Punchlines and Purpose- Adding Comedy to Your Presentation
Join me tonight, with Stephen Grant, as we present Lessons from the Stage
1140 Bloor Street Auditorium at New Horizons Tour
6- 830 pm
Tickets 10 dollars
So Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu said that he would have deployed more officers to the city’s downtown core had he known the scale of violence that erupted after the Canucks loss to Boston in Game 7 last night. Duh. Isn’t that like saying, ‘Well, we thought Vancouver was going to win.”?
To which some might respond, “ Um, did you see games 3, 4 and 6?”
Not entirely shocking. Let’s just say, Officer Chu, that even if you THOUGHT Vancouver was going to win and you didn’t have enough police officers at the beginning of the game… don’t you think you might have started getting on the horn and calling for back up after Boston’s first period goal, JUST in case?
Last night’s rioting was disgusting. It was sad and bizarre to watch people in Canucks jerseys smashing windows and looting stores. ‘Hey look, it’s Ryan Kesler breaking a Shoppers Drug Mart Window. Isn’t that Henrik Sedin stealing a mannequin? Even Trevor Linden is back and he’s setting a car on fire.”
Just in case, you mistakenly thought that was Trevor Linden, not to worry, his imposter just stood and posed for photographers! Wow, the lack of accountability was staggering.
But as a good Canadian, I’m here to do my part as I recognize some of the looters as my Facebook friends and will be reporting to them to authorities.
Vancouver lost but there should be no more excuses at this point. Yes, I’m sad but congratulations to Boston and especially, Tim Thomas for putting on a tremendous show. At times, Boston may not have had the best players but they had the best TEAM –this year anyway.
Hats off to Vancouver fans who stayed at Rogers Arena and let Boston have their moment. And if it’s still painful to think of the loss, just imagine that moment when Chara was lifting the Stanley Cup over his head. Now imagine Gary Bettman still holding on to the other end of the Cup screaming, “Put me down.”
Workshop: Adding Comedy and Creativity to Your Content Who knew ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb ‘ could be so funny? Thank you to everyone who attended our workshop this weekend. It was well attended and I’m always blown away by the comedy that comes out of people who say they aren’t funny! Grabbing people’s attention right away is more important that it has ever been today -whether it’s copy, a script or a speech or presentation that you are giving for work or for pleasure. Humour and personality work every time. As I said on Saturday, you are not writing for The Tonight Show so stop editing yourself. Have fun. That’s an order.
So how are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Already hating yourself for giving up Jan 2nd?
Did you know that, according to statistics, most people throw in the towel to becoming a better and brighter person by Jan 12th? Ouch.
So how can we make those resolutions stick in 2020? I recently read an article that suggested splitting up your resolutions into 12 monthly goals.
For January I set a goal of sacrificing my CNN screen time and committing to watch more documentaries. Yes, I would have to put away my Jay Tapper T-shirt and Don Lemon coffee mug for 31 days.
The results were immediate. I felt happier, more uplifted and confident that the world was not going to blow up – at least not this week.
There are SO many people trying to do good things out there.
Next time you’re on Netflix, check out the following docs…
Whether you are an environmentalist, an extreme athlete, recovering from or prone to heart attack – this really is a film to watch.
One of my favorite quotes from The Game Changers:
“Someone asked me, ‘ How could you get as strong as an ox without eating any meat? My answer was, ‘ Have you ever seen an ox eating meat?’ ”
~ Patrick Baboumian/ World record holding strongman
Inside Bill’s Brain
Great doc on how Bill and Melinda Gates are trying to change the world for the better.
Fun fact… Did you know that Bill Gates is Warren Buffet’s bridge partner? Okay, not necessarily a FUN fact but interesting nonetheless. By the way, Warren needs to stop putting so much salt on his hamburgers. We need the ‘Oracle of Omaha’ to stick around as long as possible. Warren – check out The Game Changers.
On Yoga: The Architecture to Peace
Celebrity photographer Michael O’Neill travels the world to photograph some of the world’s top yogis and gurus in some of the craziest positions and with the most breathtaking landscapes.
Yes, the documentary inspired me to stretch but perhaps more importantly, you can see the impact of yoga and meditation on creating a happier and more peaceful planet.
On that note, so far so good for January.
I’ll let you know if my next resolution (getting healthier) survives until the end of February.
-Charles M. Schulz
On a work note, it was wonderful sharing ‘Relieving Stress with Humour’ with many meaningful groups recently, including;
Mark Victor Hansen Co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth
Robert G. Allan, Author of 5 NY Times Bestsellers, including The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth
Brent Butt (Comedian/Creator/ Executive Producer, Corner Gas, Hiccups)
Check out the song on this video. It’s amazing what good kids who want to make a difference can do.
Is your bully a psychopath? (SFX. dramatic music stab) Many CEOs and politicians are. Maybe YOU’RE a psychopath? Every 1 in 100 people potentially could be ( but enough about my family..JUST kidding)
Check it out then check yourself in.
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This is a brilliant idea! Shot entirely on a Nokia N8 mobile phone. Winner of the Nokia Shorts Competition 2011.
(Meanwhile, I’m still trying to sort out my voicemail)
Let’s try and figure out who the first commercial is going to be to ‘borrow’ this concept aside from Nokia (hopefully)…American Express, British Airways?
I hope the creator/director gets some work out of this. Amazing and proof that you don’t need a ton of cash, just a GREAT idea. LOVE IT. Extra bonus points:Guess the two cities!