My Speaking Page

Finding the right speaker for your event can be a challenge. As the founder and CEO of more than 10 businesses, I know the right speaker can make or break your event. As a father, I know that a speaker has to be engaging or no one will listen — no matter how good the message may be.

Mark Timm Speaking

I have spoken professionally for over 25 years, giving thousands of speeches to over one million people in 48 states. I’ve even introduced the President of the United States and the First Lady on national television. 

But in every venue, no matter the size of the audience, the objective is the same: To connect with people.

I place an emphasis on engaging an audience so the message comes alive for every person, increasing the potential for growth and life transformation.

If you want to check my availability for your event, or if you have some questions before proceeding further, please click here:

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What You Can Expect

Here’s what you can expect from me and my team:

  1. Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
  2. A personal phone consultation with a member of my team prior to your event, so we can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
  3. An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
  4. A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.
  5. A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It will include the slides I used in the presentation, along with links to books, articles, and other resources I believe will be helpful.
  6. A quick follow-up communication after the event with someone on my team, to make sure I met your expectations. (I also want to know how you think I can improve.)

A Little Bit About Me

I am currently the CEO of Ziglar Family. Previously, I was the CEO of Cottage Garden for fifteen years.  Cottage Garden is the #1 supplier of musical gift products in North America.

In 2009, Cottage Garden was named runner-up as the the National Small Business of the Year.  Now we have over 200 sales representatives in ten countries and our products are found in tens of thousands of retailers worldwide.

I have spoken professionally for over 25 years giving thousands of speeches to over 1 million people in 48 states. I have introduced the President of the United States and the First Lady on national television. 

I’ve worked for the White House, Kellogg’s, the National FFA and USA Today

I attended Purdue University and the University of Maryland and I hold degrees in agricultural sales and marketing. 

I often mentor young leaders and enjoy helping them achieve their full potential in business and life.

I am active in my local church and love to coach my kids’ sports teams.

I am passionate about the development of young leaders.  I served on the National FFA Foundation board for seven years, the Board of Trustees for five years, and as the Chairman in 2013. I am currently Chairman of the local FFA advisory board where all six of my kids are members.

I enjoy being connected with nature in some way, dating my wife, and spending time with my family. 


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My Most Requested Topics

Mark Timm SPeakingI speak on topics related to connecting business and family success, treating your family as a business, parenting as a business leader, and entrepreneurship. I will customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. My goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create.

I am especially passionate about helping leaders leverage their business success to win at home. For many years, I struggled greatly to be a better parent, even though I had experienced tremendous success in business. But then I began to think of my family as a business. I finally got the clarity and confidence I needed to succeed. You can explore more of my story with a click here.

Most of my speaking engagements now focus on helping business leaders succeed at home using our proven methods.


Win at Home Like You Win at Work: 5 Proven Practices to Be a More Confident Parent and Empower Your Family to Thrive. Discover the secret to ending the chaos at home by applying business wisdom you already know. Get the clarity you want and the confidence you need by applying my proven methods.


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The Next Step

Thanks again for considering me for your event. You can take the next step by checking my availability. Just click on the orange button below. Someone on my team will get back with you right away.

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