Speaking Skill Level 2 (Master the Basics)
Who else wants to be a Master Presenter?
Connect, persuade and entertain like a pro!
Getting started on any presentation can be difficult,
discouraging, and nerve-wracking.
Questions like: “How do I begin? How can I connect with any audience? How do I end this with a bang?” swirl through your mind. And it’s frustrating to have so many questions and nowhere to turn for answers!
Darren makes your journey easier & faster!
“I purchased your CDs and they have really made a difference
in how I approach public speaking.
You have definitely inspired me…”
~ Brian Toner – Inside Wholesaler
Fidelity Investments Institutional Services, Co., Inc.
Darren LaCroix wanted to be a comedian; but he wasn’t funny. He didn’t know how to prepare, or how to give a good delivery. Yet, nine years later, he became the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking. How did that happen? With a lot of hard work! Darren stumbled through mistakes and failures for years. He struggled just like everyone else.
Give me just 12 hours and I will knock 12 years
off of your learning curve.
Want the secrets of Master Presenters?
Dear Fellow Presenter,
I came to Toastmasters in 1992… shy, lacking confidence, and with no talent. Thanks to Toastmasters, I was able to quit my day job of 11 years to become a full-time, professional speaker. Some say I’m “lucky.” Lucky? I’m just a guy who used the tool of Toastmasters better than most. Toastmasters gave me a place to practice, mentors pointed me in the right direction, and I was willing to fail.
In preparing for the World Championship Contest I studied 10 years of championship videos (90 world-class speeches), practiced at 22 clubs, got 141 written evaluations, and video-taped myself every chance I could. I also went to the previous World Champions and became a “sponge.” Their insight changed the way I presented forever. Do you think their insight could help you? Absolutely!
My speaking and comedy mentors have condensed decades of humor & speaking experience into this proven, simple, and step-by-step system. How would you like to learn in just 12 hours what it took us years to learn? You can. Decades of knowledge. A lifetime of value.
There was no resource like this when I first started it. I created this Master Presenter Pack to help get you there quicker.
2001 World Champion of Public Speaking
P.S. Here is how you can, what you will get, and many testimonials from my students:
“I just received the Master Presenter’s Pack.
I stayed up until 2 am making use of it. It’s great!”
~ Mohammed Abdulla Isa
Here is just a taste of what you’ll discover in the Master Presenter PACK. Everything we wish someone told us…
>> The “speech creation process” my coach, Mark Brown, showed me (Speak Like a Champion Set CD 2)
>> The 4 commonalities of 10 World Champs you can bring to your next speech (The Path to Powerful Presentations DVD Program 1)
>> How to handle hecklers in hostile audiences (Connect with Any Audience CD 3)
>> The most important question to ask before you write a speech (The Path to Powerful Presentations DVD 3rd Sec, Program 1)
>> How to change the pace to keep the audience involved (Connect with Any Audience CD 2)
“I learned more about speaking in the 77 days prior to the World Championship
than in 6 years of speaking and 9 years of stand-up comedy, thanks to mentors and feedback.”
~ Darren LaCroix
The truth is, I thought I knew enough to be good. Most speakers, myself included, think they are better than they really are. I was OK… not good, and far from great. If you don’t believe me, watch the earlier version of Championship speech on the bonus section of my DVD.
“The Master Pack has really helped me to reach where I am now.
Darren, it is a wonderful thing to give back to the organization, the way you and the rest of the team are doing.”
Most speakers are concerned about what they say, rather than what people hear. I was one of those people. Here’s what I didn’t know:
>> The importance of stories, and how to use them.
>> I could do less preparation and be much more effective. It can be easier if you know how.
>> Don’t do gestures. They often come across an insincere. Instead just be expressive. It is much more authentic
>> Never memorize a speech, if you memorize, you are up in your head! You can’t be up in your head at the same time you are connected with the audience.
>> There is a step-by-step process to creating a presentation.
>> I needed guidance from experts. There is no way I could have won without learning more.
Why Is This Important to YOU?
Simple. Do you want to speak better, quicker? With even less effort?
I have personally, painstakingly compiled what I have learned from the people who taught me.
