03/12/2016

In 4 languages I speak

English, French, Romanian and Hungarian, in the inverse order I learned them. Only 2 min in all.

A film made with my activities

The company thought that I am good example of "active senior" and even paid me to allow to be filmed for three days. A scene opening my curtain, another with an egg boiling, then me cutting it for breakfast as sipping coffee while opening my laptop.

Then out in the nearby alley for a walk: it was a great day but I was very tired by the time the finally very short scene was finished turning. We also went to a "car boot sale" outside London where I could take photos of people met. I did also buy there myself for a pound a nice porcelain with a kid "reading" images with her finger. 

They also interviewed me but very little from what I said remained in the video, but I hope, I will get the rest so I could use them later. And as evening, we went to a Standup Comedy place, reputed good, and I got a good reception from the audience, even as I did not get to begin as usual. 

What impressed me most was the professionalism of the filming crew. One only for the sound. Two for video. One to direct and interrogate, another to arrange and prepare all what was needed. Wow! Three days almost with all of them, and me, and all for a four minute result. I begun to understand now why films cost so much. But also appreciate all the work that goes into taking every minute.  


24/11/2016

We all have funny bones! Have to use them.


Two hours workshop, Monday night at the Toastmasters club "Experience French" - in English.
Great audience. This picture was taken at the end of the workshop I offered.

Perhaps, I will add some videos of the workshop here, if possible.
Here is one of them about 7 minutes (the end is still missing from this one)

22/11/2016

Mistaken Identity 'The possibilities are endless' video by Spark London

Here is the Mistaken identity tale filmed from a lateral point of view by Spark London when I performed.

in the iframe so - even an ipad could see it.

AND somehow it is different when one listen to it,
I think we could learn from each kind when we relisten or relook
- and not only the evident English mistakes I made during the telling -

My body language, facial expression and even voice variety got better
but I have still far to go! And I do not rush out (most of the time) after a performance.

I am most pleased that this serious message got well across and so much laugher too: it did decide me to learn about "how to make laugh with intention" not only by chance. At 2'7 the audience begun to laugh when I stripped, took out my tee-shirt, and they never stopped.

https://app.box.com/shared/m4vj8sftdd
Sound track of the story I told at Canal Café Theatre

25/10/2016

Many is beautiful, but we remember better specific

Leaves, fallen or not yet
Choosing one of many, also when you tell a story is best. "Most important point" and Specific.

Here are four to chose from.
Which do you remember best?
A leave from the first photo or a leave from the second one?

19/10/2016

04/10/2016

Carsten Wendt Humorous Speech at Toastmasters D59 Fall Conferenc...


 2013 Budapest we can celebrate and recognise our differences at the same time.
Learn and Laugh in Budapest. It was a speech delivered to naturally!
In the audience, French, Italians, English, German and so on.

We celebrated our differences!
title : "I would be a latin lover"

Workshop Julie "Funny bones", first 20 minutes


introduction by Dianne, Area Director A1 District 91 South UK

02/10/2016

Words count

My most used words on Facebook
It seems those are the words I use most often lately in Facebook page, where I write more and more.

It shows I am into "online clubs most of the time and have wonderful toastmasters meetings.
"Funny, witty begin to show up more but Personal and Stories and Storytellers, Storytelling grow bigger.  Life, learned, learn, work and now, more and more important also "team"!

Our online toastmasters club, Witty Storytellers Online, "chartered" (was recognised) with 25 wonderful members, a great team worked for weeks to make it happen. We have funny meetings and tell stories. I did not forget totally my London club either or Firebirds online club, in which I was now for more then a year, week after week. Today, yes that is a word I use also often, I will give a new speech, of course some stories in it about the importance of teams and creativity. Tomorrow, "never too old for dreams come true" at the unveiling of DreamChaser app in London.

25/09/2016

On Becoming a Stand-up Comedienne at 77 Years Young



I am not sure if I already have it in my blog?
One of my preferred movies about me, lately
beside that done for Goldsmith University

"do not put yourself into a box"