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Seven tips for greater charisma

I must confess: I wasn't comfortable with the title of my latest Guardian Masterclass: Boost your authenticity and charisma: a masterclass in personal magnetism. As confident and proud as I am, the Canadian in me

By |2022-01-16T14:30:01+00:00November 27 2019|

Why learn to improvise?

A lot of people love improvising. Improv is sometimes thought of as a cult, and there's no doubt it inspires fervent devotion in people, and for people looking to get a career in entertainment (as

By |2022-01-16T14:31:59+00:00May 23 2017|

Swing for the fences

"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." — Confucius Woody Allen is one of the best filmmakers of all time. He’s created some of the most iconic scenes and characters in cinema.

By |2022-01-16T14:31:40+00:00March 29 2017|

Spending days and lives

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." Annie Dillard I've been reading The Writing Life by Annie Dillard recently. It's a slender book that offers lots of rich insights

By |2023-10-03T21:37:38+00:00January 25 2017|

Canadian Universal: The Hip

The first time I heard The Tragically Hip I had just started high school, working the occasional evening at the local radio station my dad managed. My job was plugging in commercial cartridges when the station

By |2022-01-16T14:28:56+00:00August 23 2016|

The un-casual editor

You know me: I'm laidback, friendly, and casual to the extreme. Which makes sense: as a middle child I'm naturally pre-disposed to people-please, as a Canadian I'm polite to a fault, and as an improviser

By |2022-01-16T14:28:02+00:00July 5 2016|