Being a professional speaker is a rewarding job in so many ways. We get to spread our message and we get to see the world. We get an applause when we are done, and sometimes even a standing ovation. (I got two last week alone.) Most people do amazing work and never get a standing ovation in their life, or even an applause. Or even a heartfelt thank you.
Sometimes I think we take this great job perk of getting positive affirmation for granted.
We should not.
We should treasure it for the great gift it is.
A couple a days ago I gave a speech in India at the first ever Professional Speakers Summit. I got to speak about speaking to 150 people.
An hour after my speech a man came up to me and handed me a hand-written letter that he had written and that he wanted me to have.
The fact that it was hand-written and hand-delivered made the message so much stronger.
It made me very happy.
And it reminded me of why I do what I do. About why I am a professional speaker. And about the power of a well delivered speech.
As a speaker, never forget the power to touch people’s life that comes with this profession.
And aim to do just that every time you deliver a speech.
Here is the letter:
“We haven’t spoken, and we haven’t met but I already feel CONNECTED with you. How beautiful is that? That is the power of thought that resonate. We have these resonating moments when we read an intense book or an important movie. I had that resonating moment when listening/watching to you speak today. On the stage I saw a humble and energetic human being sincerely seeding thoughts of value and goodness to his audience. I saw an open heart in sync with the mind, sharing life impeccably with the universe.
That you for the time and mind you shared with us Fredrik it means a lot. As a fellow human being and a writer striving to make this world more beautiful and interesting and impactful I felt the need to reach out and let you know that you are an amazing soul on an inspiring journey. This moment of resonance matters. This is important. This is beautiful. This is creativity.
Glad it happened, and happy to share!
With smiles, ”