100 episodes

Attention experienced corporate presenters, public speakers, professional speakers and pastors.

Do you want to deliver a good, a great or an unforgettable presentation?

Get insights from behind the scenes on some of the most unforgettable presentations ever delivered.

√ What's the story behind the presentation?
√ Where did the idea come from?
√ How did they prepare it?
√ How did they execute it?

Join World Champions of Public Speaking, Mark Brown & Darren LaCroix. They have been world-class speaking coaches for over a decade and have trained presenters in over 14 countries. You'll love their chemistry and wisdom.

What will you hear?
Some episodes will be rock-solid content, some episodes will be interviews with presenters who delivered an unforgettable presentation.

Unforgettable Presentations Darren LaCroix, Mark Brown

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 90 Ratings

Attention experienced corporate presenters, public speakers, professional speakers and pastors.

Do you want to deliver a good, a great or an unforgettable presentation?

Get insights from behind the scenes on some of the most unforgettable presentations ever delivered.

√ What's the story behind the presentation?
√ Where did the idea come from?
√ How did they prepare it?
√ How did they execute it?

Join World Champions of Public Speaking, Mark Brown & Darren LaCroix. They have been world-class speaking coaches for over a decade and have trained presenters in over 14 countries. You'll love their chemistry and wisdom.

What will you hear?
Some episodes will be rock-solid content, some episodes will be interviews with presenters who delivered an unforgettable presentation.

    The Greatest Story Never Told

    The Greatest Story Never Told

    Does your life hold an untold story? Perhaps one you tried before that didn’t work well, so you abandoned it? Maybe you thought it wasn’t powerful enough. Mark and Darren have a discussion on stories that remain inside us…stories that need to be heard. They share how to find them and offer suggestions for resurrecting and honing them. They also explore why those stories can be meaningful and offer specific action steps for revealing what just might be the greatest story you have never told.
    You may not see the value in your own story because you are too close to it Our ‘tragic’ story can be meaningful but we fail to see its significance One man’s mundane is another man’s magnificent You can move your story from ‘meh’ to memorable Testing an old story with a new audience can bring surprising responses An old story with a new application can yield powerful results Your experience over time has made you a better presenter Your maturity has given you a new perspective on your story Revisit your story folder; you’ll find a story you have never told

    • 21 min
    Panelist Part II: Our Experience

    Panelist Part II: Our Experience

    In this follow-up to last week’s episode about preparing to be a panelist, Darren and Mark share how some of the DOs and DON’Ts in Ep 153 have helped them. They served on separate panels in recent weeks, and in the aftermath of their recent panelist appearances, they discuss additional lessons they learned during that process. Additionally, they offer advice which, when applied, will equip you with techniques to make your panelist experiences unforgettable.
    You can’t possibly share all you know on your subject. Be succinct. Serving with the right co-panelists is important Learn the moderator’s and co-panelists’ credentials before hand Establish rapport with the moderator and co-panelists before the event When possible, get a look at the moderator’s questions ahead of the event Authentically edify your co-panelists Convert stories to anecdotes; time is limited Be willing to defer to a co-panelist when appropriate

    • 27 min
    How To Be An Unforgettable Panelist

    How To Be An Unforgettable Panelist

    Your expertise can earn you a seat on the platform as a panelist. Today Darren and Mark and Darren unpack the DOs and DON’Ts of serving as a panelist, and examine some critical pre-event responsibilities which, when followed, will help you to be an unforgettable panelist.
    Ask organizers the objective and intent of the panel Speak with the moderator in advance by phone or in person Ask the moderator how you can best serve them, and the audience Check your ego at the door; you are one of many experts on the panel Be open to differing perspectives offered by the other panelists If some disagrees with you, don’t get huffy or make unkind faces Honor time limits set by the moderator; it shows respect to all You can’t possibly share all you know on your subject. Be succinct. Answer questions in sound bites. Moderators will allow 1-2 minutes HAVE FUN

    • 22 min
    Moderate This!

    Moderate This!

    You’ve been tasked with moderating a panel discussion. Where do you start? What do you do? Mark and Darren offer SIX suggestions that will help you to create an unforgettable experience for your panelists, and your audience.

    Snippets:
    Write your own introduction to give you credibility Contact panelists by phone or in person, not by text or e-mail Prepare questions for each panelist in advance Set panelist expectations well before the event Set up each panelist’s credibility, but don’t just read their resume Encourage panelists to share different perspectives Control the flow of the event, giving equal time to all panelists Govern Q&A wisely Ask panelists to prepare brief opening and closing remarks MAKE IT FUN

    • 31 min
    Where Is Your Heart Now?

    Where Is Your Heart Now?

    “I don’t live there any more.” That was the answer that 1999 World Champion speaker Craig Valentine gave to many who asked him to deliver his winning speech several months and years later. While there is nothing wrong with delivering the same speech for years, Darren and Mark explain why being unforgettable sometimes means examining where our hearts are NOW and giving our audiences something new.

    Snippets:
    What served you then, may not serve you now What served your audience then, may not serve your audience now You are in a different place in your life than you were years ago You and your audience have evolved You have learned more life lessons What more can you offer to your audience Ask close friends and loved ones what changes they see in you

    • 20 min
    The Depressed Motivational Speaker

    The Depressed Motivational Speaker

    Have you ever felt depressed or actually had depression and still had to give an inspiring presentation? Mark and Darren tackle this thorny question in an honest and vulnerable discussion. They share painful personal stories…some never told before in public…to reinforce the reality of one of the challenges of being unforgettable. The truths they share are proof that even in the midst of your own personal pain, you can be unforgettable.

    Snippets:
    You are not alone It’s not if, but WHEN you will have to speak while in emotional pain Reach out to trusted friends and colleagues in your profession Volunteer, serve and help those who have nothing to offer in return Shut off TV and avoid depressing programs and bad news Someone in your audience is experiencing the same pain and hurt We are merchants of hope

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Maryelizabethtracy ,

Entertaining and informative

Even though I’m not a speaker, teacher or preacher, I very much enjoy listening in on Darren and Mark’s conversations. I always glean value; such as ‘Try to be more interested (in others) than interesting’. That’s definitely an area I can stand to improve in! Anyway, just wanted to say thanks guys! You’re easy and enjoyable to listen to!

John from Southern Indiana ,

My Number One Podcast Period

Thank you sincerely Darren and Mark for continuing to pour into hungry students of public speaking time tested advice, council and coaching. You both are Unforgettable!

Your Number One Fan From Southern Indiana

Colonel Skip ,

World Class!

Unforgettable Presentations provides world class tools, tips, and tactics to become a better speaker, preacher, or teacher. Mark and Darren do this with “world class” every week.

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