Mark Berger Training was established in 1996. Since then we have trained and motivated thousands of employees for over 200 customers throughout South Africa. During this time we have had the privilege of working with teams from a broad spectrum of South African Industry. Our clients range from small and medium sized organisations to large multinationals. Some of the better known companies we have been privileged to work with are:
Hewlett Packard (HP), Unilever, Neotel, Microsoft, Edcon, 3M, SPAR Western Cape, Sun International, S.A. Home Loans, Shell Petroleum , Ernst & Young, Schwarzkopf, Old Mutual, Tiger Brands, V&A Waterfront, Province Lighting, Media 24, MTV Networks, Three Cities Hotels, ABSA, Travel With Flair, Cape Town Tourism, NGK Ceramics, Paarl Media, Associated Magazines, Flight Centre, Pam Golding Properties, Home Fabrics, Nampak, Fedhealth and Sanlam.
Examples of Customer Feedback
Hi Mark – we have received very positive feedback from the delegates who attended your training and it was well worth the investment from a company point of view!
Gillian Engelbrecht – X O Africa
Thanks for the great session today. The feedback was excellent, mostly 5s (out of 5) and 4s.
A number of delegates rated it as the item they most enjoyed of the 3 day programme!
Amelia Keefer – Gordon Verhoef & Krause
Just a short note to let you know that Mark’s presentation was awesome on Tuesday. The feedback so far has been really positive! Many thanks and regards.
Paula Johnson – Pam Golding Properties
My team and I would like to thank you most sincerely for the inspiring and informative session on the 10 P’s of Sales. We thoroughly enjoyed your relaxed and authentic approach, which had the target audience not only riveted in terms of your core message but also having fun.
Jennifer Allen – ABSA Bank
Mark – Just to say THANKS for Friday. You were GREAT. The delegates really enjoyed you and you did make a difference. We will contact you again in the future.
Beulah van Rensburg – Media 24
First impression lasts forever and ever – you came down to my “level” and through this my unconditional respect.
Elmaret Nel – Sasko Milling and Baking
Excellent guy – great motivator! Mark knows exactly what he is talking about. I learnt so much from him. His presentation style was excellent. I definitely will use the knowledge I got from the presentation and put it into practice.
Fiona Payne – Swazi MTN Ltd
This section (Mark’s presentation) I enjoyed the most and found the most enlightening. I certainly came away with a lot more knowledge about myself.
Megan Elliot – PA to Mark Shuttleworth
Thanks again Mark for a great team bonding day, which we all really needed and benefited from!
Romy Heldsinger – Marie Claire Magazine.
Mark is the most warm, amazing, inspirational person I have ever listened to. I did a lot of soul searching. He really touched me in a very special way.
Derval Rust – Coega Development Corporation
I have had such raving reviews from the staff with regards to the 2 day Sales Training course. To quote them: “the best one so far.” Cold Press Media would like to establish an ongoing training relationship with you during the next 12 months.
Jennifer Steyn – Cold Press Media
The feedback from your training has been awesome so I am sure we will be looking at doing a follow up session soon. Thank you so much for everything!
Kate Naughton – Jewel Africa.
Mark’s easy going nature makes it a pleasure to participate in his session. The content is excellent and is something that really makes you think. I found great value in his presentation.
Lindsay Fiamingo – Old Mutual
Made me take stock of my life and I realise that I need to make changes in my life.
Michelle Russell – Old Mutual
Dear Mark – Thanks so much for the great Sales Training workshop you conducted with us. We learnt so much about integrity in the sales environment and the focus of go giving instead of go getting! We are feeling very positive about our approach to renewals and new members. Many thanks!
Coleen van Staden – Cape Town Tourism.
Hi Mark. I just wanted to drop you a note to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for the three days which we spent with you! You truly are a remarkable man full of positive energy which one can’t help but absorb. I learnt a lot from your motivational speaking and sales training and I will certainly be putting some of your sales tips into practice. You also opened my eyes to see that I am making a lot of mistakes which I can now see and improve on. Thanks again and stay the awesome, dynamic gent that you are!
Natalie Vermaak – L R Plastics.
Mark, I would like to extend my gratitude for last week’s training of the Three Cities Group Sales Division. The feedback from the team has been so awesome it makes me happy to know that they GOT IT!! Not for the company or for me but more importantly for themselves… the rest will follow. I just want to tell you that in the past week one of our team members has written almost R 700 000 worth of business, communicating much better with all her colleagues and clients, asking advice and has really just switched 150 %. I am so proud of her and thank you for unleashing her potential! This is just one story of many to come. Personally it was great to work with you. Your understanding of the team dynamic and assertive, yet calm way of getting the hard hitting message across was amazing to observe. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.
Zelda Robertson – Three Cites Hotels Group.
Hi Mark – On behalf of myself and the Claman team we would like to express our sincere thanks to you for arranging to meet with us all and presenting on: “Unlocking Human Potential, Happiness, Stress and Challenges”. The general feed-back was very positive and we have all learned a whole lot from you. Well Done! In addition, you certainly assisted us with setting a very positive tone for the rest of our conference!
Clarissa Heyman – Claman / Robertet Fragrances.
