They say you’re not supposed to have a favorite kid.
It might even be risky naming a favorite place to eat if you’re a food critic!
But what about Favorite Events when you’re a Speaker & Performer?
Truth is, we usually just discuss the nightmare events among peers, such as the time I couldn’t get paid until a year later in the back of a dimly lit room with a stack of $20’s, $50’s and $100’s, or the one where the lights and sound cut out because someone didn’t pay the hotel conference room bill, or worse yet, that one time in Vegas where I had to follow dancing poodles on Christmas Eve (these are all true stories my friend).
Lately, I have had many favorites!
I think every event I’ve had since I’ve been able to stand upright in the past few months have become favorites, essentially landmarks in my own progression to feeling better after my leg injury and mostly grateful for everything!
In the past 3 months I’ve spoken to over 10,000 educators. That’s a favorite.
I recently posted about speaking at a youth detention center – another favorite.
And then there was an event last week that really made me happy – let me tell you about it.
What a great company!
I was Emcee one night, and Closing Keynote Speaker sharing The Promise the next day.
This was also my first event in 3 months without a leg brace! YAY! It’s fun to move again.
Why was this a favorite event?
The crowd was amazing (always fun to have 4,000-5,000 attendees laughing, cheering, gifting a standing ovation).
The sound, lights, and production were on point.
The planning team was stellar.
ALL events stand out throughout the year, there are plenty that are favorites to speakers like me, and this one will be unforgettable in the history of my career.
Mostly it was a favorite because many promises were kept (check paid on time, professional photos and videos sent to us to repost here, and much praise from the leadership following each presentation), instead of promises being broken, which really makes us not list those as a favorite.
Special Thanks to JuicePlus+ and the many events where great people keep the right promises, and allow me to do my best on stage for you.
Comment below if you’ve attended or performed for an event you absolutely loved this year and tag them to share the love!
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~ Jason Hewlett
Husband, Father, Writer, Mentor, Hiker
- Speaker Hall of Fame * Award-Winning Entertainer * Promise Legacy Project Coach
- World’s Only Keynote Speaker utilizing entertainment, musical impressions, and comedy to Create Legendary Leadership through the Power of Commitment
- Author of “The Promise To The One”