I've been doing talks about stupid stuff for years. I've also done stupid talks too.
I regularly give talks to audiences of all types about creativity, design and technology.
I'm a completely daft style of speaker, and I don't take myself too seriously. My talks make perfect ice-breakers for conferences: curtain-openers, just after lunch or closing out the day.
I usually try risky stuff in my talks, like that time in my Marty McFly talk where I live-tweeted a magic trick.
Below is a small selection of my favourite talks.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I nearly became Batman. When Barnsley College asked me to talk to their design students, I decided to recite this story to them.
Marty McFly Has A Lot To Answer For
I’d taken a few years off conference talks and I thought I’d come back with a bang: Marty McFly, a contentious topic, and live-tweeting magic tricks.
What would Paul Daniels do?
I returned to The Digital Barn to talk about the thing I knew best: design. Even more specifically, I wanted to talk about Magical Design.
How I solve problems (creatively) for a job
Barnsley Council asked me to judge and be their “Entrepreneur-in-residence” for their tech challenge for young people.