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19 famous humorous speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

The jokes are there, but used with care amidst her heartfelt response to the tribute, an exercise in judicious use of humor. Hilarious!

2016 25

How I did a makeover of my signature story at the Story Theater Retreat

Speaking about Presenting

When Tony and I were in America we attended a Story Theater Retreat with professional speaker Doug Stevenson. Humor. Inner monologue.

2011 66

Friday Fun: Graham Norton red chair survivor!

Speak Schmeak

Wanna know if your story is any good? Comedians Entertainers Fun Stuff Humor Stories TV inspired

2013 46

Observational Humor — Case Study #140

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue which was presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. Although the examples of Observational Humor are in the context of a Toastmasters meeting, the skills apply just the same to any meeting you might be attending. Bobby told a story of meeting a young man who was homeless and.

[Podcast] The Message of You with a Splash of Humor with Judy Carter

Speaker Launcher

The Goddess of Comedy”, AKA, author and speaker Judy Carter shares some of her wit and wisdom when it comes to infusing speeches with a little humor.

Win by Telling Great Stories with Peter Guber

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  In the course of showing you how to research, use, prepare, share, borrow, set, mine, and kill with a story, Guber tells a hundred wonderful stories himself, about his career in the movie business, and about many other celebrities along the way.    With Guber’s stories, it becomes clear that he does his homework. 

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Duarte.com/edy Episode 10: Make Your Audience the Hero

Duarte Blog

A long time ago in a cubicle far, far away…. Luckily, Finn comes along and keeps him from the “dark side” of the path.). Write them.

2015 19

Public Speaking - Finding Humor Sources

Great Public Speaking

Your local library is an excellent source for humor. found over 100 listings on humor in my small town library. should say it does.

Presentation Skills - Old Humor Is Good Humor

Great Public Speaking

Humor is only old if your audience has heard it before and if they remember it. Get the best presentation skills training on the web!

Sex and Humor in Speeches – where’s the line?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I often get asked about injecting humor in speeches, and that other question, which might be summarized as “how blue can I go?”    Let’s take humor first.    Begin with a story, or a question that brings the audience in, or a fascinating fact.    Of course, humor is its own defense. 

The all-in-one on humor and public speaking: 10 ways to make it work

The Eloquent Woman

Speakers love to inject humor into their talks and presentations, believing it relaxes the audience (and themselves) and puts folks in a good mood.

9 ways to use props for maximum impact in your presentations

Speak Schmeak

Props can add humor to a presentation. The surprise factor is especially effective when you''re using your prop for humor. Be absurd.

2014 75

Public Speaking - How to Make a Point with Humor

Great Public Speaking

One way to do it is to use humor. In this case use a humorous two-liner. Learn more humor techniques for your speeches! Tell em.

Turning Republicans and Democrats into Americans: a talk by Mickey Edwards

Speak Schmeak

He makes the majority of his points through stories and examples (I like how he refers to Congress as two NFL teams or two private clubs).

Another High-Stakes Presentation: The Wedding Toast

DeFinis Communications

Point 1: Start with a story. Then, simply tell a touching, funny, or uplifting story from your past that highlights something personal.

2011 68

Facebook Secret for Small Business Success: Make it Fun for Your Fans

Content Marketing Today

But, I can think of only one with a wonderfully wacky sense of humor that manifests itself on on Facebook. It's always good for a laugh.

1998 39

Facebook Secret for Small Business Success: Make it Fun for Your Fans

Content Marketing Today

But, I can think of only one with a wonderfully wacky sense of humor that manifests itself on on Facebook. It's always good for a laugh.

1998 39

Public Speaking - I like Humor. Where Can I Find It?

Great Public Speaking

Humor surrounds you if you just open your eyes to it. Next in line would be updated and personalized humor taken from other sources. have more than 400 volumes in my humor library now and it's growing all the time. found over 100 listings on humor in my small town library. I say again.

Get More Laughs - Darren LaCroix: Book 34 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

So I figured his program on humor, ''Get More Laughs '', might be worth my time! He offers solid content throughout.

The Moral of the Story

Speak and Deliver

Today, Ill walk you through a simple process of finding The Moral of the Story. Thats the story, told without spin, in its entirety.

Borrowing Humor

Humor Power

– If someone were to borrow humor that you had written, how would you like for them to handle it? – Using someone else’s creativity as inspiration for your presentation is a short-cut to humor. – When using humor for gain, as a professional who is paid to speak, is when you start dancing on thin ice.

How Will You Show Your Blind Audience?

Executive Speech Coach

humour story telling perspective presentation skills humor business presentationsOften your audience is blind to your message.

