William Hague – Using Humour to Create and Connect

Share Article

Former Secretary of State William Hague joins Paul Boross and The Humourology Podcast to discuss humour’s role in the House of Commons. Hague draws on years of experience to share how levity can engage your audience. Want to stand out and make mirthful memories for the masses? Join us this week on The Humourology podcast.

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague joins Paul Boross to discuss humour’s place in politics. Hague draws on years of experience in Parliament and Global politics to share stories of levity and laughter from his stint as Secretary of State. Hague says that a touch of mirth in the right moment can make for a memorable encounter.

“The ones who do have some humour to defuse a situation and make a connection to make a point memorable, do have an extra advantage.”

As an amazing after-dinner speaker, Hague gives advice on building a speech from the ground up. Much like a building, Hague suggests that your message is your foundation and humour can act as the window dressing. The laughter draws your listener in, and your message makes you memorable.

Hague is a firm believer that laughter is the lifeblood of creation. In both business and foreign affairs, a smile and a snicker can set up a succinct solution. Join us this week on the Humourology Podcast to learn how a bit of laughter can provide all of life’s answers.


You can find out more about William

By visiting his Website

or following him on Twitter

Listen & Subscribe where you enjoy your Podcasts

See also:

More Humourology highlights

Alastair sitting

Alastair Campbell – Punchline Politics

Author and Former Press Secretary to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell shares his thoughts from years of experience working with world leaders with Paul Boross. How can humour help the House of Commons?


David Gower – Cricket, Captaincy and Comedy

Creative cricket commentator and former England Captain David Gower OBE joins the Humourology Podcast to discuss his career in cricket and all he has learned as a leader who allows himself to listen and laugh.


Robin Ince: The Infinite Laughter Cage

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.

Funny bones

So much to listen to... you're going to need more ears!
Listen to the smartest and funniest advice around from over 70 guests, 4,000 minutes of laughs & learnings
Explore all podcasts
Get all the funny, fastest!
Read the best of the hot takes, soundbites and bulletins from the brains behind Humourology
Explore all the News