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Mark Lee on magic and helping professionals stand out - MAF138
17th August 2017 • Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast • Roger Edwards interviews great people from Marketing and the world of Finance
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Mark Lee on magic and helping professionals stand out - MAF138

This week I talk to Mark Lee.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, he's the Treasurer of the Magic Circle.

We talk about magic and how he's pivoted his career to helping professionals stand out.

Welcome to episode 138 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast..

We chat about:

  • Effective communications depend upon whether people understand your messages
  • Creating goals by asking:
    • Who's my market?
    • What's my message?
    • What's the media to convey my message?
  • How you can't stand out if you follow the same rules as everyone else
  • The power of asking questions to really understand what your clients want
  • And how a wooden duck as become a magic party trick loved by generations of children - including me

Who Mark Lee?

Originally a children's party magician and a Chartered Accountant, Mark has developed a career helping professionals stand out.

Using his 7 Stage Framework he focuses, mainly on accountants, and helps them be remembered, referred and recommended.

As Treasurer of The Magic Circle, Mark draws on his skills as a magician and build magic tricks and techniques into his speeches and blogs.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Jason, please visit for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30 minute radio show you download from, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

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Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved.