Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 28

Public Speaking Blogger Appears in First Feature Film


Sisterhood Gets a DVD release! If you are a regular reader you would have read about an appearance that I made in a low budget movie called Sisterhood. I blogged about this Brit-Kiwi comedy here, it’s been slowly building up momentum and has appeared at a few film festivals, been nominated for a few awards …

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May 25

32 Essential Skills Every Humorous Speaker Should Have


I’ve been inspired by fellow blogger Andrew Dlugan’s post 25 Essential Presentation Skills for Public Speaking.  I think in order to help you learn to be funny, these are some of the skills and humour techniques that you should have. Some directly relate to giving a speech, whilst others involve external factors. You’ll see what …

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May 19

Launch of Speaking Pro Central

Recently I was invited to participate in the launch of a new speaking site: Speaking Pro Central. I felt honoured and privileged to have been asked. We are now 24 hours after the launch as I write this. The aim of the site is to collect and organize the best content from blogs, and other …

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May 16

President Obama’s 2,000 Year Old Speaking Secret

If you have to make presentations as part of your job you might be able to pick up some useful tips from this post. This post is a kind of follow up to my post Lessons from President Obama’s Inaugural Speech. This is also a great post for those who are working their way through …

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May 07

John Cleese Bemoans British Comedy

John Cleese recently reunited with the cast of Fawlty Towers in order to promote two documentaries about the sitcom which is now 30 years old. But he said that people wanting to learn to be a comedian or comedy writer didn’t put in as much hard work as they did back in the 1970s. He …

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