Dr. Marc Newman is president of Speaker for Life, a training firm dedicated to equipping pro-life advocates with public speaking skills, located in East Tennessee. He is considered to be one of the top pro-life speaker trainers in the nation and is consistently in demand as a fundraising banquet keynote speaker. Whether delivering his signature banquet address aimed squarely at men, “Heroes,” or one of his three other banquet presentations, his audiences laugh, are entertained, educated, and shepherded toward the decision to become champions for pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations.
His trainees include: regional trainers and directors of CareNet and Heartbeat affiliated pregnancy centers, National Right to Life affiliates, Presbyterians Pro-Life, American Life League, Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Respect Life, Feminists for Life, Operation Rescue, regional and center directors of Birthright, Concerned Women for America, Americans United for Life, Texans United For Life, Project Rachel, and numerous independent pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations nationwide.
He is the former Director of Speech and Debate at the University of California at Irvine and recently retired from teaching in the doctoral program in the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University. He has trained speakers in both the public and private sectors for over 30 years. He is also the CEO of SpeechRamp, a company that is changing the way the colleges and universities all over America are teaching public speaking.
Marc has been a featured speaker at the CareNet National Conference, Heartbeat International Convention, the National Right to Life Convention, Focus on the Family Crisis Pregnancy Center Directors’ Conference, the California Pro-Life Council Statewide Convention, the WELS Lutherans for Life Leaders’ Training Seminar, the Tennessee Right to Life Leadership Conference, and the Birthright So-Cal Conference.
Marc holds a license to preach from the First Baptist Church of Gonzales, Louisiana in the Southern Baptist Convention.
In addition to his pro-life pursuits, Marc gives humorous and insightful presentations on the power of persuasion, both spoken and in the mass media, at national conventions, churches, and for community service organizations. He has appeared on Fox News and has been cited in Time magazine as well as other international, national, and regional publications. He lives in East Tennessee with his wife, Sharon, and their youngest son, Joel.
Visit Marc's Website at www.speakerforlife.com.
"There were so many positive comments about our banquet this year. The audience appreciated Marc’s passion and forthrightness. He brought everything “back to the center”, gearing his whole presentation toward sacrificial giving on our behalf. This was by far our most successful event yet! Not only were the per family donations the highest they’ve been, but our number of monthly financial partners was substantially increased as well."
"We received high praise from many of our supporters about Marc. So much, we are having him back next year."
"Quote from several guests: 'Best speaker we've ever had in our 27 years of existence.'"
“Marc Newman did it again! This was our second time hosting him and he did not disappoint! His first visit was our highest grossing event ever, but this visit topped even that one! Marc has a remarkable way of connecting with the audience and really getting them invested in the cause of life. God is using him in a mighty way! Would recommend him to everyone without hesitation, and his pastors workshops are amazing as well!”
“Dr. Newman gave a superb speech and had the audience's attention the whole time. He is very articulate and his presentation was excellent. Dr. Newman's "ASK" was excellent. The ASK was doubled what we have received in past years, at this type of event.”
"We had Dr. Marc Newman as our speaker at Care Net Pregnancy Center (in Houston) for the third time last October. Marc is our favorite banquet speaker. Our guests/donors love him! We always receive rave reviews, and the donations from the event reflect that enthusiasm. Marc builds his entire speech to prepare guests to make a sacrificial donation at the end. No guilt, just an honest challenge. I believe our guests leave feeling connected and excited about supporting our pregnancy center. His talks are always fresh, never have that "old, I've given this speech dozens of times" sound. One of the things I like best is that Marc takes the time to get to know our center, and he skillfully weaves in specific information to personalize his talk to our center. And yes, we do plan on inviting him back for a fourth time soon!"