Training for Speakers, Entertainers, and Business Professionals ~ 

 

I’m here in Minnesota for an event tomorrow.

I’m speaking to a group of financial planners.

They’re all getting all set up if you can see over here.

They’re all prepared and ready.

I don’t speak until tomorrow morning.

I could’ve taken a flight here that would’ve gotten me here at 9:00 at night or something, but when I get booked for an event, I get there as early as possible.

I took the 8:00 a.m. flight here, which got me here ridiculously early, let’s be honest.

But it makes me feel comfortable to know that I’m here on time for the client, and then they don’t need to worry about it.

The second I land, I contact the client, “I’m here. I’m ready to go. Excited for the soundcheck tomorrow. Let me know if you need anything tonight.”

Puts them at ease.

Make sure to do that every time you can with every single event.

 

 

~ jason

 

Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world. His primary message, The Promise, is essential for Leadership, Management, Sales, Marketing, Direct-Sales Companies, and is a combination of engagement and entertainment meets inspiration. Jason has even received standing ovations from IT guys. He has been acknowledged as life-changing by Conference Attendees, C-Level Executives and Hollywood Elite. jasonhewlett.com

 

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Comments

  1. One time I got an email confirming my start time for an event the very next day in San Francisco. The only problem? They didn’t tell me i was speaking in the first place. I combed through my emails looking for a confirmation I searched for flights but it was $3,500 and I wasn’t prepared for the event. They really didn’t tell me the gig was mine. Even if i had left right then and drove i would only show up an hour before the event. I called them immediately and kindly asked about the details and let them know I didn’t have anything from them about place, time, etc. they looked through their stuff and sure enough, realized on the phone with me that they hadn’t contacted me. Luckily they were super cool, and apologetic. I told them i would get there, but they didn’t want to pay for that travel and they rescheduled me for a different event right then and there. I made recommendations for some local speakers who may be available. We had a good laugh when i did go out to their next event and they were apologetic, But I still felt terrible and even though it wasn’t my fault, I still dream about that engagement all the time. 😂

    I consider it such a priveledge that I fret about every speaking engagement the second it’s on my calendar. I dream that I miss speaking engagements or show up in showered or wearing pajamas all the time. I hate being gone from my family but missing an engagement would feel terrible so I go early all the time. And, I love seeing the space, getting an idea for the group and meeting the meeting planner early.

    Knock em dead.

    • Jason Hewlett

      Awesome story. This would really be tough to go through and mess with your mind forever. I get it. Great work on getting things right. You are a PRO, that’s what this comes down to.

  2. 8 years ago I regretfully have missed a gig. I was on my way home from a birthday vacation in Orlando coming back to Utah for an assembly. I had missed checking my bags by 5 minutes. That 5 minutes made me miss my flight home and I had take a later flight which regrettably made me miss the assembly. I remember calling the PTA president and apologizing profusely to her. I could do nothing. I haven’t been back to that school since. It was a great lesson learned early in my career. I’m not too sure others would admit to something like this but I think moments like that help you for the future.

    I am currently at a speaking engagement in Italy and I arrived 3 days early so I know I won’t miss it plus I will take in the sights despite it raining all week. I have followed your lead with booking travel so you can arrive at least a day early to a speaking event. It’s crucial that we arrive and be prepared to share our promise to the audience.

    • Jason Hewlett

      Hey my friend, I think everyone has been there in some form or another. Thank you for sharing here. Yes, that’s a tough one for sure, but really does make us vigilant in the future. Safe travels my friend and proud of your work.

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