How To Nail Panels: The Kevin Hart Approach

How To Nail Panels: The Kevin Hart Approach

Let’s do a panel they say…won’t that be fun. The majority of the time it won’t. Panels are usually emotionally traumatising for everyone involved, unless you have comedians involved or a speaker using their techniques. As a conference organiser...
Better Book Talks

Better Book Talks

Books talks can be fantastic or an emotionally traumatising experience for writers. You however control more of the elements than you think and a few changes can make a huge difference. Since I wrote my wee book I have done way too may events, especially in light of...
Eat Pray List…Laugh

Eat Pray List…Laugh

Your at an fancy event and and the host scans the room before a questioning gaze lands on you. Finger pointing expectantly in your direction she utters the words, “you…tell me a funny story.” All eyes focus on you as your mind races but finds...
Rubbish Content Delivered Beautifully Is Still Rubbish

Rubbish Content Delivered Beautifully Is Still Rubbish

If you take the stage confidently, move your arms around enthusiastically, make eye contact with everyone, smile, maintain and open and welcoming posture, power pose and walk off again without saying a single word you will freak people out and never get asked back to...
Comedy Techniques From The Best TED Talks

Comedy Techniques From The Best TED Talks

There’s a good chance you don’t want to be a comedian. It’s pretty scary. I can tell you that first hand from a year plus doing it in researching my book. More likely is that you would like to do a TED talk , a TED style talk or maybe you have already done one...
Presidential Funny That You Can Replicate

Presidential Funny That You Can Replicate

If you are still on the fence about using humor in your talks take some reassurance from President Obama crushing it again on stage at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. It even got a write up in Rolling Stone. The BBC went as far to documents 8 of his best...
Another Hilarious TED Talk With Lots of LOL’s

Another Hilarious TED Talk With Lots of LOL’s

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but like many of us he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. This year he stole the show at the TED mainstage event in Vancouver and delivered a...