Oct 16

Ssh, 4 Secret Tips on being a Super VPE

I’m writing this post as VPE of my Toastmasters club Grosvenor Square Speakers. I’m going to share a couple of quick tips with other VPEs, but just don’t tell anyone. Keep it under your hat… Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Powerpoint – a cheeky shortcut

If you’re using PowerPoint and you want to speak to your audience before giving your presentation, or you want to digress into some exercises, you might not want them to be distracted by the slides left being projected on the screen.

Here’s a little shortcut to make your screen go blank… Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

The Comedy Stylings of Bo Burnham – Bo Fo’ Sho’

Just came across this article on The Guardian website:

“Two years ago, Bo Burnham’s big brother Pete left his home in Massachusetts to attend Cornell University in New York. Burnham wanted to stay in touch, so he wrote a comic song for Pete entitled My Whole Family Thinks I’m Gay, videoed himself singing it, and posted it on YouTube. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Germany’s Humour Museum?

Germany have launched a state-sponsored Museum of Humour! It’s the Caricatura Museum in Frankfurt. It’s a shrine to satir, the German sense of humour and comic art. They’re hoping to shatter the stereotype of the humourless German. What with that and their sense of humour possibly being the best, Germany’s doing some good things when it comes to humour. It’s curator, Achim Frenz said of the museum: Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Kimora Lee Simmons and the Hand of Destiny

I happened to watch an episode of the reality TV show Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane about the life of “model, mogul and mom” Kimora Lee Simmons. For readers who don’t know who she is (I barely know not being a fan of such programmes) she is a model who has her own company Baby Phat which produces urban fashion. She is the ex-wife of rapper Russell Simmons, he of Def Jam.

Anyway, in this particular episode she has to speak to a large audience, but she had a lot of notes written on her hand. She brought attention to this, but it didn’t seem to endear her to the crowd. Read the rest of this entry »

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