Dr. Harry Brunjes Knowing your Arias from your Elbow
Dr. Harry Brunjes knows what it takes to deliver a powerful speech to an after-dinner crowd
Dr. Harry Brunjes knows what it takes to deliver a powerful speech to an after-dinner crowd
“Even in the worst situations, you need that little smile.” Clive Bull has spent decades on the air with some of the world’s wittiest people.
Matt Forde knows that the best bosses are not burdened with the responsibility of leadership. If you want to be a great boss, bring a lightness to your leadership that invites people to go with you. Don’t know how to make that change? Forde says to fake it until you make it and act like you are crushing it and you will bring people with you.
In this episode of the Humourology podcast, Spike Edney shares the secrets of the charismatic mirth and magic of Freddie Mercury and why humour is such a powerful release valve.
Finding the perfect Christmas present just got a whole lot more fun, but don’t take our word for it, read what those in the know think about the new Humourology book.
Sir Tony Robinson knows that listening is everything. For Robinson, active listening is the best way to hear the heart of your audience. Want to connect with your crowd and get your message across? Robinson says listening is the key!
René Carayol MBE has a voice that carries. Whether in the broadcasting booth, broadsheet or the boardroom, René believes owning your mistakes with a bit of humour is what makes a good leader.
Dan Snow knows how humour has evolved throughout human history. He says that humour is one of our essential tools for communication and connection. The next time you need to form lasting connections, Dan says, lead with a laugh.
Arthur Smith knows that it can be difficult to speak in front of large crowds. As the Self-appointed Mayor of Balham, he has the keys to city as well as the key to overcoming your fear of public speaking. Smith says to focus on the moment. He knows that great public speakers clear their mind and put all their thought on the present.
Iain Lee joins Paul Boross on The Humourology Podcast to discuss his leap from comedy to counselling and using humour to heal through his time in recovery.
Social Mobility provides the opportunity for everyone to advance within a society. It levels the playing field and enables people to reach their true potential
Comedian and political commentator Geoff Norcott joins Paul Boross and The Humourology Podcast to discuss how humour can help humanity connect in the face of polarising politics.
“When you laugh at mistakes it saves you enormous amounts of time.” Throughout his extraordinary and impressive career as co-creator of NLP, hypnotist, consultant, and
The joy of reaching out and helping others and how that enables us to view the world positively, Paul reminisces about those who helped him and how he loves to pay it forward to the next generation.
Danny Finkelstein knows that context is key when it comes to using humour in your after-dinner talks or high-profile speeches. Danny says to know your audience and approach your speech as your authentic self.
Prolific, respected and best loved comedian and commentator Simon Evans joins Paul Boross and the Humourology Podcast for an insightful discussion around captivating crowds with confidence at a comedy show and in life.
Mark Thomas – prolific comedian and political activist – joins Paul Boross to discuss the power of comedy in communication. Hear more side-splitting stories from his time on the stage alongside unforgettable tips on timing and storytelling.
Ainsley has built a career on connecting with people. How does he do it? Through lightening life with laughter. He says the best thing you can do is connect through your humour and humanity. Identify the energy of the room, listen to your audience, and trust the process.
Dame Arlene Phillips is the Award-Winning Choreographer and Philanthropist. She talks to Paul Boross about finding your passion and walking your path on The Humourology Podcast.
Bobby knows that in business, building bridges with banter is a great way to form meaningful relationships with your clientele. If you are looking to bring people together, a bit of well-placed banter is the answer for bosses and businesses alike.
Robin Ince says that the best ideas never come when you are sitting at the computer. Robin recommends a regular romp around to get those creative juices flowing. Watching funny things with other people will help build positive neural pathways that will put the punch back into your productivity.
Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE and Iain Lee joined us this month and provided us with some amazing insights and top tips on how to embrace change and conquer doubts with humour and laughter.
Is laughter truly the best medicine? The hilarious and brilliant Marisa Peer joins Paul Boross to share her affinity for finding humour in her personal and professional life.
Iain Lee returns to talk with Paul Boross on The Humourology Podcast about his extraordinary journey through addiction and mental health struggles to a place of peace
The Kooks award-winning front man Luke Pritchard joins The Humourology Podcast to discuss the importance of a sense of humour when performing on stage.
John Sweeney is a writer and reporter, old school. His philosophy is: ‘I poke crocodiles, if crocodiles they be, in the eye with a stick.’
