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Category: “After-dinner speaking”

The Corporate “Impostor”!

18 February, 2015

This post is extracted from my “Keynote Case Studies“. John’s opening remarks to a Keynote have often been delivered “incognito” – either in the guise of an “expert” – or a high ranking bureaucrat connected to the industry represented at a conference! With a persona and script carefully worked out beforehand with the organisers –…

Coping with blizzards, failed heating and a no show speaker

17 February, 2015

A few years ago I was booked to speak on creative thinking to open a conference for Primary School Head Teachers being held in a very smart Country Club – in rural Essex!

After-dinner Speaker or Comedian?

31 January, 2015

Is there a difference between an after-dinner speaker and a comedian? There are certainly similarities – after all – they both “speak”, and both should aim to be funny! Yet there is a subtle difference…