to those listed below, you can find a list of the other ones here.
WHAT OTHERS HAD TO SAY
“Thank you again for speaking at the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. You provided a very energizing and engaging presentation that both our business and individual members thoroughly enjoyed. It was absolutely refreshing to learn some “real life” tips that we can implement immediately in both our personal and professional lives…a much needed topic as we all have areas where we need to improve our productivity level. I have received nothing but positive feedback from our members and look forward to connecting again with you in the future.”
Melissa R. Lanier
Attorney at Law
On behalf of MC-SHRM (Montgomery County Texas Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management), thank you for speaking to our members and guests (plus students) yesterday! You delivered an enlightening, thought provoking topic. Our audience welcomes knowledgeable perspectives and values the expertise you shared. As you know, our attendees especially appreciate the opportunity to keep up-to-date regarding trends and best practices – the productivity views and strategies were well received. Again, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak to our members and guests. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.”
Kim Fox-Marchetti, PHR, SHRM-CP
“I enjoyed your talk. Great energy. Love the interaction. Thank you for coming!”
“Very dynamic and useful information.”
“You’re awesome! Please keep doing what you do.”
“Took lots of notes – great job!”
“Very engaging. Loved hearing the important of sleep schedules and scheduling travel time.”
“Ski is a passionate speaker. He presented “How to Increase Productivity and Profitability” at our monthly dinner meeting. This topic was one of those back to basics topics everyone relates to but tend to overlook and put everything else that we are trying to keep up with (social media, technology, oil & gas prices, etc.) ahead of it. I walked away with my determined plan of action. This presentation will get you back on track to “focus and prioritize” in a more profitable and productive regimen.
Well done, Ski!”
Association of Desk and Derrick Club of Houston
“Enjoyed your presentation tremendously. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time with us.”
“Mark Ski is a great speaker that empowers you with his great message and unique sense of humor. The wealth of knowledge Mark shares is productivity message incredible.”
Founder, Small Business Connexion
“Mark Struczewski is an engaging and energetic speaker who conveys a passion about the topic of productivity. In his presentation, How to Increase Productivity and Profitability, Mark provides practical advice that can be applied immediately. Mark provides a memorable spin on a timeless topic that everyone can use help with. Thank you again for presenting to our group.”
2016 Program Chair
Houston Area Council of ABWA
“Mark truly shows a deep passion for honing one’s focus on productive task. He has provided very specific and practical strategies and concepts that has helped me focus more on productivity and less on time consuming tasks. I would definitely recommend Mark for anyone looking to truly change their current situation and produce results through increased focus! Thanks again Mark!”
Jeff Shane, CEO
Hillcrest Financial, LLC – Houston, TX
“Mark is a great Social Media speaker and is helpful to Companies as well as individuals on how to best utilize the social media that is so prevalent today. He spoke to a GHBA luncheon recently and I know he was well received and gave the audience some good advice. His mantra that day was “be helpful”, which is exactly what Mark gave his audience.”
President and Owner at Builders Post-Tension
“Mark did a fantastic job presenting “Social Media De-Mystified” during our WHC IAAP August 2014 program. His positive energy, intellectual wit and interactive story-telling was a hit amongst the group. Mark’s personal approach was exceptional as he introduced himself to each attendee individually. He was also very humorous and made great use of the audience in an engaging way. I have received nothing but positive feedback and highly recommend groups, corporations and organizations to reserve Mark for their events.”
2014-15 Program Committee Chair
“Mark gave a highly informative talk on social media to our Houston Area Apple Users Group. The talk was interactive in nature and this meant that Mark was able to target the level of the talk to align with the current knowledge of the audience. I believe everyone learned something about social media. We very much appreciate it and would certainly recommend Mark as a speaker.”
HATCH pitch Founder, Startup Advisor, CTO
“Mark came and spoke at Network Texas CyFair Chapter on Monday (July 28, 2014). He has a creative approach to having each person see what they want before it is real. See, touch, feel and believe it and then it will happen.”
Misfit Design Group
“Mark was our speaker at our monthly Greenspoint Area Chapter IAAP meeting. He spoke to us about getting into the right mindset and environment to be successful. From the very beginning, our members were focused on his every word. He is funny, engaging, and truly interested in helping people grow. Thank you, Mark, for your wonderful message!”
Lieah Torbert, CAP-OM
Director of Operations
BombShelter Diesel Supply & Diesel Core
“Mark spoke at the May 1, 2014 monthly meeting of the Humble Artesian Chapter of ABWA. Mark’s presentation was both informative and entertaining. Our members left the meeting feeling inspired and motivated by Mark presentation. Mark is very passionate about helping others grow their business. Our organization would be delighted to invite Mark to speak again at one of our future meetings.”
Humble Artesian Chapter
American Business Women’s Association
“I highly recommend Mark Struczewski as the ideal person for any organization seeking a motivational speaker. He gave a wonderful presentation for the Society of Professional Women in Petroleum, as we all thoroughly enjoyed his speech. He did not speak on a level that we could not understand and gave great analogies to further explain his focal point. He would certainly be an asset to any organization for those seeking motivational advice on success or any other idea in fulfilling and advancing one’s career!”
