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Public Speaking Secrets Revealed from two World Champions...

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How Professional Presenters Can OWN THE STAGE

Introducing the amazing Boot Camp in a Box ($2,500 value): that will give you the insider secrets, the hidden processes, the public speaking training, the little-known public speaking tips, the how-to's, so that you can become the motivational speaker that you have always dreamed of becoming. Connecting with your audiences, inspire them, and change what they think, feel, and do because of what you've shared with them. Transform yourself from a good speaker ...to one who Owns the Stage ...overnight!

Never again take the stage.

Instead, Own it.

This video clip will give you a great snapshot of how this program will transform your presentations overnight!

You'll see how two world champion speakers prepare to Own the Stage. They'll show and tell you exactly what they do a week before, an hour before, and even five minutes before they give a presentation. Get inside their minds, and see what they do differently to Own the Stage. Once they're on the stage, learn what they do to grab and keep the audience's attention, using techniques that most presenters overlook. And that's just the beginning.

Dear Fellow Presenter,

Ever notice how some seemingly gifted speakers make it look so easy?

How do they do that? What if you could? IT’S NOT A GIFT THEY’RE BORN WITH. THEY LEARNED IT SOMEWHERE. Most speakers take the stage, but they don’t own it. They don’t keep their audiences on the edge of their seats, leaning on their every word. They don’t energize their audiences and keep them wanting more. They don’t leave them with a message that sticks. Here’s our guarantee to you: By the time you complete this entire program, you will have the tools needed to Own the Stage yourself. When you put these tools to work, you’ll become the kind of speaker people will travel far and wide to see. How would you like to create a groundbreaking speech? How would you like to know the PROCESS for creating more of them? That’s what you’ll get with the Own The Stage program ... the best PROCESS in existence. This is the same process that helped one company raise 17 million dollars. A CEO from another organization requires that his presenters learn this process in order to advance to the next level in his company. These presenters are selling $150,000 in contracts each month. You can get the same process that these successful people are using.

 . "Own The Stage was absolutely awesome! I mean it from the bottom of my heart."

Salim Sayyid, CTM, Abu Dhabi, UAE

“Darren, you have so many learning tools. Why did you create another program?”

  Great question! Most of my programs were developed as a result of my experience as a speaker. I only started coaching my first speaker back in 2001, one month after winning the World Championship of Public Speaking. Now I have a whole new perspective; I help transform other presenters. I’ve helped celebrity athletes, CEOs, and I even coached Vikas Jhingran before he won the World Championship in 2007. What did he have to say about my ability to coach presenters? .

“Using the stage to make characters come to life is a powerful — but rarely used — speaking tool, and I know no one better at doing this than Darren LaCroix.” ~ Vikas Jhingran, 2007 World Champion of Public Speaking

. In the past two years, I’ve learned many new techniques from my own coaches — and I’m just dying to tell you about them! I’ve also teamed up with fellow World Champion Craig Valentine. Our combined 14 years of coaching experience, along with his perspective on storytelling, will transform your speaking.

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Who are your World Champion coaches?

Both Craig Valentine in 1999 and Darren LaCroix in 2001, outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to become the World Champion of Public Speaking. Now we've taken the “process” we developed to coach other presenters on their important presentations. Discover the key feedback that transforms the people we coach. See speeches through our eyes.

Craig and I kept getting the same question over and over, and we couldn’t answer it!

Throughout the years, many people have asked us to recommend a tool for learning the “Use of the Stage.” At one of our live events, we heard the question again, and we finally looked at each other and said, “Guess it’s time for us to create one!” And, the idea was born. It originally started out as a 2-part set. We hired a film crew and traveled to Toronto, Canada, to film. Part #1 was supposed to be the “Principles,” and Part #2 was to be “Coaching Tips.” Then, at the event, we decided to film the whole two days to make sure we captured the most transformational moments for each of the participants. After listening to the feedback we received from people who were there that weekend, we knew we just couldn’t leave anything out! It was truly amazing to watch eight speakers, of varying experience levels, transform and apply our Own the Stage Foundations. The participants loved it! And so... we kept it all! We were so serious about making this an incredible and helpful tool that we busted the budget, blew off the original timeframe, and invested a year of our lives (along with $25,000) to make this a program you’ll refer back to for years to come. Each time you watch Own the Stage, we DARRENTEE that you’ll see new ideas for your own presentations - ideas that you didn’t catch the first time or the second or the third...!