Imagine what you could learn from 7 World Champions & 8 Professional Humorists… It is not too late to get the Master Presenter’s Pack.
Don’t Listen To Me…
I could show you literally hundreds of unsolicited testimonials of people who were blown away by how much my educational tools have helped them speak better, quicker.
“The Speak Like a Champion program is outstanding! My fellow Toastmasters
may be a little tired of me raving about how much I’ve learned from it. It is the best,
most detailed, and most easily-understood programs on public speaking that I have seen.”
~ Your student, Michael Erwine
Just one of the programs in your Master Presenter’s PACK:
Speak Like a Champion4 CD Set
See how I wrote my winning speech step-by-step. The second CD, Speech Creation, will give you a whole new outlook and make speech writing easier, and give you more confidence. I Darrentee that this one CD alone will give you enough value for your whole investment. The rest will be free bonus!
How much time have you spent preparing presentations? What if you could send less time preparing, and have more impact than you do now? How much would that be worth to you?
World-class Speaking Does Not Take…
Money, Brains, Talent, Or Connections
It simply takes following a system and learning from the best. I found the people at the top often gave me much better advice, and the exact opposite of everyone else. Why? They think differently and teach from years of experience and wisdom.
When I wanted to be a comedian, I turned to established comedians and became a great student. When I won the regional level of the speech contest, and was about to compete in the championship, I went straight to the World Champions. Doesn’t that just make sense? Maybe it does to you & me because we think alike. I’m shocked that more people do not do that. Whenever I speak at a conference where there is a speech contest I usually only have 3 out of the 9 contestants sitting in on my session. Isn’t that crazy? I used to be in the front row, leaning forward, absorbing all I could.
I will never forget what
I Discovered Something that Shocked Me…
All the World Champions before me had a few things in common, but they all had incredibly different styles. There was no one formula for winning. They were unique. They stood out from the pack and were not trying to be someone else. They were being themselves, but bigger.
I have seen people trying to copy someone else’s style. You’ll never become great that way. The goal of my educational system is to help bring out your unique style.
For example, David Brooks, the 1990 World Champion, who has probably coached more winners than anyone, has the exact opposite style that I do. He is a writer and wordsmith. I, on the other hand, am a performer. That is my background and style. David’s background is journalism. I learned more from David, quicker, than I had since I started onstage in 1992. He is truly a great teacher as well as speaker.
Mark Brown, the 1995 World Champion, had been my coach for my winning speech. In my Speak Like A Champion you will learn the step-by-step process Mark walked me through to create my winning speech. He helped me say more with fewer words. He literally created some powerful moments of silence in my speech that people still talk about today.
“The Master Presenter Pack helped me turn a good speech a great speech.
The tools and information improved my speech writing and delivery
to the point that I won both the Humorous Speech contest and
the Table Topics contest at the same Toastmasters District finals.”
~ Sean P. Barrett – District 40, Toastmasters International
What If You Got More Laughs?
Would you have more fun? Would you be asked to speak more often? Would you earn more? Most presenters want to get more laughs, myself included. I love the feeling I get when an audience bursts into laughter. Don’t you? What if I could show you how to do that more often? Unfortunately, most people believe that you have to be born funny. By now you have seen my first time onstage and know that learning to be funny is possible. To help teach you to be funnier I sat down and interviewed the people who taught me how.
I started in stand-up comedy in Boston and took every class I could and studied the pros in comedy clubs nightly. But this program is not about stand-up comedy. That is a different world. Yet, I discovered that many of the same principles that apply there are incredibly helpful to speakers in the corporate world.
I also joined the National Speakers Association and learned what a humorist was. A humorist is someone who uses humor to deliver a message (in comedy the humor IS the message). That’s why I interviewed four professional humorists when I created this program. They will help you discover your inner humorist through humor writing exercises.
