Jeremy believes that humour is not something you're born with, it's something that anyone can learn. He shared with us ways to get a laugh when delivering a talk, presentation or workshop.There are not many things that Jem is serious about but comedy is one of them.WARNING: This is not a comedy show, it's a professional look at how to structure your talks for maximum impact using humour as a tool. There might be a few laughs along the way but these are not guaranteed, so prepare yourself for a lecture with the odd smile, some of them very odd.
BBY Show S2 Ep 9: Talking Funny Business with Jeremy Nicholas
Building Brand You
Welcome to Building Brand You, the podcast that helps you accelerate your success by unlocking your greatest asset – you. KEY TAKEAWAYS: We enjoy working with people who are funny, who make connections with others.Being funny is not compromising your being professional in business, it is simply just being human.Humour is something you can learn and not just something you are born with. Everyone can be funny.Be more Kirk! ABOUT OUR GUEST:Jeremy Nicholas adds impact to communications, presentations and pitches. He helps clients use humour without losing status, damaging their credibility or causing offence. He’s a regular keynote speaker, MC and after-dinner speaker, with tales of his long career in BBC News broadcasting. He runs the online programme Talking Funny For Speakers as well as mentoring and coaching professional speakers. He’s a recipient of a Sony Radio Award, a New York Academy Award, the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence and The Badger Of Honour award. Jeremy lives in London with his wife Jeanette and dog Jimmy Chew. THE BOOK:Download Jeremy’s book for free here:https://www.jeremynicholas.co.uk/books/ CONNECT WITH JEREMY NICHOLAS:Website: https://www.jeremynicholas.co.uk - to book Jeremy to speak at your event and for information on his Talking Funny, Tickle My Keynote and Funny Business programmes Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremynicholas/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jeremy_NicholasInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremyjnicholas/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.nicholas.16Book a Zoom Call at: https://bookme.name/JeremyNicholas/lite/book-a-15-min-phone-call-or-zoom-call ABOUT THE HOST:Kym Hamer is an international business coach, serial entrepreneur, and the creator of Building Brand You™, a methodology helping organisations, teams and individuals to build visibility and reputational rigor as essential building blocks for delivering sustained business value. In 2020, she was nominated as one of the Top 100 Women in B2B Leadership influencers, and in 2021 as one of the Top 50 in Change Management and Top 30 in Marketing, Mindset/Mental Health and Entrepreneurship, by Thinkers360, the world’s first open platform for thought leaders. She is Founder & CEO of Artemis Futures International, a Founding Board Member of the Customer Experience & Service Association Middle East & Co-founder of CXSA Group Ltd. as well as a trustee in the education sector. And in between all of these things, you'll find her curled up in a corner with her nose in a book. CONNECT WITH KYM HAMER:LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/kymhamer/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kymhamerartemis/Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/kymhamerartemis/BBY Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/buildingbrandyouFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/kymhamerartemis/Website - https://www.artemisfutures.co.uk/YouTube - https://bit.ly/3rWBKQmEmail - email@example.comBook a Call at https://calendly.com/kymhamer/bbychat HOSTED BY: Kym Hamer DISCLAIMER:The views, information or opinions expressed during the Building Brand You podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent any other entities, agencies, organisations, or companies. Building Brand You is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy of any of the information contained in the podcast available for listening on this site. The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute legal advice or services. Subscribe to Building Brand You on Soundwise
If they are laughing, they are listening. Humour is a wonderful leveller and a great way of bonding with others. Throughout history, humour has proven its importance in life particularly in times of adversity. When you’re laughing with people it brings you together and rids any nervous tension or worry. With a background in news and sports presenting and broadcasting, Jeremy Nicholas now specialises in helping professional speakers to add humour to their presentations. As a professional speaker, are you spreading your message using humour? Are you ‘talking funny’? KEY TAKEAWAY “The other thing about humour is that it anchors a story in your memory. The humour and the story is almost like nectar and pollen and bees. You're attracting them into your flower because they're after the pollen but then inadvertently they're spreading it.” ABOUT JEREMY Jeremy Nicholas adds impact to communications, presentations and pitches. He helps clients use humour without losing status, damaging their credibility or causing offence. He’s a regular keynote speaker, MC and after-dinner speaker, with tales