Every so often a performance opportunity comes along that makes me feel very humble and honoured.
Each time I walk onstage I have a responsibility to my audience to give them the very best show I can. Every time. That’s my job. It’s a career I chose years ago and it’s still one I cherish all these years later.
You see, together as a group, me as the entertainer and you, as the audience share the one thing more precious and more rare than anything else in today’s world – time. Time is the one thing that can’t be recycled, is never returned and can never be recreated. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Forever. So, when you chose to share your time with me, I’m honoured. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, by the way.
The truth, most of the time, audiences don’t really have a choice whether or not to watch my performance. Very often the I am chosen to entertain them by the event organizer. I am either a) the After Dinner Speaker; b) the Birthday Party Magician or c) one of the acts on the Children’s Stage, etc. There are other examples but I think you get the picture: no one really knows who I am (and sometimes doesn’t care), but I’m a pleasant diversion for 30-45 minutes. The time we share together is forced so let’s make the best of it.
A performance in a theatrical setting is a whole different scenario. Weeks before the performance,Â you read about the show. You talk about it with your friends and family. You think about it some more and then check your calendar, go online or make a phone call because you have decided to go to that show You have chosen to spend 90 minutes of your day with that entertainer! And, in my case, share the experience with your kids!
TheÂ responsibility for me is to deliver. Big time!
But my job, now, is much easier. I don’t have to ‘sell’ myself as hard. I don’t have to worry about gathering everyone to the stage. I don’t have to worry about any competition for their attention. You chose ME!
You chose to share your precious time with me and it is my honour to share my time with you. I trust I won’t disappoint. No, I know I won’t disappoint!
Please come and share some time with me.