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2019 Toastmasters International Convention Speakers
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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.

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.

2019 Toastmasters International Convention Speaker

Education Session


Thursday, August 22, 2019 – 1-2 p.m.

Most of us never reach our potential. We go through life without ever really pushing ourselves to the limits of what’s possible. As a result, many times we miss out on the abundant rewards that life has to offer. In this high-energy program, 1995 World Champion of Public Speaking Mark Brown will share his personal story and a formula to continued success that will set you on the path to becoming your best self. This program will share insights that have helped very successful people worldwide to become their best selves. Get ready to be inspired and energized to take your performance to the next level as Mark shares:

  • The answers to three questions that will elevate your performance
  • Four truths that will dramatically shift your perspective on your “best”
  • The single principle that will make your “best” even better
  • The key to re-igniting your passion and renewing your quest to be your best
  • A powerful concept that, when applied, will empower you to attain unexpected levels of excellence in every area of your life