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44 minutes | 6 days 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 | 13 days 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 | 20 days 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 | a month 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.
71 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 69 Virtual Training Mistakes; 9 NO-NOs
Virtual training done well can be delightful. Done poorly, it can be disastrous. Darren, Mark & guest host Ed Tate, CSP take a deep dive into 9 NO-Nos of virtual training and show how to avoid being boring, keep your attendees engaged, and ultimately deliver unforgettable virtual training programs.
31 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 68 Unforgettable Movie Moments
Do you know that favorite movie scene when there’s a plot twist, a change in a character, a revelation, or a shock? Think STAR WARS Episode V when Darth Vader tells Luke Skywalker, “I am your father.” That was a MOMENT! Mark and Darren discuss ‘MOVIE MOMENTS’ and how to both set them up, and use them effectively to make your presentations unforgettable.
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 67 Create Unforgettable Analogies With Pastor Josh Teis
It’s tough creating a new presentation 50 times a year, and keeping your audience engaged week after week, but Pastor Josh Teis does just that. In this episode, he opens up to Darren and Mark about his methods and his messages. He explains his technique for using analogies and shares how comedians and PIXAR help him to beUNFORGETTABLE!
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 66 Your Family's Treasure
Do you remember the times when your family got together for holidays, anniversary celebrations or special occasions? The laughter you shared, the memories you made, and the tales you told? Mark and Darren talk about the hidden TREASURE in our families’ stories and offer specific ideas for finding and sharing the treasure that can make your family stories unforgettable.
68 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 65 Live Coaching With Denise Marek, Worry-Management Expert
Take another peek behind the coaches’ curtain as Darren and Mark show Denise Marek, award-winning speaker and author, how minor adjustments can have major impact. Listen as they explain how techniques like The Pause Pedestal, replacing statements with questions, the power of Reaction, and the Magic of Moments will make your good stories UNFORGETTABLE!
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 64 Lessons from the Master Mentor David Brooks
Imagine: Winning the World Championship of Public Speaking with a timeless message, pioneering unconventional attire & audience response, and mentoring several other finalists and champions, including co-hosts Darren and Mark. Meet David Brooks, hear his journey, glean from his experience, and learn how excellent writing can make your presentation UNFORGETTABLE! If you are a Toastmaster this is a must listen episode. Why? If you ever heard a World Champion at any District conference, you may have David Brooks to thank. He was a Game Changer. You’ve got to listen.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 63 WHY?
Have you clarified your why lately? What drives you to get on stage…or online…and deliver a presentation? We all have our reasons, and they may vary greatly. Today Darren and Mark dive into the ‘NEW WHY’…the deeper motivation behind why we present. They explore how looking beyond technical expertise, eloquence, and the accolades we receive, will help us to be unforgettable.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 62 Shatter Norms With A Deep Message: Linda-Marie Miller
Racism is a highly volatile social issue. Tackling it head-on, to a global audience, breaks the mold, yet the 2020 World Championship Of Public Speaking 1st-Runner-Up Linda-Marie Miller did just that. Why that subject? What was her speech development process? Why use placards? Darren, Mark, and guest co-host Ed Tate get these answers and more during an unforgettable conversation about anUNFORGETTABLE PRESENTATION!
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 61 Humor for the Un-Funny
How do you put a smile of the faces of your audience, or make them laugh out loud…especially when you KNOW you aren’t funny? Mark and Darren understand all too well, having both been branded ‘un-funny’ since childhood. In this episode, they share some simple yet effective formulas for finding the funny, and being unforgettable.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 60 How to Handle a Controversial Subject with Sadika Kebbi
How do you deliver a potentially controversial presentation with grace and dignity, yet be effective without being offensive, and ultimately become UNFORGETTABLE? Mark and Darren get answers from Lebanese storyteller and academic Sadika Kebbi, as she expounds on the power of a personal story and reveals her unique techniques for making her presentations UNFORGETTABLE!
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 59 How to Make Your Special Occasion Speeches Unforgettable
What happens when 2 World Champions are each asked to officiate a wedding for the first time? How do they approach it? Perhaps you will be asked to deliver a Best Man’s Speech, a toast, a roast, a eulogy or to officiate a wedding. How can you make it unforgettable? Mark and Darren break down their 5-step preparation process and show the importance of good structure for unforgettable special occasion presentations. Get tools and insights to help you deliver an unforgettable one-time special occasion speech.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 58 How To Be Unforgettable Off Balance With Dan Thurmon
With the global pandemic, it seems the whole world has been thrown off balance. How can you still be impactful? What if you’re a presenter and performer who relies on a large stage, unusual props, and extensive physical activity? How do you pivot to a virtual experience? In this lively…and sometimes visually amazing…conversation with Darren and Mark, author/acrobat/Hall-Of-Fame speaker Dan Thurmon provides answers and proves that you can live your life off balance on purpose, and be UNFORGETTABLE!
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 57 The Story Behind the 2020 World Champion Speaker, Mike Carr
What does it take to ‘out-speak’ 35,000 global contestants to become the first VIRTUAL World Champion of Public Speaking? Mark and Darren chat with the 2020 WCPS Mike Carr about the ups and downs of his speaking journey, lessons learned along the way, and his now famous and unforgettable use of the virtual platform to create a unique audience experience. Tune in for tips and techniques that will help make you UNFORGETTABLE!
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 56 How to Create Unforgettable Magic Moments
Unforgettable presentations have MOMENTS…scenes, conversations, statements, and emotions that resonate with the audience or with the presenter. These are the moments that remain in our minds and hearts. Darren and Mark talk about three specific categories of Magic Moments, provide examples from their experiences, and offer advice on both identifying and creating magic moments…moments that will make your presentations UNFORGETTABLE!
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 55 The Art of Unforgettable Story Crafting with Craig Valentine
That ‘Nudge Your Neighbor’ moment; when the speaker starts to tell a story you’ve heard before, so you nudge your neighbor and say, “You’re going to LOVE this!” Darren and Mark talk with master story-crafter Craig Valentine about the ins and outs of story craft, some common mistakes that even seasoned experts make, and the power of The Foundational Phrase in the story crafting process…tools that will help you to create ‘Nudge Your Neighbor’ moments, and make you UNFORGETTABLE!
63 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 54 Create Your Legenday Story with Michael Hauge Your Unforgettable Story
Entertainment superstar Will Smith calls him ‘The Legend’. Michael Hauge is a story expert and Hollywood script consultant to the stars. Today he responds to Mark’s and Darren’s questions about stories and gives insight into the nuances of not only preparing, but also presenting legendary stories. Applying his wisdom, gained from over 40 years in Hollywood, will lead you to story mastery, and help you to be UNFORGETTABLE!
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