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Here’s what professionals have to say about Mark’s memorable programs and performances:

"After seeing Mark’s keynote, all I can say is BRAVO! Mark provides a thought-provoking
environment for his audiences to renew their sense of vision and possibility. Mark presents in such an entertaining manner that people are sure to remember and apply his insights. I have had the pleasure of seeing Mark present three different programs and I continue to be amazed at how he can delight and inspire a crowd. I would recommend him to any employer or organization seeking a genuinely motivational speaker.”

Sunny Nixon
President-Elect, Association of Legal Administrators, Cleveland Chapter

"If you want to inspire and motivate your colleagues and team members, Mark Zust is the one to do it! His thought-provoking, interactive keynote leaves you feeling empowered and wanting more. The American Society for Training and Development, Greater Cleveland chapter, had the pleasure of hearing Mark's insights as part of our group's 65th Anniversary celebration. Our attendees, including many past presidents, were delighted to learn mind-changing tips and magic demonstrations that they can apply in classes and programs."

Lori Klepfer
Greater Cleveland ASTD, Executive Vice President

"Mark Zust was a joy to work with! His performance received great reviews and our members found him very insightful and focused on delivering a message that they could readily apply. Mark was a terrific addition to our conference."

David Arata
Northeast Regional Manager, The Risk Management Association

"Mark Zust is without a doubt one of the most energetic and entertaining Magicians that we have had the pleasure to experience and work with in our organization's 28 year history covering more than 265 events. His professionalism is unmatched when it comes to delivering the real deal. Our guests were thoroughly amazed and everyone left with a smile on their face! Thank you, Mark."

Tom Lamb
Associate Executive Director, Ohio Cancer Research Associates

"It was remarkable to see Mark help a roomful of bankers transition from skeptical to willingly thinking in new ways. The messages of being open to new experiences and that things are not always as they seem were reinforced by Mark's stories and amazing magical effects. My group was still trying to figure out the effects and were practicing the Magic Dice illusion through to the next day of the conference. Mark's talk will have a lasting effect on those who are ready to accept new challenges and move out of their comfort zones."

William G. Loftus
Senior VP, Business Banking Manager, Wachovia

“Mark Zust has helped us bridge the gap between our daily work activities and growing the skill set of the department. During two full day sessions he did a wonderful job of tying together our needs with his insightful and entertaining presentation. He helped us establish a way to develop our staff, build a stronger team and better meet the needs of our clients. I highly recommend Mark to others as I have brought him back to the Clinic three times.”

George Fay
Director, Market Research & Planning Department, Cleveland Clinic Health System

"Thank you Mark for performing at the opening reception. Your magic charmed our guests and contributed to an experience they will remember for years to come! "

Cathy Bajic, Event and Program Coordinator,
Council of Smaller Enterprises

"Mark is a one of a kind personality whose work is absolutely fascinating.  He is truly talented and great at engaging an audience of any size.  We absolutely look forward to having Mark back at The Club for future events." 

Caroline Sundman, Private Events Coordinator, 
The Club at Key Center 

"Mark was a wonderful addition to our “Life is a Cabernet… Down by the Shoreby” fundraiser. He tailored his entertainment for our wine-themed event and guests loved his mind bending performance. Our large group was scattered across two floors of the venue as well as outside and Mark made his way around the crowd with ease, blending in with our guests and surprising them with fabulous entertainment. We were lucky to have Mark join us and would welcome him back to future events."

Alexis DeGirolamo, Assistant Development Director,
Kidney Foundation of Ohio

"Mark Zust was wonderfully entertaining and the perfect addition to our anniversary event at the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not only does he know magic but is a genuinely nice person who customizes his magic to the people he is entertaining. He is a fun and engaging performer with great style and personality."

Heidi Lamb, New Avenues to Independence

"It was a true pleasure working with you and Christine on our ICAA Drive-In Workshop. I could not be prouder of the way everything turned out. You are both very talented and your genuine appreciation of our challenges and potential was evident in your words and actions."

Al DiFranco, M.Ed.
Director of Donor Relations and Annual Giving, Notre Dame College

“We have found Mark’s presentations to be truly outstanding! I think sales people are the hardest to impress, yet Mark does so with ease. We have invited him back four times, which says it all.”

Robert J. Evans
President, RJ Evans & Associates

“On behalf of everyone, I want to say ‘thank you.’ You not only presented great content that we could apply immediately but also provided the information in such an entertaining, engaging way that people will remember and use it.”

Jenifer R. Thomas
Human Resources Director, Advanstar

“Mark’s Magic of Teamwork session was very funny and insightful. His unique blend of humor, magic and thought-provoking ideas gave us a fresh perspective on selecting team members who work well together and how to build teams that are more productive.”

Brent Heyneman
Vice President of Programs, Help Desk Institute

“Mark’s dedication, interest and expertise in understanding our expectations and goals are top notch. His work prior to the event went above and beyond my expectations. Mark does not just deliver a one-time, one-day product, but develops a customized approach that speaks powerfully to the audience. Any academic institution would benefit from Mark's message and his professionalism.”

Linda Hamlin
Director, eLearning Department, Lansing Community College

“Mark amazed me and my staff at the United Way annual holiday event. His mind magic demonstrations are engaging, fun, and a reminder of what we can accomplish when we tap our personal power. I look forward to bringing Mark back for a fifth consecutive year in 2010.”

K. Michael Benz
CEO, United Way Services of Greater Cleveland

“Thank you Mark for your fine work at the Inaugural Ball. Your performance was the high point of the evening. You were a joy to work with and very entertaining.”

Karen Russell
Realtor, Smythe Cramer Realty

“Mark’s presentation style is extremely engaging and our clinical leaders related very well to him. I was highly impressed that Mark not only read the book assigned to our staff but that he seamlessly wove the most important points from the book into his presentation.”

Judy Bartel
Director of Clinical Programs, Hospice of the Western Reserve

“Mark Zust will always be the first person I call when I have an event that needs a special touch. Mark’s creative and business background enables him to quickly understand my needs and translate them into a memorable performance. His performing style draws a social or business group together and helps break the ice when people don’t know each other. Mark’s presentations are entertaining, mind-boggling and just plain fun!”

Sherrill Paul
President, Trolley Tours of Cleveland

“Mark's magical effects are fantastic! He performed at our company’s Opening Day party in celebration of the Cleveland Indians home season, and mystified our staff and guests. Mark created original magic exclusively for our baseball theme. His performance also wove in our company’s name and sales message!”

Mary Patton
Director of Public Relations, FutureNext Consulting