and I had no idea when we began
creating his show in high school how significant
his pantomime performance would
become in the school assemblies circuit
across the United States. Whereas it
was always fun to see how local school
audiences would be surprised by
something so unique and entertaining
in our teen years, there was
something far more consequential on
a distinction about Cary that would
not only set him apart nationally in school assemblies,
but would bring to light a two-fold
important natural law in presenting
assemblies in schools.
The distinction about Cary is his inclination to
toughest of audiences: high school assemblies.
He would literally freeze
high school audiences in their
seats, if you will. School administrators reacted to Cary's assemblies with
unheard-of comments like, "Totally
captivated a difficult audience"
and "It ran into lunch
by choice of students."
Since he began performing, Cary has captivated and
captured the respect of each and
every school assembly audience he
has faced - thousands of them -
irrespective of their location or
behavioral history. I have
traveled with Cary and sat among his
high school audiences in countless
assemblies, and witnessed the rowdy students become engaged in
a matter of seconds, and the staff
become bewildered by the students' quiet
demeanor. Cary would
receive letters from schools
students are a tough audience to capture.
Our staff was amazed at how our usually rowdy audience focused
their attention - and became completely silent" (From Millikan High
in Long Beach, California).
distinction about Cary served
eye opening realization in
the world of school assemblies, and is what
we refer to as
first of a two-fold natural law in
school assemblies: There is no such thing as a "difficult"
school audience when you give that audience
something they really, really like.
In fact, in most cases you couldn't
find a better audience than a
normally difficult high school
audience if such a crowd really
assembly. Because such a speaker or
performer is exceptional or
"dope" in their eyes, what would normally be
uninhibited verbal abuse turns into
We believe that this law had not yet
been discovered or experienced by most schools
before his assembly, which is
evidenced by the fact that they
always wanted to seat students in view
of the staff for "supervision"
or "better control."
This distinction about Cary also led
to the realization of
second of a two-fold natural law in
Such a bond between a school speaker
and his audience earns total
respect for the speaker, enabling
him to deliver a life-changing
message with complete acceptance.
distinction and two-fold law is what has set Cary Trivanovich apart
in the school assembly circuit across
America. Cary's performance earns so
much respect that he is able to speak freely
and candidly with a message that would be whole-heartedly
Now, after 30 years and thousands of
school assemblies throughout the
United States, the past will tell of
the significance of my friend Cary
Trivanovich and the lives he
changed. And when Cary comes to your school, you won't
have to be concerned with whether or not he
will hold your students' attention.
Captivating them will be a given. His goal
will be to affect hearts for change.
Check out my Chronicle of Cary's