To Truly Inspire People, You Are Going To Need More Than Words
Long ago in music halls and side shows strongmen would fascinate large crowds by demonstrating human potential with feats of strength such as bending steel bars, breaking chains and lifting large weights overhead. As technology changed so did the times and the secrets of the strongmen were passed on within a subculture of real life supermen. Now a days, there is a need for the return of the strongmen to free people of the limiting beliefs holding them back in life by witnessing legitimate feats of strength with a motivational message. Some of the feats would include rolling up a frying pan, driving a nail through a board with the bare hands using only a wash cloth for padding, breaking chains, ripping apart tennis balls and license plates, bending steel bars into various shapes and more.
The feats provide a great metaphor for a variety of messages like believing in yourself, hard work, giving it 110%, setting and achieving goals and anti-bullying. The feats make the message real which is why they are such a good fit with motivational and inspirational speaking.
This show is especially good for; school assemblies, summer camps, church functions, grand openings, motivating sports teams or sales teams and corporate functions.
I've learned the feats from some of the top strongman teachers in the world including Chris Rider (the coach in the documentary Bending Steel) and also the late and great Greg Matonick (Rest in Peace) who was named NJ's Superman by ABC news. I got the nickname "The Last Son of Krypton" as a tribute to him. The format of the show I use is feats of strength with an inspirational message.
Imagine for a moment the audience seeing something that absolutely astounds them along with a message that says-
"If you believe in yourself. If you are willing to work hard you can accomplish anything, no matter how seemingly impossible."
In addition to that, some of the feats leave behind cool souvenirs that they can take home that will last forever to be a symbol of inspiration for years to come. Each souvenir can be autographed along with photo opportunities. A steel pretzel, a rolled up frying pan, a twisted horseshoe, a steel bar bent with the nose and other things for them to hang up on their wall so they can forever remember the time they met the strongman and he told them they can accomplish anything.
*the reinforcing bar that is bent over the bridge of my nose is donated to cancer patients after each show