Would you give this homeless man a job? After checking out this video clip…you will.
Word is he may already has job offers. I cannot believe the response I got from posting this yesterday on the radio show. Great example of helping those trying to help themselves.
Ted Williams isn’t famous – yet.
A viral video rocketing through cyberspace, however, could soon catapult the homeless panhandler from just a face in the crowd to the next big thing.
Williams solicits money by the side of Interstate 71 in Columbus, Ohio with a sign advertising his “god given gift” of an amazing speaking voice.
His slogan caught the attention of a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch, who interviewed Williams and posted the inspiring clip online Tuesday.
In the clip, the Brooklyn native explains his history in a smooth, polished voice that would sound at home on any major television network.
Williams was introduced to the idea of becoming a “voice” at the age of 14, when he met an announcer on a field trip who told him radio is “theater of mind.”
“I just said, well, hey. I can’t be an actor, I can’t be an on-air personality, but the voice just became something of a development over the years and I went to school for it,” Williams says in the video.
“And then alcohol and drugs and a few other things became a part of my life. I’ve got two years clean, and I’m trying hard to get it back. And hopefully somebody from one of these television or radio stations will say, ‘Hey, I need a voice-over.’”
Somebody give this man a job?
source: NY Daily News
BIG AL UPDAYE: Well everyone. You can give yourselves and Ted a high-five. He’s being given offers hand-over-fist over the air. He’s also been signed to be the voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He’ll be set for life. My request to all. Whenever you run across a story such as this, don’t assume it’ll take a life of its own, on its own. It won’t. It can’t. There are too many other stories that drown out the one before it. You need to spend time to get that story and its word out to many. If you care, you’ll do it. Keep the faith, pay forward and always lend a hand; even if you’re the one who needs it.
God bless Mr. Ted Williams. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him for sometime to come.