Archive by Author

Moving Voices – Jeremy Nicholas talks to Emma Sutton about Speaker One Sheets

Do you have a Speaker One Sheet? That’s all your information, talk titles, profile picture, contact details etc all on one handy sheet. Emma Sutton has been investigating what makes a good One Sheet. She’s done loads of research on the subject and I spoke to her about her findings.

DSC_1690-1

Emma Sutton is the Queen of Diamonds. Shes uses her unique Diamond to help business professionals to identify, polish and express their own Diamonds with simple messages that are clear, powerful and memorable.

Moving Voices – Paul Sloane – lateral thinking expert

1621930_10152020477702423_851040715_n

Do you know the answer to this puzzle?
A man took off his shirt to go to bed and hundreds of people lost their jobs. Why?

Paul Sloane is a world renowned expert on lateral thinking.  He’s written fifteen books on the subject as well as five more on innovation. He travels across the world keynoting and running workshops to help leaders be more innovative.

In this podcast you will find the answer to some intriguing puzzles and hear Moving Voices presenter Jeremy Nicholas try to solve them live, with Paul facilitating by answering questions with a yes or no.

Listen to the show for the answer to the puzzle above.

 

PSA Moving Voices – Mega Bite 7 – Claire Boyles

IMG_1014

Claire Boyles – Turquoise Tweeting Machine

 

There was a time when the PSA convention was a three day event, where you listened to the talks, chatted to new and old friends, had a drink and went home with a sore head and a list of good intentions.

Now it’s a bit more than that. The whole world can follow what’s going on via the marvels of Twitter and Facebook. It’s great because it means the whole world is your stage, but it also means that speakers have to be better. They have to grab audience’s attention away from emails on their smartphone and say something so incredible that it would be a sin not to tweet it.

Claire Boyles is on the executive committee of the PSA with responsibility for social media. I caught up with her at the end of PSA Mega when she was all tweeted out.

 

PSA Moving Voices – Mega Bite 6 – David Hyner

IMG_1058

David Hyner PSAE

Here’s David Hyner getting his PSAE award at the PSA Mega convention in October 2014.
I spoke to David the day afterwards, while he was still getting used to the extra letters after his name.

Listen to the interview to find out which of the following statements is not true.

1. David used to be a chef.

2. He was surprised to get the award.

3. He works a lot in schools.

4. His DNA is 98.7% identical to a rhino.

Jeremy Nicholas talking to David Hyner PSAE, October 2014.

PSA Moving Voices – Mega Bite 5 – Comedy Night

Jeremy Nicholas publicity shot 2

It’s a tradition that Friday night is comedy night at the PSA annual convention. It’s a tradition that dates back to last year. Comedy night is the brainchild of Alan Stevens, who has hosted every single comedy night, in fact both of them, right back to 2013.

Comedy night is a chance for speakers to let their hair down and try their hand at making people laugh. I don’t have much hair, so this year I decided to do impressions of my speaker colleagues. It was a tricky strategy as the PSA has welcomed many new members in the last year and they wouldn’t have a clue who I was doing. The room held 120 and it was sold out weeks in advance. (Please note there is no bad language in my routine, just bad material.)

Jeremy Nicholas, October 2014. With apologies to Geoff Ramm, Stuart Harris, Graeme Codrington,  Rebecca Jones, Peter Roper, Michael Dodd, Lee Jackson, Claire Boyles, Jane Gunn, Eilidh Milnes, Tanya Mann Rennick, Sean Weafer, David Hyner, Richard McCann, Nigel Risner, and Alan Stevens.