SAY team-building and clichés spring to mind… …add Mark Berger in this equation and you have a winning recipe! His practical and dynamic approach to team building has elicited a phenomenal response from our departments that have been fortunate enough to spend time with him! He has added value to us as individuals and collectively as a team. I have no hesitation in recommending Mark for any team intervention.
Conway Nesbitt – SPAR Western Cape
Mark, when Jill returned from your Retail Selling Skills seminar I was floored by the change, at the same time skeptical that it wouldn’t last, but Jill continues to impress me. There has been a remarkable increase in her sales, and she is also showing more initiative and really appears to be enjoying her work. So thanks for helping her get there, it’s been good for my business and even better for my stress levels.
Dan Saks – Bloom – V&A Waterfront
Mark could immediately identify with Nuclear’s problem due to his manufacturing background…we managed to identify some of the critical factors affecting our business and with Mark facilitating our brainstorming session we came up with the solutions and action plan.
Martin Phillips – Nuclear Corporate Furniture.
Thanks for your contribution at our annual Fedhealth sales conference in Hermanus. The staff were extremely impressed with the style and content of your presentation and it has certainly changed their approach to sales. They needed a new approach to sales and this has definitely given them the tools to achieve their goals. Your approach of good humor and constant interaction with the staff meant the afternoon was filled with laughter but at the same time we achieved everything we wanted to, as the staff have no illusions about the high standards that are expected of them. Thanks again I will keep you updated as sales progress, you will be happy to know we exceeded our targets for March and will hopefully do the same for April.
Chris Norton – National Sales Manager – Fedhealth.
Mark, I just wanted to thank you officially and formally by e-mail for the workshop at Medunsa (which went off GREAT – as you know!) and for the conference presentation at the Warmbaths. We had quite a few dentists who came to our stand to remark on your talk – everyone seemed to have enjoyed it thoroughly. Even more a sign of this was that some of the other presenters on Saturday referred to your talk in their lectures to drive an ethical point home. So you’ve succeeded in doing an ETHICAL motivational talk
Dr. Christina Strydom – 3M.
Hi Mark – On behalf of all of us at Col’Cacchio pizzeria I would firstly like to say that your talks and workshops were very inspiring. I am sure that every single person there took away with them some tools that will help them improve the way they run their businesses or do their jobs in order to deliver a WOW customer experience, I know that I did. Secondly, thank you very much for all your help in making this year’s national conference our best yet, from helping us source a venue, the loan of your microphone and laptop to the loan of your music and Public Address System at our dinner. It was all greatly appreciated. Mark you run a good show and we would recommend you to anyone looking for a motivational speaker and trainer. It is clear that you know and enjoy what you do and this is reflective in the product you offer.
Michael Terespolsky – Col’Cacchio Pizzeria Co-Founder.
It would appear you have struck a chord – I was not sure if you would be able to crack his shell. But it is obvious that you have and he will probably look to you for further guidance down the line. Otherwise I am pleased that each of them have found something. I personally feel happy that they can see that the need to focus and believe in their abilities is not just preached by me – it is practice and you have confirmed that. Well done!
Murray Giggins – Enartis Enologists.
Dear Mark – I have to admit that when I hear the word “workshop” I tend to be a little hesitant and not sure if it will be the “same old same old” – but I was pleasantly surprised. It was a new approach for me and I really enjoyed the Legal/Ethical/Moral dilemma. The shape of Your Wheel of Life was very interesting and a new look for me on where I need to focus more – thanks for that! What really changed me is…. I choose. This has now become a mindset thing and I am constantly making myself aware of… I choose. Thank you so much – I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Lucille Nel – J F Hillebrand.
Hi Mark. I did my first round of store visits today and I have to send through a quick complaint! Every single Ponds lady I visited today was in a positive mood and I was completely distraught! Not only that, but they were happy and confident with their customers, very approachable and getting on so well with the store managers and staff that I almost had heart failure! They were far too creative with their sales approaches and used all your closing sales statements like they were born to say it. What am I to do now? I have no problems to sort out, no fires to put out and no angry clients on the phone!? This is a disaster!
Your programme has amped and motivated the Ponds ladies so much that even the store staff have approached me complimenting the changes in the ladies. The word ‘Compliment’ was not in my vocabulary before today! They seem to be more in charge of what they do on a daily basis than ever before! It seems that the 2 magic words “I Choose” have really hit a chord with them.
But to get to the point … THANK YOU MARK! This training has really made such a positive impact on the Ponds ladies! I have been asked to send out a huge load of Thanks from all of my ladies to you – if I don’t I will be in the dog box with my girls
Renate Niebuhr – Unilever Ponds
You can tell anyone who cares to listen that “I CHOOSE” are the two most important words that they will ever learn about!!! I have gone from being a plonker with no hope to being a plonker with endless hope!!! No jokes Mark, it really changed my life. It’s the simple things which make the difference, not the complicated c**p. I’m not the PA to anyone famous, I am famous bro!!
Michael Halperin – Director – Press Spinning and Stamping
Thanks Mark for your holistic and fun way of approaching staff motivation and training within our company. We enjoyed the knowledge and practical advice that was given. We highly recommend you.
Muriel Jansen – Tracktone