WHY IS STAGE TIME UNIVERSITY THE AUTHORITY ON PRESENTATIONS & BUSINESS BUILDING?

ONE WORD: FACULTY

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  – Jim Rohn

WITH WHOM ARE YOU SPENDING TIME?

The best speakers in the world learn from the best coaches in the world.


  • Highly-paid professional speakers with decades of stage time
  • The heart, passion, and intention to help you
  • Practical techniques that work in the real world
  • Current information on industry tools and techniques
  • Masters at making learning challenging and fun.

Darren LaCroix, CSP, AS, WCPS

In 2001, Darren LaCroix, the World Champion of Public Speaking, outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to win that title. That was just a benchmark. Since that victory, Darren has traveled the world, demystifying the process of creating a powerful speech. He has roused audiences in faraway places like Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from first-rate chump to first-class champ, proving anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.


Mark Brown, WCPS

Nationally acclaimed speaker Mark Brown is the 1995 World Champion of Public Speaking. He defeated more than 20,000 other contestants from 14 countries in a grueling six-months-long competition sponsored by Toastmasters International, the largest public speaking organization in the world. He has dedicated his career to delivering uplifting messages to people all over the world. With his “Tell it like it is” approach, he challenges some of the most serious issues facing schools today. He uses a unique combination of humor and poignancy to reach the most diverse audiences, and he is continually committed to inspiring people from all walks of life.


Michael Hague, Hollywood Screen Writing Coach

CHARACTER IS EVERYTHING. Using this powerful principle, Michael Hauge’s collaborative process has consistently enabled screenwriters, filmmakers, novelists, public speakers, marketers, and attorneys to do the following: elevate their stories; reduce the time it takes to create and develop their projects; greatly increase their projects’ financial potential; discover ideas, emotions, and talents these storytellers didn’t know they had; and ignite their passion for storytelling.


Kevin Burke, Vegas Headliner

Las Vegas Headliner and Entertainer of the Year Kevin Burke is the star of the Vegas comedy show Defending the Caveman. This show holds the record as the longest running, solo play in Broadway history and the longest running Broadway play in the history of Las Vegas! A native of Chicago, Kevin has been featured on Oprah, The CBS Morning News, NPR's Talk of the Nation, The Dr. Laura Berman Show on XM Satellite Radio, NBC-TV's Friday Night, and ABC-TV's America's Funniest People which awarded Kevin its grand prize.


Ford Saeks, CSP, Business Growth Specialist

Ford Saeks is a Business Growth Innovator, speaker, and author who specializes in helping businesses attract loyal and repeat customers, monetize social media, ignite innovation, and increase sales and profits. His efforts have helped companies generate a total of over a billion dollars in sales worldwide.

What makes Ford the top-choice speaker for companies as diverse as Liberty Mutual, IBM, and Subaru? Ford uses a fun, interactive style to engage audiences with his valuable business wisdom. Participants leave Ford’s sessions with tons of ideas and ready-to-implement action steps to produce immediate results. Whether Ford is delivering a keynote address, giving a full-day session, or leading a breakout session, your organization will be all ears for his most requested topics.


Ed Tate, CSP, WCPS

Ed Tate is a former training director for Rocky Mountain News. He started his professional speaking career working for a popular seminar company. Ed’s success in business has spanned more than two decades. For 14 years, he was a successful national account executive, selling over $500 million in products and services to corporations and entrepreneurs throughout the United States. In 1998, he formed his company, Ed Tate & Associates, LLC, a professional development firm that provides keynote and endnote presentations and workshops. His tools and expertise are in the areas of leadership, executive presentation skills, challenges of change, management, and sales presentation skills. He is known as “the speaker who energizes, educates, and entertains.”


Jennifer Leone, World-Class Speaking Coach

Jennifer Leone has assisted many people in small businesses, in large corporations, in non-profit organizations, and individually to improve public speaking and presentation skills for people of different positions, ages, and backgrounds. Once you meet Jennifer you will see that she is passionate about what she does and will go the extra mile in helping you to "let your light shine.” Jennifer's style of teaching is very much her own, and that style is creative and entertaining.  Her seminars are motivating, educational, and filled with all the information you require to be a better speaker, presenter, and communicator.

Jennifer is eager to show you how committed she is to helping you achieve your own personal speaking style.


Mike Davis, Certified World-Class Speaking Coach

When asked how he earned the moniker “The Storytelling MD,” Michael Davis replies, “Although I greatly admire the work doctors do to earn their MD, I took a different route. I didn’t go to school for 8, 10, or 12 years. I have studied public speaking and storytelling skills since 2001.  Also, I was born with the initials MD.  Combine the two, and you get ‘The Storytelling MD.’”

Michael’s passion for storytelling and public speaking was not obvious early in his life. As a child, he was shy and reserved, not an indication he would grow up to be a professional public speaker and presentation skills coach.


Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

Patricia Fripp is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, sales presentation skills trainer, and executive speech coach. She coaches executives on how to deliver dynamic and inspiring presentations, transforms sales teams, and delights audiences. Meetings and Conventions magazine calls Patricia, “One of the country’s 10 most electrifying speakers.”


Craig Valentine, WCPS

Craig Valentine, MBA, award-winning speaker and trainer, has traveled the world helping speakers, executives, and salespeople turn their presentations into profits. Craig is also the former Mid-Atlantic 3-time Salesperson of The Year for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. He has received the Congressional Award from the United States Congress for “Excellence in Communications.”

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