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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

May 26, 2022

In this episode, Mark Perna joins self-proclaimed speaker snob Dennis to discuss how to take your presentation to the next level. Mark delivers over 70 keynote presentations throughout the country every year. Join Mark and Dennis as they dissect a presentation and how to make your next speaking opportunity great.

In addition, you will hear practical tips from a world-class speaker.

  • How to build a connection with your audience
  • The power of music to pump up the crowd
  • How to use an Apple watch to pump up the volume
  • Why your energy level matters
  • Engage your audience with interactive questions
  • Putting a bow on your presentation for the audience
  • The end of your presentation is the beginning of an opportunity

Listening to this episode will lead you to a standing ovation!


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Mark Perna Bio

Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS Results, a full-service strategic communications and consulting firm at the forefront of the national paradigm shift in education and workforce development. As an international generational expert, Mark has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people.

Mark, who serves on the Advisory Council for the Coalition for Career Development in Washington, DC, has helped countless parents, schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations across North America to connect more effectively with the younger generations. He delivers more than 70 virtual and in-person keynote speeches annually and spoke at Harvard University by special invitation

At, Mark publishes articles as a weekly contributor and records monthly Leadership videos produced in partnership with the Forbes editorial team. He has published many op-eds in national publications and interviews frequently on radio shows, television, and podcasts. Every weekday, he hosts the 90-second Perna Syndicate micro-podcast covering insights on education, careers, and workforce development. His award-winning bestseller, Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations, was written to help educators, employers, and parents understand and motivate the millennial and Z generations.

At TFS Results, Mark’s team of talented professionals share his vision of making a bigger difference in education and workforce development. With industry-leading products like the Career Tree® and EnrollTrack and an array of in-person and virtual professional development solutions, TFS Results is working to reshape the future of education in America. The company proudly partners with schools, colleges, businesses, and statewide organizations across North America to help them experience significant gains in enrollment, engagement, retention, and performance rates.