  THIS PROCESS WAS SO INTENSE... AND THE TECHNIQUES SO ADVANCED... THAT WE'LL PROBABLY NEVER DO THIS AGAIN. We know of no other program that reveals the actual LIVE coaching you’ll see in the Own The Stage program. So, come to class with us, sit in the 3rd row, and watch Craig and me coach eight speakers to “own the stage.” Just a quick warning... one of our observers took more than 23 pages of notes! So get on the edge of your seat, take out your notepad, loosen up your writing hand, and get ready to Own The Stage!

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“But I don’t think I’m good enough!”

Why learn “bad habits” when you’re just starting out as a speaker? Those habits could take years to overcome. If you start early and use the right tools and techniques, you will surpass many of the speakers around you. They’ll want to know your secret! Carmelita, one of the speakers you’ll see on Own the Stage, wrote her speech the night before the event. She was an average speaker with very little experience when she walked in. And she walked out completely transformed; she owned the stage. If Carmelita can apply these principles, so can you!

“My wife and I just attended the Get Coached to Speak Champ Camp. You moved my speaking years ahead in one single weekend. Thank you.” ~ Latta Johnson, Ooltewah, TN

“But what if I’m an experienced presenter who is already confident on stage?”

Even better! As a professional you know that most paid speeches are booked as a result of someone's having seen you present live. So, the better you are live, the more referrals you can get, and the faster you can raise your fee. Bottom line, the best speakers get coached. Here is a perfect way to get the same insights without spending thousands of dollars.

This is what an incredibly accomplished speaker who attended the Get Coached to Speak Live Master Workshop said:

Simon Bucknall“I flew across the Atlantic for this Boot Camp and took four days off of work to come. It has been a revelation for me... It massively accelerates your learning curve as a speaker... Mind blowing!”

~ Simon Bucknall, England National Speech Champion


“Can’t I just learn it all on my own?”

You could. But even after being a comedian for more than ten years and a speaker for twelve, I've learned new strategies and transformed my own speaking over the past two years. I learned them from my own coach. You’ll get these insights instantly and without any effort from the Own the Stage program. But why not take the learning of 15 years from two speakers and infuse it into your own style? Give us ten hours, and we’ll take ten years off your learning curve. Darrenteed. There’s more advice out there on speaking than there are good speakers. Whose advice will you follow? Weeding through bad information can be a huge drain on you, and it’ll slow your own growth down. Learning from someone who is only one step ahead of you will also slow you down and limit your growth. Make sense? When I went for the championship, I got advice from hundreds of speakers. But when I went to the previous World Champions, I got the exact opposite advice from what everyone else had given me! What works in the real world is usually counter-intuitive. The problem with trying to do it on your own is that you don’t know what you don’t know. Are you willing to risk ten years of experimenting, when you can have the best advice in your hands by next week? And, you don’t even have to leave your home or rent a hotel room to get it!

Witness 8 speakers transform overnight!

What “coaching” did Craig and I give them? How did they apply it? In the Own the Stage program, you’ll see a variety of presenters: Pat, a Financial Advisor, who transformed into a powerful communicator overnight; or a new presenter like Carmelita, who had written her speech the night before, and transformed that brand new speech into a powerhouse personal story. You’ll see participants take their seven-minute speeches from lackluster to blockbuster “signature stories” and keynote presentations that come alive before your eyes. See a business presentation that shows bottom line results from a very personal story. The overnight transformation of these speeches is truly amazing!

“How is this program different from all of the others out there?”

Some programs are informational, some educational. We’ve created one that is truly transformational! It’s one thing to be a great speaker, but it’s entirely different to be a great presentation coach. After a combined 24 years of speaking and 14 years of coaching presenters just like you, this is what we do. Craig and I have transformed speakers who have achieved remarkable results. Speech contest participants, here and worldwide, have so many success stories. We’ve worked with celebrity speakers, to millionaire CEOs, to people who are just starting out. All have learned our process, and they now apply that process to every new presentation they create.

Jennifer Leone“I traveled 17 hours to go to this Boot Camp, and it was worth every hour. The investment was returned triple fold. The knowledge you get from this camp, you can’t put a price on it.”

~ Jennifer Leone, Australia


“Is Own The Stage good if I want to be a professional speaker?"