of his long career in BBC News broadcasting. Jeremy runs the online programme Talking Funny For Speakers as well as mentoring and coaching professional speakers. He’s a recipient of a Sony Radio Award, a New York Academy Award, the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence and The Badger Of Honour award. Jeremy lives in London with his wife Jeanette and dog Jimmy Chew. CONNECT WITH JEREMY https://www.jeremynicholas.co.uk https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremynicholas/ https://twitter.com/Jeremy_Nicholas https://www.instagram.com/jeremyjnicholas/ https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.nicholas.16 ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, iTunes #1 Podcaster, Speaker, Mastermind Host and Property Investor. Through coaching and workshops, Amy works with businesses to Focus on WHY to create people-centred environments, by improving productivity and employee engagement by focusing on fulfilment, values and purpose. Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire. If you would like Amy to help you on your podcast hosting or to focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall Please sign up for the weekly Friday Focus newsletter at https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter CONNECT WITH AMY https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@amyrowlinson https://www.instagram.com/focusonwhy/ https://www.instagram.com/amy.rowlinson/ https://www.facebook.com/RowlinsonAmy/ https://www.facebook.com/focusonwhy/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/focusonwhy/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyrowlinson/ HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.
Jeremy Nicholas on how to add humour to your presentations - The Ideas on Stage Podcast
Ideas on Stage - The Leadership Communication Podcast
Jeremy Nicholas is an award-winning TV and radio broadcaster, well known for his news and sports reports for BBC TV and radio. He is an accomplished speaker who is brilliant at adding humour to presentations. In October 2015 he was awarded the highest award in UK speaking, the PSAE - Professional Speaking Award of Excellence, only the fifteenth person in history to receive it. He’s a past president of the Professional Speaking Association, London. Kids of all ages are more impressed that he’s the voice of the announcer on 11 global best-selling football video games FIFA 06 to FIFA 16. If your children have this game, you will know this man’s voice, perhaps a little too well. He’s a published author and his third book ‘A Million Tips on Public Speaking - Volume One’ is available as a free download on his website www.JeremyNicholas.co.uk. Andrea spoke to Jeremy to learn more about how to add humour to business presentations. We hope you enjoy it! +++ Want to use presentations to grow your business and increase your influence but not sure where to start? Take the Impactful Presenter Scorecard to assess your presentation skills in less than 5 minutes: https://ideasonstage.com/score Attend our free, live masterclass on all things presentation skills: http://ideasonstageuk.eventbrite.com
Professioneller Humor in Präsentationen - ein Interview mit Jeremy Nicholas
Nachhaltige Führung - Der Leadership Podcast mit Niels Brabandt / NB Networks
Mehr Informationen: www.NB-Networks.com Expert Letter: https://expert-letter.NB-Networks.com Trockene Themen möchte jeder gerne unterhaltsamer präsentieren. Gleichzeitig möchte man weder albern noch unprofessionell wirken. Jeremy Nicholas blickt auf über 20 Jahre Profi-Erfahrung zurück und gibt seine besten Tipps und Tricks an uns weiter. Ihr Gast: Jeremy Nicholas / firstname.lastname@example.org Ihr Host: Niels Brabandt / NB Networks / NB@NB-Networks.com
Humour and professionalism in presentations - a professional shows you how to do it --- an interview with Jeremy Nicholas
The Leadership Podcast by Niels Brabandt / NB Networks
More information: www.NB-Networks.com Expert Letter: http://expert-letter.NB-Networks.com Presenting dry material is part of many people's daily business. You want to be more entertaining without running the risk to be unprofessional or silly? Jeremy Nicholas shows you how to make it happen. The professional speaker and former BBC TV host gives away his best tips from more than 20 years of experience. Your guest: Jeremy Nicholas / email@example.com Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB Networks / NB@NB-Networks.com
Interview with Jeremy Nicholas - The Voice of FIFA
BOSS IT with Carl Reader
Jeremy "Jem" Nicholas's voice will probably be very familiar to you (especially if you've ever played any of the FIFA 06 - FIFA 16 games!) With 27 years working at the BBC as an award-winning broadcaster, presenter and comedian under his belt, Jem has hosted a multitude of interview, quiz, radio, sports and chat shows. Growing up as a West Ham fan in East London, Jem had told his teachers he wanted to talk about sport as a job, but was quickly told that wasn't a proper job. He certainly disproved that one - he's now spent 16 years as West Ham's stadium announcer! We chat through his career, business and journey - and why it's so vitally important to "do what you love".This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances.For more The Carl Reader Show, follow me on social media @CarlReader.
