Project Description

He felt invisible in high school.

He failed as a business owner.

He worked in a cubicle for over a decade.

Today he’s a world champion speaker.

What made the difference for him can make a difference for you.

A Real-Life Underdog Story Filled with Humor and Hope After a failed business in 1992, Darren LaCroix took a dare and took the stage at an open mic night at a Boston comedy club. He bombed miserably. It was horrible. The headliner that night told him, “Keep your day job, kid.” Friends told him his dream of making people laugh for a living was crazy and stupid. He didn’t listen.

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TOPIC: 17 Minutes to Your Dream: How To Get the Breakthroughs You Need

Kid’s dream-like rivers flow. Why did we lose that? Because well-meaning people trained the dream out of us. Direct Sellers, Entrepreneurs, or anyone with a big dream, listen up! Whether you want to scale your business, inspire your team or quit your day job, this presentation is for you! What would you say to a young kid who dreamed of making people laugh for a living but wasn’t funny?

• In 1992, Darren LaCroix bombed miserably in a comedy club in Boston, MA. As he walked off stage, the headliner that night said, “Don’t quit your day job.”

• Without a funny bone in his body and a willingness to fail, Darren pursued his childhood dream of making people laugh.

• Nine years later, he out-spoke to 25,000 contestants from 14 countries and was crowned the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking with a very funny speech. Not only that, but people are talking about his “unforgettable” speech two decades later!

How did he do it? What was his strategy? 17 Minutes to Your Dream.

Participants will leave able to:

  • Overcome doubt

  • Build Belief

  • Experience Breakthroughs

  • Gain Momentum