by Darren LaCroix 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 of what we do […]

Marketing your business through speaking OR marketing your business of speaking can be challenging. This is one of the subjects that we cover at Lady and the Champs Speakers Conference. Hear real-life “how tos” from World Champion Speaker, Darren LaCroix. This important marketing tips comes from his real life experience. CLICK to play video Darren’s […]

Want to connect with your audience? Ask World Champion of Public Speaking, Darren LaCroix. He gets questions. Today’s question comes from Claudette. She asks: You say you don’t have to be the ultimate expert to speak, but what if someone in your audience is more of an expert than you are? CLICK to play video […]

Want to know: how to write a speech? Well, set your audience up to listen to you with a good speech introduction. Join Darren LaCroix, Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking as he teaches you about how to write a speech introduction. CLICK to play video: Want more secrets to write a speech step-by-step?  CLICK: […]

Want to know how to give funny speeches? Learn from a former stand-up comedian who learned how to do it the hard way and now gives funny speeches everyday in the corporate and convention world. Why did Darren LaCroix become a comedian and professional Speaker? Hear the story when he had his ah ha and […]

Want to write a speech closing? Your close is important! It determines whether you achieve the goal of your speech or not. How do you write a good one? This video will give you two opening lines and one opening technique! Join Darren LaCroix, Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking as he teaches you about […]

Want to write a speech opening? Your opening is important! It determines whether people lean in and listen or tune out. How do you write a good one? This video will give you two opening lines and one opening technique! Join Darren LaCroix, Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking as he teaches you about how […]

Today, reporting my 17 minutes from the Vegas airport off to London. Finally finished transferring my notes. I thought of how much time we waste “waiting” for things to happen. Like in line waiting to board. I turned it into progress towards my dream time. Where can you do that? Today 17 minutes closer to […]

I’m a big fan of Alan Stevens.  I’ve shared the stage with him and have called him brilliant more than once! The Exceptional Speaker is a new guide to delivering exceptional speeches, written by two past presidents of national speaking associations. Alan Stevens headed the UK Professional Speaking Association and the Global Speakers Federation, and […]

Feel the Fear and Speak Anyway by Alan Stevens  (I’m a friend and fan of Alan’s and he know’s what he is talking about. OK, you have taken great care to prepare your speech, and the big day has arrived. You stand up, face your audience, and remove your notes from your pocket. For the […]