What if you were handed the microphone, for just a few minutes, with a guarantee that tens of millions of people were listening? What would you say? Would you make them laugh, make them stop and think about something very important, entertain them, get them dancing, would you expose your vulnerability in the hope that others empathise? What would you do?
Would you, instead, whine about your boyfriend / girlfriend or say something meaningless – the metaphorical equivalent of the road crew’s famous mic test “one, two, one, two, two)?
We live in a time of attention scarcity. People have so much to pay attention to, but so little attention to give. Your few minutes with the “mic of millions” may be your first and only opportunity to attract some attention. What would you say or do? If you are a band hoping to break into the mainstream, a song writer trying to sing their song, an artist exhibiting at your first one man show, or an author with a debut novel, it’s a fair question to ask, I think.