This weekend I had the honor of speaking at a royal wedding. It was attended by papparazi, flashing bulbs, dignitaries, authors, music industry types, and people who had flown in from all over the globe.
The groom is the most influential speaker in the world.
He gets millions of hits on YouTube.
When I’m with him in public, we are swarmed by people asking for his autograph. You’d think he was Obama, Russell Brand, or Beckham. But he’s even more powerful than that. His brand is strength. His message is power. And when you meet him, you realize anything is possible.
When he speaks, people listen. Check out his statistics.
He has many Facebook pages and each one gets from 40,000-100,000 likes. His YouTube videos are off the charts. His book is a best seller. His speaking engagements are sold out. In Asia, his fees can rival a president. My clients are speakers, and no other speaker can top him. Not the greats of the past, like Zig Ziglar, or even the rising young stars of today. When they talk about the “it” factor, Nick’s just got it.
The wedding ceremony was at the Donald Trump golf club in California. The couple exchanged vows on the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean. There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd.
When the wedding planner stopped at my table and tapped me on the shoulder, asking me to say a few words about the couple, I scrambled for words. I’m a writer, author, and coach. Not a speaker. I work with 1 per centers, a term I use to define world changers.
When Time magazine prints their next influential person cover, I’m voting for Nick Vujicic, as the most influential person of our time. In 2012, Nick finished his second book, recorded his second music video, and will address audiences of millions in stadiums across the globe. He’s met politicians, celebrities, and dignitaries. He’s been featured in commercials, land was the star of a Hyundai commercial during the World Cup soccer championship. If you don’t know who he is, I’d have to ask you what cave you’ve been dwelling in. In this next decade, Nick will be making movies, writing books, and saving lives.
When I coach my speaker friends through the process of building a brand like Nicks they don’t listen. They do it their own way. So even the top speaker after Nick has less than half of his presence, views, and opportunity. Large corporate sponsors, check him out. If you want to double your business, and reach the heart of your consumer, this is your spokesman. Nick Vujicic. Speaker, businessman, husband, guru, teacher, friend.
When I stepped on stage after the wedding, I talked about how their love blossomed at my home in Texas, as my sons (the ring bearers) watched. It was a true fairy tale for the most influential man in the world.