Get Coached to Speak

Never Again Take the Stage. Instead, Own it

The Hampton Inn

(Seven Hills Conference Center)

3245 St Rose Pkwy

Henderson, NV 89052

June 20-21, 2018

Dear Fellow Presenter,

Ever notice how some seemingly gifted speakers make it look so easy? Get Coached_Mark and DarrenHow do they do that? What if you could?


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 seduce and transform them with emotionally gripping stories. And they don't leave them with a message that sticks.

Here’s our guarantee to you: By the time you complete this two-day workshop, 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 at the Get Coached to Speak LIVE Master Workshop … the best PROCESS in existence to take a presentation from average to awesome.

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.

Join three world-class presentation coaches and get inside their minds, and see what they do differently to create powerful speeches that incorporate personal, transformative stories, and life
changing messages. 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. This Get Coached to Speak LIVE Master Workshop has is a unique experience. To make it transformational for all who attend it is limited to 25 LIVE seats and 5 VIP COACHEE seats. 

bill-brown“It was a LIVE Master Workshop that gave me the breakthrough of a lifetime.”  - Bill Brown, Speech Coach

Here’s the Problem, the Biggest Mistake

The biggest mistake that stops presenters from greatness is usually one of two problems, ego or lack of direction. Most presenters are not willing to take a hard look at where they are at and what specifically they can do to own the stage.

That is exactly where Darren LaCroix was in 2001. Self admittedly he was getting too big for his britches and thought he was good enough. When he first went to his coach his intent was that he only needed a few little adjustments to become great on the platform. When his coach, World Champion Speaker, Mark Brown looked at the first version of his contest speech he slowly shook his head and said, “Oh Darren, we have some work to do.”

Darren had no idea how much growth potential he had, which is putting it nicely.

Because of this experience Darren realized the fastest way to personal growth is to be coached by experts. You need guidance from experienced speakers and consultants who know exactly what to look for, and can then reach inside you to draw out the power of your own presence,
life experience and message to captivate your audiences.

Darren realized without letting go of his ego and getting coached by Mark he would have never reached his full potential on his own.

Because of this experience Darren says,

“If you are not coachable, there is no cure.”

The insights Darren received will comprise just a portion of what you will acquire from this life changing workshop. And you will acquire these skills in two days, rather than over the course of two months as Darren did.

Join World Champion Speakers, Mark Brown, Darren LaCroix, and renowned Hollywood
story expert, consultant and master coach Michael Hauge, as this dynamic trio shows you the secrets to owning the stage.


  "I gave my "Wisdom Within" speech at my Toastmasters club this morning. This is the speech that Michael, Mark and Darren coached me on at "Get Coached"  last month, about getting laid off and then quitting the job from hell. Everyone LOVED it, and several people commented that this was my best speech ever. 

They told me that it was "totally engrossing" and "captivating" – and held their attention for a full 13 minutes, thanks to Michael's Six Step story structure, and the details that Mark and Darren helped me flesh out. When I said the lines, “The worst day of doing what I loved was way better than the best day I ever had in a job where my stomach was in knots,” I saw a lot of people in the audience nodding. 

None of these elements – or my delivery - would have been there had it not been for the support and guidance I got at Get Coached to Speak. It was an amazing experience!"

- Suni Gayle, Life Coach, Speaker & Consultant

Not Sure You are Ready for this Workshop Yet?

Get Coached_QuestionsWhy 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 our VIP COACHEEs wrote her speech the night before the LIVE Master Workshop. 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 LIVE Master Workshop. You moved my speaking years ahead in one single weekend. Thank you.” - Latta Johnson

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 (though some may not admit it.) 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 about his experience:

68940_10150289561680416_7494441_n“I flew across the Atlantic for this Master Workshop 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

Forever Change How You Look at a Presentation

People who are world-class look at their expertise differently than the rest of the world. That is exactly what makes them world-class, their perspective. When Mark Brown looked at Darren’s speech in just two minutes he could see what Darren could not see even after seven years of experience on the professional stage. Think about that. That is powerful. Isn’t that the perspective you want?

If you are getting on stage time after time with no direction you are just reinforcing bad habits. Join Mark, Michael and Darren and you will see things differently after this two-day experience. You will literally never be able to look at a presentation the same way again.

