I am excited to have been invited to deliver my talk on “Sharing the Stage” at the 2020 Global Speakers Summit this February in Africa. As a speaker, bringing audience members up on stage with you is an art. It requires a high degree of presence and skill, which may be why many speakers never attempt it. In 2002, I remember being invited along with four other men from a live audience of three-thousand people up on to a stage with Tony Robbins. Things went really well on stage with all six men. Great learnings were had by all present. When it came time to exit the stage, four men exited. However, one man refused to leave. After nearly twenty minutes of skilful NLP work and no help from security, Tony was able to help the last man leave the stage, without loosing face. At GSS 2020, I will be sharing the best ways to share the stage, and how to best manage the unexpected!
Standup Comedy Performances tonight were a total scream. So much fun just speaking for laughs instead for a living... "Good Evening... I'm John Hale, it's nice to have so many of you along tonight.... Last night my wife asked me what was on the telly? Dust, I said!" My opening pitch got the laughs I needed to keep rolling and smash it! hashtag#johnhalespeaker hashtag#comedy hashtag#sitdowncomedyclub
The right timing is a part of every success. Luck can play an essential part in the outcome of our strategy. At times, after all the correct data is collected, and market intelligence is understood, risks still exist. Businesses must place bets. I grew up in the South Pacific, the United States and Australia. Today, Australian casinos are busy with mostly Asian gamblers. In the United States, people gamble on lots of things, including sport and the stock market. When I was a teenager, Australia was very much a horse and dog racing culture. At the racetrack, a 'bookie' was the person who picks the odds of a horse or dog winning or placing and takes people's bets. At school, some students placed bets amongst themselves on horse and greyhound races. A family friend, Alex, who was a few years older than me, would take horse bets from other students on the 'Melbourne Cup', which is the largest annual horse race in Australia. Alex was bright and had come up with a good set of odds. Odds he hoped would give him a nice profit. When race day arrived, his father, Joe, who had recently discovered Alex's illegal activity, demanded [...]