Analysis of a speech by Apollo Robbins

Manner of Speaking

Good opening. Apollo Robbins opens with two provocative questions: (a) Do you think it’s possible to control someone’s attention? (b) Opening your talk with a provocative question is a great way to hook your audience’s attention. “Open your hand.

Speeches from Film: Up in the Air

Manner of Speaking

He opens the backpack and leaves it on the table in full view for the entirety of the speech. Great opening. Clooney has, figuratively speaking, opened a hole. (He 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. It would have been more effective to step out into the open. Up in the Air is a great film.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #158

Humor Power

Never open your set or program with “How is everybody doing today?” ” That is an irrelevant question and a weak opening line.. A great opener. A callback to something said earlier. In this case it was perfect as an opening line. When I first stood up, people were talking about something that had been said, which was not related to my opening line. It has been awhile since I published an Observational Humor monologue.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #48

Humor Power

I opened by immediately commenting on my contrasting, low-energy style.). 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. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the workshop.).

Observational Humor — Case Study #48

Humor Power

I opened by immediately commenting on my contrasting, low-energy style.). 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. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the workshop.).

Observational Humor — Case Study #159

Humor Power

Clubs used to do invocations to open the meetings. Callback to prayer in the meeting and linking it to the challenge of Table Topics.). Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a TM meeting. The 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. Tim mentioned that he used to live in North Las Vegas, and pointed North.

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

Speak and Deliver

His opening background was not a picture of him during his political days, but from The Outlaw Josie Wales, looking all rough and tumble with a beard and a cowboy hat. I can't tell him to do that - he can't do that to himself' with his callback of Invisible Obama telling HIM to do the same thing was dark slapstick at best, vulgar at worst, but was received with raucous laughter and approval from his audience. Last night, Clint Eastwood gave the world what it wanted.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #47

Humor Power

Our club President opened the meeting with a toast. A speaker opened a quote starting with: “Einstein once said…&#. The topper is a callback.). 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.). 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 #102

Humor Power

A speaker opened with “Mr Toastmaster and Invited Guests.” When Marty opened his speech, is clarified that he was NOT a professional humorist. Good callback. It’s that time again. Another Observational Humor Monologue. Let’s look at the set-up, the joke, and what makes the joke work. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.).

Observational Humor — Case Study #109

Humor Power

A callback to the Pick-a-Winner closing to Bobby’s speech.). Here’s a guy who is funny before he even opens his mouth. Here is another Observational Humor Monologue delivered at the end of a meeting. I’ll give you the set up, followed by the punch line. And then we’ll briefly look at why the joke was funny. . THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.).

Observational Humor — Case Study #88

Humor Power

We opened the Observational Humor session with comments from our members. 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. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.).

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Observational Humor — Case Study #51

Humor Power

Barbel was coached immediately before my monologue, which made my opening the best place to use it.). Some simple callbacks. Callbacks liking things in common between Darren and me. Here is an opportunity for you to see and hear an Observational Humor monologue presented on January 25, 2010.

Observational Humor — Case Study #51

Humor Power

Barbel was coached immediately before my monologue, which made my opening the best place to use it.). Some simple callbacks. Callbacks liking things in common between Darren and me. Here is an opportunity for you to see and hear an Observational Humor monologue presented on January 25, 2010.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #42

Humor Power

A strong opener because it immediately followed the introduction which set up the observational line. But in this case it was a callback line that I couldn’t resist.). Here’s another observational humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered). Normally the Observational Humor part of the program is introduced by the Master Evaluator.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #38

Humor Power

The opener “I wish you could have been there,&# was one of Fripp’s recommended speech openers. 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.). Here is an Observational Humor Monologue presented at a Fripp Speaking and Presentation Skills School. Patricia Fripp is a world-class speaking coach.