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For the last ten years, Barry Smith has been creating multi-media comedy shows about the strange things he has done in his life. Unlike most of us, he has documented his life very well with audio, video, photos and scrap books.
According to Barry, while the show is funny, there is a little bit of inspiration as well. "In my 20s I found myself living in this weird little religious cult. There was a man in Montana who thought he was Jesus and I actually believed him for a while. Ten years after getting out of that situation, I started telling people about it and they were intrigued. I found my way from living in Jesus's basement to doing comedy about living in Jesus's basement."
Now let's be clear, this is a cross between a stand-up presentation and a speaker-type show with all the power point images to bring the audience into the journey.
"When I started doing this in theaters, audience members would come up to me saying this was the perfect show to take to colleges."
"My experience didn't include being a lion tamer or astronaut but the show is the tale of my employment history including a messenger, a paper boy, a process server, and audio visual tech...just your run of the mill jobs. I had so many and all along the way I was really just seeking a career in something that I would enjoy doing and that is the message of my show. Just because you graduate from college doesn't mean you are immediately going to be doing what you want to do for the rest of your life. In fact, you may even find yourself doing things that you don't like all that much. But if you stay true to your passion, all those things will build on themselves and direct your path toward the career that is right for you. It's all told from my personal experience and while it is considered a lecture, it is not preachy but a comedy that tells my story."
Barry adds that his show is more than just how to dress for an interview or ace a job.
"It's a free flowing presentation that is well scripted in a cohesive package. There is a Q&A at the end so audience members can throw out questions or ideas. One of the workshops I do is on visually journaling your life after college and why you should chronicle your job experiences."
BOOK IT: For more information on Barry's presentation and workshops, contact Gina Kirkland at Kirkland Productions (866) 769-9037 or email@example.comPLEASE LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE BELOW!!