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Paul Boross talks to the funniest and most successful leaders in business, sport and entertainment about how humour measurably improves your business and your life. Humourology is a study into why a good sense of humour is much more than a means to raise a smile – it’s a critical psychological defence against the stresses of everyday life, it’s the source of our resilience and it’s the secret weapon of all successful leaders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Bernardo Moya is the founder of The Best You and for the last 10 years he has been promoting the largest personal development events on the planet. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events in London and Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking, finding love, increasing confidence and low self-esteem, how to make more money, get more clients, increase your social media presence ...
 
Welcome to Speaking Business Podcast Speaking Business Podcast is a practical no waffle no nonsense podcast packed with actionable advice for Speakers wanting to be more bookable and make more money. Hosted by Maria Franzoni, the hidden influence behind the careers of hundreds of successful speakers and a recognised Speaking Industry expert. For 20 years she worked in and ran leading speaker bureaus, she knows why clients really book speakers - and why they don’t. Topics covered in this podc ...
 
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Political podcaster, author, and comedian Matt Forde joins The Humourology Podcast to share his impeccable political impressions and discuss the power of a punchline on the political playing field. Forde discusses the humour trends of the Prime Ministers of the past to deliver a poignant chat about the power of punchlines when winning over people p…
 
Author, Keynote Speaker, and former rally car champion, Penny Mallory joins Paul Boross to discuss comedy’s crucial role in a champion’s mindset. As a master of mental toughness, Penny knows that a sense of humour is essential for those that want to be elite. Whether you are in the driver’s seat of a rally car or the driver’s seat of a business, Pe…
 
My guest this week is me, Maria Franzoni, I’m talking to myself. Well, I hope I’m not talking to myself. Why am I here talking to you? Well, I wanted to talk to you about what has been going on, there have been a lot of changes in the last year and a half and I wanted to share where I’ve come from and where we are going to next. You may have heard …
 
Popular historian and podcaster, Dan Snow joins Paul Boross to discuss how humour has been the most human trait throughout history. As one of the most celebrated historians in the country, Dan Snow knows a thing or two about the most prolific people of the past. What did all these legendary leaders have in common? A great sense of humour. “Humour w…
 
My guest this week is a specialist on the world’s largest and most secret asset segment – public asset. The hidden goldmine owned by you and me and seen all around us but yet kept in the dark by outdated public systems. He led the first effort by a European government to systematically address the ownership and management of government enterprises …
 
Award-winning author Mark Billingham joins Paul Boross to discuss a career of comedy and crime-writing. Mark shares a lifetime of lessons from getting laughs on the stage to getting gasps on the page. Mark knows that humour and horror are distant cousins and that a bit of laughter can get you through murderous moments. “In order for the dark to be …
 
My guest this week is an Innovation Expert, he is the creator of the Innovators Tool, the first engaging innovation app that guides users to spot ideas worth pursuing and transforms them into successful innovations. He is the Founder of the leading consultancy firm, Innovators League, based in Geneva, Doha & Lebanon. Amongst his own many inventions…
 
Political Veteran Rick Wilson joins Paul Boross to discuss how The Lincoln Project used humour to highlight the heinous and more hideous side of former US President Donald Trump. With limited resources, Wilson and his team put together a pointed political push to prevent the president’s re-election. Wilson draws on years of experience to discuss ho…
 
My guest this week is an internationally known commentator on the world economy, technology and financial markets.He has served as a director for economic policy at The White House and advised such investment firms as the Soros Fund, Goldman Sachs, and Tiger Management, where he served as a managing director of the 15-billion-dollar investment fund…
 
Legendary comic Jo Brand joins the show to share stories from her history as a psychiatric nurse and her time as one of the country’s top comics. Jo pulls on years of experience to talk about the psychological benefits of having a great sense of humour. Jo says that in the darkest of times, a sense of humour can build your resilience and protect yo…
 
Our guest this week is an internationally renowned Symphony and Opera Conductor. He has held posts as Principal Conductor of the BBC Welsh National Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the Royal Ballet Covent Garden in the UK. He has also held Music Director positions developing no less than seven orchestras in his native Canada and guest conduc…
 
