Texas Motivational Speaker Goes Batty?
I was recently speaking in Texas and got a chance to see the famous bats in Austin. Check out this short video I put together for you:
My client was the University of Texas Health Care System. Happy day… I am going back next month to work for them again. Think I’ll get to see the bats?
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Texas Speaker, Health Care Speaker, Fan of Bats
For those of you who prefer to read instead of watch YouTube, here is the transcript:
All right, so it’s Brad Montgomery. How is this for a day in the life of a motivational speaker? I’m in Austin, Texas, its 8:30; right there in that bridge, 1.5 million bats. Bats. How cool is that, bats are about to fly out. I don’t know, any second.
But, here’s the day I had. So I started out, I left my house at 1:00 p.m., (its 8:30). I just got here, gave the bellman a dollar. I’m here working for the University of Texas Healthcare Medical System, and I’m late. I was supposed to be at their big bash, cocktail party tonight, but I missed that because of Frontier Airlines. Pretty typical though, because I think so many people think motivational speakers speak. What I think we do is travel a lot, and then we speak.
So I’m here now. Good news, I get to see the bats. Bad news, I’m here late, but, I get to see bats. More later.
The bats? yeah, there’s no bats. Okay, I’m in the Hyatt now which is pretty groovy. Let me tell you what happened with the bats, nothing, zilch, 1.5 million bats, I saw four. I saw four. Total bust. So, I was out there for an hour and a half, supposed to be a million and a half bats, a mile long trail of mammals with wings. What I saw was a million and a half mosquitoes, my legs. I’m just telling you, I’m going to be scratching tonight.
But, all right, being a motivational speaker is cool. Being in Austin, Texas is cool. The bats were a total bust, I’m so bummed. But, good news, keynote speech in the morning. So, get a good night’s rest. It’s kind of hot. I just came up in the elevator right over there, with a whole bunch of conventioneers. These are the HR folks from the University of Texas, and they’ve got these little blinky things on, and I think maybe they might have had an adult beverage and they didn’t see the bats. Oh, I think they were drinking something. But it’s kind of funny because I was asking about stuff and then they said, well who are you? And I told them I was their speaker. They said, “good, don’t remember us.”
I’ll see you tomorrow.
In Wyoming recently, motivational speaker Brad Montgomery had a group of Construction Engineers lined up at the door waiting to hear him speak.
Here’s a transcript of Brad’s video of his conversation with Jim and Russ at the Wyoming Dept of Transportation Construction Meeting.
Jim: Doing this he is going to leave the best impression I’ve ever had out of all eight years; he is top notch.
Brad: Hey this is Brad Montgomery from Brad Montgomery.com. I’m on the way home, just having worked for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. They asked me to be a motivational speaker; do some breakout sessions. It was a blast. It went really well and let’s see what they have to say. Glad you’re here.
Jim: Hi, my name is Jim Messing. I’m with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. We are finishing up our 2011 Engineers Construction meeting and we’ve had Brad Montgomery as our main speaker and out of eight years of doing this he is going to leave the best impression I’ve ever had out of all eight years. He is top notch. If you ever have a chance to watch him, do it.
Brad: Awesome, can you tell them a little bit about what we did yesterday and today?
Jim: He did a two hour presentation, opened it up, kind of loosen everybody up, then he did a couple of one hour sessions with us and how to take laughter into your workplace, your family life and everything like that. And everyone came out laughing. We had people lined up at the doors waiting to get in to his session.
Jim: You’re welcome.
Russ: I’m Russ Howe with the Wyoming DOT Construction Staff. I’m a staff technician. Just had the opportunity to see Brad Montgomery do three presentations or performances, whichever you prefer, for our 2011 Engineers Conference and boy if you need a good guy I’d definitely get him. Very, very enjoyable. Very pertinent things to say; made us laugh. Made us feel good.
Brad: How did it go compared to other years?
Russ: I’ve only actually been to one other one and we had another guy similar to Brad and he was good but I have to say I really enjoyed Brad more.