What Happens When Speakers Drop Bombs On Stage

What kind of speaker are you? Do you drop the f-bomb a lot? And when I say f-bomb, I don’t just mean swearing. It also refers to anything that can be considered politically incorrect or delicate.

 

In the world we live in today, swearing and publicly sharing your opinion about delicate topics have become mainstream. There are speakers who are known for their profanity on stage. It’s part of their shtick. They swear left and right, because it’s funny or part of who they are. If you’re one of these speakers, then dropping the bomb isn’t something you should worry about. But, if you’re a speaker who talks about more serious topics, then watch the video below because you might not realize that that “bomb” can be bombing you on that stage.

 

Do you know what goes on behind the curtains when you “drop the bomb”? Does it really have that much of an impact to your audience? Will it affect your chances on getting back on that stage?

 

In this video, I’ll tell you the secret about what happens when you drop an f-bomb on stage and why you should be cautious about what you say before you say it.

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  1. Russell on September 21, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Love this perspective. While presenting at a venue in a new city, I shared a story and quoted another person and used “God D&*n”. I thought it relevant because it was a direct quote of what was said, and gave context and impact to the story. However, an audience member complained about the statement, and I was asked not to return. Those ‘bombs’ can be sensitive and must be used with discretion. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Li Hayes on September 21, 2020 at 7:34 pm

      So true! Audience members can be very sensitive – even when you say things that are historically accurate, direct quotes and contextually important, peopel take offense. I’ve learned to find out from Event managers what is okay and not okay before speakers go on stage – and even then words, comments will slip through. Stand by what you believe in….but be aware of your audience!

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