I have been recording segments for a two show on Sunday mornings every fifth week since late last year. It has been a real pleasure to work with the folks like Chris Mcintyre, Chris Postin and the rest of the crew at 105.3 KFM. I know that doing the show has really stretched me and helped me to grow as a public speaker. Anybody who has ever successfully pulled off an podcast or broadcast program will say that the number one rule is to share your thoughts the same way that you would to a friend that you are talking to on the phone or face to face. That may sound easy, but it is not that simple.
The first couple of times I had to pretend that I was not being recorded to be broadcast. I wanted to be polished, but at the same time I wanted it to be real. Then once you finish recording you leave the building and you hope someone listens. It is a really weird deal. You don’t know if anyone will hear it. You have know idea if they agreed or disagreed with what you said. You don’t know.
Recording for something that airs later got me thinking about the number of folks in our lives that work hard, but may not get thanked. The unpaid intern at the office. The clerk who works in the basement of the courthouse. The third shift folks who make sure the shelves are stocked. The maintenance and cleaning crews. The accountants. The waste management folks. The grounds crew. The day laborer. The kitchen crew. The dishwashers. The projectionist. The IT folks. The folks in the back at your favorite spot to eat that you never see.
The list is endless.
So, when was the last time that we thanked them, smiled at them, or encouraged them. If you do one the above jobs or one that I missed. Thank you for what you do.