In the early hours of 1 May 2000, Constable Daryl Elliott Green was on a routine job when he was ambushed and TWICE SHOT in the face and shoulder. In the heat of the moment, despite his critical injuries, Daryl instinctively grabbed his firearm and began searching for the gunman. For his actions that night, he received the highest police award for bravery and a citation from the Governor General. He was also featured on an episode of Australian Story.
Daryl’s real story however – one so harrowing it will keep your audience on the edge of their seats – was only just beginning. What happened to Daryl and how he clawed his way back from the depths of despair is truly inspiring.
Daryl’s journey will captivate you.
With an intuitive gift for public speaking, Daryl delivers powerful life lessons with energy, humour and optimism. He is a compelling and authentic speaker, and his down-to-earth style connects with people from all walks of life. He epitomises the capabilities of the human spirit that reside in us all: bravery, courage, resilience.
TWICE SHOT talks can be customised to suit your audience. They also include actual audio of the shooting, 3D computer modelling, 2D schematics of the incident, crime scene photos, and the offender’s profile.
Using the latest technology – a custom built high end tower PC, Nikon DSL Camera, Rode wireless audio system and Elgato 3 point lighting – Daryl is also able to bring his stage magic to your event virtually!
Watch Daryl as he re-enacts the night he was shot and his extraordinary bravery as the terrifying events unfolded. Be transfixed as he recounts his journey of recovery. His multiple surgeries, his psychological battles, his return to policing, and amazingly how he overcame his fear of guns by becoming a firearms instructor, plus much more. Hear how he turned his life around.
People have said TWICE SHOT talks are …’incredible’, ‘dynamic’, ‘courageous’, ‘moving’, ‘powerful’, ‘extraordinary’.
In 2018, Daryl was honoured as a Lifeline Ambassador. He’s also received accolades from Professional Speakers Australia for his powerful keynote speaking.
Daryl’s inspiring story of sheer grit, drive and resilience is one your audience will not forget.
Key points about Daryl:
• Daryl Elliott Green was TWICE SHOT in the line of duty and underwent more than a dozen facial reconstructive surgeries and suffered severe depression and chronic PTSD
• He was awarded Queensland Police Service’s ‘Valour Award’ (their highest accolade for bravery) in 2001
• He featured in the Australian Story episode ‘May Day’, in 2002
• He won the Professional Speakers Australia scholarship in 2015 for best emerging talent, and their ‘Breakthrough Speaker of the Year’ award in 2019
• He received a ‘Group Bravery Citation’ from Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove in 2016
• He was named a Lifeline Ambassador in 2018
On behalf of QFES I would like to thank you for
taking the time to prepare such an insightful and
moving presentation. Your story is unique and
compelling; the feedback from staff who attended
has been tremendous. Stories like yours have
helped inspire our staff to not only accept and
embrace change but also to champion it when the
need is recognised. Your contribution in achieving
this is sincerely appreciated.
Our leadership team’s workshop with Daryl was
very powerful and delivered a number of key
messages that have truly resonated with all that
were there. Daryl’s personal insights into what
has been an incredibly challenging period of his
life has opened up a range of conversations and
created an opportunity for people to reflect on the
importance of people and teams.”…
“I recommend Daryl’s workshop unreservedly
– a true investment of time which exceeded
The response to your resilience presentation has been
overwhelming, so much so we have had you return
three times over the past nine months. Feedback
from each of the sessions has been exceptional,
including: ‘I felt humbled and privileged to have had
the opportunity to hear Daryl speak. It was a powerful
and moving three hour presentation from a truly
courageous and resilient man, interspersed with good
humour and audience interaction. I hope Daryl never
tires of imparting his experiences and learnings. I
came away with a great perspective on how sweating
the small stuff is truly such a waste of time.’.
I had the pleasure of witnessing Daryl’s presentation
in 2015. It was easily one of the best I’ve seen – moving,
informative and very entertaining. The first thing that
struck me was the courage required to re-live that horrific
event in order to try and help others who had suffered
similarly. Then there was the mental strength needed to
go from a depressed state to standing up in front of an
audience and not only telling a demanding story, but doing
it in such an entertaining and informative way. Daryl
deserves our thanks and our congratulations on what he’s
doing for the community.
If you have an opportunity to see his presentation live
don’t miss it.