Any good speaker canand shouldfire up an audience. However, the true test of a speaker's value cannot be measured only by applause, but also by what those who attend do with what they learn. Hear what people say about Mark's programs after they've heard him speak and after they've put his training to the test.
"Mark Mathis did an excellent job helping the NFL team public relations directors better understand the dynamics of publicity. Mark expertly tailored his presentation to our group and effectively challenged our people to seize new opportunities by using his 'Media Rules' system. The comments on Mark's session were extremely positive and we hope to work with him again."
Greg Aiello, Vice President Public Relations, National Football League
"It was an incredible success! Mark's presentatin was engaging, exciting, informative, and invaluable. If you are a public relations practitioner, or you manage one, this presentation will give you clear and concise rules to get better media coverage."
John Mims, President-elect, TarHeel Chapter PRSA
"I've been using Mark's Media
Rules for years and the results speak for themselvesexcellent coverage
in major newspapers, magazines, television news, and the Internet. Now
reporters call me because they know I will give them what they need when
they need it. I owe all our success to following the Media Rules."
"We offered Mark Mathis's
media training course for the first time in 2001 and our members loved
it! Their only complaint was that they wanted more. So we're bringing
him back this year and feel confident the rave reviews will follow!"
"The Media Training Rules
that Mark teaches simplify a very difficult topic and prepare everyone,
including professional athletes, to confidently interact with the media."
"Before the Media Rules,
I was constantly being eaten by the Beast, then raging about being misquoted
and treated shabbily. Now that the Rules have become second nature to
me, the Beast is my friend and helps to get the message out my way."
"Mark's program is
very well done. His systematic approach is easy to learn, apply, and remember."
"Mark's Media Rules
system is excellent. The role-playing exercise is an eye-opener. I highly
recommend it to anyone who needs to deal with the press."
"Mark is a rare talent,
very knowledgeable, experienced, engaging and charming. I wish I had taken
his course years ago."
of the training and the mock interviews are terrific."
"Mark's inside track
will help steer our company's new project to the right people through
the press. Great job, Mark!"
"As I was about to
climb Mt. Everest I actually feared the media more than the mountain.
But Mark's expert training enabled me to confidently work with reporters
in getting my message out. I couldn't be more pleased with the coverage
I got in People magazine, on TV, radio, the Internet, and in many major
"Mark Mathis clearly
shows you that the media is not your enemy, but a misunderstood beast
that can be tamed."
"Mark Mathis cuts to
the heart of the Media Beast with astonishing clarity, speed, and power."
"Mark's Media Rules
conference was "right on track" for Santa Fe Southern Railway
and I can't wait to share some of the principles with my coworkers and
our board. Thanks for a whole new understanding of how to effectively
work with the media."
"Mark is the voice
of experience who helps you deal with reporters on their terms, but to
creative abilities poised with his extensive knowledge of the field make
him an unbeatable expert and tops in my book."
"Getting a feature
story on the number one rated TV station in town and now landing on the
front page of the paper (Sunday edition in color!) has got my superiors
convinced that your program is very powerful."
"Mark's training gave
me a roadmap to publicity success. Before his conference I didn't have
a clue that there even was a road, let alone how to get on it."
"Fast paced, thought
provoking, highly practical, and fun."
"I always knew the
media was a "beast" and I was frightened of it. But then I had
the good fortune of going through Mark's training and the results have
been phenomenal. We're getting the best press we've ever gotten and our
messages are sticking."
"Mark is so dynamic
and motivating! My attention didn't flag at all. Mark superbly fielded
resistant comments from this press-leery audience."
"In the months since
I learned the Media Rules I have scored several positive publicity hits.
The big one came last week, a large, color photo on the front page! That
publicity hit alone is doing wonders for my political career. All I can
say is, the Media Rules work, they REALLY work!
"Anyone who wants to
reach a mass audience needs to know this stuff. Mark's program is comprehensive,
clear, and inspiring."
"This is the best media
course I have attended in 22 years of PR work! Great job, Mark!!"
"I came expecting a
graham cracker of a workshop and got the hot fudge brownie sundae of media
"Mark is a dynamic
speaker with a dynamite program who instantly connects with his audience."
"I am extremely impressed
with Mark Mathis. His course is fascinating, highly useful and lots of
"Great stuff! Mark
"structuralized my intuition.""
incredibly enlightening, and very helpful."
"Mark brings the seemingly
secret world of the media into complete focus. His presentation style
is so engaging and approachable."
"I now know that I have been driving blind.
The Media Rules are an epiphany."