March 2014 – Christopher John Payne

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How I created a product in 40 minutes and won a prize worth $200

A number of years ago I attended a 3-day Product Creation Workshop run by a guy called Peter Thomson. One of the presenters on the first day was Michael Tipper who gave a brilliant talk on mindmapping. At the end of his session he set a challenge: whoever created a new product first and showed it to him would get a free copy of 2 of his products: Mind Mapping Mastery and Business Profit Productivity Blueprint – worth $200.

So when Day One ended I went up to my room. About 2 weeks ago I came up with the title for a new ebook called The DEPOT Method: How to Devise Information Products That People Are Effortlessly Compelled To Buy, and I had assembled some slides, but not made time to go any further. Continue reading

My second stand-up comedy appearance in London

I did my standup comedy debut at Dirty Dick’s pub opposite Liverpool Street Station in London 5 weeks ago. My slot was 5 minutes, and I got some good laughs. There were about 50 people in the audience, and several friends.

I appeared again on Thursday, March 13 2014Tim Dingle was the MC (Master of Ceremonies) on the night. He is a lovely guy, and very funny. I attended a stand-up comedy workshop with him in February.

This is me at Tim’s workshop, which was held at Dirty Dicks…


…and this is the outside of the pub…


A big thanks too to Chris Head for his brilliant support: I’ve just finished his 10-evening stand-up course which has been great fun and very enlightening. I have no interest in being a standup comedian: I just want to be able to add more humour to my talks, workshops and videos.