381: Ray Engan: A Man Who Knows How To Stick The Landing
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Podcast Interview with Mr Ray Engan
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And unusually believes that laughter is a great way to develop leadership in most environments.
But does this have to be an unusual approach, or should showing a sense of humour in the work place, be the perfect way to reduce stress, inspire others, and of course to show that you are in control?
Well for over 15 years, Ray toured America as he excelled in one of the hardest entrepreneurial routes you can take, that of the stand-up comic. Honing his craft.
Where the ability to learn from complete silence, and take the nights when everything goes wrong, helps you find your natural self, and ultimately bring laughter to any audience.
And why did he do this?
Well Ray Engan knew he had to overcome his fear of public speaking, after meeting a gentleman at a toastmasters meeting he knew it was down to him to beat this fear.
He was told “The only way to get better at something is to do it.”
As he says, “Everybody in this world has a story to tell and they should share their stories. I believe we learn how to overcome adversity when we share our stories.”
And he is doing that to great effect, and bringing smiles and laughter to everyone he meets?
So can he remember the nights when every joke went down like a lead balloon?
And did he know at those times that he was learning a valuable lesson, or was it just “How long till I can get off this stage?”
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only Mr Ray Engan.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics as:
Why he is a great believe that its not the words that you say that really has the maximum effect, but the confidence that you say it with does.
Why more and more companies are looking to bring fun into the office environment, as they can see an increase in moral reduces staff turnover.
Why he feels he was so lucky to have the Dad he had, who gave him the permission and confidence to go after his dreams.
Why there is no sweet spot in humour, and no matter how hard you try you will never win over a whole audience in one go.
Why he believes that everyone can be taught to be funny, as its a process that we can all go through if we work at it, and are willing to learn.
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