Are You Trying to Be the Best or Training to Be the Best?

Anyone can try to be amazing, but people who are the best train to be amazing.

True professionals get trained. They know that no one becomes great alone. The best professional presenters seek out the best teachers and coaches. Congratulations! You just found them. You can learn secrets directly from some of the best speakers and coaches in the world.

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.

What if you could spend two days with the best industry experts and quickly tap into their decades of experience that can dramatically increase your influence. They have improved seasoned pros, corporate presenters, and emerging professional speakers, and they have literally trained presenters around the world. Are you ready?

Literally Multiply Your Impact.

Every time you step in front of an audience you have an opportunity to influence. Insights you get from the best presentation and business coaches will be multiplied numerous times. These coaches and teachers will dramatically increase your influence in just two days. We are all busy, but consider that every time you take the stage for the rest of your career, you will take these world-class techniques and strategies on stage with you.

Whether you are talking to your kids or selling an idea, you need to change people’s perspectives. Just because you are speaking, however, does not mean you are being heard. Our LIVE Master Workshops are specifically designed to focus on one single aspect of speaking so you can not only be heard but also leave a lasting impression.

Why Do These Workshops Deliver So Much Impact?

You will not be getting a trainer who was simply trained by another trainer. You will be getting experts who transfer their own real life stage experience. They have spent years in front of audiences with anywhere from thousands of people to boardrooms with only five stuffy executives. Our experts are not regurgitating something someone else told them to say; they lived it. It is what they do.

Experience is not enough either. There are many industry experts out there. It is the ability to do and teach. These industry experts have decades of onstage experience and are skilled at transferring their experience into your transformation. Each workshop is usually offered only once per year because our expert faculty is out speaking on stages around the world.

Oh, Yeah, One More Thing.

Our faculty absolutely loves what they do, and they sincerely care about your growth. That matters.

Graduates of our LIVE Master Workshops were just like you. They were waiting. . .

Waiting for the ‘right’ time...
Waiting for my career to take off...
Not really sure what I’m waiting for…
Waiting to see how it goes...
Waiting to invest in myself...
Until they attended a LIVE Workshop and experienced the breakthrough of a lifetime.

LIVE Master Workshops Promo 2 from Darren LaCroix on Vimeo.

Our graduates overwhelmingly agree that attending a LIVE Workshop was the turning point for their speaking careers. These graduates say attending a live event is the only way to get:

●      Major breakthrough of understanding that launches a transformation

●      Change of mindset from a hobby level to world-class professional

●      Interaction and connection with like-minded professionals

●      Motivation from everyone in the room

●      Rapid growth from the ideas shared by masters in professional speaking

●      Personalized coaching from the masters

The results?  We’ll let our graduates explain:


Lei Wang

“During the live event I was coached to adjust my direction and get more focused. I took action based on their recommendations…I’m now half-way through writing my book!”  -Lei Wang

“One of the presenters asked the audience ‘What are you waiting for?’ It was the slap in the face I needed to get serious.  I’m now working on my long-term plan to build my business.”  -Jeff Purtee

“At one of the live events I attended I had a major breakthrough. The coaching helped me develop my specialty niche and improve my delivery.  My business has focus and direction now that I have a new mindset. Making great progress.”    -Bill Brown

“My feedback forms from a recent presentation I gave were outstanding.  As a result, I’ve been asked to present three more times and develop a seminar.  I can see where I applied what I learned in the training – it’s making a big difference already.”   -David Fritzlen

Our live events are among the best in the industry because you get: 

➔      To focus for two full days and eliminate distractions from the outside world

➔      To ask your specific questions based on your current knowledge level

➔      To meet other serious professionals and learn from the entire group

➔      A live course that adapts discussion to suit the audience

➔      A star-studded line up of industry experts

➔      Personalized coaching to help you fine tune your skills on the spot

➔      Insider tips on how to build your successful speaking business

➔      The kick you need to transform your speaking career

No one else offers this level of education from an expert line up with personalized coaching for such a great price!

So what are YOU waiting for?

Don’t lose another day.  We intentionally limit our event size to guarantee the best learning experience for you.  Sign up today to reserve your seat.

And speaking of seats - choose your level of commitment and participation from two seat options:

BOR Live Seat

 Live Seat (Limited to 25)

You will be up close and personal and interacting with some of the best coaches on the planet. While attending a seminar with hundreds of people can be fun and exciting, you just don’t get the personal attention that helps transform your skills quickly. That is why we limit the number of attendees. We want to make sure that you can get the attention and answers you need.


Virtual Seat

Without leaving your home or office, you can sit in the front row and interact with some of the best coaches in the world. We had a virtual attendee from as far away as Ireland. She loved it!


VIP Coachee – Five

Become one of 5 attendees in reserved seats at the front of the room who receive one-on-one coaching from every presenter (our graduates say this seat makes the training “explosive”!).

After Two Days with the Best Coaches, How Good Could You Be?

“The best investment I’ve ever made. . .Period!”
- Tom O’Neal

Walk away with secrets and techniques from DECADES of experience. Join Darren and his guest experts.

You can learn plenty of great information from “home-study courses.” These speakers have also invested in them. However, nothing compares to a transformational experience, something that can only be discovered at a live event. You will learn firsthand from the masters whose careers you wish to emulate. You’ll have the opportunity to ask your specific questions. You’ll be immersed in a fun, results-oriented experience with passionate teachers committed to you and helping you achieve your aspirations. The STAGE TIME LIVE EVENT EXPERIENCE   is often compared to an MBA course that is condensed into two days, and led by experts with real-life experience, only much more fun!

