Monthly Archive: June 2008

Jun 23

Public Speaking: A lesson from the late George Carlin

American comedian George Carlin died this past Sunday aged 71. I believe that he was one of the pioneers of comedy in the last century, so much so that I included him on my list of The 33 Most Influential Comedians recently. Carlin saw the role of the stand-up as social critic, rebel and commentator. …

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Jun 15

Public Speaking: Playing a Large Audience, part 2

This is a follow-up to my recent post about my M.C.-ing job. Unfortunately, even though I’d heard that the show was pretty much a sell-out, most of the audience didn’t turn up. However, I still opened the show with the energy and professionalism as if there were 750 people.

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Jun 13

Public Speaking: Playing a Large Audience

I’ve got an M.C.-ing job tomorrow night at the Ashcroft Theatre in the Fairfield Halls in Croydon. It’s for a charity called Living Water Satisfies. The Ashcroft is a 750-seater theatre and is the largest that I recall playing. Even in my days as a theatre actor I think the most I’ve performed to was …

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Jun 12

All the Top Stories on Public Speaking

A new resource has been launched called Alltop. It list the top five recent articles on public speaking. It’s published by Guy Kawasaki and his team. It’s described as a digital magazine rack and has articles on topics such as Health, Sales, Photography and Fashion.

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Jun 11

The Second City Founder Dies – 1927-2008

I’ve just learned the sad news that Paul Sills, founder of The Second City improvisational comedy troupe has died. The Second City was established in Chicago, Illinois in 1959 and over the years helped hone the talents of some of the great comedic talents in the U.S. and Canada. It went on to be established …

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