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Ten tips for better comic delivery

Last summer I went to the Edinburgh Fringe, a world renowned comedy festival. I watched the semi finals of So you think you’re funny, a high profile competition where fledgling stand up comedians were performing their best seven minutes. Some of the comedians were fantastic, some not so great.  I was struck that many of the [...]
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Effective use of Notes

Last Monday I discussed delivering a speech without notes. But what if going note-less isn’t an option? There are plenty of alternatives available, some better than others. 1. Write your notes as bullet points on your slides No. Just no. 2. Paper Sheets of A4 have enough space for your entire speech. The ability to [...]
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Delivering a speech without notes

You look good when you don’t use notes. You can look at your audience rather than down at your hands or the lectern. You are free to gesture rather than fumbling with index cards. But venturing on stage without a safety net is scary. If your mind goes blank you’re options are to improvise or [...]
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