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Kelly Marks

Kelly did the unthinkable; she found a way to use a degree in English. Of course, she had to start her own business to do it!   In 1991, along with her husband (who will remain nameless), Kelly opened an SAT prep school called Briarcliff Hall (  The first class had 3 students; however, by the end of the first year Briarcliff had more than 100 students and has sold out almost every class for the last 25 years.


Ten years ago Kelly took an improv class and was hooked.  After studying and analyzing the craft, Kelly became the marketing arm of Beta Test improv ( )   helping build a following for the company that has resulted in more than 90 corporate workshops and Keynotes annually.  Kelly has given interactive speeches to companies such as The Vanguard group, the NASPA Regional Conference, UNCC, Girl Scouts of America, among others.  Her speeches touch on:


  • Humor

  • Confidence

  • Presentation skills

  • Creativity

  • Leadership


Kelly approaches her workshops with a mixture of warmth, humor and hands-on games that keep the presentation lively and engaging as well as informative.

Kelly sitting in a white shirt and jean on the brick steps smiling

"Nothing great was ever achieved  without enthusiasm." 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Kelly Marks


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