EMMY® Award Nominated Inspirational Speaker!



Mark Brown is a dynamic presenter who uses a unique combination of humor and poignancy to reach the most diverse audiences, and he continually inspires people from all walks of life to reach their maximum potential and achieve ever-increasing levels of excellence.

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown migrated to the United States at 18 years old with only US$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 fourteen 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 five continents. He is one of only SEVEN (7) people on the planet who is both a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and a World Champion of Public Speaking.

Mark Brown, CSP

Mark now delivers keynote speeches internationally, and is a frequent guest presenter at National Speakers Association meetings across North America. He also serves as the Convention Announcer/Voice of God at the Toastmasters International Convention each year.

He has shared his insights on effective leadership, confident communication and performance excellence across a wide variety of industries, and to major corporations including: The South African Reserve Bank, Sprint, Sheraton, Principal Financial Group, Prudential, Trane, 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.

Mark has been featured in international print and broadcast media, including the New York Times, NDTV in India, and Gulf News in the UAE. Mark also presented his own PBS Special, ‘Words Count – with Mark Brown,’ which was nominated for an Emmy Award.

He is the co-author of the book Deliver Unforgettable Presentations, and co-host of the weekly Unforgettable Presentations Podcast, which caters to presenters at every level of proficiency. The podcast ranks in the top 1.5% of over 2.7 million podcasts worldwide according to Listen Score.

Mark is committed to helping individuals and organizations excel, and he passionately believes that “Your life tells a story, and there’s someone out there who needs to hear it!”

He lives in Lizella, GA, USA, with Andrea, his wife of more than forty years.

The Story Behind Mark Brown’s
World Championship Winning Speech

What does it take to defeat more than 20,000 contestants and win the World Championship of Public Speaking? Listen in as three World Champions dissect one of their winning speeches.

Find out how to get an audience to think, feel, laugh and reflect in just 7 minutes.

Mark Brown delivered a powerfully memorable speech using humor, rhetorical devices, characterization, and storytelling that is still referenced 24 years later.

Listen in as your co-host Darren LaCroix and special guest, fellow CSP, Ed Tate analyze Mark’s winning speech, and interview him to unearth the story behind ‘A SECOND CHANCE’.

Mark Brown’s Winning Speech,
“A Second Chance”

Leadership Speaker, Mark Brown, CSP
Leadership Speaker, Mark Brown, CSP
Leadership Speaker, Mark Brown, CSP
Leadership Speaker, Mark Brown, CSP
Leadership Speaker, Mark Brown, CSP