World Champion of Public Speaking
Keynote: Stronger Together
Drawing from his experiences facing health, career and life changes, he will share simple yet significant principles which, when applied, will help us to successfully take advantage of our opportunities to learn, grow and inspire others.
As we all know, change is never easy. If we are honest, many of us will admit that we are extremely uncomfortable whenever things change. Even as I deliver this introduction, the world is dealing with changes that we have never seen before and may never see again. Our keynote speaker for this session, Mark Brown, understands this all too well, because his life has been a series of changes. He migrated to the USA from Jamaica at 18, with only $40 US dollars in his pocket, and 15 years later he was crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking. Since then, he has inspired audiences on 5 continents, sharing his story and coping with constant change.
About Mark Brown
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown immigrated 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 five different continents.
Mark has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA), the association’s highest earned designation, and a symbol of professional speaking excellence.
As an expert in helping people to reach their maximum potential, Mark has been featured in The New York Times, Men’s Health, on CNN Headline News, and even had his own PBS Special, which was nominated for an Emmy Award.