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5 Things Event Organisers love about Speakers

Erik Vermeulen

25/09/2018

After spending 15 years on the global conference speaking circuit I’ve shared the platform with a variety of awesome speakers, bad speakers, arrogant speakers, and then some. There are 3 things that I believe are important for a speaker to know – their topic is one, but I only rate it 3rd. The first is to know the audience, and the second, to know what makes the Event Organiser and guys paying your bill happy. READ MORE

What's Up With Rubber Duc

18/09/2018

Rubber Duc released a mashup of Ed Sheeran song covers on 12 September and the public are absolutely loving it. The song has gotten nearly 6 000 views in only 6 days! Their post on Facebook has been shared over 300 times and counting. Comments are flowing about how much everyone enjoys the African flair that Rubber Duc have put on the popular songs. READ MORE

The Capitals Announce Their Nationwide Tour

13/09/2018

Upon first glance, The Capitals don’t take themselves too seriously, cracking jokes left, right and centre – because the only thing better than a good pun is a really bad one. And let’s face it; you can’t even start a sentence without a capital. READ MORE

The Importance of Good Entertainment​

Chris Forrest

Corporate events and the importance of having them is underrated, people don’t realize how effective a tool such an event can be.  Whether you’re looking to attract new business, cement relationships with your existing clients, educate your staff or boost team morale thereby increasing productivity, a successful corporate event has immense power. READ MORE

Step Away From My Baby and Put Down That Banana

Chris Forrest

Something that has always struck me as strange about the whole having-a-baby thing is how you lose your right to dignity and personal space. Suddenly it seems that the mom, baby and, in some cases, the dad become public property, with zero right to personal space, privacy or their own opinion on how the child should be raised. READ MORE

The Parenting Minefield

Warren Robertson

I don’t do anything these days without consulting the internet. I no longer prepare grocery lists, but instead look up recipes online then wander the aisles of my supermarket tracking down what they tell me to buy. Buying a toaster has become a three-day exercise in checking reviews vs prices to get the best deal, and I won’t spend an hour streaming a random film in case it’s bad choosing instead to spend an hour online reading movie reviews. It’s making life untenable. Perhaps the most confusing place for this is parenting. READ MORE

Slogans, Spur and Ritual Humiliation

Warren Robertson

This week I happened to walk into a furniture store with a friend of mine and overheard the sales-person answer the phone. “Hi Sam here. How can I make living easier?” he said, and I was immediately thrust back nearly twenty years to when I worked in a Spur, and the managers wanted me rap along to an insipid birthday song and throw secret tribe hand-signs at the kids. (It turns out, by the way, that when a kid is chewing, shredding, and dumping their colouring-in paper on the carpet, and you know it will take 11 hours to pick it out after he has gone, giving him the middle-finger can’t be explained away as being the sign of the extra secret tribe). READ MORE

Oh To Storm The Beach At Normandy

Warren Robertson

People don’t really ever think about the consequences of their actions. Every day all of us do things that may one day, unknown to us, cause untold misery to people of the future. For instance, did the neolithic cave person who first picked up a stick and started beating out the rhythm of a song ever consider that he was one day going to be responsible for Noot Vir Noot? Probably not. READ MORE

Lifetimes In One Place

Warren Robertson

Charity shops make me sad. Sectioned in small, out of the way complexes, they are stocked with boxes of unused donations and detail lives, and moments, that were once precious, but are now marked down to just R5. Edwardian wigs, a VHS titled “Diana: The People’s Princess”, pottery figures of once brightly coloured clowns, second-hand sex toys, a rhino horn ashtray, a taxidermied squirrel  – and this is only the stuff I brought in. READ MORE

How I Became Famous

Warren Robertson

Americans insist that one must “fake it to make it”. As a professional comedian, this is quite likely good advice. Some of the worst entertainers I know have made it to television, magazines and glory simply through putting up big signs with their faces on, buying a hundred thousand Twitter followers and telling anyone who will listen that they are talented, but I am not built that way. I was brought up to learn that boasting was uncouth and as such would far rather be at home watching Netflix than strutting a red carpet dressed in meat. READ MORE

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