Observational Humor — Case Study #159

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a TM meeting. I have Humoritis. Makes the odd connection of Humor to Pretty. Callback to prayer in the meeting and linking it to the challenge of Table Topics.). Case Studies observational humorThe Set-up (what happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). George said that I had the style of Jack Benny. The name of the club is Pro Toastmasters.

Observational Humor — Case Study #158

Humor Power

It has been awhile since I published an Observational Humor monologue. A callback to something said earlier. When I was told that I would be delivering the wrap up humor at the end of the meeting, I had to change my underwear. . The set-up was magnified by the superiority theory of humor, where the listener feels superior if they get the joke. A callback with a switch which implied that I’ve been working on a book for a long time.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #130

Humor Power

It’s time for another Observational Humor Monologue presented at the end of a meeting. My humor style is called Laugh As You Want. (A A good twist of a callback.). Humor is not doing a joke…it’s the audience getting the joke. Interesting twist of a callback. I have a plethora of humor tips. (I like making fun of clunky 25-cent words.). Case Studies being funny observational humor

Observational Humor — Case Study #109

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor Monologue delivered at the end of a meeting. Someone asked Melanie if she was wearing a costume for her Humorous Contest speech in Bakersfield. Bobby has been recognized as one of the top humor speakers in District 33 for decades. A callback to the Pick-a-Winner closing to Bobby’s speech.). Case Studies creative humor writing observational humor

Observational Humor — Case Study #111

Humor Power

Here’s another Observational Humor monologue. Learning to use Observational Humor adds a fresh touch to your prepared speeches. Audiences love in-the-moment humor. A callback and self-deprecation.). The aim of this part of the program is to fulfill your goal of using humor gooder. (I What is the secret to using humor weller? Case Studies comedy monologue creative writing observational humor

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Observational Humor — Case Study #108

Humor Power

Here’s another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of ameeting. Al presented a humor program titled “A Square Yard of Humor.” Part of Al’s humor talk focused on the use of exaggeration to create funny lines. And then I indicated that I was just kidding by using a callback referring to the technique of exaggeration. Case Studies being funny creative writing observational and spontaneous humor

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Observational Humor — Case Study #102

Humor Power

Another Observational Humor Monologue. I was surprised by being assigned an impromptu Table Topic, “Can anyone learn to use humor?” Am I supposed to do Observational Humor? Good callback. Case Studies creative writing observational humor Public speakers It’s that time again. Let’s look at the set-up, the joke, and what makes the joke work.

Observational Humor — Case Study #48

Humor Power

Here’s an Observational Humor monologue from a Darren LaCroix humor workshop in Las Vegas. 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. Tags: Case Studies being funny observational humor public speaking spontaneous humor

Observational Humor — Case Study #88

Humor Power

Here’s another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. The club was voting on a new meeting format to make us a Humor Specialty Club. . We opened the Observational Humor session with comments from our members. I inserted a good callback into a routine speech opening. Humor can make you popular…pretty…or dead. A call back which I presented as a benefit of humor.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #42

Humor Power

Here’s another observational humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. Normally the Observational Humor part of the program is introduced by the Master Evaluator. When the Observational Humor is complete, the Master Evaluator finishes the overall evaluation of the meeting, and can critique the humor segment, if necessary. The physical delivery of the kiss magnified the humor.). Ryan Mulligan shared some Observational Humor.).

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Observational Humor — Case Study #51

Humor Power

Here is an opportunity for you to see and hear an Observational Humor monologue presented on January 25, 2010. Here is what Patricia Fripp and Darren LaCroix said about the humor: “You ROCKED. I love his observational humor.&# Bruce Ellingsen. Those comments, about what happened during the meeting, will put the humor in the proper context. The audience response is the true measure of the power of Observational Humor. Some simple callbacks.

Observational Humor — Case Study #51

Humor Power

Here is an opportunity for you to see and hear an Observational Humor monologue presented on January 25, 2010. Here is what Patricia Fripp and Darren LaCroix said about the humor: “You ROCKED. I love his observational humor.&# Bruce Ellingsen, Dublin, OH. Those comments, about what happened during the meeting, will put the humor in the proper context. The audience response is the true measure of the power of Observational Humor. Some simple callbacks.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #41

Humor Power

Here’s another Observational Humor monologue which is presented in the Reverse Question format. And a good topper using a callback.). Tags: Case Studies creating humor observational humor Public speakers public speaking 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 #47

Humor Power

The topper is a callback.). Tags: Case Studies observational humor public speaking Toastmasters Here’s another monologue and analysis. It was presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.). Our club President opened the meeting with a toast. We had two guests who appeared to be about 16 years old. Ryan and David are two members in their early 20s.

Observational Humor — Case Study #47

Humor Power

The topper is a callback.). Tags: Case Studies observational humor public speaking Toastmasters Here’s another monologue and analysis. It was presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.). Our club President opened the meeting with a toast. We had two guests who appeared to be about 16 years old. Ryan and David are two members in their early 20s.

Observational Humor — Case Study #38

Humor Power

Here is an Observational Humor Monologue presented at a Fripp Speaking and Presentation Skills School. I’m now going to share some humorous observations…and stuff. is more of a surprise and a stronger line. - “Couldn’t see the top of my head&# is a silly line that really makes no sense, but is a fun and unexpected callback that received a strong laugh.). I’ll close with four tips for success with public speaking and humor.

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

Speak and Deliver

So - either good humor or inappropriateness is certainly a bi-partisan event. Appropriateness aside, Mr. Eastwood's use of the chair was consistent, effective in creating an illusion for the audience, who no doubt had President Obama in their minds sitting right there, in whatever capacity they see him in, respectful or not, and provided well-timed humor moments via imagined interruption. Profane Humor. Last night, Clint Eastwood gave the world what it wanted.

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Speeches from Film: Up in the Air

Manner of Speaking

Nice humor. Humour and a callback to the previous backpack that he did set on fire. A callback to when he asked us to put on the first backpack and feel the straps. Up in the Air is a great film. Essentially, it is about our commitment in life: at work; in our families; in a relationship. It stars George Clooney who plays Ryan Bingham, a man whose job is to fly around the United States, helping his firm’s corporate clients lay off their staff.

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Less-Is-More and Permission

Humor Power

We often have beliefs that lead us down the wrong path when deciding whether or not to use original humor. We often want to be funny so badly that we think it’s a good choice to use every humor idea we can think of. We sometimes forget that most humor requires “permission&# from the audience to use it. Without permission, your humor can work against the less-is-more principle. In my head, I wrote three humor lines based on her remarks about my style.

Toastmaster Sunday: Do I Still Get Nervous?

Speak and Deliver

I was going over each moment of my speech, trying to map it all out, and pay enough attention to the speakers before me to be both respectful of them and mindful of any overlap in content, or callback opportunity. This Fall my District switched from the Humorous Speech Contest to Tall Tales, and the second contest is my second favorite - Evaluation. Yesterday I competed at my first Division Contest in two and a half years.

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Are you stagey or spontaneous?

Speak Schmeak

When it was time to start the performance, the group leader started warming up the crowd with humor, asking us to clap and cheer, although nothing had happened yet. The leader (and his group with occasional callbacks) had a patter that clearly had been repeated many times. On Saturday night, at Hollywood and Highland, the most lively corner on Hollywood Blvd.,

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