Ep. 62 Shatter Norms With A Deep Message: Linda-Marie Miller

Ep. 62 Shatter Norms With A Deep Message: Linda-Marie Miller Racism is a highly volatile social issue. Tackling it head-on, to a global audience, breaks the mold, yet the 2020 World Championship Of Public Speaking 1st-Runner-Up Linda-Marie Miller did just that. Why that subject? What was her speech development process? Why use placards? Darren, Mark,…

Ep. 60 How To Handle A Controversial Subject With Sadika Kebbi

Ep. 60 How To Handle A Controversial Subject With Sadika Kebbi How do you deliver a potentially controversial presentation with grace and dignity, yet be effective without being offensive, and ultimately become UNFORGETTABLE? Mark and Darren get answers from Lebanese storyteller and academic Sadika Kebbi, as she expounds on the power of a personal story and reveals her unique techniques for making her presentations UNFORGETTABLE! ​…

Ep. 58 How To Be Unforgettable Off Balance With Dan Thurmon

Ep. 58 How To Be Unforgettable Off Balance With Dan Thurmon With the global pandemic, it seems the whole world has been thrown off balance. How can you still be impactful? What if you’re a presenter and performer who relies on a large stage, unusual props, and extensive physical activity? How do you pivot to a virtual experience? In this lively…and sometimes…

Ep. 56 How You Create Unforgettable Magic Moments

Ep. 56 How You Create Unforgettable Magic Moments Unforgettable presentations have MOMENTS…scenes, conversations, statements, and emotions that resonate with the audience or with the presenter. These are the moments that remain in our minds and hearts. Darren and Mark talk about three specific categories of Magic Moments, provide examples from their experiences, and offer advice…

Ep. 55 The Art of Unforgettable Story Crafting with Craig Valentine

Ep. 55 The Art of Unforgettable Story Crafting with Craig Valentine That ‘Nudge Your Neighbor’ moment; when the speaker starts to tell a story you’ve heard before, so you nudge your neighbor and say, “You’re going to LOVE this!” Darren and Mark talk with master story-crafter Craig Valentine about the ins and outs of story craft, some common mistakes that even seasoned…

Ep. 54 Create Your Legendary Stories with Michael Hauge

Ep. 54 Create Your Legendary Stories with Michael Hauge Entertainment superstar Will Smith calls him ‘The Legend’. Michael Hauge is a story expert and Hollywood script consultant to the stars. Today he responds to Mark’s and Darren’s questions about stories and gives insight into the nuances of not only preparing, but also presenting legendary stories. Applying his…

Ep. 53 LIVE COACHING With Michelle Villalobos, Superstar Activator

Ep. 53 LIVE COACHING With Michelle Villalobos, Superstar Activator Have you ever wondered what it’s like being coached on your story? Today you get a peek behind the coaches’ curtain as Darren and Mark guide Michelle Villalobos, member of the Million Dollar Speaker Group, through the process of enhancing one of her signature stories. Learn how…