Throughout the years, many people have asked us to recommend a tool for learning the “Use of the Stage.” At one of our Boot Camps, we heard the question again, and we finally looked at each other and said, “Guess it’s time for us to create one!” And, the idea was born. It originally started out as a 2-DVD set. We hired a film crew and traveled to Toronto, Canada, to film. DVD #1 was supposed to be the “Principles,” and DVD #2 was to be “Coaching Tips.”
Then, at the Boot Camp, we decided to film the whole two days to make sure we captured the most transformational moments for each of the participants.
After listening to the feedback we received from people who were there that weekend, we knew we just couldn’t leave anything out! It was truly amazing to watch eight speakers, of varying experience levels, transform and apply our Own the Stage Foundations. The participants loved it! And so… we kept it all!
We were so serious about making this an incredible and helpful tool that we busted the budget, blew off the original timeframe, and invested a year of our lives (along with $25,000) to make this a program you’ll refer back to for years to come. Each time you watch Own the Stage, we DARRENTEE that you’ll see new ideas for your own presentations - ideas that you didn’t catch the first time or the second or the third…!
THIS PROCESS WAS SO INTENSE… AND THE TECHNIQUES SO ADVANCED… THAT WE’LL PROBABLY NEVER DO THIS AGAIN. We know of no other program that reveals the actual LIVE coaching you’ll see in the Own The Stage program.
So, come class with us, sit in the 3rd row, and watch Craig and me coach eight speakers to “own the stage.” Just a quick warning… one of our observers took more than 23 pages of notes! So get on the edge of your seat, take out your notepad, loosen up your writing hand, and get ready to Own The Stage!
“But I don’t think I’m good enough!”
Why 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 of the speakers you’ll see on Own the Stage, wrote her speech the night before the Boot Camp. 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 Champ Camp.
You moved my speaking years ahead in one single weekend. Thank you.”
~ Latta Johnson, Ooltewah, TN
“But 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. Here is a perfect way to get the same insights without spending thousands of dollars.
“Can’t I just learn it all on my own?”
You could. But even after being a comedian for more than ten years and a speaker for twelve, Darren has learned new strategies and transformed his own speaking in the past two years. He learned them from his own coach. You’ll get these insights instantly and without any effort from the Own the Stage program.
But why not take the learning of 15 years from two speakers and infuse it into your own style? Give us ten hours, and we’ll take ten years off your learning curve. Darrenteed. There’s more advice out there on speaking than there are good speakers. Whose advice will you follow?
Weeding through bad information can be a huge drain on you, and it’ll slow your own growth down. Learning from someone who is only one step ahead of you will also slow you down and limit your growth. Make sense?
When Darren went for the championship, he got advice from hundreds of speakers. But when he went to the previous World Champions, he got the exact opposite advice from what everyone else had given him!
What works in the real world is usually counter-intuitive. The problem with trying to do it on your own is that you don’t know what you don’t know. Are you willing to risk ten years of experimenting, when you can have the best advice in your hands by next week? And, you don’t even have to leave your home or rent a hotel room to get it!
Witness 8 speakers transform overnight!
What “coaching” did Craig and Darren give them? How did they apply it? In the Own the Stage program, you’ll see a variety of presenters: Pat, a Financial Advisor, who transformed into a powerful communicator overnight; or a new presenter like Carmelita, who had written her speech the night before, and transformed that brand new speech into a powerhouse personal story.
You’ll see participants take their seven-minute speeches from lackluster to blockbuster “signature stories” and keynote presentations that come alive before your eyes. See a business presentation that shows bottom line results from a very personal story. The overnight transformation of these speeches is truly amazing!
“How is this program different from all of the others out there?”
Some programs are informational, some educational. We’ve created one that is truly transformational! It’s one thing to be a great speaker, but it’s entirely different to be a great presentation coach. After a combined 24 years of speaking and 14 years of coaching presenters just like you, this is what we do. Craig and I have transformed speakers who have achieved remarkable results.
Speech contest participants, here and worldwide, have so many success stories. We’ve worked with celebrity speakers, to millionaire CEOs, to people who are just starting out. All have learned our process, and they now apply that process to every new presentation they create.