Public Speaking: Callbacks

Great Public Speaking

If you refer to a word or phrase you mentioned earlier in your presentation , that''s a callback. If the previous material was poor, the callback will show your willingness to tease yourself, which is an admirable quality the audience appreciates. Another thing that might happen, that is just as good, is that one or more of the audience members might make the connection and do the callback for you.

Public Speaking Presentations - Callbacks

Great Public Speaking

If you refer to a word or phrase you mentioned earlier in your presentation, that's a callback. If the previous material was poor, the callback will show your willingness to tease yourself, which is an admirable quality the audience appreciates. Another thing that might happen , that is just as good, is that one or more of the audience members might make the connection and do the callback for you.

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Public Speaking: Callbacks

Great Public Speaking

If you refer to a word or phrase you mentioned earlier in your presentation, that's a callback. If the previous material was poor, the call back will show your willingness to tease yourself, which is an admirable quality the audience appreciates. Another thing that might happen, that is just as good, is that one or more of the audience members might make the connection and do the callback for you.

Public Speaking : Callbacks

Great Public Speaking

If you refer to a word or phrase you mentioned earlier in your presentation, that's a callback. If the previous material was poor, the callback will show your willingness to tease yourself, which is an admirable quality the audience appreciates. Another thing that might happen, that is just as good, is that one or more of the audience members might make the connection and do the callback for you.

Analysis of a speech by Apollo Robbins

Manner of Speaking

David Copperfield has called Robbins “my favourite thief” In this highly entertaining and interactive talk at TEDGlobal 2013, Robbins puts on a masterclass in misdirection for the audience. Audience involvement. Robbins involves the audience in his talk in several ways: 1.

Speeches from Film: Up in the Air

Manner of Speaking

And this is the first of nine questions that Clooney asks his audience. Questions can be effective in a speech because each audience member will answer them in a way that is meaningful to him or her. Another important question for the audience. But Clooney’s purpose is to get the audience to see that possessions weigh us down and that giving them up can be liberating and rejuvenating. Humour and a callback to the previous backpack that he did set on fire.

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Analysis of a Speech by Mark Bezos

Manner of Speaking

He made good eye contact with the audience. Pauses are tremendously important for getting your audience’s attention and driving home your key points. He ends with a call to action and also a clever callback to his story about getting the woman her shoes: “So get in the game. Just watch the audience’s reaction at the end.

Observational Humor — Case Study #130

Humor Power

A good twist of a callback.). Humor is not doing a joke…it’s the audience getting the joke. Interesting twist of a callback. It’s time for another Observational Humor Monologue presented at the end of a meeting. We will look at the set-up for the joke. Then we will look at the joke and what makes it funny. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting. before the monologue was presented.).

Observational Humor — Case Study #48

Humor Power

Darren said that anyone contributing something to the program as an audience volunteer would receive a free CD of the program. A topper and a quick and unexpected callback.). A triple which sets up a punchline which is a callback.). Inserts a callback to switch a classic joke.). This is a triple that sets up a callback. Here’s an Observational Humor monologue from a Darren LaCroix humor workshop in Las Vegas.

Observational Humor — Case Study #48

Humor Power

Darren said that anyone contributing something to the program as an audience volunteer would receive a free CD of the program. A topper and a quick and unexpected callback.). A triple which sets up a punchline which is a callback.). Inserts a callback to switch a classic joke.). This is a triple that sets up a callback. Here’s an Observational Humor monologue from a Darren LaCroix humor workshop in Las Vegas.

Observational Humor — Case Study #158

Humor Power

She offers free wine books to members of her audiences, if they buy one of her books. A callback to something said earlier. It took the audience a beat to realize it was a joke, but they did catch on and we had a big laugh. Most of the audience remembered the coat change earlier in the meeting. A callback with a switch which implied that I’ve been working on a book for a long time. The audience heard the question. The audience awaits the answer.

