MYM #89 Darren LaCroix ~ Monetize Your Message

I say this quite often but this was one of the most fun, entertaining and valuable podcasts that I am had the pleasure of being involved with. Darren has great advice and he is able to deliver it in an entertaining and unforgettable manner.

In 2001 Darren outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to win the World Championship of Public speaking! He has come a long way!

As he says, he may have been born without a funny bone in his body but through his willingness to try and fail he has proven to that anything can be learned.

He is a speaker, mentor and the co-host of the Unforgettable Presentations podcast. This is another must listen to podcast!



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Show Notes and Key Takeaways

Darren shared a lot of valuable information on this podcast, here is a list of golden nuggets that I heard just to name a few!

  • Darren is a World Champion in a small little world called ToastMasters, He won the World Champion of Public Speaking!
  • But he started out with a Subway Franchise that failed. At the time the most successful franchisees were from a farming background.
  • To monetize your message you need to give people a step by step system to get where they want to go.
  • He started his personal development with Brian Tracy cassette tapes.
  • On those tapes Brian Tracy asked “What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn’t fail?”
  • Can you live always wondering what if? Derren couldn’t so he changed his path.
  • Don’t compare yourself to someone who is further down the road.
  • In speaking stage time is the most important.
  • Take the stories you have and make them so good that people will pay to hear them.
  • Nobody pays for a speech the pay for the change, the different perspective after the speech.
  • Just regurgitating a quote that sound brilliant isn’t going to do much. Share your phylosophy from your experience.
  • Make your presentations/stories unforgettable.
  • Don’t try to speak on everything – pick a lane or two and get really good at that.
  • Suck it up buttercup and take responsibility for your failures and learn something.
  • Get direction – Application – Correction and repeat it over and over.
  • Check out and lots of great stuff to be found there.