Archives for Jason Hewlett

The Promise: Raising Legendary Leaders

  The other day a man took my order at a restaurant. When I began to speak his eyes widened and he said, excitedly, “You’re Jason Hewlett!  You came to my school when I was in 3rd grade.  That was the best assembly of my life!”  Looking at his full grown beard, head balding, and the twinkle in his eye, it hit me once again how long I’ve been doing this whole being on stage thing. It is life’s great compliment when someone remembers you fondly from their childhood as having made a difference in their lives, and equally makes
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Camp Fire in CA: What Amount of Money Justifies Keeping A Promise?

  The devastation that ravaged California in 2018 due to wildfires is difficult to comprehend. Families lost everything, many lost their very lives, and one company is now being held accountable. According to CNN, Pacific Gas & Electric, PG&E, is facing manslaughter charges as truth comes to light in the aftermath of the State’s deadliest and destructive Camp Fire. What was the Promise broken? Many in fact, perhaps unspoken and simply assumed promises after getting/keeping the job, and yet made all the difference: “failing to properly operate and maintain power lines”  “clearing vegetation around power lines” This is unacceptable. If the
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Feel Good Promise Stories to Begin 2019

Welcome to the New Year! Always a beautiful time to reflect on the past, commit to the present, prepare for an amazing future. Throughout the Holiday Season it was fun to gather a few stories that will touch your heart and will also help bring home the value of a Promise that is relatable to all of us. Don’t think words matter so much? Consider the power between words like “Goal” vs. “Resolution” vs. “Promise”, and how they resonate to you. What words really MOVE YOU? They all carry their own weight, and yet it is when we decide to
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This One Made Me Laugh

Some stories you just can’t make up.     I talk about the importance of loving one’s family, but also know not everyone is having success in that department. This news article made me laugh out loud in both the silliness of it, as well as feeling sad at the same time for this guy. Comedy is Tragedy, and this is a bit of both. Hope you’ll Promise to love your Family. Thanks to FOX13 in Utah for this story.   ~ jason hewlett Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for
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The Descent: The Greater Ascension

  As I sobbed into the phone from the summit of The Grand Teton, following a 24-hour long arduous trek to get to the legendary craggy peak, I left a message for my family in both gratitude for their help with my preparations to ascend, and also mixed with terror at the thought of what I had just accomplished. It wasn’t until the moment I stepped foot off the top of the mountain to begin the journey home that I realized The Descent is more important and dangerous than any Ascent. Every mountain climb has an Ascent and a Descent.
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Gotta Hand it to United

A few weeks ago I posted a blog called, “The Promise United Never Made”. Wow did that stir up some strong feelings from the opposers, critics, and posers out there!  Haha. My whole point was simply that United Airlines only had it as a GOAL to make the customer experience be positive, that they never made any kind of PROMISE to us. Many people agreed with my assessment and the change in language, and how that shifts the strength of power in our words. And then others showed up shouting how promises can’t be guaranteed, it depends on the circumstance, as
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The Promise of Congruence On & Off Stage

  When I was a kid I met my hero, a basketball player who is in the Hall of Fame now, and at the time was the epitome of all I wanted to be in life. I collected his jerseys, wore the same brand shoes as him (before that was a thing), and collected every basketball card ever made about him. The time came to meet my hero.  He was there to sign our memorabilia. I went up to him, asked if he would be willing to sign my stuff… And he refused. He said that he was under contract
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The Work Family Saves The Day

  The other night I took the stage for a very important Awards Ceremony after being introduced as if I were the greatest performer in the world. Plugged in my iPhone which runs my 40+ music cues before my hour long Show. I introduced the first song and….nothing. My phone was frozen. I laughed nervously and fidgeted with it. And then I tried to shut it off to reboot. Wouldn’t slide touch off. Oh. My. Gosh. The pit in my stomach was beyond anything I’ve felt in a while.   AV Team began scrambling, ran up and checked all the
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cmi speaker management

If you’ve run a business you know finding the right people to help you accomplish your dream is a very challenging thing.  Instead of hiring anyone, you may have tried to go it alone. In running my business over 17 years I have experienced being the so-called “chef, host, busboy, clerk, PR, HR, owner, waiter, janitor, distributor, designer and lawyer” all at the same time. Trust me – it’s not a good idea. Through the nearly 2 decades I have tried and failed to surround myself with those that caught my vision, or in most cases, found great people who
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The Promise of Your Best Work

  What is your level of care when it comes to your work? The lady who swiped my card at the store today: she’s just doing a job, didn’t even bother to say hello or converse when I tried to engage with her, just looked down and away.  Luckily there was the storefront manager-turned-bagger who walked up, with a smile, and saved the day with friendliness. So I ask in a different way: What is your Promise of Your Best Work?   There is a certain restroom I find myself in every trip heading out at my hometown airport.  For
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