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Clint Eastwood at the RNC: 9 Ways He Made Our Day

Speak and Deliver

He immediately began by disarming the audience with a quick joke about the grand ovation he was given - 'Save a little for Mitt'. Do you know why you're speaking to your audience? Voice of the Audience. He immediately connected with thee minds of the audience ("I know what you're thinking") and assured them that despite their doubt, yes, conservatives live in California. The Lesson - know your audience, and let them know you know them.

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Are you stagey or spontaneous?

Speak Schmeak

The leader (and his group with occasional callbacks) had a patter that clearly had been repeated many times. One member in particular seemed a little robotic, not engaging with the audience and appearing to be on auto-pilot. The second show was stagey, lacked flow, and was more about the performers than the audience. On Saturday night, at Hollywood and Highland, the most lively corner on Hollywood Blvd.,

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Book 4 of 52 in 52: TED:ology by Akash Karia

Speak and Deliver

He promises "By the end of the book, you’ll be able to:" - Harness the power of storytelling and move your audience emotionally. Connect with your audience by appealing to a universal experience or idea. Create an experience for your audience. Keep your audience engaged and interested. Surprise your audience with twists and turns. Instantly connect with your audience using the energy-matching principle. Personalize your talk using callbacks.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #108

Humor Power

A speaker told us that audiences want us to succeed. The first part was a call back reversing the suggestion that audiences are on our side. And then I indicated that I was just kidding by using a callback referring to the technique of exaggeration. Here’s another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of ameeting. We’ll look at the set-up, the joke, and what made the joke work.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #111

Humor Power

Audiences love in-the-moment humor. A callback and self-deprecation.). Here’s another Observational Humor monologue. Learning to use Observational Humor adds a fresh touch to your prepared speeches. We’ll look at the set-up, the joke, and then examine what makes the joke tick. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.). Several of our speakers were limping, for different reasons, as they walked to the platform.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #41

Humor Power

Good joke on an incident familiar to most of the audience. And a good topper using a callback.). Here’s another Observational Humor monologue which is presented in the Reverse Question format. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened at the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). A speaker said you could tell a carnivore from a herbivore by looking at their teeth. Our Area Governor, Karen Lewison, was present at the meeting.

Observational Humor — Case Study #51

Humor Power

He had me and the audience rolling in the aisles. You will have two choices: – You can listen to the entire program and experience it as the audience did. As you study Observational Humor, don’t pay attention to what YOU think is funny, but note the AUDIENCE reaction to the monologue. The audience response is the true measure of the power of Observational Humor. Some simple callbacks. Callbacks liking things in common between Darren and me.

Observational Humor — Case Study #51

Humor Power

He had me and the audience rolling in the aisles. You will have two choices: – You can listen to the entire program and experience it as the audience did. As you study Observational Humor, don’t pay attention to what YOU think is funny, but note the AUDIENCE reaction to the monologue. The audience response is the true measure of the power of Observational Humor. Some simple callbacks. Callbacks liking things in common between Darren and me.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #88

Humor Power

His evaluator said that if the audience didn’t know you were nervous, don’t mention it. I inserted a good callback into a routine speech opening. Here’s another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. I’ll provide the set-ups first, what inspired the jokes. Then I’ll give you the joke and some brief comments on what made it work.

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Less-Is-More and Permission

Humor Power

We sometimes forget that most humor requires “permission&# from the audience to use it. If you persist in using humor without permission, the audience may be thinking: “There he/she goes again. I received the trophy, waited for the applause to die down, and stepped forward and said in a low-energy way, “Wow.&# It received a big laugh since it was a callback to the other speaker’s remarks.

Observational Humor — Case Study #38

Humor Power

The topper line sneaks up on the audience.). This sequence received several laughs. - It uses a running gag with the miked panty hose. - Walking into the ladies room, by itself, gets a laugh. - When I introduce the “Excuse me, but…&# line, I briefly paused to let the audience fill in the next line. Here is an Observational Humor Monologue presented at a Fripp Speaking and Presentation Skills School. Patricia Fripp is a world-class speaking coach.