Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show from 1992 to 2009 and then from 2010 to 2014, when he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. He’s currently the host of Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC.
In his comedic keynote speech, Jay Leno offers audiences 20 rules of Show Business: Here are a few…
Try not to get a regular job. When you get a regular job, you end up acting like regular people.
Always keep people in your life who don’t quite understand what you do. It will keep you humble and remind you you’re never as important as you think you are. As Jay Leno says in his hilarious keynote speech, “when I was on the cover of Time Magazine the first time, I called my mother and told her to call all the relatives to tell them to get a copy and she said ‘I don’t think so, they only have you on the cover of the copies they sell around here, cause you’re known in this area! – I don’t think you’re on the cover in Miami”.
Of all the words of tongue of pen, the saddest are these – ‘it might have been’. There’s nothing sadder than “I could have had it, if I’d just tried a little harder”
It’s nice to believe in yourself, it’s better to have other people believe in you!
If you can’t get through the front door, go through the back door. Keep trying.
You’ll learn more from your critics than you ever will from your fans. Find the toughest audience you can.
Anybody can have a life, but careers are hard to come by.
Jay Leno is a keynote speaker your audience will never forget.