It’s pretty simple what Mark Mayfield does: he talks about very serious stuff in a very funny way.
Mark has one of the most diversified backgrounds in the speaking industry having owned and operated several businesses ranging from livestock production to nightclubs to golf instruction, and also spent ten years as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. and in thirteen state legislatures for a Fortune 500 company. That business experience combined with his work as a nightclub performer allowed him to create truly unique presentations. His tagline is simple: Solid Business Wisdom in a Brilliant Comedic Style. He is one of the rare individuals in the world who is equally adept at performing comedy shows or high content speeches.
He has received rave reviews sharing the stage with a wide variety of celebrities like Paul Newman, Peter Frampton, Colin Powell, and Bob Newhart and has introduced a President of the United States on a live, nationwide television broadcast.
Mark is author of several business books and two joke books including his latest “Morph”, a guide to accepting and managing change, and has spoken to a “Who’s Who” list of corporations, conventions, and trade associations over the past four decades. He was raised on a farm, received two degrees magna cum laude from Kansas State University, and taught school before he began his lobbying, business, and speaking career. He has received the CSP designation from the National Speakers Association and been inducted into their Hall of Fame.
He is happily married (although his wife is not) and is the proud father of two daughters. He is also the most annoying Grandpa on the planet.
From comedy shows to seminars, Mark’s philosophy is simple…say it with humor and people will take the message home. A national convention planner recently called Mark “one of the very few, really funny, inspiring men in America today.” Mark’s mom also said that once after a small bribe.
This is a humorous approach to a very serious subject and emphasizes that creativity is the key component in managing change. Learn change theory and creative exercises in this upbeat, fast paced program that will leave you laughing and leave you with change management skills.
Stressed out? Lethargic? Burned out? This program will help you solve those ills by learning five behaviors that will help balance your life and by learning techniques to deal with your biggest stressor…PEOPLE! This keynote is high on content AND hilarity.
Adding humor (actually mirth) to your work and life can have profound economic benefits as well as just making it more fun. Learn the value of a good sense of humor and how to improve yours in this outrageously funny, yet very practical program.
This program is an entertaining reminder of the continual shift agriculture must make to stay competitive and vibrant. As sentimentalists, it’s sometimes difficult for agriculture to give up on tradition, but not changing is no longer an option. Listen and laugh as Mark takes you through the technology and communication and coalition adaptations to keep agriculture alive and well. Learn how an active minority can prevail over an apathetic majority.
This is clean stand-up comedy that’s perfect for after dinner entertainment or as a change of pace. Sit back and hold your sides as we take a zany, offbeat look at everyday life. A non-stop, rollicking ride of humor you’ll be quoting for a very long time.
This light and lively program will help you see the customer’s perspective and examines issues like credibility, reliability, and responsiveness. You’ll understand the myths of customer service and see how to move your customers beyond satisfaction to advocacy.
Mark can provide comedic professionalism as the emcee for your program OR he can pose as an official in some capacity. He has impersonated a Professor, IRS Examiner, Jeweler, Legislator, Salesperson, and Runway Model as he fumbled and bumbled through company doublespeak. After the spoof is revealed, he transitions into one of the above programs.
"Thanks again for your sessions at our Leadership Conferences. You did such a fantastic job at all our events. Our people said you were by far the best guest speaker we have ever had. It’s so hard to find a content filled program that is entertaining…but you made it look easy! Thanks again for the laughs and the great information."
"Thanks again for coming to speak to our group. You can’t imagine the number of emails, phone calls, and visits I’ve had saying how much they enjoyed your presentation. All of them said it was their favorite development day EVER!"
"Your breakout and closing keynote were the two highest rated programs of our convention. We normally lose a lot of people for our last session, but because of your breakout session everyone stayed to hear your closing keynote. Thanks for making our meeting a world class event!"
"You were a hit at our Awards Program Lunch and everyone raved about your program. You were absolutely hilarious. And I really appreciate you tying your message of change to the speaker from the previous day. In all my years of hiring speakers, I have to say unequivocally you were the best."
You earned RAVE reviews! It was a much needed laugh with a great message about internal and external customers. It was so engaging and was over much too quickly. You MADE our conference!"
This guy rocks! He brings humor to training and is very effective. Timely, to the point, and absolutely excellent!!!"
Your presentation was insightful, hilarious, and very entertaining. Many of your comments could be heard repeated in the halls for days after the event. And your posing as an IRS representative to begin was brilliant; you had the audience in stitches. You were “off the charts” and you will be back!"
I can’t tell you how many people have commented about your program. YOU WERE TERRIFIC! Please use me as a reference and thanks for making me look so good."
I laughed so hard during your general session presentation that tears snaked my face and I had to redo my makeup! I will happily recommend you to others in my sphere and thanks for making our meeting a resounding success!
“Best speaker that I’ve ever heard” was hand written on dozens of evaluations. You stole the show. Everyone loved you! Thanks for starting our conference off on such a terrific note. You were fantastic!
"Rarely do we find someone who so thoroughly investigates our organization. You got immediate buy-in from the audience. You were simply amazing! The two most common comments from our franchises were, “Mark was phenomenal” and “He was the best speaker you’ve ever had”. Thanks for making me look good.
I would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to you for the fantastic job you did at our annual meeting. The comments we have received are second to none from past speakers. I have never heard so many people comment about a speaker that we’ve had. Thanks for making our event truly memorable.
"Your performance was once again superb. You had us eating out of your hand. You delivered the messages we asked and had our people in stitches."
KEYWORDS: Corporate Comedian, Emcee, Motivation, Managing Change, Stress Management, Humor in the Workplace, Humorist, Clean comedian, Author, Master of Ceremonies, Entertaining speaker, Imposter, Change management, Balance, Customer service, Comedy, Change theory