In those two minutes, Mark could clearly see the common mistakes that Darren was making. In order to own the stage you must methodically remove one mistake at a time. It is very rare that anyone is born as a natural presenter or storyteller. For those 2%, guess what, we hate them too. Most presenters had to learn it the hard way! Michael, Mark and Darren will point out to you exactly what these mistakes are so you can identify them and see how to avoid them.

Mark could also clearly see what was missing in Darren’s first version of his speech. It was obvious to Mark, but at that point Darren had no idea. That is the value of a great coach. They see things you do not. You will leave this two-day workshop with a coach’s eye. You, too, will know what to look for.

“Wow, This Coaching Form is Gold!”

–Fredrick Marckini, Founder of

The Original® Search Engine Marketing Firm

Darren’s been coaching Mr. Marckini along with his president, CMO, COO, and the account Coaching Checklistexecutives at his company. When Darren handed him the checklist, that’s exactly what he said. He credits his industry presentations to Darren’s coaching as a crucial part of growing his company global. To be the leader in a “hot” industry such as search is huge. Mr. Markini 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. That’s great for him, but how important are your presentations to you?

What’s on this Coaching Checklist?

We break the coaching form down into the following:

  • On-Site Preparation – Exactly what Mark, Darren and Michael do when at a meeting site
  • Your: Own the Stage Foundation
  • 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!
  • 6 Steps Success Stories - how to give the audience an emotional experience that will MOVE THEM TO ACTION.
  • Slide Presentations: Be careful. Are you…?
  • Your Next Step

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

You’ll love having all of this in on one clear simple form. In fact, you’ll actually use this form during the two-day workshop. You won’t believe how valuable it is. Why? Because it was developed by three world-class coaches after coaching presenters at all levels over more than a decade. That is why it is gold.

2007 WCPS“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

The Ultimate Learning Experience. Period.

Seeing live coaching first-hand is fascinating. A qualified coach will see things that you and others do not.  Darren  intentionally limits the size of this workshop to enhance the transformational experience. Many big seminars have hundreds of participants and it easy to get lost in the crowd and walk away without the specific answers you need.

When you are in the room, you are part of the experience. Even though Mark, Michael and Darren will be leading the coaching you will be directly involved in it. In fact, these three Master Coaches will be asking you about how you felt as certain portions of the presentations are delivered by the VIP COACHEES.

Because all participants are part of the coaching process you will leave deeply understanding what a coach looks for and the adjustments that need to be made. You can then go back and look at some of your own presentations and know what you can do to get closer to owning the stage.

Bonnie Laabs“After the Get Coached to Speak LIVE Master Workshop, 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

What Will You Walk Away With?

By the end of the Get Coached to Speak Master Workshop, you will:

  • Use and understand the Own the Stage 49-Point Checklist Get Coached_Working
  • Get secrets of creating content
  • Hone your stories and examples
  • Structure your presentations
  • Maximize your rehearsal time
  • Know how to deliver the emotion of your characters
  • Build a message that sticks
  • Incorporate the techniques of experienced coaches
  • Choreograph your speech using Darren’s stage-ology
  • Find your own natural humor
  • Know how to breathe life into your presentations
  • Polish your staging and delivery
  • Project more confidence
  • Exude professionalism and authority
  • Look like a seasoned professional
  • Harness the power of the pause (Many talk about it, but don’t get it)
  • Eliminate bad habits
  • Be powerfully persuasive
  • Know how to keep your audience on the edge of their seats

Check Out What Our Raving Fans Have To Say!

“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

Why Now?

You may have heard the old adage, “Those who can’t do, teach.” Our world-class faculty is comprised of working experts. They are out on stages around the world doing what they do best. They take time out of their schedules to give back and teach what they do, how they do it, and show you the most up-to-date insights in the industry.

To assure that you have a transformational experience, we have three leading industry experts running this workshop for you.

But this is not about our faculty; this is about your transformation. So what are you waiting for? Graduates of our live events were just like you.  They were waiting. Waiting for the right time, waiting to see how it goes, waiting for their careers to take off, waiting to invest in themselves, not really sure what they were waiting for - until they attended a LIVE Master Workshop and experienced the breakthrough of a lifetime.

