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How comic’s use authentic body language to win over an audience

Just as a good sales person takes charge of the “conversation” so a good comic has to boss their audience. You have to let them know you’re in charge. But clearly running on stage and shouting, “who’s the Daddy?” is also unlikely to endear you to your audience (and that’s doubly true in sales.) There’s a balance.

"Trust in me"

"Trust in me," sang Kaa the snake from Jungle Book, while of course being splendidly untrustworthy. 


“Buried,” was the reply of the lady to my left. I’d asked one of those questions, born of some dim and distant NLP guru, “Describe you in one word.”

How do you deliver a speech with no prep?

I was having lunch with my very lovely and remarkable mentor (and remarkable not just because he’s happy to be my mentor). I asked him for feedback on some ideas I have for a book.