A SELECTION OF TALKS, INTERVIEWS AND PODCASTS

I speak regularly on creativity and the human condition at public conferences, in house events, podcasts and to anyone who is interested in exploring what it means to be human.   I normally talk on subjects such as: creativity, shame and self-doubt, imperfection, not knowing/inexpertise, creative practice, creative philosophy, culture change,  innovation, the perils of ‘thingification’, spontaneity, mental and creative wellbeing, neuro-diversity, wonkiness, the importance of weirdness,  the rise of the outsider, letting go and artful practice as a force for good. 

If you’d like to chat about me speaking at an event or appearing on a podcast or similar then drop me an e-mail at sc@canscorpionssmoke.com

UPCOMING TALKS

5th November 2020 : NABS online keynote “The Art of Creative Resilience
19th November 2020 :  BCI online keynote “The Art of Creative Resillience”                       
29th April  – 2nd May 2021:    The Good Life Experience, North Wales, UK

A selection of talks, podcasts and interviews

Good life experience (2019)

A talk on creative wonkiness and the importance of the outsider in society from The Good Life Experience Festival 2019.

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Steve's TEDx talk on working creatively with the Inner Critic.  Recorded at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on 10th June 2017.

TEDx: Dancing with my Inner Critic

Steve’s 2017 talk at TEDx RTW on creativity, shame and getting to know our inner demons

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Steve's TEDx talk on working creatively with the Inner Critic.  Recorded at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on 10th June 2017.

MARK SHAYLER’S MONDAY COMMUNION

Mark and Steve talk about growing up, growing old and silent podcasting.
 

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LIMINAL: ON THE EDGE PODCAST

Steve talks with Roland Harwood about silence, not knowing and the perils of implied concreteness.

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WB-40 PODCAST (SEPT 2020)

Steve talks with Matt and Chris about the Sound of Silence podcast.

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Steve's TEDx talk on working creatively with the Inner Critic.  Recorded at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on 10th June 2017.

CITY LIT | CREATIVITY UNBOXED

Steve joins a panel to talk dyslexia, neuro-diversity and creativity at City Lit’s Mental Wealth Festival.

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Steve's TEDx talk on working creatively with the Inner Critic.  Recorded at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on 10th June 2017.

MOVE BEYOND WORDS PODCAST

Steve chats with Liz and Charlotte about education, neuro-diversity and the gift of dyslexia. 

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ON THE WAY TO NEW WORK PODCAST

Steve talks with Michael Trautmann and Christoph Magnussen about creativity, not knowing, distraction and life during lockdown.

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Steve's TEDx talk on working creatively with the Inner Critic.  Recorded at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on 10th June 2017.

SOME GOOD IDEAS | THE ANTI CRITIC

Steve’s monthly video blog that puts an Outsider Artist in the spotlight.

 

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Steve's TEDx talk on working creatively with the Inner Critic.  Recorded at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on 10th June 2017.

SOME GOOD MAVERICKS PODCAST

Steve chats with Charlie Gladstone about subversive creativity, the difference between cash and wealth and embracing wonkiness.

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INSPIRING CITY PODCAST

Steve talks with Stuart Holdsworth about Outsider Art, the inner critic and art as therapy.

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Laurence Shorter's Spiritual Experience:  Steve Chapman

LAURENCE SHORTER’S SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

Steve is a guest on Laurence’s live chat show that explores the amorphous, the undefinable and the taboo.

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Steve's TEDx talk on working creatively with the Inner Critic.  Recorded at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on 10th June 2017.

DOING THINGS BETTER PODCAST

Steve chats with Mark Shayler about the importance of the outsider, the side-effects of school and how self-doubt is a wonderful employee retention tool.

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TINY GIANT PODCAST

Steve talks with Kerry about the importance of being weird if you want to make a difference in the world.

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Laurence Shorter's Spiritual Experience:  Steve Chapman

UNHURRIED MOMENTS PODCAST

Steve talks to Johnnie Moore about how a tragedy slowed down time in an eerie but magical way.

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Steve's TEDx talk on working creatively with the Inner Critic.  Recorded at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on 10th June 2017.

ONE TRACK MINDS ONLINE

Steve tells the story of a wonky song played by a wonky orchestra that became an anthem for his life.

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ART ONLINE INTERVIEW

Steve chats with Inspiring City’s Stuart Holdsworth about life (and art) during lockdown.

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Laurence Shorter's Spiritual Experience:  Steve Chapman

LIGHTHOUSE LONDON PODCAST

Steve talks with Tom Johnson about creativity, not knowing, culture change and the power of inexpertise.

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Steve's TEDx talk on working creatively with the Inner Critic.  Recorded at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on 10th June 2017.

WB-40 PODCAST (JAN 2019)

Steve talks with Matt Ballantine about creativity, art, silence and wonkiness in the corporate world and day to day life.

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UNIVERSITY OF LIFE: CREATIVITY & CULTURE CONFERENCE

Steve talks with Dr Jesvir Mahil as part of the annual online creativity and culture conference.

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SOME SPEAKING TESTIMONIALS

“Attending a Steve Chapman talk is like an annual dose of connecting with what it is to be human again.  Amazing talk and a privilege”

“One of most innovative and inspiring speakers on creativity I’ve seen/heard”

“Steve is quite exceptional.  His style of speaking and presenting in a simple and humorous way ensures everyone is able to absorb his message and leave with an abundant amount of food for thought.”

“Steve totally embodies his subject matter – creative, vulnerable, experimental, good humoured and, most importantly of all, human.”

“Steve has a very poetic way of speaking that is quite mesmerising”

Steve is a rare creature – someone who has all the corporate credibility and status that you could wish for, but manages to retain his essential and creative self at the same time. He is a walking advertisement for what he espouses, which is the blending of process and systems with pure creativity and play. The energy he injects into the room with his persuasive good sense and infectious enjoyment of his subject lasts a long time in the memory. Worth seeking out!”

“An inspiring break from reality”

“Steve brings something very different to the subject of creativity and innovation – good humour, a genuine curiosity and, most importantly – human-ness”

Once again, Steve’s talk was the highlight of the entire conference.  Brilliant

“Steve’s talk altered me in ways that I still haven’t fully made sense of.  I found it inspirational and moving”

As a speaker Steve is engaging, inspiring, funny and most of all really made me think about the constraints I have put on my imagination and creativity since I became a grown-up.