Good? It is crucial! For Craig and me, 80% of our paid speeches come as a direct result of someone's seeing us speak. Why? Because when we speak, we Own the Stage.

Who is this program designed for?

It’s simple. The Own the Stage program is designed for serious students of speaking and presenting at any level. At our live events and in private coaching, we’ve worked with celebrities, beginning speakers, and everyone in between. It doesn’t matter what level you are. What matters is that you’re serious about getting the highest level of education possible and that you’re committed to your audience.

“Anyone who wants to bring their skills to a higher level will be able to do it after two days of a Boot Camp. My three speeches for the 2008 contest cycle had their genesis at a Boot Camp.”

~ Charlie Wilson, 2008 World Championship Finalist

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“I thought I was an experienced speaker until attending this seminar. Now I know how much I don’t know, which is a great starting point for me to make improvements. Thank you! Invaluable!”

~ Karen Burgess, Edmonton, AB, Canada

  Own The Stage Advanced Speaker Training

Transform your speaking with 10 parts, Guide to Greatness, and Own the Stage 49-Point Coaching Checklist!

. You get 10 Own the Stage parts:  Parts 1 and 2 – Tools & Techniques to Own the Stage

Part # 1 – "Foundations 1"

Join Craig and me for a live seminar, and learn to design your speech and deliver it with power! Get inside our minds as we prepare for our professional presentations... a week before, an hour before, and 5 minutes before. You’ll get our techniques for using slide shows (while still Own the Stage). We’ll cover details of how to open a presentation, along with the importance of matching the energy level of the audience.

Part # 2 ~ "Foundations 2"

There are 30 Own the Stage Foundations on these two parts. You’ll learn how to breathe life into your characters, along with a crucial part of storytelling: showing the change of emotions in your characters as your stories progress. You’ll see how narration becomes dialogue, which uses half words, half the time, and is twice as powerful. There’s so much “meat-per-minute” in this part that you may have to take a break before you move on to the next one!

Sneak peek into Parts 1 & 2?

Ever have an audience that had really low energy? How can you turn a tough audience into a good one? This is just one of the 30 foundations you'll get in Own the Stage. See exactly what Craig and Darren do to get to know their audiences before they're even in the room. Watch them prepare for a live presentation. Do you use slides? Understand how I strategically use slides to enhance my presentation rather than rule it. Slides are the downfall of corporate presentations, but they don’t have to be. Own the Stage will show you how to do it right!  Parts 3 - 10 – Applying the Own the Stage Tools — See our coaching and the difference it makes!

Part # 3 ~ Coaching Carmelita — See a new speaker with a new speech that becomes a powerful personal story

Part # 4 ~ Coaching Marilyn — Witness her experience become a memorable message.

Part # 5 ~ Coaching Joseph — See a speaker who quotes too many others become unique and original.

Part # 6 ~ Coaching Pat — A confident writer and wordsmith who lacked connection finally connects.

Part # 7 ~ Coaching Susan — See an overused speaking “event” become much more powerful without it.

Part # 8 ~ Coaching Merri — See an ancient speaking technique, become better instantly with more clarity.

Part # 9 ~ Coaching Ron — Witness a flat motivational message become one we can all relate to.

Part # 10 ~ Coaching Kitty — See a speaker with a disability who was originally given bad advice from speakers around her, take a personal story and create a bottom line business message, with huge laughs!

Transform overnight? Watch and see!

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~ Carmelita ~

Carmelita is a relatively new presenter who wrote her speech the night before the boot camp. She has an amazing story to tell but doesn't yet know how to tell it. Notice in the clip the first time she tells the story of her parents intentionally leaving her behind; she doesn't even react to their going. She then moves to the next part of her story. In the second clip, she was coached to hold that moment and let the audience personally connect with the emotions of that moment. Whether it's an important sales presentation or a heartfelt moment in a speech, these key moments define our ability to move our audience. Craig and I don’t just tell people what to do; we show them why, so these lessons will impact presentations for the rest of their lives.