Ep11 - How to make your talk funnier, MC-ing events and what we can learn from putting together an Edinburgh Fringe Show with Speaker, MC and humorist Jeremy Nicholas
Get Good At Presenting Podcast with Lee Jackson
Ep11 - How to make your talks funnier, MC-ing events and what we can learn as speakers from putting together an Edinburgh Fringe Show with Speaker, MC and award-winning humorist Jeremy Nicholas. Jeremy or Jem as he is often known is a former BBC Radio host and experienced humourist and speaker, Lee and Jem have a funny and frank chat about being funnier on stage and how to survive 30 shows in a row in Edinburgh! Find out about Jem's new 2019 Edinburgh Festival show and his speaking here: https://www.jeremynicholas.co.uk and Lee's website is www.leejackson.biz
Interview with Jeremy Nicholas, Surf Green & We Want To Get Stuffed When We Die
Jeremy Nicholas, Surf Green Interviews and much, much more! We have interviews with English stand-up comedian Jeremy Nicholas, Northern Irish band, Surf Green and we chat about getting stuffed when we die and how we’d market the Irish language. http://thecomedycast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/The-Comedy-Cast-S03E10-Jeremy-Nicholas-Surf-Green-We-Wanna-Get-Stuffed-When-We-Die-1.mp3 Follow Spud on Twitter: here Follow Seamus on Twitter: here Comedy Podcasts We have a whopper of the podcast, we have comedian Jeremy Nicholas on to speak about his debut Edinburgh Fringe Festival show After Dinner Stories, we have Northern Irish band Surf Green on to speak about their new EP, 100 Percent and myself and our ever hilarious co host Seamus Kelly speak about Dead Birds on my doorstep and Seamus wanting to be stuffed after he dies so he can watch his wife doing it. We kick off the podcast and speak about the Irish language and why it should be marketed as the language you can speak around the Brits and they won’t understand what you’re saying. Jeremy Nicholas We welcome onto the show Jeremy Nicholas, a former broadcast journalist who is making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his show, After Dinner Stories. So we speak about his career as a journalist, how he got into stand-up comedy and how he was once held up by a man claiming to be Jesus when doing a breakfast radio programme. Seamus and I get talking then about something weird going at Spud’s house, dead birds keep turning up at his front door. Now, there’s something strange going on, since moving into the new house dead birds keep turning up around the front door. Is it revenge, someone hates the foreigner, or maybe there’s a rather large cat who’s bringing gifts. The birds keep getting bigger in size too, maybe they’re working up to an ostrich? Or the Chicken from Family Guy? This brings us onto talking about revenge, I’ll be honest here, most of my day is taken up with thought of revenge fantasies so we speak about who we’ll like to get back from our traumatic childhoods. We get chatting about the bullies and our experiences of bullies back in schooldays. School’s the best days of your life, yea sure it is. If you can say that, you were probably the bully. Surf Green Next up on the show we have Northern Irish band Surf Green on to speak about their recently released EP One hundred Percent, we speak about the band’s punk ethos, living in anarchy in Norther Ireland, well, not really anarchy, but you’ll hear and their influences. Best Comedy Podcasts I saw recently there was a Reddit thread about some guy moaning about all the Spanish, Italian and French students that descend upon Ireland to attend summer schools to learn English. Now, it would be very, very easy to rip the piss out of these wee Europeans who seem to know nothing of personal space and all seem to love blasting terrible music from their smartphones; however, if it weren’t for European students coming to Ireland there would be vast swathes of Irish lads who would never sample the highs and lows of summer romances. Have you ever thought about where you’re going to be buried? Well, in Germany you can win a prize and be buried in one of Hitler’s favourite places. So we get talking about what we want to happen to us after we die. This leads us down tangents of selling our virginity on eBay and why the Facebook marketplace is the only thing on the internet worse than Facebook. We get chatting about graveyards then and we both profess our undying love for the