Category Archive: Professional Speaking

Jul 04

5 Rules Every Speech Writer Should Know

David Brooks, 1990 World Champion of Public Speaking, has written an article that appears on the World Champion’s Edge membership site. Here’s the third rule to give a little taster: 3. Write in a style that reflects your manner of speech. This is not an authorization for you to write using careless speech patterns, slang, …

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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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Mar 06

A Comedic Revolution? Blue Humour vs. Clean Humour

I’ve been wanting to write about this subject for a while because I know humorists and corporate comedians who advocate clean humor and as a result can sometimes come across as being overzealous in their denouncement of blue humour. But what we all have to remember is that without some of the so-called dirty comedians, …

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Oct 28

Gaining an Audiences Attention

When you do public speaking, whether you are getting paid for it or not, you have to realise that an audience’s attention span is short. I don’t mean to sound dull, but in this day-and-age with MTV-style editing on TV, thousands of channels, the internet people need to be able to flip from one piece …

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