London, May 14 (ANI): Gordon Brown, not exactly known for his delightful confab skills, revealed a latent lighter side, by saying that he needed PR lessons following his poor showing at this year's General Elections.
His remarks met with resounding applause and laughter from a gathering of students at Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy, Brown's Constituency.
"I was actually thinking of coming in today and applying for the course on communication skills, then I thought I might do public relations, then maybe media management, drama and performance," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
Previously, a former First Minster had described the former British Prime Minister as a "dour Scot" with little charm, the paper reports.
He also thanked the students for allowing him to retain his Chancellorship of the institute.
"I may have given up one job but the job, that I love in politics is to be your Member of Parliament and I hope we'll be able to work together," he said.
He also exhorted the students to be kind and compassionate, saying it wasn't buildings that made a vibrant community but "thousands of acts of kindness and service and compassion to each other".
Brown said he wanted to help and encourage young people to get involved in community projects and to keep youngsters off the streets. (ANI)