Link Roundup: June

I’ve had a busy month. I’ve been doing the Amused Moose Stand up comedy course, run by Logan Murray whose excellent book I reviewed here. As a result I haven’t had time to write anything on the naked speaker for the past month, but I do have several interesting links that I would like to share.

Marsha Meets…

Each week, in this superb podcast, Xfm presenter Marsha Shandur has an informal conversation with a stand up comedian. The questions are considered and well researched and often focus on the craft of writing comedy and the comedian’s rise to fame. She has attracted big names including TV and Radio personalities including Stewart Lee and Milton Jones. I was particularly impressed with Rufus Hound’s interview.


Creating visual aid that compliment a speech is tough. But in this series of videos the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) has produced an impressive and humorous collection of hand drawn visual aids that half way between illustration and animation.

(Watch this 11:11 video on Youtube)

More are available on the RSA’s youtube channel.

How Steve Jobs beats presentation panic

During the announcement of the iPhone4 Steve Jobs had trouble connecting to the WiFi during his demo, but was able to recover due to his meticulous preperation.

He did not panic. He did not look hot under the collar of his trademark turtleneck. His hours of practice and intimate knowledge of every inch of every slide made him comfortable enough so that he could jump around to another part of the presentation

Last year on the Naked Speaker: Learning from Roald Dhal

Learn the creative secrets of one of the greatest short story authors.

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