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Founded by Steve Markman in 1994, Markman Speaker Management is able to leverage Steve’s in-depth experience to offer clients multifaceted services worldwide with successful results. Whether we’re identifying outstanding speakers for your next meeting or developing an executive visibility speaker program for your organization’s leadership, we are committed to helping you accomplish your objectives. And we’ll do that while providing outstanding personalized customer service. Clients benefit from Steve’s more than 30 years of first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the conference, event, and speaker business. By working with hundreds of speakers and thought leaders, Steve has gained insights into a wide range of subjects, businesses, and industries, enabling him to leverage this knowledge to help clients and speakers alike.

Prior to launching MSM, Steve directed conference divisions for some of the world’s leading conference organizations, including COMDEX, The Conference Board, and Giga Information Group.

Steve writes and lectures frequently. He has been a guest lecturer at Emerson College and has spoken on the subject of public speaking for numerous organizations, including the CEO Club of Boston, Institute of Management Consultants, Society of Professional Consultants, Business Marketing Association, Boston Bar Association, Legal Marketing Association, and the Public Relations Society of America. He has produced webinars and podcasts for diverse audiences, including law firms and entrepreneurs.

Steve is referenced as a source in the book, Speak Like a CEO and has contributed to chapters in two books, The Expert’s Edge: Become The Go-To Authority That Everybody Turns To and The Speaker's Edge: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Locating and Landing Lots of Speaking Gigs. He is the author of the article Eight Steps to Obtain Speaking Engagements: High-Impact Opportunities for PR, Marketing and Business Development.

Steve was the founder of the New England chapter of the Professional Marketing Forum and is the former Co-Chair of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG)-Boston Chapter. He is a member of Meeting Professionals International and the American Society of Association Executives.

Earlier in his career, Steve had roles as a research director and management consultant. He launched his business career as a statistical writer for Forbes magazine, following graduation from Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York.

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