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39 minutes | 2 days ago
Ep. 89 Why are you REALLY there?
You’ve got the ‘gig’ and you’ll get to showcase your expertise and experience. But why are you REALLY there? Darren and Mark answer this question by exploring, expounding and answering four deeper questions. Their responses will provide clarity and give you direction you need to make your next presentation unforgettable!
42 minutes | 9 days ago
Ep. 88 The Unforgettable Les Brown
“LIVE YOUR DREAMS!” Millions have heard these words by the legendary Les Brown, who opens up to Mark and Darren about his incredible journey, which includes giving free speeches to 7-year-olds, hiding in the men’s room afraid to face his audience, and much more. His seasoned advice will help any speaker become unforgettable!
34 minutes | 16 days ago
Ep. 87 The Gold in the Old!
Do you have a story, a presentation, a sermon or experience that you haven’t used in a long time? Maybe you think it’s past its ‘USE BY DATE.’ Darren and Mark explain why and how to revisit the old, find the GOLD and rediscover the value that can make your next presentation unforgettable!
71 minutes | 23 days ago
Ep. 86 Live Coaching With Denise Banks-Grasedyck, Speaker, Author
Today Mark and Darren help Denise Banks-Grasedyck uncover the power of her stories using ‘triads’…the power of three. Denise learns how characters and contrast can reinforce any message, and how to quickly identify a central theme. Her UNFORGETTABLE response? “As coaches, you are each amazing in your own right, however, together you are FIRE! TNT!”
58 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 85 Unforgettable Body Language with Blanca Cobb
How can you tell if you’re connecting with your audience? How can you make your characters come alive? How can your face, hands and body help to drive your message home? Body language expert Blanca Cobb shares…and shows…how your body language can engage your audience, magnify your message and make you unforgettable!
44 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 84 Your Unforgettable STRETCH
What happens when you STRETCH? Darren and Mark chat with four of their speaking students, Kory May, Amanda Mae Gray, Sara McGill, and Kathi Kulesza, about their stretch; the #77DayVideoChallenge. Their new relationships, international speaking opportunities, and business growth are proof that your stretch can expand your influence, increase your productivity, and make you unforgettable!
57 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 83 The Unforgettable Capt. Charlie Plumb
After spending almost 6 years as a Prisoner of War, writing a book so people will STOP asking about it, giving over 400 FREE speeches, and telling stories for more than 45 years, the legendary Cap’t. Charlie Plumb sits down with Mark and Darren to explain it all. He shares techniques, dispenses wisdom, and gives advice that will put YOU on the path to being unforgettable!
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 82 Prop-ology
Props can be powerful tools for supporting your premise and reinforcing your message. Should you use them? Why? When? How? Mark and Darren provide answers and offer examples that will help you to use props effectively and make your presentation unforgettable.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 81 Do You Have Open Loops?
Without knowing it, we sometimes leave unanswered questions in the minds of our audience…open loops that we don’t close. Today Darren and Mark examine 4 such loops and explain how to close them to make your presentation unforgettable.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 80 Five Closing Mistakes
If you’ve ever left a presentation wondering, “Is that it?” it’s possible that the speaker didn’t close convincingly. Mark and Darren discuss 5 common closing mistakes…which they themselves have made…and offer simple yet solid solutions to help you close your unforgettable presentation with clarity and confidence.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 79 Your Failure Story
Perhaps you’ve failed, at something, at some time. If you’d rather not share it, that’s normal. Today Mark and Darren discuss failures…and share a few of their own…as they show the value of failure lessons, and the action that you take afterwards. Listen, and learn how to be unforgettable through the power of your well-told failure story.
57 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 78 The World's First Humor Engineer with Drew Travin
‘HUMOR ENGINEER.’ Somehow those two words just don’t seem to belong together. Today Mark and Darren chat with Drew Tarvin, the world’s FIRST humor engineer, who proves (with 9.1 MILLION TEDx talk views) that IT professionals and engineers can be funny, and how improv, stand-up, rap, puns, visual humor, and structure can help us develop The Skill of Humor. Listen, laugh and learn to be unforgettable with Humor That Works!
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 77 We Double Dog Dare You!
Did you ever accept a dare when you were younger? Or did you choose the comfortable path and ‘play it safe?’ As presenters, it’s easy to get comfortable doing what we do well. In this episode, Darren and Mark DOUBLE DOG DARE you to serve your audiences by stretching yourself in a new way and they provide guidance that will help you to be unforgettable.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 76 Does Your Presentation Need a Little Salt?
It’s easy for a presentation to become a lecture, as we spoon-feed the audience with the knowledge we want to share. Mark and Darren investigate the value of creating curiosity and using a tease…adding a little ‘salt’…to make your presentation unforgettable.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 75 The Blessings in Your Battles
When life hits, it’s hard to ‘look on the bright side’. Darren and Mark offer specific strategies for seeking out the blessings in our battles, to give our audiences hope and deliver presentations that are uplifting and unforgettable.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 74 Impromptu You! Ready?
You’re suddenly asked to ‘say a few words’ at a special occasion, or to replace a no-show speaker at the last minute. Are you nervous, or are you READY? Mark and Darren share effective tools and a simple yet effective strategy for handling any impromptu speaking situation, all to help you to beUNFORGETTABLE!
44 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 73 Being Funny Isn't About Trying To Be Funny With Judy Carter
“If you’re trying to be anything other than yourself, you’re playing a game called ‘YOU LOSE!’” So says magician, coach, and speaker Judy Carter, author of THE COMEDY BIBLE. Darren and Mark can’t keep the chuckles away as Judy expounds on HOW and WHY funny works…and doesn’t. Her insights will help you uncover the funny, and be UNFORGETTABLE!
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 72 Do You REALLY Give Your Audience What THEY Need? Part 3
In this final episode of a 3-part series, Jacob and Linda share their need for authenticity, originality, proven processes, and hope. Finally, Carolyn, the meeting planner, reveals how to become the rising star she wants to book. Mark and Darren expand on these, and more, to help you to be unforgettable.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 71 Do You REALLY Give Your Audience What THEY Need? Part 2
Today we hear from 3 more audience members, Gavin, Kristoff & Mark, as they reveal what they are REALLY thinking during your presentation. Darren and Mark provide insights on quoting sources, re-imagining old material, engaging your audience, and more…techniques which will to help you to be unforgettable.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 70 Do You REALLY Give the Audience What THEY Need? - Part 1
If your audience members could personally tell you what they really need, would you adjust your content or your presentation? Mark and Darren hear from 3 anonymous audience members and respond with practical, proven advice on how you can be unforgettable by REALLY serving your audience.
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