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October 28, 2021

Singer/Songwriter Ondrasik Uses Music to Provide Life Insights

Singer/Songwriter Ondrasik Uses Music to Provide Life Insights

Attendees were treated to a mesmerizing blend of story and songs about competition, achievements, and self-determination during a keynote address at the 2021 Fall Conference.

Noted singer, songwriter and producer John Ondrasik, whose collection of heartfelt songs have earned a permanent place in The Great American Songbook opened his presentation at the piano while performing his biggest hit “Superman” — the worldwide platinum-selling single which won a Grammy and became an anthem for healing in the aftermath of September 11th.

“I certainly understand the struggles the engineering industry is having with the labor shortage, and also how to effectively evolve your business with new digital technology,” he said.

Between performances of his double-platinum “100 Years” and the certified gold “Chances” he also emphasized the importance of engineers.  “I have a great love for engineers, and I come from a family of engineers,” noting that his father is an astrophysicist, and he himself is a software engineer.

Ondrasik also urged attendees not to under-appreciate the power of storytelling, “If you don’t tell your story, no one is going to hear your song,” and competition, “Competition is healthy and can drive us to greater accomplishments.”

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