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. 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.

Ep. 24 How to Win Business Through Presentations with Ed Tate

How do you create a classic presentation, break down the tensions that exist between audience and presenter, appeal to various learning styles, give your audience a participatory experience, and generate business…ALL AT THE SAME TIME? In a conversation with Darren and Mark, Ed Tate unpacks the results-based techniques that he has used successfully for two…

Can We Talk?

    For more than 20 years, I’ve noticed that more and more, individuals have their heads buried in their mobile devices, even while in the company of others. On one occasion, I snapped a photo of the 9 other passengers who were with me on a rental car shuttle, and they were completely unaware…

Do You Dare to Delegate?

  Do You Dare to Delegate? During a webinar I conducted recently, several participants admitted that they are unwilling to delegate, for a number of reasons, including, “I don’t want to dump more work on other people” and “I don’t want anyone to think I can’t hold my own.” However, “Nobody can do it as…

Ep. 20 What’s the Most Important Component of Your Presentation?

It’s not what you think. You’ll probably be surprised. No, it’s not your amazing opening, your signature story, your dazzling slides and infographics, or your challenging call to action. It really isn’t ‘YOUR’ anything! It belongs to your AUDIENCE! Darren and Mark explore the significance of the thought process in the minds of the people…

What’s In a WORD?

WHAT’S IN A WORD? OK. I confess. I’m a ‘word-nerd’! When I was 13, I began to read the dictionary, thanks to the extensive vocabulary of English author Thomas Hardy, whose works were required reading in my Grade 9 English Literature class back in Jamaica. The experience was akin to a treasure hunt for me…

Who has YOUR Ear?

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. I’ve read and heard that Jim Rohn quote countless times, and recently it led me to think…not so much about the people I spend time with, but about the people who ‘have my ear.’ It wouldn’t come as a surprise to…