Monthly Archive: March 2009

Mar 12

Welcome Bulgarians

I have just discovered that my blog is ranked for the Bulgarian term for public speaking.  This is a term so dangerous WordPress (my bloggin software) can only publish is as a serious of question marks:  ???????? ?????????  It should be the Bulgarian for public speaking.

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Mar 11

The Benefits of Humour

I saw an article on Science Daily about a new form of yoga called “laughter yoga”. It seems that people laugh continuously for 30 minutes. Apparently there’s a growing trend in the US and India for this type of yoga. This is a bit more involved than telling joke stories that I’ve written about before.

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Mar 09

Can I Stop My Jokes Being Stolen?

I read an article on Chortle, the British comedy website, recently which spoke about the incident where comedian Lee Hurst smashed the mobile phone of an audience member who was filming his act. This is useful to read about if you’re a comedian or if you’re delivering funny presentations. Hurst, like a lot of comedians, …

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Mar 06

Who’s funnier – Men or Women?

It seems that whenever newspapers run out of stories, or need something to fill a couple of pages, they drag up the can women be funny debate. This time though it’s being tied into International Women’s Day which takes place this Sunday. This time the debate appeared in Wednesday’s Metro. Personally, I am finding the …

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Mar 04

Interview with 2008 Evaluation Champion


The International Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest is just around the corner here in the U.K. I recently managed to secure an interview with Hilary Briggs, chairman of ACE Group 29, The Academy for Chief Executives, Area 33 Governor and, most importantly for the purposes of this blog, U.K. and Ireland Evaluation Champion 2008. I wanted …

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