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Darren’s Inspiring Story

Most people ask “What if…”

Some people ask it at the end of their life, wondering what could have been.

But people like you and me search for ways to make our big ridiculous dream a reality while we still can, even when it doesn’t seem possible.

I get it! It is so easy to fall into a life that is busy and filled with responsibilities. Self-doubt starts to creep in and we hold ourselves back from what we really want to do.

Ask yourself…what would you do if you had access to a simple roadmap that could take you from dreamer to achiever.

Our dreams are not just wishful thinking, they can become…

Our reality.
Our purpose.
Our legacy.

Life’s too short to live with regret. As an underdog turned World Champion Speaker and author, I have lived my dream. Now I am on a mission to help serious dreamers around the world create the life they always imagined but never thought possible with my new book, 17 Minutes to Your Dream.

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Darren’s Inspiring Story

Most people ask “What if…”

Some people ask it at the end of their life, wondering what could have been.

But people like you and me search for ways to make our big ridiculous dream a reality while we still can, even when it doesn’t seem possible.

I get it! It is so easy to fall into a life that is busy and filled with responsibilities. Self-doubt starts to creep in and we hold ourselves back from what we really want to do.

Ask yourself…what would you do if you had access to a simple roadmap that could take you from dreamer to achiever.

Our dreams are not just wishful thinking, they can become…

Our reality.
Our purpose.
Our legacy.

Life’s too short to live with regret. As an underdog turned World Champion Speaker and author, I have lived my dream. Now I am on a mission to help serious dreamers around the world create the life they always imagined but never thought possible with my new book, 17 Minutes to Your Dream.

BUY THE BOOK
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Fun Facts About Darren

I’m from Auburn, MA.

Born and raised in Auburn, MA. Mom and dad have been married 66 years and still hold hands. It’s adorable.

I have a part-time pup.

Zoey is a Frenchie and brightens my day M-F with my office manager. Living alone and traveling a lot makes this perfect. 

I’m dyslexic.

It can be frustrating but thank God for editors, or people would not read my books…LOL.

Germophobe? Guilty!

I used wipes on planes before the COVID-19 pandemic. At least people can understand me now!

I’m an introvert.

Offstage with strangers, I’m kinda quiet. Hand me a mic and ask me a question  about my expertise, and I usually go over time.

I didn’t leave the U.S until…

I was 35! Now, I have presented in 44 international cities and every state in the US!

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The Life-Changing QUESTION

In 1992 Darren was listening to a cassette while driving when he heard Brian Tracy ask, “What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn’t fail?” He was shocked. Darren thought, “I’d make people laugh!”

And he did…

The Life-Changing HABIT

With no talent and not a funny bone in his body he committed to the one habit his mentors insisted on, “Never turn down stage time.” He didn’t. In fact, he drove 2.5 hours to Portland, Maine to go on stage for 5 minutes for free. Then he drove back to make it to his day job the next morning. His license plate is his reminder in the power of the right habits.

Now it’s your turn…

“What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn’t fail?”

“What habits are you willing to instill to achieve that dream?”

Darren kneeling behind his car and pointing to his license plate that reads STGTIME
The Life-Changing QUESTION

In 1992 Darren was listening to a cassette while driving when he heard Brian Tracy ask, “What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn’t fail?” He was shocked. Darren thought, “I’d make people laugh!”

And he did…

The Life-Changing HABIT

With no talent and not a funny bone in his body he committed the one habit his mentors insisted on, “Never turn down stage time.” He didn’t. In fact, he drove 2.5 hours to Portland, Maine to go on stage for 5 minutes for free. Then he drove back to make it to his day job the next morning. His license plate is his reminder in the power of the right habits.

Now it’s your turn…

“What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn’t fail?”

“What habits are you willing to instill to achieve that dream?”

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A Real-Life Underdog Story Filled with Humor & Hope.

