The Mighty Ukulele: Anyone Can Do It

Ukulele Star Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele Star Jake Shimabukuro

I recently saw a documentary, Mighty Uke, about the global resurgence of the ukulele.  (Yes, it’s true!) The filmmakers traveled the globe to discover why so many ukulele clubs, groups and ensembles are sprouting up in countries like Japan, Israel, the U.K. and New Zealand.  They found that part of the Uke’s appeal is that with a little instruction and practice, anyone can learn how to play.

After the film, a local ukulele group took the stage and played three songs.  It was clear that many in the group were nervous, but they played well and with passion.   They received a standing ovation at the end, as much for their courage as for the music.

Giving a presentation, like playing the Uke, is something everyone can learn to do well.  If you prepare and practice, people will appreciate what you have to say.