On April 26, 1992, Darren LaCroix made his stand-up comedy debut. It was, by all accounts, a disaster. Ten years later, he “outspoke” 25,000 contestants from 14 countries in an international speech contest and was crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking.
How did he do it? How can you do it?
“Before I was a great speaker, I was a phenomenal student.”
~ Darren LaCroix
Darren LaCroix, the World Champion of Public Speaking, spent those ten years studying the techniques of great speakers. And one element continually jumped out at him: developing effective communication skills was a process that could be learned.
The Path to Powerful Presentations video takes you through Darren’s journey as he uncovered the secrets of professional speaking. The video culls the formulas of persuasive speaking and the methods of inspirational communication into a practical guide for giving powerful presentations.
This powerful public speaking training program takes you step-by-step through the process of becoming an effective public speaker.
Have you ever sat in awe of conference speakers who are able to hold an audience in the palms of their hands? Do you wish you could do that? Darren LaCroix, the World Champion of Public Speaking, is proof that anyone can learn how to give powerful presentations!
This public speaking workshop video is your front row seat to the techniques of a World Champion Public Speaker. It’s guaranteed to transform your current public speaking skills into highly effective communication skills.
Just three examples of what you will learn:
Darren was not born with the gift of public speaking. But his drive, determination, and daring to dream led him on a journey from an awful to an awesome public speaker. He is living proof that you can accomplish anything if you are willing to work hard at it.
Public speaking techniques you will learn…
Through information gleaned in the public speaking training programs and humor workshops developed by his company, The Humor Institute, Darren reveals the
“You have speaking down to a science!”
~ Jim Key, 2003 World Champion of Public Speaking
Darren outlines public speaking techniques that will build your confidence and help you become an effective and inspirational speaker.
Review appearing in Video Business
The Path to Powerful Presentations: How I Went From Chump to Champ
Color, NR (nothing offensive), 45 Min.,
First Run: Video Premiere
THE HUMOR INSTITUTE
Award-winning public speaker and self-admitted failed stand-up comedian Darren LaCroix is filmed on video in front of a small live audience, demonstrating the aspects of what makes an effective speaker. He doesn’t overwhelm with technology or gimmicks. Instead, he literally does fall on his face. In fact, he only breaks his narrative to show clips of his first (horrible) attempt as stand-up and his presentation that won him the World Champion of Public Speaking title nine years later, proving his tricks of the trade can be learned. His bottom line: practice and get in front of audiences as much as possible. – B.McC.
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Review appearing in Library Journal
By Linda Frederiksen, Washington State University, Vancouver Library
The Path to Powerful Presentations: How I Went from Chump to Champ
For those seeking to acquire the skills to motivate, amuse, teach, or inform audiences, getting beyond the initial fear of public speaking presents a major obstacle. Darren LaCroix, a businessman, stand-up comedian, and the winner of the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking, offers his tips for improving presentations.
While material, delivery, and setting are always important, LaCroix advises regular practice and learning from past mistakes. A humorous and inspiring speaker himself, LaCroix demonstrates that effective public speaking skills are attainable. For public libraries.
Chump to Champ:
The Path to Powerful Presentations
Physical DVD $47