Mar 18

Laughter Yoga with John Cleese

This is a small follow up to my last post on the benefits of humour. I found this clip from a BBC series with John Cleese in Mumbai attending laughter yoga classes. I’m not sure how I feel about it to be honest. Check out the video clip here… Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Speechmakers Etiquette Cheat Sheet

It struck me that whilst there is a lot of information out there on how to make a good presentation including adding humour like you would if you were to learn stand-up comedy, effective delivery and the Dos and Don’ts of PowerPoint with 101 Presentation Hacks, one of the important areas of speechmaking that often seems overlooked is that of etiquette.

When it comes to learning to make good presentations, etiquette and the correct forms of address are well important innit (I hope you realise I’m being facetious). I can only do with etiquette as it relates to my own country and my country is England so for those of my readers who are outside the U.K. Forgive me if this post comes across a bit… la-di-da. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Lessons from Bernard Manning?

I recently dug out and watched an old Bernard Manning video that I inherited from my father. (Hmmm, perhaps I should’ve scrutinized the Will more closely). I have not watched a complete Manning show for years… if ever.

Manning’s never really been my cup of tea. I always struggled to get past all the racist and sexist jokes that were a frequent standard in his act and this particular video from 1993 was no different. Who said that I never suffer for my readers? Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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