In 2001, Darren LaCroix, the World Champion of Public Speaking
, out-spoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to win that title. That was just a benchmark. Since that victory, Darren has traveled the world demystifying the process of creating a powerful speech. He has roused audiences in faraway places like Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from first-rate chump to first-class champ, proving anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.
Darren may have been “born without a funny bone in his body,” but he possessed the desire to learn and the willingness to fail necessary to achieve his dream. The self-proclaimed “student of comedy” is living proof that humor is a skill that can be learned.
As a keynote speaker since 1994, he brings his incredible story to conferences around the world. He is consistently the top rated speaker at conferences. He changes the way people think about challenges, humor, and presentations… forever. His clients include IBM, Fidelity investments, and numerous associations too long to list!
As co-founder of The Humor Institute and a co-creator of The Humor Boot Camp®, Darren directs seminars that help presenters wisely use the power of humor to “lighten up” their presentations. He is also an award-winning producer of the film Healing, Hope, and Humor.
MARK BROWN: Emmy Award Nominated Inspirational Speaker!
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown
migrated to the United States at 18 years old
with only $40 in his pocket and a dream for a better
life. Today, he has become one of the most popular
inspirational speakers in the world.
In 1995, Mark defeated more than 20,000
contestants from 14 countries to win the illustrious
Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking.
Since then, he has delivered more than 3,500
presentations, to more than 1.7 million people on 5 continents.
As an expert in helping people overcome their fears to
reach their maximum potential, Mark has been featured on CNN Headline News and in The New York Times,
and Men's Health. He even had his own PBS Special which was nominated for an Emmy Award.
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He has shared his insights across a wide variety of industries, to major corporations
including Sprint, Sheraton, Principal Financial Group, Prudential and Cathay Pacific Airways.
Additionally, Mark has been a guest lecturer at premier academic institutions such as
Penn State University, Xavier University and the University of Florida.
Using a unique blend of hilarious humor and hard-hitting honesty, Mark Brown will
both challenge and compel your group to take their performance to the next level.