What They Teach Will Surprise You…
Here’s what you will learn from the humor teachers in this program:
You’ll also get:
Learn How the Pros Make ‘em Laugh – 4 CD Set
Got Humor? You’ll never look at humor the same way again. This program gives you step-by-step exercises from the people who taught Darren how to be funnier! How will you feel if you get more laughs? Sit down with Darren as he sits across the table from these humor experts and taps into there thought process to help you… Make ‘em laugh!
|>>||Get Laughs from Frustrations – Bob Seibel|
|>>||Get Laughs from Observations – Don Gavin|
|>>||Learn the Joke Writing Process – Katie Grady|
|>>||How to Develop Humor Awareness – Rosemary Verri|
|>>||Enhance Your Stories with Characterizations – Judy Buch|
|>>||How to be Intimate with an Audience – Dick Doherty|
|>>||You Have to Believe it is Funny – Kevin Knox|
|>>||The Power of Improv – Izzy Gesell|
You’ll also get:
Connect with Any Audience – 4 CD Set
What 7 World Champion Speakers know
…and you should, too!
What would it mean to your presentations, your career, your ability to impact any audience if you could connect to them every time?
Would you get asked to speak more often? Could you get higher speaking fees?
Presenting to a happy, interested, warm audience is easy and fun. Seven World champions have created educational tools to help people present better.
If you have any of our other World Champion Resources, this your next step.
We have designed this for the speakers who are more advanced (or want to be). Speaking at a Toastmasters club is great “stage time.” Speaking outside of Toastmasters has considerably more challenges. We want to man you with the knowledge, and the tools to Connect with any Audience!
7 World Champions of Public Speaking explain how to read and react to people in front of you. You will learn first-hand from: David Brooks (1990), Mark Brown (1995), Craig Valentine (1999), Ed Tate (2000), Darren LaCroix (2001), Jim Key (2003), and Randy Harvey (2004). You will learn from our various experiences and how we each look at similar obstacles.
Listen to three Audio CDs over and over so our years of experience in the professional speaking world impacts your thinking and behavior…
Audio CD 1
- Determining what the audience wants, needs or expects.
- How to tailor your speech to fit the audience’s needs.
- What happens in the first 30 seconds of your presentation.
- What you can learn and do in the first five minutes.
Audio CD 2
- Accommodating the three different types of learners.
- Audience involvement and participation: why and how.
- How time of day or schedule can effect your presentation.
- How to change the pace to keep the audience engaged.
Audio CD 3
- What to do when you aren’t making a connection.
- How to set up a room for optimum audience response.
- How to handle hecklers or hostile audiences.
- Microphones: when, how and why to use them.
BONUS Document CD (Worth the price of the whole program itself!)
- Complete transcriptions of Audio CDs 1 – 3 (Perfect, if you want to read along & highlight the important stuff!)
- Examples of our pre-event questionnaires.
- Sample speaker’s agreements / contracts.
- Diagram of different types of room set-ups and advantages of each.
- Recommended resources for speakers.
My System Isn’t Really For Everyone…
When I said anyone could be a great speaker, that’s not really true. But I can save you some valuable time. You can quit reading and throw this letter away right now if you are any of the following:
- Not willing to change
- If you are more concerned about getting speaking advice from your sister, brother, neighbor,
other people in your office, your club, or organization (all who have never wowed an audience)
- If you think you’ll never be successful
- If you are not willing to be a student
- If you are a whiner and a complainer
- If you are afraid of doing something different
Instead, you need to…
Keep doing presentations the way you always have been. Keep working harder than you need to, and wonder what you are doing wrong. Keep from discovering how good you could be, and get there faster.
Okay, if you’re still with reading, there is great hope for you. You are a sponge, just like I was. Growing up near Boston I tend to be direct, that’s my style. I also find it brings more value to the people I teach. I believe in “tough love” while at the same time being someone who encourages. I never had a mentor “nice me” into fast growth.
Nobody Believes Me At First…
But there is a reason I have rarely had any of my educational tools returned. There is a reason whenever I speak around the world someone in the audience tells me how much they love them and listen to them over and over. There is a reason I get e-mails from around the world from people I never met who invested in my transformational tools at a higher price individually (rather than investing in a package) and they still find huge value.
One of my favorite e-mails is from someone who wants to be a better speaker and English is not even his first language!
