In addition to being a speaker and author, I also enjoy professional life as an emcee and DJ.
My company, Ramblin’ Sounds, is nearly 26 years old.
I have been part of close to 1600 events (1200 of which have been weddings).
There are a few things which have made me shake me head, ponderously (complete with sarcastic eye-roll), since Day One.
Here’s one of them.
Why, when there is a huge beautiful decorated event ballroom all around them, do some people insist on standing right in front of my speakers...and ask me to turn the music down so they can have a conversation?
Seriously, it happens...more often than you might believe.
I am occasionally on the receiving end of a dirty look or a snide comment.
Once, a guest actually turned one of my speakers to the side, so that they could hear each other better.
Another time, in a fit of frustration, I gently (yes, really) suggested: “There is a whole big room here, and it is my job to fill this room (even at low volumes) with music...and you’ve made the decision to stand right on front my speaker instead of moving 6-feet in almost any direction.”
Then they smiled and gave me a thumbs-up after realizing how simple it was to better their situation.
I responded in kind, also with a smile, and all was good.
How often in life do we find ourselves ‘standing in front of the speakers’, allowing the noise to drown out what we’re trying to say, occupying our ears so that we can’t get our own interesting, unique message across to someone else?
Look at social media.
People who really do have something positive to share get caught up in the noise of rampant negativity and allow it to steamroll their mojo.
What do they often wind up doing?
Screaming about the noise and negativity, becoming part of that cacophony instead of simply relocating to a different spot in the room and saying what they really want to say, to an audience who is able to hear it.
Where are YOU standing these days?
Have you intentionally put yourself in a place of consistent, convenient communication with your audience, or have you allowed yourself to take root in a frustrating place, screaming to be heard over the din?
If you are, here’s a hint: MOVE.
Have a VISION of the place you need to be to make yourself heard, to be able to think clearly, to be able to move forward toward your own goals.
What would the perfect conditions be for you to be out there playing your game to its best results?
You don’t have to stay where you’re standing right now.
Feeling ‘stuck’ sucks.
While it may not always be possible in a physical sense, your brain and your heart can devise ways to move around the chess board to gain an advantage and maybe, just maybe, win the whole match, or at least providing you with an advantage.
How can YOU move away from the speakers today?
If you don’t, your voice may eventually blow out from trying to power past the noise, and your ears will be ringing so badly that you won’t be able to hear what the world is trying to say back at you.
Do you hear what I’m saying?
If you can, let’s go over here and chat, because I’m tired of yelling.
Are you feeling stuck and frustrated, fingers in your ears, with a sore throat?
Let’s connect in a One-to-One conversation, no speakers allowed (okay, just me).
Pick your best available date & time on my calendar at SteveChats.com
Not sure where that really cool and clear place in the room is, for you?
That’s okay, my team and I have created a map to help you, and we’ve even got a FREE Master Class to show you the basics.
Check it out at Engaging Your WHY/Vision Board Mastery.
Our clients agree that ‘finding their place in the room’ has been critical to their success.
It could be for yours as well.
And the steps are simpler than you may believe.
Come on in and learn how to make your own noise, so the world can hear you.
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