I'd love to spend some time with Jason. I always feel that he's a 'good guy' on and off stage. He's very likeable as a comedian with stories that we can all relate to and engage with.
In this blog we look at the use of status and physicality. Enjoy the clip and then be sure to come back to the blog and apply this to your next presentation.
Jason has a very laid back approach - a natural storyteller, and very relatable in his style. Like Mark Watson, you feel like you could be sat opposite him in a coffee shop. He adopts a 'High status' approach, meaning his relationship with the audience and 'the scales', is very much communicated as if he's proving a point.
When it comes to our role as communicators, a high status approach is necessary in teaching or in sales, because you are yielding the audience to take on board what you are saying. High status bleeds with confidence, authority and passion.
Yet in some circumstances,...
Michael McIntyre needs no introduction. With global recognition and as the highest selling artist at London’s O2, there's no doubt of Michaels comedic success. The O2 Arena in London holds an audience of 20,000 people, of which Michael sold out for 28 shows in a row!
Yet if we put Michaels comedy skills aside, he's still a masterful communicator.
Watch and enjoy this brilliant clip and then read my reflections on how Michael has skilfully utilised to hold the attention of huge audiences across the world.
Engages the audience with a question
Rather launching into his routine about windscreen wipers, he asks the audience a simple question and confidently hand-signals them to cheer in response. Given that a large majority of those attending will have come by public transport, he's assured of this response.
Immediately, having been provoked to engage vocally through cheering - the audience has bought in.