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.

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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 am a fellow traveler on this big, blue planet called Earth, pursuing my dream just like you. I am a speaker, coach and podcaster and with an obsession to teach people how to get more done.

MY TOPICS

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.

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

"Mark, 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."
Best regards,
Kim Fox-Marchetti, PHR, SHRM-CP
FOX RESOURCE

"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!"
Donnisha Spicer
Vice President
Association of Desk and Derrick Club of Houston

"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."
Becky Smith
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."
Greg Tomlinson
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."
Keeyah Jones
WHC IAAP
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."
Greg Wright
HATCH pitch Founder, Startup Advisor, CTO

"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."
Carol Nagel
President
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)

"Hi Mark, 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.
Sincerely,
Joyce Ferguson
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."
Carol Nagel
Your C.A.N. do realtor

"Hi Mark, 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."
Cyndy Justice

"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
ComedySportz Houston

“(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
Attorney/Philosopher
Krohn Law Firm

"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!"
Jay Ferguson
River Oaks Rotary Club

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