My range of books will give an idea of the various topics I can talk about and I've been a guest speaker at many group and team events.
My briefest talk was a ten-minute mid dinner interlude to a global company welcoming them to their host location (in a humorous way) and setting the scene for their conference. Maybe something like that would suit your event?
Here's a synopsis of two talks appropriate for social and business groups such as Probus, WI and other clubs and societies
'PLEASE RAISE YOUR GLASSES’
Confessions of a wedding day professional'
You’ll learn a few interesting facts, hear about a few awkward moments - some of which still make me cringe!
Oyez, Oyez, the fabled cry of the early bellman started the process of spreading news to a generally illiterate public. The Crier was
a news spreader, an announcer of Government declarations, a hangman’s assistant and a key figure in protecting the public from danger of fire. Crier ‘shouts’ have been used in modern times to
announce Royal Births and even to wake a bride on the morning of her wedding! The ‘succinctness’ of information is in complete contrast to the indiscriminate information overload we endure
But the philosophy of the Crier is fighting back.
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!
I'm a mediocre magician but I use elements of magic in many of my toastmaster, MC and speaking activities. Despite that, I always suggest you use a 'proper magician' and I'll recommend good performers.. Please enjoy this clip in the meantime!
See my range of short 'magic moments HERE