Darrin Schenck

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Free Motivational Speaker in Phoenix

  • My Sales OPUS

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    "You are not closing a deal, you are opening a relationship". My "OPUS" is an acronym that I use to cover the four main points that I use for sales. In this 45 minute talk, I will cover the do's and dont's of Sales, and be sure to leave several takeaways and homework assignments for furthering a better sales process.
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  • Cheating Death, and How it Changed my Life

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Motivational

    Sometimes in life the biggest adversities end up being your biggest assets later on... MORE >

    This motivation talk will share my story of surviving a head on collision with a wrong way drunk driver, and how this crash changed my life. Although I was barely injured physically, I had some real struggles with the aftermath of this incident.

    Having been granted more time here on Earth, I am doing the best I can to make the most of it. I am pursuing Public Speaking as one of the changes that I implemented because of the crash.

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  • Real World Interview Prep

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    I have given this talk multiple times in both the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU and also the W.A. Franke Business School at NAU, but I think it applies to others as well. MORE >

    I sit on the interview team at my company, and have compiled some Do's and Don'ts over the course of 300+ interviews. I am here to share the good, the bad, and the flat out funny, as well as some solid advice that you need to know for your next interview.
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  • Climbing out of my $70K debt hole

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Financial

    I'm not financial guru, but I did learn a lot of things that hard way when it comes to personal finance. I openly share my story about my initial exposure to the credit card game, and how getting hooked in early set me up for major issues down the road. MORE >

    The game is rigged, and you will lose if you do not get your view of money straightened out quickly. I am here to share my story, and my methods for correcting my misguided approach, commonly known as "typical".
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  • Don’t make a Job out of your Passion

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    I am speaking from experience on this one... MORE >

    Far too often people get the advice of "Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life". Many interpret that to mean follow your passion and make a career out of it. Well, I did that, and I took something I was more passionate about than anything else in my life and tried to scrounge a living out of it. The result was I ended up burned out and completely done with it. This was the story of my Professional Racquetball career.

    Today, I do happen to really like my day job, but my passions of coaching, public speaking and most of all fly fishing will never lose their luster for me, because I will not make them into my sole source of income. Fool me twice...shame on me, right?

    I share my take on setting yourself up for a happy life, and in particular provide an alternative view from the outdate advice mentioned above.

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  • I have taught nearly 70,000 undergraduates during my career. During this time, I have had a number of guest speakers. Darrin Schenck is one of the best guest speakers of them all. He knows how to engage students in classes from small too large. He connects with students in a manner that engages them and makes them want to learn. Darrin prepares in advance to know his audience and his preparation clearly shows during his guest presentations. In short, Darrin had made my classes better with his presence.

    Christopher Neck Associate Professor of Management - W.P. Carey School of Business