Member Spotlight


Accredited Speaker Denise Marek

Ajax, ONT (CAN)

Subject Areas

  • CALM: Transform Worry into Inner Peace
  • CALM: Overcoming Worry in the Workplace
  • CALM: They Keys to Reducing Stress for Leaders
  • Ignite the Courage Within
  • Three Essential Risks for Success

Educational and professional background: 

Denise Marek is internationally known as The Worry Management Expert. In addition to being regularly called upon as the expert in her field by magazines such as; Martha Stewart’s Body + Soul, United Kingdom’s Red, Australia’s CLEO and Insight, and Canada’s Investment Executive, CHLOE, Chatelaine and Canadian Family, Denise is the author of CALM and co-author of The Keys. Denise is hired to speak at corporate events and provide on-site training and consulting resulting in more effective and efficient work environments, less stress, and greater success.

Special awards or recognition you have received inside and outside of Toastmasters: 

Denise Marek is the author of CALM and co-author of The Keys. As testament to their overwhelming success, her books have been published in several languages including Spanish, Italian, German, French, Dutch, Bulgarian, and Korean.

The type of presentations: 

  • Keynotes (up to 90-minutes)
  • Seminars (up to full-day)
  • Master of Ceremonies

The audience to which you typically present (business, community, etc.): 

Denise is hired to speak at corporate events and provide on-site training and consulting.

What advice do you have for potential Accredited Speaker Program applicants? 

Think of ASP (Accredited Speaker Program) as an acronym: A=Authentic. Be authentic. Don’t try to be imitate another speaker on stage, be yourself. You are unique; there is nobody else in the world like you. S=Strategic. Be strategic. Put together a plan for your success. This may include seeking out a mentor, practicing in front of several different audiences to gain as much feedback as possible, and so on. To succeed at earning the Accredited Speaker designation, it will take your very best. P=Passionate. Be passionate. At the beginning of my speaking career, I was hired to work for a seminar company. When I asked the woman who hired me why she choose me out of the hundreds of applicants, she said, “It’s because you speak with passion. I can teach people to become better speakers but I can’t teach them to speak with passion.” When you are passionate about your presentation, the audience will feel it.

Available to serve as a mentor for Accredited Speaker Program applicants?