Award-Winning celebrity chef and TV personality Ainsley Harriott continues his conversation with his childhood chum Paul Boross. The two reminisce on their days sharing the stage and expand on the power of humour in human connection. Years of experience have taught Ainsley that the best teams are filled with people who feel valued. Ainsley knows th…
 
My guest this week works as an adviser to senior leadership teams on strategy, risk and performance. As a former Red Arrows pilot, management consultant and senior manager in a global corporate, he is not a speaker who pontificates from the side lines, but has spent significant time on the pitch, in some of the most demanding of high-performance en…
 
Award-Winning celebrity chef and TV personality Ainsley Harriott joins Paul Boross for a conversation about cooking up comedy, Calypso Twins and connections. Ainsley discusses the importance of listening and feeling the energy of a room to connect with others across cultures. Ainsley and Paul recollect on a childhood full of comedy and the importan…
 
My guest is a former England international rugby player, who has played at the highest level and against elite players such as Jonah Lomu, (and survived!). He won 11 trophies whilst playing with the English and European Champions, Leicester Tigers. Since retiring from playing the sport, he has gained a first-class honours degree in Leadership and M…
 
My guest this week is a world-leading expert on innovation, purpose-driven leadership, and cultivating serendipity. He teaches at New York University, where he directs the CGA Global Economy Program, as well as at the London School of Economics. Previously, he co-directed the LSE's Innovation and Co-Creation Lab. He is co-founder of Sandbox Network…
 
My guest this week is a business Psychologist and Humourologist who packs a punchline. In the world of elite speakers, how many people have a background as a performer, comedian, TV psychologist, pop star and business guru? Not many! Having had considerable success in all those areas, my guest is now the host of the award-winning Humourology Podcas…
 
On this week’s episode of The Humourology Podcast, Paul Boross continues to celebrate a spectacular season with a special selection from this season’s episodes. Want to continue learning and laughing with top minds in business, psychology, comedy, and entertainment? Of course, you do! The Humourology Team has handpicked the most helpful, hopeful, a…
 
Cristina Pujol Jensen shares their knowledge on Clarity and Confidence. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking, finding…
 
Sirisha Ravuri shares their knowledge on the hidden mystery behind achieving your goals. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public …
 
My guest this week is a multinational CEO having led The Body Shop, Pandora and Conival PLC. He is also the former Managing Director for L’Oréal UK and Marketing Director for Coca-Cola and Sainsbury’s supermarkets. With experience covering diverse cultures, channels and products he has a unique perspective and insight on leadership. He gives busine…
 
Nicola Smith Jackson shares their knowledge on 5 Power Moves You Can Make to Earn More Money Now. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks o…
 
Paul Boross reviews the best moments from the past season of The Humourology Podcast. Join us as we highlight the hilarity of our high-profile guests from Season 1. Laugh and learn life-changing lessons that will better your business and create connections with the people around you. Listen as the power of humour permeates through the people who us…
 
Chantelle Simone shares their knowledge on making a difference. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking, finding love, i…
 
Barbie Layton shares their knowledge on succeeding in 2021. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking, finding love, incre…
 
My guest is a globally recognised author, speaker, podcaster, and business consultant. He is a prolific writer and speaker whose work sits at the intersection of marketing, technology, and humanity. He has advanced degrees in marketing and organisational development … holds seven patents … and is a faculty member of the graduate studies program at …
 
Pablo Rosero's MMI Panel share their knowledge on Co-creating your Calling. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking, fin…
 
Former Foreign Secretary William Hague joins paul Boross to discuss humour’s place in politics. Hague draws on years of experience in Parliament and Global politics to share stories of levity and laughter from his stint as Secretary of State. Hague says that a touch of mirth in the right moment can make for a memorable encounter. “The ones who do h…
 
Ana Teresa shares their knowledge on creating The Next Chapter. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking, finding love, i…
 
Jen Beck shares their knowledge on the 3 Secrets the Diet Gurus Don't Want You To Know. . These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public…
 
Bethany Londyn shares their knowledge on How Energetic Alignment Creates Possibility, Prosperity, & Inspired Productivity. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and pro…
 
My guest is the first female film Director/Producer in the United Arab Emirates. She has written and directed both for film and television. As a working professional, her accolades include being ranked among the Top 50 most powerful personalities in Arab Cinema, and 100 most powerful Arabs under 40 by Arabian Business Magazine. She’s been awarded t…
 