After a failed business in 1992, Darren LaCroix took the stage in a Boston comedy club and bombed miserably. It was horrible. The headliner that night told him to “keep his day job.” Friends told him that his dream of making people laugh for a living was crazy and stupid. He didn’t listen.

He may have been born without a funny bone in his body, but Darren possessed the desire to learn and the willingness to fail. These were the essentials for achieving his dream. This self-proclaimed student of comedy is living proof that anything can be learned.

Less than nine years later, in 2001, Darren LaCroix outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to become the World Champion of Public Speaking. He did it with a very funny speech.

Since that Victory…

Darren travels the world as one of the most dynamic speakers. His story has inspired audiences in 45 International cities including faraway places like Australia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from Chump to Champ.

He is also the co-host of the Unforgettable Presentations podcast and founder of StageTimeUniversity.com where he shows presenters how to be unforgettable through his live workshops and online programs.

He is passionate about people, knowing that with the right mentors, anything is possible.

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A Real-Life Underdog Story Filled with Humor & Hope.

After a failed business in 1992, Darren LaCroix took the stage in a Boston comedy club and bombed miserably. It was horrible. The headliner that night told him to “keep his day job.” Friends told him that his dream of making people laugh for a living was crazy and stupid. He didn’t listen.

He may have been born without a funny bone in his body, but Darren possessed the desire to learn and the willingness to fail. These were the essentials for achieving his dream. This self-proclaimed student of comedy is living proof that anything can be learned.

Less than nine years later, in 2001, Darren LaCroix outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to become the World Champion of Public Speaking. He did it with a very funny speech.

LaCroix Holding Awards
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Since that Victory…

Darren travels the world as one of the most dynamic speakers. His story has inspired audiences in 45 International cities including faraway places like Australia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from Chump to Champ.

He is also the co-host of the Unforgettable Presentations podcast and founder of StageTimeUniversity.com where he shows presenters how to be unforgettable through his live workshops and online programs.

He is passionate about people, knowing that with the right mentors, anything is possible.

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What’s Next…

Another Big Ridiculous Dream!!!

Be inspired by Darren as he works on his next big ridiculous dream of selling the manuscript to Hollywood.

Each day, Darren will share short videos as he experiences the ups and downs of putting himself out there once again.

No one said it would be easy but it sure will be inspiring.

What’s Next…

Another Big Ridiculous Dream!!!

Be inspired by Darren as he works on his next big ridiculous dream of selling the manuscript to Hollywood.

Each day, Darren will share short videos as he experiences the ups and downs of putting himself out there once again.

No one said it would be easy but it sure will be inspiring.

darren on top of mercedes car at night with the city's light in backdrop

What’s Next…

Another Big Ridiculous Dream!!!

Be inspired by Darren as he works on his next big ridiculous dream of selling the manuscript to Hollywood.

Each day, Darren will share short videos as he experiences the ups and downs of putting himself out there once again.

No one said it would be easy but it sure will be inspiring.

What’s Next…

Another Big Ridiculous Dream!!!

Be inspired by Darren as he works on his next big ridiculous dream of selling the manuscript to Hollywood.

Each day, Darren will share short videos as he experiences the ups and downs of putting himself out there once again.

No one said it would be easy but it sure will be inspiring.

darren on top of mercedes car at night with the city's light in backdrop
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You pursued the impossible, choosing to move from paycheck to passion.

Now that’s something for your grandkids to talk about.  

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Unforgettable Presentations Podcast

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Darren teams up with his best friend, coach, and fellow World Champ Mark Brown. Together they interview some of the best presenters in the world. Listen as they uncover the stories, secrets and strategies behind Unforgettable Presentations.

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Live Master Workshops

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Get insights from decades of world-class experience as you work closely with Darren and Mark at a Live Master Workshop. You’ll learn the art of becoming a world class speaker to transform your life and career in this 2 day event.

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Hire Darren to speak.

When you hire Darren to speak at your next event, you’ll do more than entertain people. You’ll empower them with practical strategies that will change their lives.

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