I’m convinced that the name of the presentation is just branding. And that for my taste, making it at least a little vague and a little fun makes the audience curious.

Thanksgiving is coming up and perhaps this gesture just seems like a required bit of business. But I mean it. Thanks to you I’m able to spread my message.

I have always loved magic. In fact, my first ever paying gig was as a 15-year old magician. As a motivational speaker, I often (though not always) work a bit of magic into my performances every so often. And if I am really lucky, a client will hire me specifically to do a magic routine.

Here’s why a flash mob is different: there’s not just one person or group participating, the ENTIRE ROOM is involved. People are doing something fun and surprising; the music is blaring and the camaraderie is instant. A feeling is created.

But don’t just take MY word for it—know that science also tells us that investing in others is really an investment in ourselves.

My goal is always to create an experience that is meaningful for all. It’s not all content. If audiences are looking at their phones, not listening, and having a hard time focusing, it’s a wasted opportunity for all. But it’s also not all entertainment. They want to be engaged…but they don’t need a comedian.

There are tons of techniques to get the audience to bond with you as a funny motivational speaker.  But nothing is as powerful as customized, on-the-spot humor created about what’s happening right then. In that room.  At the convention.  At the hotel.  And happily for me, this is something I’m both very good at…and I love to do.  

During my travels as a professional motivational speaker, I get to meet people from all walks of life.  And often times I find pearls of wisdom from the most unlikely sources.

As many of you know, I put out frequent videos. Most contain some wisdom about life and/or business. But this week I take a break from “wisdom” and let you peak at me and my family.

Planning an epic meeting means creating an experience of value for ALL attendees—from the newbies to the veterans. Everyone who attends needs to feel like it was the best meeting ever and that they got so much out of the event that they can’t afford to miss it next year.