“Darren, I can’t wait to share this with you!!!!! After I ordered your products, I’ve listen to those audio programs more than twenty times each… After the contest, one of the audience came to me and said; ‘I saw your improvement and you are totally different!!!’ and I said ‘Stage time, stage time, stage time…’ while he is laughing. I do get a priceless lesson from you. I am not only become more confident but also more willing to try new stuff (Dry jokes, exaggeration gestures, comic voices, and etc.) Thanks a lot, Darren; I am glad I am on the way of learning with you!!!
Best Regards, Hubert (Taiwan)
Are You Already A Pretty Good Speaker?
Fair enough. Some people are pretty good as presenters. That can be the biggest problem! Why? Because they are better than most and they are comfortable. That is where I was at in 2001 as a professional speaker. When I started “hanging out” with the other World Champions, I realized just how much I needed to learn. I did not know what I did not know. I started realizing that true “professionals” are never done and are forever learning.
Here’s what Ed Tate, the 2000 World Champion, said after he listened to my program:
“Make ‘em Laugh is outstanding. I realized the benefits immediately.
Comedy writer Katie Grady talked about the power of three.
I got a huge laugh the first time I used this technique.”
Ed Tate, 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking
Ed had already won the Championship and was getting paid extremely well
as a professional, yet he is constantly learning. Are you ready?
The Path to Powerful Presentations DVD
How I Went from Chump to Champ
On April 26, 1992, Darren LaCroix made his stand-up comedy debut performance. It was a disaster. Ten years later, Darren outperformed 25,000 contestants from 14 countries and became the World Champion of Public Speaking!
Now You Can Benefit From Darren’s 10 Years of Experience in Just 2 Short Hours!
That’s right! Darren will shorten your learning curve with this dynamic DVD. Learn fourteen years worth of tips, techniques, and champion secrets in just two hours.
Here’s what Darren discovered during those fourteen years, and you’ll get in this DVD!
- Understanding the Cherry Tree Effect: The First Step to Creating a Powerful Presentation
- 3 Habits of World-class speakers
- The “Jerry Maguire” concept
- Winning characteristics of World Champion Speakers (You can add to your next presentation)
- The Biggest Mistake Most Presenters Make… and How To Avoid It!
“I owe you – BIG time!
After hearing you, I made major adjustments to my speech and to my delivery.
The results… I took first place at the Area and Division levels!
So, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
for giving back. You’ve made a major difference in my life.”
~ Melinda Condray – Coaching for Success
DVD Bonus Footage!
• Eye-opening look at an early version of Darren’s Speech… this proves writing great speeches is a process.
• Peek behind the curtain as Darren dissects his winning speech piece by piece, crucial insights as to how it was put together. Powerful insights for you to use creating your next world-class speech. (Worth the full price on the entire DVD alone)
“Ok, Darren – You’ve Got Me Interested.
Tell Me More About Your SYSTEM”
I’m Delighted to! …and first I have 4 questions for you:
1.) Do you want wisdom from World Champion Speaker coach?
2.) Do you want more laughs?
3.) Do you want to get paid as a speaker?
4.) Do you want to be inspired to make it happen quickly?
You’ll also get:
Darren’s FAST START Pack
Secrets from a World Champion Speaker Coach – Audio CD Recorded live
What are the crucial elements of a great speech?(Most people miss.) What are the common mistakes speakers need to avoid? (Most people don’t.) Don’t be like “most” people. Get Darren’s perspective from years of coaching at the highest level.
Humor 101 – Audio CD Recorded live in Las Vegas
Want more laughs? Wish you were funnier? Funny people think differently. Think like they thing. Humor can be learned skill, Darren is proof. In this program, just one 2:39 minute exercise, you’ll hear four people who never write a joke before, get laughs!
GO PRO: Start Getting Paid – Audio CD Recorded live
The biggest problem with emerging speakers is they devalue their own experience! This program will show you want you already know that people are willing to pay you for, and show you how to get started. Darren gives you his outline on what to say!
Humor and Hope – Audio CD
Gain and keep momentum towards your goal or dream. Darren’s journey from Chump to Champ will inspire you. Hear directly from his mentors, past and present. You’ll discover his three beliefs that will help you build your own belief.
The DVD is great to watch and a perfect first step. I’ve found I learn best while driving in my car and using that time as a University on Wheels. Most of the rest of the system is on CD why? So it is more likely to be used and absorbed.
