President and Co-Founder, Allego
Mark Magnacca, President and co-founder of Allego, has spent the last 15 years helping sales leaders shorten sales cycles and distribute their best ideas faster. He has worked as a presentation coach with a wide range of financial service companies by delivering innovative, practice-development and business-building strategies.
Mark is the author of “So What? How To Communicate What Really Matters to Your Audience.” His work has been featured in numerous media outlets including Fox TV, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
Prior to co-founding Allego, Mark founded Insight Development Group, Inc., a leading sales and presentation training firm specializing in the Financial Services industry. As a former financial advisor, Mark brings a unique perspective to the world of consultative selling. Mark is a graduate of Babson College and resides in the Boston area.
Alan Parisse, Keynote Speaker and Professional Speaking Coach
Alan made his first million in his early twenties. By his late twenties, he lost it.
To rebuild his bank account and career, Alan helped Cigna, NY Life and other companies bring non-traditional products to market. He was instrumental in the creation, marketing and sales of investments that in today’s dollars would be valued in the billions.
Alan’s real-world experience leveraging client relationships to prosper and lead through cycles of change in competitive environments is what sets him apart from the field. It’s this boots in the trenches experience that is at the core of every presentation Alan delivers.
2 AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
#1 Client Relationships: Helping financial services professionals attain success by growing revenue through client relationships. Alan’s audiences gain new ideas and practical tools to achieve a competitive advantage by advancing and monetizing their existing client relationships and creating new ones.
#2: Leading through Change: Helping leaders to lead through challenge, change and adversity. Alan’s audiences gain an understanding of the new sources of leadership – the game changes that impact influence. His unique insights and ideas are immediately actionable by audiences.
FIRST & ONLY:
Alan Parisse is the only person on the planet from financial services to be inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Hall of Fame and be named One of the Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century. Alan’s ideas have been quoted in numerous business publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and Barron’s.
Presenting information and ideas in ways that create action is the fuel that accelerates careers and enhances revenue.
Those who can engage, inspire and energize audiences are seen as credible, knowledgable and trustworthy. Yet a speech gone wrong can destroy your image and credibility. It can easily cause you to lose business and be a barrier to advancement.
Influential leaders, financial wholesalers and advisors who are compelling speakers communicate confidence, trust and authenticity. The ability to express ideas effectively goes a long way toward establishing oneself as believable and impactful.
For over two decades, Alan has helped his clients reach their goals by teaching them how to move audiences into action.
Alan has written and co-authored numerous books and training programs including Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask, This Is Your Time, Taking Change: Lessons in Leadership, The Great Salesperson and Power Marketing.
Alan’s articles have appeared in numerous publications including Executive Excellence, Federal Home Loan Bank Correspondent, Taxes – The Tax Magazine, Advisor Today, Medical Product Sales, Life Insurance Selling, Financial Planning Magazine, Pharmaceutical Representative, The Investment Advisor, The Real Estate Review and The Bank Investment Representative.
Lisa Casden, Public Speaking Coach
Lisa Casden brings something unique to speaker trainings.
A former professional figure skater, coach, and choreographer, her unique background and point of view helps speakers organize their physicality to best support and enhance their message.
Lisa has been training presenters for over a decade. Her work with financial executives, venture capitalists, and other professionals has helped them perform to their highest potential.