Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger Music video by Survivor performing Eye Of The Tiger. (C) 1993 Volcano Entertainment III,...
- 12/05/2016 #5Brian McKenzieInspirational Pump:Reply
A lot of speakers and trainers have recommended a THEME song to get you in the mood. One that you either listen to before you go on stage - or one that you blare as your anthem as you get to the mic. You will notice that Politicians are famous for this too, especially this season.
Back in the day ( I started public speaking with the Military at Intelligence Training school at 16 in 1986) the big song for lead in was EYE of the Tiger. Everybody seemed to love that guitar beat, and that lead in - you heard it before track meets, and it was on heavy rotation for students getting up on the stage.
A song - especially when it is loud - gets the audience's attention - it wakes them up - it breaks them out of their 6 second attention span theater. Many will identify personal history with that song - so you want to choose one (if you use one) that strikes the cord of what you want to talk about - the vibe you want to set and inspire.
Bruce Springsteen shut down Ronald Reagan from using Born in the USA for his campaign (and if you know the song beyond the chorus - it was probably a bad choice to begin with for a 'New Day in America' meme) The Original Bill and Hillary Show used Fleetwood Mac's Don't Stop - and nearly forever destroyed the song for me. 'Wind Beneath My Wings" is one that is always attached to survivors and support teams.
Do you use a song to pump you up, get you motivated, to draw in the crowd ? Tell us your anthem.
And yes - here is that Rocky Riff - you know you need it.