Tessy Ojo knows that gratitude is the best attitude. When you approach your work with an openness to gratitude it is much easier to see the lighter side. Approaching difficult situations with an attitude of gratitude can help you bring hope to the hardest of times. When things get difficult, get thankful!
People are catching on to just how important humour can be in the workplace.
“I have only been funny about seventy-four percent of the time. Yes I think that is right. Seventy-four percent of the time.” – Will Ferrell
People have survived extraordinary trials, tribulations, and turmoil by approaching their problems with an attitude of gratitude and a sense of humour to combat the slings and arrows that life throws at everyone.
“The best communicators in the world have to be able also to be funny.” Marcus Brigstocke is a man of many talents. As a comic,
News article – Alistair McGowan gives top comedy tips and techniques to win more business.
Need to make a great first impression in a business speech?
Mark Thomas – prolific comedian and political activist – joins Paul Boross on the Humourology Podcast to share side-splitting stories from a life on the stage and political activisim
Decorated Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson joins The Humourology Podcast to discuss the importance of a sense of humour in politics and sport.
On my trip to Norway last week, I had the great pleasure of working and laughing with fantastic groups of young students.
Penny Mallory is a master of building mental toughness. Whether you are racing rally cars or steering your business to success, Penny says that a sense of humour can build resilience. Especially in times of relentlessness, a laugh can provide some much-needed rest.
John Lloyd knows that a sense of humour is a valuable tool. Whether creating an award-winning comedy programmes or building a business that puts people
Award-winning comedian and writer Kevin Day returns to The Humourology Podcast to continue his conversation about comedy, careers, and how to captivate a crowd. Day
Getting a book into print and into the hands of eager readers is no easy task. It’s a complex journey with many steps along the
When it comes to conquering nerves, connecting with audiences, and experiencing an enjoyable time on stage, Alastair Campbell and I, drawing from our extensive communications
Danny Wallace knows that tone is the best tool when it comes to humour. A tremendous tone makes you more trustworthy, tasteful, and talented. Actively listening to your audience and presenting your talk with the appropriate tone is the best way to ensure you are tickling the ribs of the crowd.
Katrine Moholt is an expert at being her authentic self while performing. She says that if you want to be genuine at your job, you
How Humour Helps: As a master of comedy, Dominic Holland knows how to engage a crowd. Whether you are performing stand-up or are standing up
Member of the House of Lords and a Champion of Human rights, Helena Kennedy KC discusses the value of humour in the fight for everyone’s rights.
What an amazing start to 2023, I’m truly humbled to have been appointed MBE for services to Business & Social Mobility
David McCourt shares his secrets of successfully making billions whilst keeping a laugh on your lips. He explains how and why the smartest business people value humour and effectively use it to persuade, influence and network.
Years of touring with the band Madness have taught Mark Bedford a thing or two about collaboration.
Discovering that humour, and being kind to ourselves can be the way to navigate our path through testing times and keep focussed on our goals.
Georgina Holt is a publishing director and content expert with years of experience of what is funny. Holt has spent time perfecting her craft at
“A world without laughter would be intolerable.” Dillie Keane is a sublime songwriter, singer, actress and cabaret artiste – perhaps best known as one third
Taking a look back at our first three episodes of Season 5, what a diverse set of guests we’ve already had and how they have taught us so much
Kevin Day is a joyous jack of all trades when it comes to comedy. As an award-winning comedian and writer of shows like They Think
Creative comedian Simon Evans returns to the Humourolgy Podcast with Paul Boross to discuss the value of humour, share his stories from the stage, and give tips on how to captivate a crowd with comedy.
For this week’s Humourology podcast I had the tables turned on me. I was expecting to interview renowned psychoanalyst, psychologist and author of The Happiness Habit, Brian Colbert. What I didn’t know, was that he was in league with my producer and I ended up being interviewed about the roots of Humourology. Brian is a brilliant man and a good friend and he put me through my paces whilst gently taking the piss.
Neil Mullarkey is a legend in the world of improv. As the Founder of The Comedy Store Players and an active improv trainer and comedian,
David Gower has spent his entire career with great leaders or as a great leader. What is this cricket captains key to leadership success? Gower says that the first step in leadership is listening. He knows that captains who build rapport with their teams experience great success in the boardroom and on the pitch.
