Earlier this week, we lost Alex Trebek. Through our tears, my mom and I are reading his memoir. One passage especially struck me in it as it relates to his legacy:
“I suppose if I had to answer I would say I'd like to be remembered first of all as a good and loving husband and father, and also as a decent man who did his best to help people perform at their best.”
As communications professionals, part of our job is to elevate credible experts to the media and community-at-large. Or, to put it in another way, to help showcase people performing at their best.
As we move past the election and continue through the health pandemic, what if in homage to the man who inspired us all to be a little smarter, we all took his words as one last lesson? Let’s be good and loving family members and friends. Let’s be decent people. Let’s keep doing our best to help others perform at their best. Let’s all finish off 2020 by being a little more Alex in our daily lives, both personally and professionally.
PS: Alex already taped shows through December 25. They will air as he intended, in his honor. Join me in watching them, crying and toasting the good man, loving husband and father and iconic communicator.