Emmy Award Nominated Inspirational Speaker!
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.
In 1995, Mark defeated more than 20,000
contestants from 14 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 5 continents.
As an expert in helping people overcome their fears to
reach their maximum potential, Mark has been featured on CNN Headline News and in The New York Times,
and Men's Health. He even had his own PBS Special which was nominated for an Emmy Award.
He has shared his insights across a wide variety of industries, to major corporations
including Sprint, Sheraton, Principal Financial Group, Prudential 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.
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.
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'.