- · Who John Jacob Jingle Heimershmitt is.
- · Almost every Disney lyric ever penned.
- · How much four year olds can squirm.
- · Sesame Street's air time.
- · Beginning to tell stories to myself, then disagree about how the story was told, get into a nasty tiff over it, lose, and refuse to speak to myself for the next day.
- · Finding humor in other people's annoying behavior.
- · Believing chocolate is a food group.
- · Sometimes you can't say thank you enough.
- · Learning to write my own introduction and not depending on others to say the right things about me.
- · How to make that special "funny face" when the microphone shocks the dickens out of my lips.
- · How to behave when your puppet gets run over by a car just before you are to perform.
- · Remembering to go to the bathroom before your one hour program starts.
- · Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
- · You learn what motel chains have the best deals.
- · No matter how bad your hair looks a hat will cover it all.
- · Remembering to bring a change of clothes so you can change after the hot dog your eating blows up on you.
- · When you're hungry, even lousy food tastes good.
- · Telling stories to teenagers can be like nailing jello to a tree. It's different, can be done, but needs to done right.
- · Don't try to diet when you're on the road.
- · As a general rule don't tell ghost stories that use phrases that open the portals to Hell or cause your audience to cry.
- · Your program is like a roller coaster. When it's good you don't want it to stop, but when it's not you want to get off and throw up.
- · Listening to other speakers and storytellers can make your day much sweeter.
- · When you perform, watch your time! Also watch the person's before you. Time hogs need to get out of the business!
- · That some people act like they're doing you a favor paying you what you asked for.
- · Not expecting everyone that hires you to act like or be a professional.
- · Learning to lighten up and not taking thing to serious.
- Not booking for groups that get drunk. they can ruin a great program.
Mike is a Full contact Free Range Speaker, Trainer & Storyteller based out of Charleston, SC