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Rosh Lowe of MicDrop: “My hope is that people could share their stories and inspire and help others; We don’t have this today due to the fear of public speaking and a feeling that our story doesn’t matter”

My hope is that people could share their stories and inspire and help others. We don’t have this today due to the fear of public speaking and a feeling that our story doesn’t matter… and shame….IF we realize that everyone has a story and everyone matters, the shame is decreased and then inspiration is increased. […]


My hope is that people could share their stories and inspire and help others. We don’t have this today due to the fear of public speaking and a feeling that our story doesn’t matter… and shame….IF we realize that everyone has a story and everyone matters, the shame is decreased and then inspiration is increased.


I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Rosh Lowe. Rosh is the Founder of MicDrop LLC, and the creator of the ‘MicDrop Method’ — a public speaking training methodology that has allowed even those with the most intense fear of public speaking to get past the fear. Named the Miami New Times best reporter in 2013, Rosh was known for getting those hard-to-get interviews. His ability to motivate others to connect with their passion, share their story and inspire others with their message has landed Rosh an incredible roster of clients including the U.S. Air Force, Goldman Sachs, Rick Case Automotive Group, The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County, The Jewish Federation and numerous key executives at major corporations. A number of Rosh’s clients have gone on to speak regularly and become professional speakers in their own right. As a child star on Broadway and then for over 20 years as TV News Reporter, Rosh has spent most of his life in front of audiences. His ability to bring stories to life and find the hope and inspiration in even the most painful experiences has led to Rosh being a sought-after speaker having shared his own story in cities across the United States. A frequent contributor to Forbes as a member of their Coaches Council, Rosh is equally comfortable in a corporate environment as he is working with teenagers.


Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?

I grew up in Rye, New York. In the early days I was a child actor on Broadway. Before age 11, I was in three Broadway shows: “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Nine” with actor, Raul Julia and “Mame” opposite actress Angela Lansbury.

Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?

My career started as a child star on Broadway at age eight then a reporter for WSVN-7 Fox News in Miami. I Always wanted to share my gift with others which is the best of both worlds. Public speaking is a greater fear than death. I can liberate people with a self-imposed silence. Critical in this day and age where people have a “voice”. Social media has increased the fear of showcasing themselves. They will quickly be left behind if they don’t face the fear.

Can you tell us the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your career?

Mic Drop is powerful public speaking platform that brings teams together. I Recently went to a company where one of the team members talked about giving birth to a child at age 16, but she rose to a high level in the workplace and wanted to share her story and became inspiration to many others.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

Unplanned circumstances can be the best thing that happens. At age 11, I shared the stage opposite actress Angela Lansbury in the 1983 Broadway musical, “Mame,” and prior to going on stage, I chose to eat a pack of M & M’s. In the middle of my song, my voice cracked because chocolate creates phlegm. At a young age this taught me the importance of important on-stage preparation both mentally and physically.

What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?

MicDrop is opening up our method to hundreds with our bi-weekly workshops. This is anchored around doctors, lawyers and business executives. We’ve been fortunate to work with a range from U.S. military to the NY fashion houses.

The essence of public speaking is self-confidence and the art of delivering a public speech. We give them a platform to help others.

The beautiful part of public speaking and story-telling is exactly the essence of this statement.

From your personal experience, can you recommend three things the community/society/the industry can do help address some of the diversity issues in the entertainment business?

Encourage people to tell their story. Share their experiences. Speaking is power. Every great movement is the power of speech. Empower with public speaking.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

  1. Don’t listen to the critics.
  2. Have the Courage to make mistakes and try
  3. Meaning will bring you happiness
  4. Rome wasn’t built in a day
  5. Patience is a virtue

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Be your own Boss. This brings happiness

You are a person of enormous influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

My hope is that people could share their stories and inspire and help others. We don’t have this today due to the fear of public speaking and a feeling that our story doesn’t matter… and shame….IF we realize that everyone has a story and everyone matters, the shame is decreased and then inspiration is increased.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

My business partner in MicDrop, Eli Nash. When he had a fear of public speaking he was able to put that fear behind him and share this story with the world. Today, we are working together to build the MicDrop experience globally.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

A man’s reach should exceed his grasp” — Robert Browning. You should attempt those worth achieving and nothing is impossible. To find true meaning, give it a try.

Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this, especially if we tag them. 🙂

Brene Brown, author, researcher and human connection story teller known for guest speaking at TED conferences. due to her “The power of vulnerability,” powerful series.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

Instagram: @MicDrop_US

Facebook: @MicDrop: Storytelling Competition

Twitter: @MicDrop_US

Website: MicDrop.one

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