Stage Time: I Haven’t Been This Nervous in a Very Long Time

After 22 years on stage, I never would have guessed I would make a mistake like I did on Sunday. Ouch! When was the last time you were really nervous? What do you think made you so nervous? Maybe your nerves were on overload because of the subject, or maybe it was because of who was in your audience. Maybe what made you nervous was because you were using new stories, or because it was a challenging... [Read more]

Don’t Give Up…Give It Up!

Given as a guest speaker at Unity Church in Las Vegas… CLICK to watch (27 Minutes)  Read More →

Stage Time: Want More Energy? The Answer is in the Chairs!

Have you ever noticed the difference in energy at each event you attend? Why are some filled with excitement and some, quite frankly, so boring. A multitude of factors can add or detract from the excitement. Whether you are running your own event or presenting at someone else’s event, there is one simple, powerful secret you need to know. I’m surprised that so many presenters do not act... [Read more]

Darren’s God Blog: Was Proverbs the Beginning of Motivational Speaking?

Proverbs 22:22-24 “Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.” When I read this, I feel that many proverbs inspired motivational speaking. When I read this particular one, I think of the Jim Rohn quote: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” It makes me step... [Read more]

Stage Time: Is Your Shower Dripping?

What project around your house or in your business have you been putting off? Why? Why do you put it off? Though I’m a big fan of getting things done, I also do face some challenges, and I get very creative about procrastinating. Whenever there is a software update, I let out an audible “Augh!” I wonder what is going to be different and how long will it take me to get up to speed... [Read more]

Darren’s God Blog: Did You Get the Message?

As I continue my journey with God, I often find myself asking many questions. Did you ever ask God a question and then get an answer? Cool. Then, if you are like me, you question whether you really heard the answer? Was that really God? Or did I just hear what I wanted to hear? Honestly, I wish I had a clear answer. I guess it is just knowing what is right and my being a bit scared to follow through... [Read more]

Stage Time: Do You Have a Mastermind?

If someone without hearing watched you for a week and could clearly see every action you took, what would they see? Would your actions show clearly what your goals were? If they took notes, what do you think they would write down? Time seems to be one of the biggest challenges that all of us face. I know it is definitely one of mine. The list of projects I’d like to do seems overwhelming compared... [Read more]

Stage Time: Bill Cosby, O.J., and You?

Who were your heroes growing up? Who influenced you throughout your life? Did you ever feel betrayed? Having a role model fall from grace can deflate our hope. I remember having to write a book report in my youth. I was sitting in the Auburn Public Library trying to find a book that captured my attention. I opened up a book about a boy who, at the age of two, had contracted rickets. The disease left... [Read more]

Stage Time: Holiday Story Secret

Every year around this time I remind people of this powerful secret to tap into their own life stories. What happens when you get together with friends and family around the holidays? Conversation! Questions are asked, and stories are told. If your family and friends are anything like mine, you “revisit” the same stories again and again, and they are still funny! Well, stories are at the heart... [Read more]

Stage Time: Defend It or Die!

When you see a courtroom drama on T.V. or in a movie, you see both the prosecutor and the defendant’s lawyers pleading their cases. You hear arguments from both sides as to what happened and why. You see forensic experts go over the evidence to explain it. As viewers, the more evidence we see, the clearer things become. If we only had that kind of time when we’re on stage delivering our... [Read more]