Can you sweeten the deal?
YES! Here are some bonuses:
FREE! BONUS BOOK: Stand-Up Comedy: The Book by Judy Carter. The book that started Darren’s career!
FREE! How to Be A World Champion Speaker – CD ($19.95) Imagine getting inside the mind of a World Champion Speaker? Better yet, how about getting inside the minds of two? And what if that tour was guided by a Hall of Fame Speaker? Imagine no longer!
Listen as Hall of Fame Speaker Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE facilitates an entertaining, action-packed, idea-rich session featuring Toastmasters International’s World Champions Ed Tate (2000) and Darren LaCroix (2001). Learn the exact techniques that helped them beat out thousands of speakers and made them famous! (Recorded live at a National Speakers Association Workshop) 1 Hour
Master Presenter PACK: 21 CDs + 1 DVD + 1 Data Disc + 2 Books. Decades of knowledge. A Lifetime of Value.
The Path to Powerful Presentations DVD
Panic to Power Secrets to how 3 World Champ conquered their fear of public speaking – CD
My Connect Cardtm – The 4 connecting questions Darren asks himself right before he goes on stage
Speaker’s EDGE Book – Top techniques form 5 of the best speaker coaches in the world
How to Be a World Champion CD – Gain insight as Patricia Fripp gets inside the minds of Ed Tate and Darren LaCroix about their speech creation “process”
Speak Like a Champion 4 CD Set – Learn Darren’s step-by-step process of speech writing
Connect With Any Audience 3CDs + 1 Data Disc – Learning how to connect is crucial
Learn How the Pros Make ‘em Laugh 4 CD Set – You’ll learn how to get more Laughs!
Darren’s FAST START PACK – Content-rich 4 CD Set
“I don’t get why everyone didn’t buy Darren’s FAST START Pack.
It’s a no-brainer. Great material, good value… way underpriced!”
~ David Lenger, Keller Williams Real Estate / Easton, MA
Your presentations will never be the same again! I’ll Darrentee it! It took me 77 days to write my winning speech. I’ll give you 77 days to take a listen to 17 CDs + Humor DVD + Data Disc. If it doesn’t impress you, send it back and I will personally write you a check for your investment back!
Make It Easy On Yourself!
Now you can learn the techniques that Darren discovered and developed. Darren demonstrates the four habits that brought him from Chump to Champ. He studied ten years worth of World Championship speeches… and uncovered four commonalities shared by the winners… four techniques you must include in your next presentation!
Enhance your speaking skills by leaps and bounds. Impress your clients, supervisors, and coworkers with Darren’s perfect tool kit for developing powerful presentations. He guarantees he’ll start you in the right direction.
“They are the best, most detailed, and most easily-understood
programs on public speaking that I have seen.”
~ Michael Erwine / Eaton Rapids, MI
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“I was really impressed with Darren’s presentation… I’d always tried to influence my audience,
but he showed me how to make them think differently.”
~ Tom Zimmerman / Afton, MO
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“Darren’s DVD is a must for anyone in a leadership position. There’s lots of content,
including a section where Darren critiques his championship speech.”
~ Lucas Brunelle, Instructor / Clark University
Your presentations will never be the same. Darrenteed!
P.S. This offer includes a 77-day money back DARRENTEE!
IF YOU’RE REALLY SERIOUS… GET THE MASTER PRESENTER PACK!
What’s in the Master Presenter Pack?
- PDF – Speaking Secrets e-book transcription $19.95 (Take notes!)
- 4 CD Set – Darren’s FAST START Pack $79.95
- 4 CD Set – Connect with Any Audience $69.95
- 4 CD Set – Speak Like a Champion $99.95
- 4 CD Set – Learn How the Pros Make ‘em Laugh $99.00
- Single CD – How to Be a World Champion $19.95
- Single CD – Panic to Power $24.95
- Single CD – Mentors Make the Difference
- Book – Speaker’s EDGE $14.95
- Book – Stand-up Comedy the Book by Judy Carter $15.95
- DVD – The Path to Powerful Presentations $59.95
Purchased separately $585.45
Master Presenter’s Pack:
Regular price: $585
Internet Special: $297