In this week’s episode of the Humourology Podcast, Paul Boross is joined by Corporate Consultant and NLP Linguistics Expert, John La Valle. The New Jersey Native shares countless stories from his storied career as a consultant. La Valle says that the key to better business lies in building relationships. How do you build lasting relationships that …
 
Dr. Faye Wilson shares their knowledge on Limitless Wealth Creation. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking, finding lo…
 
Charissa Sims shares their knowledge on Claim Your True Power and Live the Life of Your Dreams. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on …
 
Lara Jaye shares their knowledge on Clearing Your Energy. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking, finding love, increas…
 
My guests today co-host a podcast called The Advanced Selling Podcast.  They started this podcast 14 years ago and have over 800 episodes up — and boast a LinkedIn following of 12,000 group members. They each have their own sales coaching practice and team up every week to deliver tips strategies and attitudes for today’s professional salesperson. …
 
On this week’s episode of the Humourology Podcast, Paul Boross is joined by award winning comedian, broadcaster, and author Robin Ince. Throughout his career as a comic, Robin has cultivated a consciousness around comedy. “You take life seriously enough that sometimes you have to laugh at it as well. That's how you know how seriously you can take i…
 
My guest is a leading macroeconomist and recognised as a top-100 financial-services influencer. He is a member of several international think tanks, with a wealth of policy experience working in the private sector and academia and advising market participants, fortune 100 corporations, policy makers and institutions. He worked at the Bank of Englan…
 
On this week’s episode of the Humourology podcast, Legendary leader, and media mogul, Jon O’Donnell Discusses the disarming habit of humour. O’Donnell shares his experiences from years of creating award-winning cultures to discuss the power of wit in the workplace. “Humour is a brilliant way of diffusing that and making everybody feel comfortable f…
 
My guest this week is a pioneer in humour-based training. He has spoken at over 2500 main stage events from Texas to Tasmania. He is also the author of 4 books and markets his own line of stress buster products worldwide. He is a tears-in-your-eyes, laugh out loud speaker. He teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful and coaches businesse…
 
On this week’s episode of the Humourology Podcast, Paul Boross is joined by author and strategist Alastair Campbell. As the former press secretary to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Alastair knows how levity can affect leadership. Campbell discusses how the right kind of humour can help your message get through. “Wit, I think, is an incredibly powerful …
 
My guest today is a fashion industry and retail expert having designed for Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, M&S and Topshop. Her high flying, high pressure career, of global travel, enormous responsibility, crazy deadlines, mixing with high profile people, appeared glamorous and successful on the outside. However, underneath she was crumbling. She maxe…
 
David T. Fagan shares their knowledge on how to become an icon in your industry. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking…
 
On this week’s episode of the Humourology podcast, Marcus Brigstocke shares his insights from years of experience on the stage, screen, and radio. For Brigstocke, the key to quality communication comes with a touch of comedy. “I'd say that the best communicators in the world have to be able also to be funny.” As a comedic entertainer, Brigstocke kn…
 
Vicky Schettini shares their knowledge on How to Invest in RE during a Pandemic. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking…
 
Bill Walsh shares their knowledge on how to survive and thrive. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking, finding love, i…
 
Katia Rave shares their knowledge on becoming the entrepreneur you need to be. These talks come from the archive of The Best You EXPO. The Best You EXPO talks are live talks recorded at events from London to Los Angeles. The talks are approximately 45 minutes long and cover all aspects of personal and professional growth. Talks on public speaking, …
 
My guest this week is a British household name, he took over his family’s jewellery business in 1984. By 1990 he had grown it from 130 stores to 2500. But everything changed overnight in 1991 when, during a speech for the Institute of Directors, he described a Ratner’s sherry decanter as ‘total crap’. In December 2020, he published his latest book …
 
On this week’s episode of the Humourology Podcast Paul Boross is joined by Rory Sutherland, a multi-award-winning marketing master. As a legend in the advertising industry, Sutherland knows that creativity comes from crushing expectations with comedy. How does a run-of-the-mill toothpaste campaign become a memorable media moment? Sutherland says th…
 
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