Nicole M. Thomas
2nd Vice President
SPWP (Society of Professional Women in Petroleum)
“Mark taught my networking group about LinkedIn. Everyone walked away learning something – even our more experienced LinkedIn members! Mark was interesting, informative, relaxed, and we all had a great time.”
REALTOR, Executive Director of WOAMTEC Magnolia
You were excellent! Your words of wisdom is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for accepting the challenge of being in a room full of crazy business chicks! We all thoroughly enjoyed your speech and will certainly apply it to our daily lives. God bless you always and I will certainly recommend you to our other sister Chapters of ABWA. I look forward to reading both books and will certainly give you my feedback! Take care and keep writing.
President, ABWA Bay Area Vision Chapter
“Mark is wonderful speaker. He engages the audience with personal stories that bring his point across with memorable results. I have had the luxury of hearing Mark speak twice and I received empowerment from each presentation. I would recommend him for you next event requiring a speaker.”
Your C.A.N. do realtor
Thanks so much for you words of wisdom at CY-Fair Women’s Network today. I have taken some time to determine what I want to accomplish, but I appreciate your emphasis on taking an hour to really concentrate on it and avoid even the interruption of editing. I’m a detailed person (a real nuisance sometimes), so can easily get bogged down in minutia. I’m having to learn to be a much better ‘big picture’ thinker, if not a visionary.”
“Mark was the featured speaker at ABWA-Galleria Express Network in March 2014. We asked him to specifically focus his presentation on the use of Twitter for entrepreneurs and small businesses. There were many ‘ah-ha!’ moments, and he connected with both novice users and experienced ‘tweet-heads’. Mark is warm and friendly, and I never felt that he was talking over our heads in tech-speak gobbly-gook. I’d recommend Mark for organizations and companies seeking a consultant who makes learning about social media fun and interesting, with practical application and immediate results.”
Steph DeWaegeneer Collier
“Our women’s organization learned so much valuable information about Social Media and business. I highly recommend Mark Struczewski.”
Producer/Founder Ink Spots Museum and Long Films Studio
ABWA Galleria President
“(On March 11th), it was my pleasure to hear Mark Struczewski speak to the ABWA Galleria chapter. It was superb. On many prior occasions I have heard speakers on the use of social media. Unlike those presentations, Mark’s talk was limited to Twitter and filled with truly useful information. Mark also handled multiple questions knowledgeably and helpfully. I’d urge anyone to take advantage of opportunities to hear Mark Struczewski speak as the takeaway value will be great.”
Daniel A. Krohn
Krohn Law Firm
“Mark’s presentation was not only informational, it was lively, humorous, and well presented. The response from our group was a definite thumbs up. One of our sister chapters booked him on the spot.”
The Whole Kid and Kaboodle (parents resource guide)
and Platinum Financial (insurance, annuities)
“I found Mark’s talk animated, informative, and well worth listening to. I have no reservations about recommending him to anyone who asks. I wish him well with his future engagements.”
CDC Integrated Services
“Mark has profound message with a strong presentation. I am happy to recommend him.”
Jaehne Chiropractic Clinic
“Mark spoke at my Rotary Club and I really enjoyed his presentation. His three steps for success were right on the mark. Mark’s stories and illustrations brought each step to life. I also appreciated his comments on the use of mentors – I want to expand this to more areas of my life. Mentors can be an easy and powerful way to move forward. Thanks for the great talk!”
River Oaks Rotary Club
“It is a pleasure to recommend Mark. It doesn’t take long to discover that Mark’s success is due to his faith, his focus, and his passion. A rare find these days and he has somehow managed to keep his feet firmly on the ground. Mark Struczewski is a name you will be hearing more and more.”
“I had the pleasure to hear Mark speak at a professional women’s networking group. His presentation was concise and informative. And he made me laugh out loud! What a delight! He really knows how to get his audience involved.”
“What an outstanding speech you delivered to our ABWA group! Looking forward to connecting again soon. Thanks again!”
Bobbi Horne (via Twitter)
“Meeting and listening to Mark’s story April 9 at the Greater Business Association (www.gbahouston.org), I was awestruck. Of course I am the most positive person people in my circle know, but I had forgotten to measure my small successes! Nice reminder Mark. Then he reinforced to me to acknowledge all the best in myself – sometimes we view that as too boastful – but if you don’t toot your own horn, who will? Remember, you believe everything you hear, so tell yourself! Thank you Mark for the great topic.”
“Mark’s presentation at our GBA networking meeting hit the nail right on the head! It’s the same similar principle as we have heard before such as every great journey begins with a single step. Now apply the same such as every great success begins with a small success. Add up all the small successes and you gain momentum to achieve your big successes. Thank-you Mark!”
Maurice Werner, MCSE
“Mark’s progressively engaging presentation to the Oyster Creek Rotary Club reinforced my prior knowledge on success and brought to my attention just (how) far I had gone off track! I expect to correct myself by reviewing prior documented goals for myself, exposing myself to more positive environments, and reducing my exposure to negative people.”
“Mark…I truly enjoyed your presentation at the Houston Westchase Rotary Club meeting . You gave excellent tips on how to be successful in business as well as organizing our personal lives. I would recommend your presentation to other organizations.”
Houston Westchase Rotary Club Member