Just got back from a big show in Orlando and I think I’ve coined a new word – Kling-tastic!
That’s because we had a chance to work with storyteller Kevin Kling, and no other word in my lexicon comes close to describing the feeling he creates in a room.
We’ve done a lot of high-tech, high-energy, high-power opening events at meetings before. However, you’d be surprised at the impact it has when the lights come up and there’s a lone guy on-stage and he starts telling the audience a story.
I’m not saying you could hear a pin drop, but I will say that he had them at “Hello, my name is Kevin Kling and I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota.” And he never let them go after that.
His stories were simple, funny, involving … and what was really cool was how all subsequent speakers at the event referenced key points from Kevin’s stories.
And what was ALSO really cool was seeing the attendees chase Kevin down in the airport to offer congratulations and get autographs after the meeting was over! Who knew the line between storyteller and rock star was so thin?
I know we’ll be seeing more of Kevin on our stages in the future and I’m sure that our clients will all come to the same conclusion: He’s Kling-tastic!