Mark Brown Biography
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown immigrated to the United States at the age of 18 with only $40 in his pocket and a dream for a better life. He spent 15 years working as a computer analyst before choosing to develop his public speaking skills. After recovering from a life-threatening illness in the summer of 1993, he made a commitment to excel as a communicator, earning a 1995 Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry Award in the process.
In 1995, Mark defeated more than 20,000 contestants from 14 countries to win the illustrious Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Since then, he has delivered more than 3,500 presentations to more than 1.7 million people, on 5 continents. He has earned the coveted designation of Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association, and he has become one of the most popular inspirational speakers in the world.
As an expert in helping people overcome their fears to reach their maximum potential, he uses a unique combination of humor and poignancy to reach the most diverse audiences, and he continually inspires people from all walks of life to achieve ever-increasing levels of excellence.
KEYNOTE TOPIC: Stronger Together
The last 2 years have presented significant challenges, and the world is looking forward to a brighter tomorrow. How can we navigate those challenges and forge a formidable future together? Drawing from his own leadership journey of more than 45 years, keynote presenter Mark Brown will offer an inspirational message of hope that will help us lift our teams to increasing levels of excellence as we move forward together.