Calendar of Events


Get Coached to Speak
October 26-27, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Get Paid to Speak 2


Get Paid to Speak 2
November 8-9, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Mastering BOR Sales


Mastering BOR Sales
December 7-8, 2016
Las Vegas, NV


Humor Bootcamp
January 19-21, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

STU Summit


STU Summit
March 2, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Lady & the Champs


Lady and the Champs
March 3-4, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Secrets of Storytelling


Secrets of Storytelling
March 22-23, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Train the Trainer


Train the Trainer
April 5-6, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Get Paid to Speak


Get Paid to Speak
April 19-21, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

LIVE EVENT Raving Fans

“You are a master at turning a boring speech into an amazing one that is impassioned, entertaining, educational, relevant and profound.”
Claudia Gere
President / Claudia Gere & Co. LLC
“My keynote speech delivered to 1,200 people was a grande mocha ‘Frippuccino’. Truly a masterpiece! Thank you for all the coaching. Many commented ‘I thought you were a great speaker; however, now you are amazing. This presentation was delivered at a much higher level.’ Since the Fripp training and coaching, my ability to craft my material, tell stories, and deliver a powerful message has improved ten-fold. Our entire organization is running in a different gear since our work together.”
John Melia
Executive Director-CEO / Wounded Warrior Project
“Thanks to your expert speech creation and coaching, my talk went well. As you predicted, the audience stormed the stage afterwards! I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Susan Cramm
President / ValueDance Coaching
“After a long and successful keynote speaking career, my last keynote speech was one of my best ever, in large part due to your fantastic coaching.”
Francine Ward
President / F. Ward & Associates
“Thank you for your executive speech coaching help and clarity. My speech went very, very well thanks to your feedback and razor-sharp thinking.”
Dan O’Neill
President / First National of Nebraska
"I delivered my speech in front 100 trained speakers and none of them had a clue on how improve it. They all said, ‘It’s perfect the way it is.’ After two hours of being coached, my presentation improved tenfold. Expert coaching was the best professional investment I’ve ever made."
Cliff Suttle
Presentation and Communications Coach / Excite Your Audience
“I have received my first speaking paycheck! Your advice helped me realize what I was getting into, and it sure helped me avoid many of the pitfalls that others make routinely. Thanks for your help.”
Teresa Westcott
Houston, TX
“You got me thinking about doing this in ways I never imagined.”
Oliver Cozby
Ft. Worth, TX
“Thanks for the feedback on increasing our speaking rates. We did it as of the first of the year, and they didn’t hesitate. Amazing going from $200 to $500! Using your modified agreement form is working great, too.”
Charlotte Endorf
Norfolk, NE
“People came up afterwards and said I did a great job, and when I finished, about 3/4 of the audience gave me a standing ovation. My message and stories were a good fit for the banquet. I had about 25-30 laughs in 20 minutes, which I am proud of since I tell stories about getting beat up in school and having a brain tumor. Thanks for all of your help!”
Roger Revak
“The Storytelling Compass is the best tool I’ve ever used in speech creation/improvement. I’ve gone through the program twice. The compass helps me tear the speech apart, reconstruct it following your format, and it is a much more powerful and audience-focused speech. The Compass alone is worth at least 50 times what I paid for the program.”
Michael R Davis
“I gave the speech last Monday, and everyone raved about it. I went in very confident, knowing it was a very good speech thanks to your advice and changes. In fact, they hope to get me back again, and several said they want to find out where else I’m speaking so they can come hear me again.”
Christine Duvivier
Managing Director / Impact Partners
“Thank you again for an unforgettable experience at our Washington DC Champ Camp. I have three engagements at the Learning Annex. Thanks to YOU, my Champion mentors, I am on the way to fulfill my dream.”
Isaak Gelbinovich
“I now deliver better presentations in 20 minutes than I did in 60 minutes. Moreover, my closing ratio has increased 350% thanks to the lessons learned in The Edge of Their Seats Storytelling Home-Study Course. Craig’s 9-Step Formula has changed my life, and it will change yours.”
Kevin D. Gross
MBA, President
“The boot camp was a truly catalytic event in my speaking career. My first paid speaking engagement is in two weeks! I cannot thank each of you enough for the encouragement and support you have given me.”
Kevin Spalding
Keynote Speaker, Facilitator, and Consultant
“Of all the books, CDs, and videos I’ve purchased through the years on the subject of public speaking, this course gets down to the how and why better than any of them. I don’t like saying strong words like revolutionary,but I personally haven’t seen anything like this. Very impressive. Thank you.”
Roy Bowen
“I learned more from you in one hour than I have in years of giving speeches. You are a master of your game. Thank you for inspiring me to find my own voice and greatness as a speaker! Thank you!”
Pele Raymond Ugboajah
Author, Speaker, Business Coach

Event Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds for cancellation will be made on the following basis: A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be granted if requested 31 days prior to live event. If cancelling within 30 days of live event, registration credit will be given towards any future Stage Time University Live Event. Cancellations must be made via email to No refunds or credits will be granted for no-shows. Because of travel and other expenses, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any live event that does not have a minimum of 10 participants. This SELDOM happens, but if it does, registrants will be notified immediately, and rescheduled, refunded, or given credit for a future event for the amount originally paid for this event. Registration for any event sponsored by Stage Time University constitutes your acceptance of this Event Refund & Cancellation Policy.