Heroes. They’re my favourite people, whether it’s fantasy characters like Batman or Luke Skywalker, stand-up comedians with their stories of righting wrongs, or real-life people who endure and then overcome true hardship. The underdog who steps up to the challenge when it really matters is a true inspiration to me, fictional or otherwise. And so […]

Such a Child

I like to mess about. When it comes to most things in my life such as my finances, my family – you know, the important stuff – I like order, for things to be in their place, to have logic, predictability and safety. Left brain stuff. But when it comes to anywhere you can be […]

Oh, Cut the Crap

I know, pretty shocking title, isn’t it? Well, I’m feeling passionate, so strap in. I’m in a pretty exciting place right now. Not literally (currently I’m sitting in Ely Library in the ‘Quiet Area’. Nothing much exciting happens here). I mean figuratively. I’m starting my public speaking training business, and there’s a demand for my […]

Be Like Water

What’s the most important quality you need to be both a great martial artist or a great public speaker? One word, people: adaptability. Going with the flow, being in the zone, whatever you want to call it. Charles Darwin said: “It’s not the strongest of the species nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the […]

Comedians Are the Best Presenters

At its finest, I believe that stand-up comedy is the supreme form of entertainment, beating theatre, film and live music hands down, because it’s story-telling, improvisation and audience interaction. There’s a reason that comedy venues don’t have windows, why they’re sometimes in basements; to form an environment free of distractions, that feels like a secret, […]