I am currently reading John Acuff’s book Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters, a book that is destined to be on my recommended reading list.
I know Acuff grabbed your attention by talking about punching something, or someone in the face. What’s more important however, is his message about escaping average and engaging in Awesome. The following passage jumped out at me as a critical message for all trainers, “Always play to the size of your heart, not to the size of your audience. Awesome doesn’t let the crowd determine the size of the performance. Awesome gets up for two people or 200. Awesome writes great books even if no one os going to read them.”
As a speaker and trainer it is easy to get pumped up for an auditorium packed with hundreds of people waiting eagerly to hear what you have to say. What about a room with ten, or two? Do they get the same energy, enthusiasm and passion from you? When you present at a major conference where you fall in the schedule is a crap shoot. You might have a great time slot, you may have a less desirable one. You might be the only presentation for people to attend or, you may be one of 20 different choices. You might be the most recognizable name, or you may be the unknown up against the big names in the business. The awesome trainers are the ones who deliver an amazing training experience regardless of how many people show up at their session.
What about you? Do you get deflated when you have a small group, or are you engaged regardless of the size of the crowd?
Do you shy away from submitting that instructor proposal or writing that article to share your thoughts and insights because you think no one will attend your presentation or read your stuff? Or, are you willing to punch fear in the face and put yourself, your thoughts and your ideas out there?
Get excited about the opportunity to share your message. Give everything you have when you present. Strive for awesome and play to the size of your heart.
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