If you read our recent email with the subject, “For workshop leaders only…” then you know about how Callan Rush used to lead our Client Attraction Summit years ago.
She started training with Jesse in March of 2007.
You can imagine how overwhelming it must have been for Callan to walk in and have to learn all of our scripts and stories.
She showed up like a pro. And one of her biggest strengths was that she was awesome at using physical humor to draw people into her stories.
So she really noticed when someone was using their body to draw the audience in…or using their body in a way that would repel the participants.
One time, I (Sharla) was on stage while Callan was starting her first training to lead our events. I was just doing my thing on stage, completely unconscious of something I did with my body…
When I got off the stage, she took me aside and said, “Sharla, when you licked your finger to turn the page, it looked like this…”
And she licked her whole hand from bottom to top (with an exaggerated body roll type movement) to show how a small body motion looks totally exaggerated from the stage. (Can you picture it now?)
Here is a short video from Callan where you’ll see exactly how she did this on that day:
I learned something big from this: Never even consider itching your nose or picking a wedgy when you’re on stage, LOL.
I also learned that you can USE EVERYTHING to make something funny…
A couple weekends ago, when we were leading the Client Attraction Summit, my microphone went dead and I had to use a handheld mic for 30 minutes.
I’m standing there with a mic in one hand and a clicker in the other and the pages of my script are sticking together. I tried for a moment (what felt like a VERY…LONG…MOMENT) on stage to put the clicker down and turn the page, but the pages were VERY stuck.
Because of that experience with Callan long ago, I was able to turn this awkward thing into something really funny.
I made a joke about how I was “SEXY” (you know what I mean if you watched last week’s video).
And then I told the audience that I couldn’t lick my finger to get the pages to turn because it would look like this. And then I proceeded to do the same motion Callan used when she was showing me what finger licking looked like from the stage. The participants roared in laughter.
Moral of the story: Never pick your nose on stage. (I know you would never do that, but consider that anything like that looks like nose picking.)
While Callan’s Event Filling Blueprint isn’t about making your participants laugh, it will help you get more people to sign up for your events.
So make sure you grab your copy now: Event Filling Blueprint