Mark Mayfield | Solid Business Wisdom With Brilliant Comedic Style

Mark Mayfield

Solid Business Wisdom With Brilliant Comedic Style

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Mark Mayfield

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.

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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.


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 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.

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MIRTHMAKING…It's a Distance Thing

Dissecting the meaning of humor is like dissecting a frog: nobody really enjoys it and the frog dies. So let’s save a frog. No analysis or dissection here, just a direct...
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Topics:   Humor ,   Motivation

Disruptive Innovation

I’m drawn to buzzwords.  Particularly business buzzwords. They sometimes “muddy the water”, but “at the end of the day” these metaphors can help us “get all our ducks in a row."...
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The Man-Hug

As you might guess, over the course of more than 40 years of stage work I've had a lot of crazy stuff happen.  I'm not just talking the normal things like dishes crashing (how...
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Topics:   Humor ,   Motivation

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