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~ Pat ~

Pat is a financial planner and a very confident and experienced presenter. His writing skills really shine. He had a common problem that most experienced speakers have. (You’ll even hear Craig tell the audience that he had the same problem when he started.) It's something we call “SPEAKER MAN” (or woman). It means the speech is great, but the speaker forgets one thing; the audience. The presentation would be delivered in exactly the same way even if no one were in front of him. This video will show you the following; BEFORE – HONEST FEEDBACK – AFTER. In the “after" clip, you’ll see that Pat's actually asking questions directly to an audience member to help break himself of his bad habit. Also notice that our feedback is direct, as well as encouraging. No mentor ever “niced” anyone into being better. If you're a presenter and feel you just can’t get good growth feedback, you’ve never been to our Coaching Boot Camp. We’ve never been stumped. This level of feedback will transform you.

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~ Marilyn ~

Marilyn actually has a different challenge. She brought a well-rehearsed part of her keynote speech to Craig and me. In the first clip, you will see that she hardly even looks at the audience. She also had no “Marilyn-ISMS” (unique and memorable terms). In the second clip you'll see that she checks in and asks powerful "you questions." You will see in the second clip also that she just comes to life. She is so much more engaging. You want to hear what else she has to say. There is even proof that she is connected at a higher level the second time when she gets a huge laugh. Would you like to connect better to get bigger laughs? - Caution: If you don't see a huge difference between the “before” and “after” clips, you definitely need this program. You just don’t have a “trained eye.” You need to look beyond the words and see a coach’s perspective. Join Craig and me for our full 2-day Coaching Boot Camp without leaving your home or buying a plane ticket. You’ll watch 8 speakers (1 per part -- more than an hour of world-class feedback on each) give speeches and receive the World Champion-level feedback you can use immediately to become the best speaker in your neck of the woods!) .

You also get the Guide to Greatness

Guide to Greatness!`This is crucial. We didn’t have enough room on the 10 parts to fit everything we wanted to cover. So, pay close attention to the Guide to Greatness, where you’ll find additional thoughts and notes that we added in later. You’ll also find diagrams that are essential to your complete understanding of the Own the Stage mind set. The Guide to Greatness is specifically designed to reinforce what you will learn when watching the parts. You’ll write down key concepts and ideas, which, in the writing, become more a part of your thinking. In this guide, you’ll also use the Own the Stage 49-Point Coaching Checklist as you coach the other speakers right along with us.

Wait... the Own the Stage 49-Point Coaching Checklist?

What’s that?

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Speech Coaching Form

And, you get the

Own the Stage 49-Point Coaching Checklist

"Wow. This coaching form is gold!"

~ Fredrick Marckini, Founder iProspect.com, The Original® Search Engine Marketing Firm   I've been coaching Mr. Marckini along with his president, CMO, COO, and the account executives at his company. When I handed him the checklist, that's exactly what he said. He credits his industry presentations to my coaching as a crucial part of growing his company global. To be the leader in a "hot" industry such as search is huge. Great for him, but how important are your presentations to you? He loved it. He has a strategic plan, when I can't be there, for constantly improving his presentations as he travels around the world. You'll get the same insights in this program.

What is in it?

We break the coaching form down into the following:

  • On-Site Preparation - Exactly what Craig and I do when we get to a meeting site
  • Your: Own the Stage FOUNDATION (For that particular speech)
  • What the Audience is Thinking
  • MUST HAVES (27) Are you... the crucial elements that you must have to Own the Stage
  • MUST AVOIDS (8) Are you... presentation killers that we see all the time!
  • Slide Presentations: Be careful. Are you...
  • Your Next Step

All in one clear, simple form! The value of this is priceless! Craig and I have been coaching for a combined 14 years. Even a year ago (when we shot these DVDs), we only had 29 points to look for when coaching speakers. We’ve added 20 points in the past year! This checklist combines years of perspective into one form. It’s the most up-to-date coaching form we use ourselves when coaching top executive and fellow speakers at our live events. This took years to develop, and we’ve included it as part of this program for you.

What will you get inside?

More Than 49 Own The Stage Secrets Finally Exposed!

By the time you finish this program, you will know how to

  • Use the Own The Stage 49-Point Coaching Checklist
  • Do the pre-speech work needed to fly over the high bar your audience has set!
  • Tell captivating stories that make your audience say, “AHA!”
  • Integrate the 29 delivery strategies to make your speeches unforgettable
  • Breathe life into your speeches and inspire even your toughest audiences! (Keep reading!)
  • Keep your audience engaged and glued to the edges of their seats
  • Avoid the costly mistakes made over and over again by most presenters
  • Build a message that sticks
  • Open your presentation with an attention-grabbing punch
  • Develop content that is rich and rewarding for all of your audiences
  • Structure your speech to make your audiences TALL (Think, Act, Laugh, and Learn)
  • Quickly and succinctly research your audience the way Darren and Craig do!
  • ...and even more!

