My First Cancellation(s) Due To Illness
I subscribe to the maxim that “the show must go on”. I have performed with colds and flu, nausea, a double ear inflection and while losing my voice. The show is the thing, and I take my commitments seriously.
So it was a Really Big Thing to find myself having to step out of three shows owing to illness. Pneumonia and flu had laid me low, and I could not perform.
Because we have high standards, for performance, for manners, and for respect, I thought long and hard about whether to find a replacement or to cancel outright. Not many hypnotists are “family friendly”.
It would be better to cancel than to have my customers being offended by my replacement.
In the end I asked my customers if I could substitute Reg Blackwood and asked Reg if he’d stand in for me.
I think this was a good move. I briefed Reg on what was expected, and he is an excellent performer. Here is some of the feedback:
“At the annual Hair and Beauty Educators conference Reg Blackwood presented a truly hilarious comedy hypnotist show to the delegates. Feedback was outstanding. I have never heard the words ‘incredible and hilarious’ used so many times to describe an evening of entertainment. People laughed so much there were tears running down faces, and the next day there were many who had sore stomachs and ribs from all that laughter. We can not recommend Reg more highly to those who want to be entertained with good, clean fun.
Thank you to Gerard V who provided us with a comedy hypnotist experience that was extremely well organised, highly entertaining and absolutely hilarious. Gerard you went the extra mile for us and we can’t thank you enough. Can’t wait ‘til next time!”
I think that worked out just fine. It is nice to have friends that one can rely on.