Delivering Unforgettable Presentations with Darren LaCroix

By Jane Atkinson

Do you feel that your keynote is flawless as it is, or could it use a little work?  We are of the mindset that you should always be working on your craft and improving your presentation.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I’m so excited to welcome my good friend Darren LaCroix.

Darren is currently the only speaker in the world who is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), an AS (Accredited Speaker), and a World Champion of Public Speaking.  In 2001, he outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to become the World Champion of Public Speaking. He did it with a very funny speech. Some said it was one of the best speeches in the history of the contest.

“If we don’t stretch ourselves in that comfortable bubble, we’re never going to reach our full potential in the real world.”  Darren LaCroix

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Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  •  Winning the World Championship.  [1:05]
  • The speech that won – OUCH.  [6:40]
  • What’s missing in the average presentation?  [9:00]
  • Have a reason for moving.  [13:30]
  • Creating clarity on stage.  [16:45]
  • Finding the “phrase that pays”.  [23:00]
  • What do you need to let go of?  [30:00]
  • Getting back up after you bomb.  [31:30]

Since that victory, Darren travels the world demystifying the process of creating a powerful presentation.  He is the co-host of Unforgettable Presentations podcast and also the coauthor for two books, Laugh & Get Rich and The Speaker’s Edge. Through his live workshops and online programs, Darren works with presenters eager to learn what it takes to connect deeply with their audiences. As the founder of StageTimeUniversity.com he shows presenters how to be unforgettable.

If you would like some great advice on how to continue to develop your speech to make it even more fantastic, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!

I hope you’ll download and learn.

Podcast Resources:

Darren’s website: https://stagetimeuniversity.com

Darren’s podcast: https://www.unforgettablepresentationspodcast.com

Darren’s championship speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSUnj3gf_Y

Joe Calloway – Let it Go: https://speakermagazine.com/calloway-2004-speech/


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