graves of Irish travellers. They are immense. Really though, I want to be donated to the local medical university and anything that can be harvested and donated be given away. Seamus though, wants to be stuffed and mounted in the bedroom and will judge his wife’s new partner on their sex endeavours. Next up the GAA. So, some Irish TD, that’s a member of parliament, has suggested that GAA players should get tax breaks, even though the GAA usually makes millions and millions in profits every year. We’re talking like 30 million euros here and they want the players to get tax breaks. Yea, Ireland baby. Speaking of rural Ireland, there’s a Copper Face Jacks musical. Yes, you read that properly, a musical about Copper Face Jacks, so we get speaking about the famous nightclub and why it’s such a big hit for country folk who have moved to Dublin, and now for even Dubs too. Get in Touch Don’t be shy, get in touch with The Comedy Cast or follow us on social media If you’d like to get in touch, email me here: spud(at)thecomedycast.com The Comedy Cast on Facebook: here The Comedy Cast on Twitter: here The Comedy Cast on YouTube: here The Comedy Cast on Instagram: here
85: How to Keep your Audience Awake Using Humour: with Jeremy Nicholas
Grow Your Own Career | The Career Farm
It’s always a pleasure to speak with Jeremy Nicholas, experienced BBC broadcaster, speaker, speaking coach, MC, Compere--the list goes on! I was lucky to catch him before he heads north to debut his comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe in August (more details about that later) to ask him for a few tips on how to use humour in business presentations. Incorporating wit into your business presentation will make it more engaging for your audience. With most people having an active attention span of about 20 minutes maximum (the reason Ted Talks are 18 minutes) humour is a great way to keep the audience listening and interested. It’s not about doing stand-up and certainly not about becoming a clown. In a business context there is a balance to be struck between using humour to improve your presentation and being a total comedian where you might lose some business credibility. It’s also not about saying anything in the interests of humour which might be interpreted negatively by the audience. You’re not entertaining your mates in the pub so think about how your audience could react to anything you plan to say. It’s about being appropriate and sensitive to the setting. Some Do’s & Don’ts If you know that you are not a naturally funny person, don’t force it. You’ve got to be comfortable but Jeremy is clear that anyone can learn to be funnier than they are. Try to stay away from using puns—they generally don’t work. Also, don’t tell actual jokes as such. That is, don’t say, “Did you hear the one about…” Instead, tell any “jokes” you want to use as part of a story. Always observe the timing rule—when you do say something funny, pause. The pause gives people the permission and the opportunity to laugh. Tip: If you find that delay difficult, take a sip of water to take the pressure off. Try using the rule of 3’s, an effective technique in speaking generally. To use it humorously, the 1st thing you say sets up a pattern, the 2nd thing reinforces it and the 3rd completely subverts the pattern. Breathe! Slow, deep breaths will improve your speaking voice and give you gravitas. You don’t want anyone to miss the punchline! Jeremy’s show, After Dinner Stories from my Disastrous Broadcasting Career, will be at the Edinburgh Fringe every day at 1:30pm, 1st-27th August at The Gilded Balloon Teviot Links Jeremy’s website: www.jeremynicholas.co.uk Jeremy’s favourite humorous presentation: Sir Ken Robinson (go to ted.com) Jeremy’s favourite book on the subject: Be a Great Stand-up: Teach Yourself by Logan Murray For more details on how to warm up your voice and more check out Jeremy’s YouTube Channel What do you think? Whether this is the first episode you've come across, or if you've listened to all 84, I would love to hear your feedback. Reviews on iTunes are hugely important to the success of the show, so I would be incredibly grateful if you were able to spare a minute to leave some honest feedback there. Thanks so much if you are able to help. Click here to leave a review. The post 85: How to Keep your Audience Awake Using Humour: with Jeremy Nicholas appeared first on The Career Farm.