Insight with Mark Farrell An engaging forum to examine and discuss a vast array of everyday obstacles and challenges facing adults and children today.

August 11, 2017  

A new You Tube series, “Don’t Shoot The Messenger” has the internet buzzing over it’s witty writing, interesting characters and the real challenges deaf people experience ranging from limited professional opportunities (including lack of casting deaf actors in roles for the deaf), corporations and accommodations to the indescribably mindless questions persons with hearing impairments and deafness field like; “can you drive a car” or, “Are you able to have sex?”.  Really!  Mark is joined by the creators, Melani Chaitoo and Craig Fogel (and interpreter Veronica Staehle) who discuss the inception of the series that is a partial reflection of Melanie’s life without hearing and Craig’s early introduction to learning American Sign Language (ASL) to becoming an interpreter, actor and much more.  It’s an eye-opening funny conversation about disabilities and acting and the arts. “Don’t Shoot The Messenger” episodes are available to view for free:  Watch interview: (scroll down look for INSIGHT LIVE Thursday August 10).


Have Mark speak at your company or organization to increase moral, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for kids 2nd – 12th and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at:

“Mark Farrell presented at our school during The Week of Respect. The students were captivated by his motivating message on perseverance, diversity, and anti-bullying. Our students remained engaged throughout his presentation as he has perfected speaking to students at their developmental level. Mark was flexible to work with and was able to engage with students on a large array of topics. My students greatly benefited from hearing the message that with hard work, diligence, and never giving up on yourself, your dreams can become your reality. I would highly recommend Mark Farrell to any school looking for a highly motivating speaker”

Janice Dawer School Counselor/SAC
Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School

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