What can clown presence teach us about being unforgettable presenters? Darren and Mark find out from Don Colliver, comedian, improvisor, director, writer and clown. He shares his insights and experience on audience engagement and reveals how to make every presentation FUN…for you and your audience.



• Take IMPROV classes; improvised can be better than prepared


• Train yourself to lose your audience then get then back


• When you err, acknowledge your humanity and move on


• Wrap your error in a callback


• Find joy and pleasure, like having a meal with your audience and serve them


• Enjoy ‘le jeu’ – the game


• Keep curiosity and compassion for your audience


• We don’t need jokes; acknowledge the moments and find humor there


• Use engagement activities to reinforce your points