Thinking Out Loud

Are you a Man or a Monkey?

Are you a Man or a Monkey?

For much of my performing career I have been playing the part of the monkey rather than the organ grinder.  This is not a confession that you would hear from many professional entertainers and as usual my tongue is partly in my cheek when I use an analogy that may not sit comfortably with everyone. […]

Living Your Dreams!

Living Your Dreams!

For virtually every entertainer the idea of having your own show with your own audience who are there just to see you is second only to winning the lottery.  For some it would be first, but those are the ones who forget that if they won the lottery they would have enough money to buy […]

Santiago’s Red Light Jugglers

This headline on the BBC news website caught my attention… Santiago’s Red Light Jugglers By Maryrose Fison, Santiago, Chile  Was this is a story about a variety entertainer or a new and dangerous way of taking a left at the lights?   I had already sort of guessed what it might be about. Do you have any idea?

The Washington Post & EXPERT Keith Fields

The Washington Post & EXPERT Keith Fields

It was an ordinary sunny Wednesday morning and the last thing I expected was an email from the Washington Post It was the day that Michelle Obama was heckled and there was a certain amount of discussion as to how she had handled the situation.  Journalists and editors were now scurrying around to try and find some […]

Creativity

Creativity

One of the great things about NPR (National Public Radio) is that you never quite know what you are going to get. Today I am on tour in California performing at casinos and several hours of driving between venues every day means plenty of happy listening time for me. I have just enjoyed a fascinating […]

Cross Cultural Communication Protocols

Cross Cultural Communication Protocols

Computers have protocols which enable them to speak to each other and more importantly, understand each other. This is an area that the human world could benefit from. The words that we speak are only a small part of our communication. We have to add to that the tone of our voice, the pitch, the […]

A Good First Impression

A Good First Impression

The most important moment in any presentation is the first one. Where is an old saying that says that you never get a second chance to make a first impression so you need to do it right or you may as well not do it at all. Which raises the first question – how do […]

When Do We Stop Learning?

The more we learn the more we know, The more we know the more we can forget, The more we can forget the more we do forget, – which is why we need to keep learning!   Learning is the stuff of life. It is the brainfood that causes us to grow. Without this food […]