Although I prefer the term ‘stand-up psychology’, How to be Perfect… in your own way is a motivational talk, in that it encourages and facilitates change. Not change that I or anyone else think you should make but change you’ll be inspired to make because it leads to happiness and fulfilment.
If you have reservations about the idea of a motivational speaker, please be reassured this talk is neither brash nor glib. It’s what I wish I’d known before my life hit the buffers and what has brought about my transformation from someone angry, insecure and mired in negativity into someone happy, secure and invigorated by positive purpose.
This talk is the product of study, research, therapy, reflection, analysis and discussion, tested and refined over the course of a decade. I’ve read the books and attended the courses, so you don’t have to!
How to be Perfect… is particularly suitable for audiences in their 20s and 30s but is also appreciated by older people who may be wanting to make some changes – or who are simply interested in psychology.
How it started: first public performance of How to be Perfect… Buxton Festival Fringe 2017
By the nature of its subject matter, How to be Perfect… is a meaty talk, but it’s easily digestible. Far from an academic lecture, this is a down-to-earth, practical guide to ideas that will make your life so much easier and more enjoyable, as well as more productive and fulfilling. The subject may be a serious one but that doesn’t mean we can’t sometimes laugh about it.
Stand-up psychology is popular and becoming more widespread as public figures and celebrities are opening up about the psychological struggles they’ve been through. Ruby Wax and Derren Brown are examples of two celebrities who have toured to discuss psychology with audiences around the country. The TED talks phenomenon shows how much demand there is for succinct guides to fulfilled living.
This talk lasts 45 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers.
If you’re interested in booking me to speak at your event, please contact me and we can discuss your requirements. I can customise the talk for the specific audience.