I am in Hawaii for the Transformational Leadership Council (TLC) meeting this week. I have been a member of TLC for several years and have always enjoyed the very eclectic group of authors, trainers and thought leaders. But I must say, it just got even more interesting. Joining our group this week was a new member: actor and comedic legend Yakov Smirnoff .
We were pleased to have him do about 30 minutes of his material during one of the sessions. I can’t remember when I’ve ever seen someone take an audience from uproarious laughter to tears and back to gut-wrenching laughter so quickly and effectively. It was the sign of a true master of the art.
In a time of great challenges for many people, his “Love and Laughter” presentation was a refreshing change of pace. In talking to him later that day, I discovered that during this part of the year, he is doing keynote presentations for organizations around the world. Hmmm, he might make a good keynote presenter at a business conference (I’m just thinking).
If you ever have a chance to see him perform in person, I highly recommend it. He’s an outstanding comedic performer who tugs at your heart while making you laugh.