Not that anyone thought I was a manly man –
But it’s not easy to say this.
I like … musicals. I see you smirking!!
It was the disney stuff that put me to sleep.
It was Rocky Horror that woke me up.
In University my girlfriend ( now wife ) exposed me to the original “RENT” and the obligatory anniversary visit to “Mamma Mia”
BUT! It wasn’t until the movies came out that I really connected.
I will not enter into a debate about how bad Pierce Brosnan sings. He is James Bond.
This past week I drove a few hundred kilometres to speak to some professional colleagues in Peterborough and I went through my pre-speaking ritual of singing my way there in the car.
Calms my speaker-nerves.
Jerry Seinfeld quoted the true statistic that on a top five list of fears, death was number five and public speaking was number one. Resulting in the quip – “Most people would rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy!”
And it reminded me of someone I wanted you to meet.
Could you speak to this audience? Be that little dot on stage?
Some not so corporate like preachers and teachers too.
I met her that fateful evening on my visit to Verity (a Toronto Women’s Executive Network ) and was so happy to finally find someone I could connect these people with.
I met her again to make sure she was of the passionate, kind and empowering school I subscribe to -she sure was.
So! If you meet one of these international superstars who could use a little help, connect them with Bonnie.
If you aren’t sure if you like musicals or not the incredibly clever and fun “Wicked” is in Toronto right now.
It is a virtually guaranteed fun night out.
Less painful on dudes than MM and Rent too.