“I can’t believe my great luck in finding Devin Marks. He guided me every step of the way in crafting a TED talk that succeeded beyond my wildest expectations—it’s now been seen on TED.com by more than 1.5 million people. [In less than seven days time!] “But much more important is Devin’s warmth, joy in coaching, and obvious talent for helping people envision new possibilities for themselves.”
Robert Waldinger, M.D.
Director, Harvard Study of Adult Development
“As one who spends a good deal of time in public speaking, it has been rare for me to find someone whose encouraging presence as well as highly competent professionalism exceeds all expectations. Devin Marks does just that! Devin is not only someone who brings together a myriad of details together for outstanding results, he also is a very capable and inspiring coach that makes everyone around him perform better. Devin Marks is a delight to work with. I enthusiastically recommend him.”
Pastor, Christ Community Church; Board Member, Gospel Coalition
“Devin Marks is a class act whose work can add value to speakers at any level of experience. His management of the pre-event process for speakers was effective, challenging and motivating. His individual coaching on the day helped me remain calm, clear and focused on the task at hand. I’ve plenty of experience speaking to demanding audiences but Devin helped me raise my game to another level. I highly recommend him.”
Paul Williams, PhD.
Professor, Regent College
“Devin was terrific as both a coach/trainer. I would have no hesitation to hire him for a conference, knowing that I could be at peace with all of the details he would handle. The results he produced were outstanding, and his professional and warm presence was a huge asset.”
National Coordinator of MBA Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
“Devin is the best event manager I’ve seen in action. He herded our string of high-octane speakers and kept us all on track and ahead of schedule. His confident leadership style helped everyone relax and do their best. As one of the event hosts, Devin made it possible for me to sit back and enjoy the conference rather than fret over the details.”
Director, Center for Faith & Work, LeTourneau University
“You bring depth of understanding to your work. I have spoken at many events around the world, and didn’t really want to take part in speaker training. I loved it and benefited greatly from it. You were given a tough task to manage with an impossible schedule. Many people who saw the agenda said it couldn’t be done. Each speaker was different, strong, and had their own sense of what they wanted to do. You handled it with grace, with a smile, and a firm hand. I am not sure how you pulled this off, Devin. Best I can say: Grace, humor, strength, knowledge, flexibility, firmness somehow rolled into one package. If you could pull this off with us, you could do it with anyone!”
Al Erisman, PhD
Executive in Residence, Seattle Pacific University, School of Business & Economics
“If you are preparing to speak at an event or are hosting an event of speakers, Devin Marks is someone you should engage. I know my content. But that’s not enough. Through coaching and instruction, Devin was able to improve the manner in which I conducted myself on stage and related to the camera. This greatly impacted my confidence and stage presence. I connected with the audience and the content had an opportunity to influence the audience. I also appreciated the trainings for the speakers and then operated the “behind the scenes” action. We were in place, comfortable and confident that we were where we needed to be. This relieved us of that particular stress and we could focus solely on delivery.”
Rev. Julius Walls
President, Greater Centennial Community Development Corp
“I had the privilege of working with Devin at a conference where I was a speaker. He was extremely helpful as a coach and a facilitator. I’ve spoken in many venues, and have rarely had the kind of support and encouragement I received from Devin. I would gladly work with him again, and I’m happy to commend him to others who are looking for excellent, creative, and friendly help with preparing to deliver a TED-worthy talk.”
Mark D. Roberts, PhD.
Executive Director of Digital Media
H.E. Butt Family Foundation, Kerrville, Texas