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Mark Brown    

Emmy Award Nominated Inspirational Speaker

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown immigrated 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 the most popular inspirational speakers in the world.

In 1995, Mark 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 4 different continents.

As an expert in helping people overcome their fears to reach their maximum potential, Mark has been featured in the New York Times, Men’s Health, on CNN Headline News, and even had his own PBS Special which was nominated for an Emmy Award.

He has shared his insights across a wide variety of industries, to major corporations including: Sprint, Sheraton, Principal Financial Group, Prudential and Cathay Pacific Airways. Additionally, Mark has been a guest lecturer at premier academic institutions such as Penn State University, Xavier University and the University of Florida.

Using a unique blend of hilarious humor and hard-hitting honesty, Mark Brown will both challenge and compel your group to take their performance to the next level.

Speech Topics

Public Speaking: Present and Persuade: The Secret Elements of Influence

Regardless of your profession, you are always presenting ideas and you are always persuading people. And while most universities, companies and professional development courses teach you about industry knowledge and specialized technical training, very few are ever trained in the classical tactics and strategies of persuasion. In this inspiring and educational program, Emmy Award Nominated and World Champion of Public Speaking Mark Brown shares the truth about how to maximize your ability to influence. With humor and levity, Mark will share:

• 3 hidden secrets for inspiring others to adopt your ideas and take action.

• Characteristics of what builds trust and rapport with prospects and stakeholders to align them with your suggestions.

• Pragmatic strategies to make you a more confident presenter of ideas and persuader of people.

• What the most charismatic and influential people on the planet know and do that no one else does.

• How to become more effective and efficient at demonstrating your value and benefit to those around you.

General Interest and Motivation: Be Your Best

Most of us never reach our potential. We go through life without ever really pushing ourselves to the limits of what’s possible. As a result, many times we miss out on all of the abundant rewards that life has to offer. In this high-energy program, Mark Brown will share the story of how he went from coming to the United States with just $40 in his pocket to becoming an Emmy Award nominated speaker who has influenced the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. There is a formula to success and there is a path to becoming your best self. This program will share insights from how the most successful people in the world have been able to move past their fear to become their very best selves. Get ready to be inspired and energized as you are about to take your performance to the next level.

Youth: Words Count

Children today rarely understand the powerful impact their words have on themselves and on those around them. Touching on everything from bullying to self-esteem, Mark connects with young people to transform the way they interact with one another. In this unforgettable Emmy-nominated presentation, Mark Brown uses the popular Disney film Beauty and the Beast to deliver a powerful message overall about tolerance, respect and the value of relationships. This is program is a must-have for any organization with a group of young people in grades 5-12.

Leadership: How Leaders Get Things Done

Leading people is one of life’s greatest rewards and also one of life’s steepest challenges. Most leaders, however, get very little professional training on exactly what it means to be a leader and how to go about working through other people to get things done. In this dynamic and engaging session, Mark will explain the most common mistakes of leaders that end up resulting in breakdowns in the team’s performance. Regardless of whether or not you are officially a “leader” or even if you just report to one, these pragmatic and easy-to-remember ideas will help your team become immediately more effective in getting things done.

Crafting the Compelling Keynote:

Contrary to popular belief, there is a science to creating great presentations. And as the World Champion of Public Speaking for Toastmasters International, Mark Brown has mastered the formula. In this informative and educational session, you will learn the secret techniques that only the best speakers in the world know how to use. Learn how to get past your nervousness of speaking to build extraordinary confidence when you stand in front of any audience. This session is the equivalent of a magician exposing his tricks as Mark teaches you a variety of techniques to tell better stories, create more powerful openings and even make the audience laugh. This one session will instantly make you a better presenter for the rest of your life.

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