Episode #45 - Got something serious to say? Make it funny

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Now, we all love Ted Talks, don’t we?

Have a think about the ones you like the most. Yes, they probably contain the most thought provoking content. Maybe it's the personality of the speaker. Perhaps it's all about the topic. Or the tone.

But there’s probably something else your favourite Ted Talk almost certainly did.

It made you laugh.

Stand up and improv mentor, Belina Raffy

Stand up and improv mentor, Belina Raffy

In our information age full of ideas, concepts, stories and imaginings – brought to you in a plethora of ways, mediums and formats – how do you make your ideas stick?

Well, according to this week's guest on the show, comedy doesn’t just make people laugh. It makes them think.

Belinda Raffy works with people with a passion for something – a need to communicate that passion – to help them be funny, to use comedy or improvisation to circumvent ingrained perspectives and challenge business as usual thinking. It is something that, let’s face it, we all need to do in our quest to tell people that there is a better way of doing things – whether that’s running a business, or living your life.

Have a listen to our chat this week, which is interspersed with comedy snippets from Adam Woodhall, Hilary Woof and Mark Dilworth, people that have taken part in Belina’s Sustainable Stand Up course.

And if you're interested in working on your funny, check out sustainablestandup.com.

At the end of Belina's six week show, participants must take to the stage.

At the end of Belina's six week show, participants must take to the stage.

Belina and friends

Belina and friends