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“There were numerous ideas that can be applied immediately.” ~ Bob Andersen, Riverside, CA

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“I’m really grateful to you and Craig for teaching me top-notch techniques to improve my speaking skills. I was blown over, and, honestly, I was overwhelmed by the information both of you provided. I’m still digesting all of it. Thanks.” ~ Vivek Rajan, Houston, TX

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“After the Get Coached to Speak Champ Camp, I felt confident and ready to market this speech professionally. My business is taking off faster than I would have ever dreamed!” ~ Bonnie Laabs, Grove City, MN

“Ok, Craig and Darren, you have me excited, but what does it cost?”

Cost? We hear this all the time! Well, what is your time worth? We’ve never had anyone attend the Get Coached to Speak Live Master Workshop and ask for their investment back. And all of the attendees have had two days of travel, have paid for a hotel room and a plane ticket! You can get the same insights from Craig and me... without ever leaving your home! An average executive speaker coach can cost from $1,500 to $5,000 per day. Own the Stage won’t even cost you half that!

What’s the investment?

The investment for the fast track to Own the Stage is $997

You might be thinking this costs too much. So did he:

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(Within one month of getting Own the Stage) "When I bought this, I thought I was wasting some money, but I soon realized I was getting all of the value. I am in the (District level) contest today because of that. I was a beginner in terms of evaluation and got second place winner because of that."

Khalid A. Al-Abbad Toastmaster from Saudi Arabia . . .

Really? If you “OWN THE STAGE” as a presenter, you can make 10 times as much as the programs costs! As Craig says, “What is the cost of standing still in your speaking?” So, it really doesn’t cost anything. It is an investment. How much is it worth to be able to transform your presentations? Maybe you’re looking to go professional. No problem. Just open the online course, and you’ll instantly get access to our lifetime of speaking secrets. It’s almost as if we’re there coaching you on a one-on-one basis. Just by applying these amazing secrets, if you get $500 for your first speaking gig, this course has paid for itself. What if you get $1,000 or $2,000 per speaking gig? How great would that be? Or maybe you’re a salesperson. Imagine that instead of selling one-on-one, you can now leverage your time and sell one-to-10, or one-to-100. With this program, the more people you’re in front of, the more the effects of this wisdom will be multiplied. You can easily double or triple your income overnight! Let’s say bare minimum - just a few $500 speeches, and it pays for itself. One promotion, and it pays for itself. One more client, and it pays for itself. One more sale and it pays for itself.

OK, here’s even MORE VALUE ADDED, with no additional investment!

BONUS CDs!

Craig and I are also going to give you an 11-part set as a FREE bonus worth $195! Why? Advanced presentation coaching must be viewed. To internalize all of this wisdom thoroughly, we want you to be able to listen over and over again in your car or while you work-out. The true path to mastery is repetition!

.Still not sure? Keep reading...

“It’s hard to impress me, but this was beyond phenomenal. It’s one decade of learning compressed into two days with mind-blowing results.” ~ Michael Plaks, Houston, TX

“You inspired me, educated me, and cared about my dreams. I am 20,000 times better than I would have been without Craig and Darren.” ~ Dr. Alduan Tartt, Decatur, GA

Don’t give another presentation without these techniques. Period. Transform your own speaking alongside eight others. By the time you complete this program, you won’t be the same speaker who started it! You will learn to Own the Stage! Hope you’re getting lots of stage time. Now it’s Own the Stage time!! Darren LaCroix 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

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  • 49-Point Own The Stage Coaching Checklist. It took us years to create this!
  • The Guide to Greatness including more ideas than we could fit onto the DVDs
  • Parts #1 and #2 ("Tools & Techniques") Join Craig Valentine and Darren LaCroix during this live seminar. Learn how to design your speech and deliver it with power.
  • Parts #3 thru #10 ("Applying the Tools") Join Darren and Craig for their full, 2-day Coaching Boot Camp. Watch 8 speakers (1 per part) give speeches and receive World Champion-level feedback that you can use immediately to become the best speaker in your neck of the woods!
  • FREE BONUS - Own the Stage Audio CDs (Set of 11 audio CDs - value $195)

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