Ask Mike Rayburn. He’s a good guy, a friend, and a kick butt speaker. He is also one of few speakers who is in Both of my books: Humor Us: America’s Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter, and Humor Me: America’s Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter.
He was recently performing here in Denver, Colorado and I had the chance to see him (and take my family, including my brother and his family.) He kicked butt; he always does. He oozes talent and charm, and we all loved him.
But my favorite moment was when my nephew Nathan asked him afterwards about advice he might give aspiring guitarists like himself. Mike was totally busy with signing books (cool!… did I mention Humor Us? :) )but he stopped, made the adults wait, got on his knees and gave this kid some attention and a very good answer to a good question. My kids were there too… and my other newphew Theo.
Of course this is no big deal to Mike; he’s nice all the time. He doesn’t think about it and plan. He just does it. And that is what makes him so cool. Yup, he’s a very funny motivational speaker and entertainer. And yup, he is a kick butt guitar player.
But if you ask my nephew, you might get… if your probe deep enough… the word hero.
Thanks Mike. Great Job.
Funny Motivational Speaker and Humorist, Dad, Uncle, Mike Rayburn Fan