Publib Speaking - Selecting Humor Material

Great Public Speaking

The same care should be taken when selecting the humorous comments you plan on including. Appropriate Targets You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories. Always pick BIG targets to tease.

A Public Speaking Alphabet

Manner of Speaking

For more on logos, pathos and ethos, see this article by Andrew Dlugan. S – Stories. afak Emotion Garr Reynolds Hans Rosling humor Humour Jazz John Zimmer lectern Leonardo da Vinci Martin Luther King notes oratory Philip K. A - Audience. Fitting that it comes first. The most important part of any speech. Always. B - Bo oks.

Public Speaking Lessons from the Old Spice Guy

Manner of Speaking

Tell stories. Tags: Humour humor Isaiah Mustafa metaphors Old Spice Guy props similes swans tell stories Twitter YouTube It’s Friday as I write this post, so time for something on the lighter side. But perhaps that’s more information than you were looking for.). Personal ones. 2. Admit it. 4. Use props effectively.

Presentation Skills - Appropriate Targets For Humor

Great Public Speaking

You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories. Never pick secretaries, receptionists, or janitors as targets of humor. Talk about their CEO or supervisor (get permission from these people first).

Public Speaking - Appropriate Targets For Humor

Great Public Speaking

You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories. Never pick secretaries, receptionists, or janitors as targets of humor. Learn more about what kind of humor to use Always pick BIG targets to tease.

Tom Antion: Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. They went to several different shops in eastern Pennsylvania.

Humorously Speaking, part2

Pro Humorist

Here’s a post about the 2nd project in the Humorously Speaking manual. The first video in this series is viewable here Humorously Speaking 1. This video is especially useful if you’re considering doing the Humorously Speaking Manual. Remember also, that the Humorous Speech Contest comes up once a year.

Humorously Speaking, part2

Pro Humorist

Here’s a post about the 2nd project in the Humorously Speaking manual. The first video in this series is viewable here Humorously Speaking 1. This video is especially useful if you’re considering doing the Humorously Speaking Manual. Remember also, that the Humorous Speech Contest comes up once a year.

Analysis of a Speech by Elif ?afak

Manner of Speaking

afak tells stories. Wonderful stories. Personal stories. Stories about her childhood; her spiritual, somewhat mystical grandmother; the genesis of her writing career; her international schooling experience; the 1999 earthquake in Istanbul; being put on trial for one of her novels; and more. Elif ?afak True, ?afak is

Public Speaking - Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. You should also develop interesting or humorous stories or one-liners about how your product was used. Product-related stories or jokes lend a favorable light to your product without increasing sales resistance. That would get the clients smiling.

Humorously Speaking, project 1

Pro Humorist

Maybe you’re considering doing the Humorously Speaking Manual ? Keep in mind that the Humorous Speech Contest comes up once a year. If you’re not sure what a joke story check out this link on joke stories. On The London Speaker they have the rules for the humorous speech contest.

Public Speaking - Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. You should also develop interesting or humorous stories or one-liners about how your product was used. Product-related stories or jokes lend a favorable light to your product without increasing sales resistance. That would get the clients smiling.

Humor Teleconference

Humor Power

Featuring three top humor experts. Tuesday, October 9, at 7:00 pm EST. There’s not a presentation that can’t be made better with a little (or a lot) more humor. Or maybe you present serious content–how can you add humor to that without taking away from the depth of your knowledge? We Can Make a Funnier You!

Observational Humor — Case Study #127

Humor Power

Here is another Video Blog featuring an Observational Humor monologue. Tim’s program is a study on the use of humorous props.

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Relating to the audience, TEDxWomen-style

Speak Schmeak

Tan Le, technology entrepreneur , held back tears as she told the story of her family's dramatic emigration to Australia when she was a child. Besides the tears, there were many speakers who engaged me through humor, through intensity, through aha! I've never heard so many personal stories from a group of speakers. Any emotion.

32 Essential Skills Every Humorous Speaker Should Have

Pro Humorist

We should be able to create a large amount of humorous material that we can draw upon. Tell a Humorous Story – make sure your story has a point as well as being funny. 7. Learn How to Handle Jokes – you should know how to source, edit and delivery joke stories. 9. Can you think of any more? Just be you. 6.

32 Essential Skills Every Humorous Speaker Should Have

Pro Humorist

We should be able to create a large amount of humorous material that we can draw upon. Tell a Humorous Story – make sure your story has a point as well as being funny. 7. Learn How to Handle Jokes – you should know how to source, edit and delivery joke stories. 9. Can you think of any more? Just be you. 6.

Book 9 of 52 in 52: The Message of You - Judy Carter

Speak and Deliver

The best advice I found was ''Have a great opening, make three points with three stories, and have a great close - and be funny''. Hire Judy.