You may recall a few months ago, I was asked to be the commencement speaker at Eastern Illinois University’s graduation ceremony. Today the video is finally posted, thanks to my web guru Pete Lacis. Even though I’m a speaker for a living, this was humbling and exciting. I mean, all those people, about to start a new and exciting chapter of their lives…it’s an energy like no other. Add that to the fact I wasn’t allow to groin strike anyone on stage, and I was offically out of my element. More scary than anything, however, was the ginormous jumbotron screen directly in front of me. As I was speaking and looking out at the audience, a much bigger version of myself stared right back. Kind of a mind freak, if you let it be. But in situations where I’m not sure of the right thing to say, I just take some quiet moments and ask for Shannon’s help. Lucky for my audiences (and my self-esteem), she always delivers. Hope you enjoy the video. P.S…Don’t be alarmed if it sounds like nobody is laughing at my jokes. I wasn’t dyin’ up there. The audience wasn’t mic’d, but I swear they thought I was just a little funny. Next time I’ll add laugh tracks. Click here to watch the video.