Marie was born in Ohio and attended private Catholic schools from kindergarten through college. At Ursuline College, she completed a double major in English and Theatre and a minor in Secondary Education. (That created a massive load of credit hours per semester!!) She earned her M.A. in theatre at Case Western Reserve University. She is fond of saying that “a master’s degree in theatre and $3.50 will get you a regular cup of coffee almost anywhere.” Following grad school, Marie performed with a professional improvisation company called The End Result Cult for about two years.
Marie taught English, speech, and theatre in private schools in Ohio for ten years. Then, she became a property manager. Consider the problem of snow removal for five apartment complexes and three strip shopping centers in Cleveland! It is no surprise that she moved to North Carolina to enjoy the Carolina blue sky and Southern charm.
She then taught English and Theatre at Orange High School in Hillsborough for many years. After retiring from the world of public school, Marie became the Production Manager and Executive Assistant at SA Brown Marketing Strategy. She enjoyed the fast-paced world of tradeshow and event planning and is a member of Meeting Planners International. For fun, Marie sings. She is a member of the Durham Savoyards, sings in her church choir, and in the shower.
She is currently a part Earl Hadden’s team, The Small Business Success Project. She is “jazzed” about helping small business owners prosper. Marie is one of the contributing authors of the Amazon best selling business book, 17 Legal Ways to Double Your Income.
Marie formed her own company, Marie Snider Speaks in early 2013.
Currently, Marie is speaking on the following topics:
- Business Body Language to Increase Sales and Credibility
- Tell Your Story so that People Learn to Know, Like, and Trust You
- The Effective Thirty Second “Elevator Speech”
In October of 2016, Marie was a key speaker at the Excelerate Experience, a one day business conference at the NC BioTech Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. In March of 2017, spoke at the Carolina Business Woman’s Conference.