Stage Time: Be Memorable! Their Hearts and Their Hands

Are you ready to bore the audience? Did you prepare to bore them? Would you like to be forgotten soon after you finish your presentation? If you don’t focus deeper, you will soon be forgotten. Audiences are becoming more easily distracted. This makes our jobs more and more challenging. Even if the people in our audience need the information and insights we offer, we still need to be memorable. “If... [Read more]

Darren’s God Blog: “It Worked”

OK, growing up Catholic, I’ve known passages in the Bible since CCD, but I’ve not internalized verses as much as I’d like. With my rededication to God and living a life for Him, I’m making progress. Last week I was reminded of a verse that says, “Give me your burdens.” I had a huge challenge with an event site where I had held a seminar. I got what was supposed to be a final bill, and although... [Read more]

Stage Time: Wolfgang’s Secret to Finding Your Voice

Have you found your voice? Is your voice active? Passive? Is it the voice of hope? Are you the voice of reason? How about the voice of rebellion? Some presenters may say words on stage but have no real voice. No matter what subject matter you speak about, on or off stage, you can still have a voice somewhere inside. The question is, are you using it? Who is Wolfgang? In this case, Wolfgang is not a... [Read more]

Darren’s God Blog: “What Happens?”

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself getting caught up in the negativity in the media. I don’t intend to let it get to me, but it does. When bad things happen, how do you react? Many people explain it away with the famous phrase, “Sh*# happens.” We sometimes lock onto the bad and forget to be thankful and celebrate all the good. In my God journey this past week, I had a major issue... [Read more]

Stage Time: Your Big Decision

Life is usually a compilation of a series of small decisions, but once in a while a big decision must be made. Because it is big, we procrastinate and avoid making that choice. It may be a decision that will change the course of your life while enhancing who you are. What is that big decision you are facing right now? Years ago, while still living in Oklahoma, I was faced with a life decision that... [Read more]

Darren’s God Blog… “My Belief File?”

If you have ever been to one of my training seminars for speakers, you know we say that one tool every presenter should use is a story file. In the presentation world, this is just a simple word document or a place where you collect all of your stories. When it is time to put together a new presentation or update an existing one, you will have an abundance of inventory from which to choose. In my quest... [Read more]

Stage Time: Congratulations! You’re Mediocre!

Ouch! That hurts. Imagine saying that to yourself? We typically have strengths in one area, weaknesses in other areas, and mediocrity in the rest of our lives. Is there one area of your life you would like to work on? How committed are you to changing it? If you don’t commit, you’ll stay right where you are. At what level are you? It can be simple to see a commitment level when you step back and... [Read more]

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Stage Time: Your Mentor’s Joy

Where would we be without mentors? We all need them to grow. Have you ever thought about what brings them joy? I’ve been both the mentee and the mentor many times over. This weekend’s experience was a great reminder to me. The result: This weekend I went back to my roots to perform stand-up comedy. I was invited to open for a comedian headlining in Las Vegas, Jodi White. When she asked me to open... [Read more]

Stage Time: Thank You, Linda. I’m Inspired Again!

Ever been so surprised at what someone else did that it made you rethink what you were doing and how you were doing it? I really didn’t see this coming.  I was shocked. I was inspired by Linda and disappointed with myself all at the same time. It was May 15th at a speaker’s conference in Sacramento, California. I was there as the guest speaker and walked away learning two valuable lessons. While... [Read more]