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

  • A major breakthrough of understanding that launches a transformation
  • A change of mindset from a hobby level to world-class professional
  • Motivation from everyone in the room
  • Rapid growth from the ideas shared by masters in professional speaking
  • Personalized insights from the masters

The Results? Our Graduates Explain:

Lei Wang“During the LIVE Master Workshop, I was coached to adjust my direction and get more focused. I took action based on their recommendations. I’m now halfway through writing my book!” - Lei Wang

dave-and-darren“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

Jeff Purtee“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

Our LIVE Master Workshops 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 to your situation and audience type
  • To meet other serious professionals and learn from the entire group
  • A live course that adapts discussion to suit you and your experience level
  • A star-studded lineup of industry experts
  • Small audience size so that you get the personal attention you need
  • 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 style

No one else offers this level of education from an expert lineup 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.

OK, What is it Going to Cost?

Great question. First, let’s take a quick look at exactly what you get. The bonus could be worth more to you than the workshop itself.

Become a Master Faster with this Bonus!

If your goal is to be the best, you need the best training on the planet. You probably know that mastery requires repetition. Have you ever listened to a learning program and gotten more out of the program the second time? If you are like most people, each listening brings you more clarity and new insights. You can’t listen to something once and absorb it all.

When you save your seat, you will get Darren LaCroix and Craig Valentine’s How Professional Presenters Can Own the Stage home study course. This is a $997 bonus! Yup. Free. No charge. Zip. Nada.

Stage Time University members - congratulations, you already have access to this program! Be sure to review the program to help you get the most out of this event. If you have been through it before, be a sponge again. You will get more out of it each time you review it. Want a gold medal? Train like an Olympian!

What have people said about this priceless home study course:

166331_103916213018748_7413061_n“Own The Stage was absolutely awesome! I mean it from the bottom of my heart.” - Salim Sayyid, CTM,Abu Dhabi, UAE

What this does for you is prepare you for mastery. I can’t tell you how many of our attendees were so glad they went though the course before coming to the LIVE Master Workshop. They simply were able to understand and absorb so much more. After all, isn’t that what mastery is about. Wax on, wax off. One listening is not enough. We are serious about helping you get the most out of this experience.

912_1064201961954_9294_n“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

The Early Bird Advantage is Huge!

If you register 30 days prior to the workshop, you can bring a friend for free. Yup. That’s right, but only if you register 30 days prior to the event. This applies to either LIVE Seats or Virtual Seats. Plan ahead and you win, and so does your friend! The cool bonus part is that you and your friend will receive world-class training together. You will be able to help each other apply your newfound skills after the event. Sweet.

You can also share your bonus with your friend. That would help you both get more out of the LIVE Master Workshop.

Which Seat Would be Best for You?

Dana Morgan Barnes“I got my money’s worth before the first break on the first day! Being a VIP made this training explosive. I will be a VIP every time at any training in the future.”  – Dana Morgan-Barnes, Cheyenne, WY

Why be a VIP COACHEE at the Get Coached to Speak Master Workshop?

Simple. Grow faster. Get personal coaching on your story, persona, and delivery. Our three world-class faculty members are going to be your personal consultants. You will be at the front of the room, and they will be helping you improve your material on the spot. You will also get a recording of your story and feedback from the 3 coaches.

In addition to everything else, VIP COACHEES will get the following:

  • VIP COACHING: You will be in the front of the room getting personal coaching from both Craig and Darren.
  • VIP COACHING: The entire class will be masterminding for you to make your stories resonate with your
  • FREE! Bring a member of your staff or a friend for free (so they can be trained on the same content you’re learning!)

You will also get a video recording of your COACHING feedback from every step of the way. This way you can go back and capture every detail and insight your world-class presentation coaches had for you. As a VIP you and your story will transform over the course of the two days. Yup, it will happen faster when you are a VIP.

Here is what past Workshop VIPs have said about being coached at a Master Workshop:

Terry Begue“I now have so much more confidence.” – Terry Begue

Gary McKinsey“When I’m coached, I internalize new techniques. The benefits are quick and lasting.” – Gary McKinsey

“Getting coached forces you to risk, which ultimately pays off.” – Dave Chase

The other cool part of being a VIP COACHEE is that everyone in the room will become like a mastermind for you and your material. It’s like having a room full of comedy writers helping you with your story.

Oh Yeah, One More Important Thing

How like to sit in a boring training even if you need the information the trainers provide? Your Get Coached_Laughingfaculty not only loves what they do and enjoys teaching other serious people eager to learn, they have fun doing it.