Scott Quinnell rugby legend, raconteur and all-round good guy speaks to Paul Boross about how having heart and humour through hardships will make you a confident captain on and off the pitch.
Cally Beaton knows what it takes to command a boardroom and captivate an audience. What does she do to prepare? She visualizes success! Cally says
Arabella knows that sometimes it is okay to admit your fallibility. Have the self-confidence to admit when you have lost your way or when you know you can do better. When we are transparent with our trip ups, we build trust with those we talk to.
Rick Wilson is an expert when it comes to using humour to reach people. How can you connect with others and move your message along? Rick says to be your authentic self. Be who you are, not who they expect you to be. When your audience sees that you are being authentic, they will be more willing to listen.
When giving a speech or delivering a talk, Mark says that sincerity sells. Cringeworthy comedy and hackneyed humour can leave you murdered at the mic. A sincere speech with a few quick quips is sure to leave your audience satisfied.
Dave Johns is an award-winning comic, actor, writer and, as he indubitably declares in his gloriously self-deprecating Geordie tones “a Fillum Star”. Throughout his career,
On the podcast Ebony gives a masterclass in congruent communication with real tips and techniques around how humour can be the difference in sport, business and life.
Best-Selling author Helen Russell joins Paul Boross and the Humourology Podcast to discuss the relationship between humour, happiness, and health
Read how Humourology is about building strong relationships that lead to business success. It’s about using humour, humility, and a light touch to connect with people on a deeper level.
Dr. Phil Hammond knows that laughter is the best medicine. He suggests scheduling fun into your day if you are looking for a healthier life. Diarizing fun can help bolster your brain and body. Force yourself to have fun and the benefits will soon follow.
I recently had this article published in HR Magazine. Every night when my head hits my pillow I have a wonderful dream. My dream is
Paul’s recent trip to Cannes has inspired him to talk about mentoring and the benefits we can all gain from giving our time and experience to others
Ainsley knows that the best businesses make their people feel like family. He suggests creating an atmosphere where people can be happy. Ainsley says that a sense of humour and humanity can make a person happy, and happy humans work harder.
Author Alastair Campbell joins the Humourology podcast to discuss the importance of appropriate humour. As the former spokesman, press secretary and director of communications to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Campbell knows how vital a moment of levity can be for a great leader. He shares that the right kind of humour can help even the most divided houses work together.
Jimmy Mulville knows what it takes to produce high quality creative comedy television. How does he handle the day-to-day of being an executive? Mulville says
Helena Kennedy Member of The House of Lords and barrister returns to The Humourology Podcast to share her insights on humour and humanity.
William Hague has had a hell of a career in the Houses of Parliament. As former Foreign Secretary, Hague has hosted and humoured the World’s most headstrong (and sometimes humourless) leaders. Hague knows that the best speakers and politicians alike can use humour to support their message when appropriate. Hague is a firm believer that humour can create a connection across cultures.
Rory Sutherland is a Master of Marketing. As a multi-award-winning advertising executive, Sutherland has made a career of motivating the masses. For Sutherland, creativity is
Jon’s Top Takeaway: Humour can be used to disarm even the most difficult clients and coworkers.
“Everyone smiles in the same language.” George Carlin Dr. Richard Bandler returns for a continuation of his conversation on laughter, listening, and learning. A master
Jo knows that a well delivered joke can act as a jab to those who wish to put you down or catch you off guard. She suggests having a wisecrack ready to whip out at any malicious moment. When humour can turn the tide, Jo says to have your paddle ready!
John knows that a great sense of humour is what it takes to be successful in the board room. He suggests punching up your linguistic skills to build your sense of humour. Mastering mirthful language will help you lighten up colleagues and close the deal.
Alastair Campbell – author, journalist, and former political partner to Tony Blair – returns to The Humourology Podcast to discuss how laughter, leadership, and learning go hand in hand. Hear how Campbell’s new book can help you take your passion and turn it into political action.
Marina Purkiss says that a sense of humour can make you more likeable as a leader whether you are in politics or business.
Giles knows that the first step to positivity kindness and good humour is gratitude. He suggests starting every day thinking of what you are thankful for. When you start with gratitude you end with a positive attitude.
Omid Djalili has built a career on commanding audiences with comedy. Omid knows that captivating an audience can be done in a couple of easy