Teaching as stand-up comedy?

I saw this in the Guardian last Monday, and I think there are a few lessons in it that we might take on board.


Now, I have some reservations about turning everyone into stand up comedians, but I did like that last line about “I will never resort to PowerPoint in a lecture again”. It is important to interact with the audience, and I think we do often hide behind our visual aids. Anyway I’m always open to learning from strange new sources. But I’ll stop blethering on, and let you read and judge for yourselves.

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  1. I’ve been trying to convince my boss to drop powerpoint from all our presentations and move onto flash. Does she listen…. No….. Do we look stupid and more like clowns than stand up comedians? Yes!!!

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