I am always delighted when people take the time to send a nice review about my presentation. Today I received the following from a principal who was unable to attend my show:
“I am so sorry to have missed your performance at Foothill School last week. I was committed to a meeting at my other school and had to miss being at Foothill. I was so thrilled the next day to hear how well-received your assembly was. Teachers and students felt it was by far one of the best assemblies we have had in years. The message was powerful and presented in a way that had every student engaged. I heard about it from EVERYONE! I don’t know if you realize or not, but principals are hit with tons of offers for assemblies every week. I took a chance on this one, and am so glad I did. Thank you so much!!!” —K. Hansen, Principal at Foothill Intermediate School
I found interesting the sentence about principals being bombarded with offers of assemblies each week. I do appreciate that it is a bit of a risk and expense to bring in a speaker – not only the money, but also the valuable time that students are taken away from regular classes to watch the presentation. I am always saddened when I hear horror stories from schools about previous presentations they have had. It motivates me to provide the very best presentation that I can and also to make the planning as easy as possible.