How many shows, if you’re a showman, did you attend last month?
How many speeches, if you’re a speaker, did you watch?
Last week while in Utah I watched my friend Dan Clark in SLC at his Training on Speaking, in the morning and afternoon. That evening went to WiseGuys Comedy Club to support my friend and comedian, Steve Soelberg.
Later that night when I returned home, watched 2 Netflix comedy specials to wind down and go to sleep.
This week I attended VidAngel’s newest platform, Family Night Out, in Provo, where motivational and inspirational speakers come together to film their original material in a kind of TEDTalk for Families. My friends Hank Smith and Clint Pulver were the main draws, and they KILLED it. These will be happening weekly for a month with my other speaker friends as headliners.
Whether it’s watching online in your spare time, or actually attending the events where your peers or experts in your area have decided to grace the stage, in order to improve as a stage performer, speaker, trainer, you MUST attend as many as you can.
You may ask if there is a fine line between attending too much and not doing your own work. That is true when it comes to coaching and trainings, you don’t want to become a seminar junky, nor do you want to necessarily get sucked into going to every community play in all surrounding neighborhoods.
However, if Steve Martin & Martin Short come to town, even if it’s on the Sabbath, this is something God wants you to attend still. I went to Church that morning and was laughing my brains out in the evening. I admit that because it’s part of my craft to never stop learning and I feel it’s a blessing from on High when the greatest performers of all-time come through my neighborhood.
Just bought Billy Joel concert tickets last night for his shows in November. I’ve seen him 4 times already, why go again?
I attend Hale Centre Theatre monthly as a date night with my wife and sometimes take all the kids. Too much?
It’s not just because I’m a super-fan, though I am, but mostly, MOSTLY because NOTHING will inspire creativity, stage craft, presence, show flow, decisions for future in your career than watching the Greats on stage.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see greatness when it is present.
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend your friend’s comedy set.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be inspired by those speaking or performing somewhere, nearby, this very day.
You can thank me later for this PSA.
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