Not only will you love our world-call faculty’s transparency and openness. You will laugh as you learn. You will get to know them inside and out as you realize, they know what they are talk about and their committed intention is to help everyone in the room. That is crucial!

100% Risk-Free Guarantee:

Your success in attending the Get Coached to Speak LIVE Master Workshop is completely guaranteed. In fact, here’s our Stage Time University 100% Better-Than-Risk-Free Guarantee:

We personally guarantee that you will be thrilled with the results this program will bring you as long as you use the tools. The tools have been proven to work over and over again.

If, after the first day, you honestly believe you have not received the tools that empower you to own the stage, let us know, and we’ll issue you a prompt and courteous refund.

Plus, you can still keep the bonus you receive right away upon investing. Fair enough? So there’s no risk -  just reward.

Are you ready to start leaving more of a lasting impact and owning the stage? Ready to start spreading your message and brand around the globe?

We look forward to being in your audience one day, and we’re hoping you will use these formulas to sell us on leaning in and listening to you.

Your Platform Partners, Darrentee

Mark Brown, Darren LaCroix, CSP,

1995 and 2001 World Champions of Public Speaking

Michael Hauge, Story Expert, Hollywood Script Consultant, best-selling author and cute as a button

So, What’s the Investment?

Great question. What is your time worth? What if you could create better content faster? What if you knew how to handle tough audiences and keep them engaged for the entire training? If you do a quick search, you’ll see typical programs range from $3,500 - $10,000. We have made first-class transformational training fun and affordable. We can do this because we don’t work for some big company, it’s just us, with you in a room doing what we love so you can help the people you get the privilege to train. We are not sending some average trainer for you. You will be with 3 Industry Experts who have been training trainers for over a decade. You won’t look at training the same way again, Darrenteed.

Have you been to this event before? Click this button and contact us to see if you qualify to receive a special rate.

June 20-21, 2018

Wednesday & Thursday

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm Doors open @ 8:30am


The Hampton Inn

(Seven Hills Conference Center)

3245 St Rose Pkwy

Henderson, NV 89052

Can’t make it? Home Study Program: Own the Stage -

Our place or yours? Have the Get Coach to Speak Master Workshop at your organization. Mark and Darren have been brought into a global company to teach these principles to executives in Ukraine. Contact our office: 888-528-4451

About Your Faculty

About Darren LaCroix


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.

About Mark Brown


Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown
migrated to the United States at 18 years old
with only $40 in his pocket and a dream for a better
life. Today, he has become one of the most popular
inspirational speakers in the world.

In 1995, he defeated more than 20,000
contestants from 14 countries to win the illustrious
Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Since then, he has delivered more than 3,500 presentations, to more than 1.7 million people on 5 continents.

As a coach, his reach extends to various industries including Financial Planning, Politics, Franchising and Sales. He has coached several International Speech Contest semi-finalists and finalists, and four World Champions of Public Speaking, including his co-presenter Darren LaCroix. His global coaching clientele include corporate CEOs, a NASA Hall-of-Fame astronaut, a politician, an adventurer and several emerging speakers from North America, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, Sri Lanka, Spain, and the UK. He is the co-author of the book Speaker’s Edge and is a leading member of the coaching faculty at Mark has a passion for helping individuals to excel on the platform because he firmly believes that “Your life tells a story, and there’s someone out there who needs to hear it!”



About Michael Hauge

MICHAEL HAUGE works with people who want to change more lives, and make more money, by telling compelling stories. He has been one of Hollywood’s top consultants and story experts since 1985, and has worked with countless writers and filmmakers, as well as every major studio, on projects starring (among many others) Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise and Reese Witherspoon.

Applying those same powerful principles, Michael also coaches independent consultants, speakers, marketers, entrepreneurs and business leaders, on using story to transform the lives of their audiences, clients and customers.

Michael is the best selling author of Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read, as well as the 20th Anniversary Edition of his classic book Writing Screenplays That Sell. His latest book, Storytelling Made Easy: Persuade and Transform Your Audiences, Buyers and Clients – Simply, Quickly and Profitably, has just been released in digital and print formats.

Michael has presented seminars, lectures and keynotes in person and online to more than 80,000 participants worldwide.

According to Will Smith, No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story.

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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.

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