Mark Grist is a spoken word artist and educator who specialises in creative and optimal communication. A former English teacher, his rap battles and poetry videos have gained over 20 million views online – he has also won two Webby Awards for Best Solo Performance and Best Viral Content. Mark has been commissioned by Google, Film 4, BBC Radio 1 and The Royal Institute, and has produced a documentary with Red Bull TV, Mark Grist Battles The World. He is a sought-after innovative speaker, specialising in how to get the most out of what you say or write. Mark enjoys visiting schools, performing at live events and coaching public speakers and start-up CEOs. When not performing, he can be found making educational videos for BBC’s online services and his popular YouTube channel.