Resources for Mark’s Event Partners

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Best Practices

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Audience Handout


Event Organizers Unanimously Endorse Mark


Mark led our opening plenary with an INCREDIBLY IMPACTFUL MESSAGE that set the tone for the rest of our conference. His insights into the 'Why Generation' really resonated with our audience of economic developers, spurring PRODUCTIVE AND ONGOING DISCUSSIONS. We need to foster economic opportunity in our communities and drive top talent to regions of all sizes—and Mark's strategies were laser-focused on those outcomes. The energy, excitement and passion Mark brought have CHANGED THE CONVERSATION. Nathan ohlePresident & CEO at International Economic Development Council (IEDC)


Our audience of school board trustees and superintendents was AMUSED, ENTERTAINED, AND INSPIRED by the power of Mark Perna’s keynote speech at our annual conference. Creating meaningful, productive, cross-generational relationships is key to teaching, learning, and governance, and lies at the heart of what we do as educators. Mark’s compelling presentation on unleashing the potential of Gen Z RESONATED WITH OUR MEMBERS and provided a roadmap for leaders in schools districts and county offices of education across the state. Amy Christianson Chief, Member Services at California School Boards Association


Every year we work hard to bring in the best workforce thought leaders to keynote at the PWDA Annual Conference. This year, Mark Perna blew our expectations out of the water with his ENERGETIC STYLE and TIMELY MESSAGE. Mark’s passionate keynote was perfect to follow the Governor of PA’s speech at the conference. He connected instantly with the audience as he delivered valuable strategies that they can implement in both their professional and personal lives. We recommend Mark as a DYNAMIC, PERSONABLE, AND GENUINE speaker who keeps his audience riveted with truly actionable content. CARRIE AMANN Executive Director at Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association (PWDA)


Mark Perna delivered an incredible message that brought our education and employment systems together in a way I’ve never seen before. We all have a vital role to play in the economic viability of our community—and now, we feel equipped to play it. With Mark’s ongoing involvement, WE’RE ALREADY TAKING THE NEXT STEPS TO TRANSFORM THE WAY OUR COMMUNITY THINKS about education and careers. Thank you, Mark!

Cody Snider
Market President at Stuttgart Cadence Bank and CEO of Stuttgart Unlimited

This was by far the best experience and best motivational speaker I have ever seen. I would describe it as the ONE AND ONLY PRESENTATION THAT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL FOR ALL EDUCATORS to see.

Abigail Wright
Behavior Interventionist at Fort Madison Community School District

I really was READY TO QUIT TEACHING. I’ve been struggling with this for two years now. This entire presentation made me realize that I absolutely can’t. That I must stay to connect with our young people.

Taylor Kane
Teacher, Clarksville Montgomery County Schools

Post-Keynote Audience Feedback

Mark’s Contributor Channel








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