Using the Element of SURPRISE!

By Joshua Routh


Using the Element of SURPRISE!

By Joshua Routh

This book is a fun and informative look at the world of giving presentations from the unique perspective of Joshua Routh, an entertainer who also happens to be a corporate trainer, comedy mentalist, actor, sword swallower, theater director, juggler, acrobat, hypnotist, circus performer, and former forest firefighter.

Oh, and he once won a pie eating contest.

Not only does this book offer advanced tips and tricks for polishing your presentation skills, every other chapter is a SURPRISE! that a presenter can use to keep their audience engaged.

This book is full of chapters on concepts that presenters think about, or maybe have only heard of, but never really got the inside scoop on. These topics are laid bare and revealed in an insightful, informative, and often humorous way.

These topics include:

  • Crafting your presentation character

  • Dealing with fear

  • Using humor effectively

  • Curation of the performing space

  • Creating a rider

  • Preparing yourself physically for a presentation

  • The power of debrief

  • Understanding the Rhetorical Appeals

  • How to use quotes properly

  • Effective dialogue with your audience


This entertaining book has been found by its readers to be universally accessible and valuable for small venue presenters and professional speakers alike.

Be warned. This is not your standard dry business book full of clichés and worn out ideas. Buckle up. Here there be dragons.

This book is not for everyone, but if you are a presenter that is ready to level up and blow minds, this book is for you.