There are some terrible singing telegram performances out there. Some of the worst I have seen are when a performance lasts over 20 minutes while people need to get back to work. Everyone is looking at each other like “is this guy/gal serious?” “When will this end” “We need to get back to work here.” I think the perfect length is about 7-12 minutes depending on the setting and situation. I believe a great performance leaves the audience wanting more. As singing telegram artists, we also need to understand that the performance is not all about us. People don’t want to hear how great you can sing 20 verses of Freebird and Stairway to Heaven. It’s all about the person we’re singing for. So let’s get our egos out of the way and make it a fun and memorable experience that won’t ruin someone’s lunch hour.