Presentation Recovery after a Flop

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Recovery after a flop A business presenter should never try to be a comedian. Yes, it is a good idea to include humor, but don't relay on the humor to make your point. So when a joke flops - what do you do? Watch how one of the best, Johnny Carson, recovers from a flop - hereeeees Johnny! Always be ready to recover when things flop. presentation skills humor business presentations presentation tips

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Using Humor in Your Presentation? Here’s a Checklist for Success

DeFinis Communications

But he has one thing going for him, which you can probably guess from his report card comment: Humor. His humor has become somewhat of a trademark for him and he’s proud of this new development. He sprinkles enough humor in his presentations now that people enjoy listening to him, and they tell him so. So I encourage you, as I encouraged him, to use humor in your presentations. Is the humor brief enough to be told in a short time? What if your humor flops?

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Head to Mouth Disconnect

Speak and Deliver

FLOPPED! Your conclusion, and your humor. And here you are, supposed to go deliver a message with humor and hope. Usually your flops are only flesh wounds, and they look worse than they are. It sounded SO profound in my HEAD! It looked SO funny on PAPER! But.But.it

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French Speaking Mitt Romney Ad

TJ Walker Interactive

Foreign Languages Humor Politics Video ad Flip Flop French liberal Mitt Romney tvAmericanLP, a new Democratic Super PAC, announced today that it is launching a new advertising campaign designed to mock Mitt Romney and the current state of the Republican Party.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #44

Humor Power

In a meeting top-heavy with humor, his speech was the highlight of the evening. Part of his humor was hinged on his using a stereotypical Chinese accent. That, of course, set his speech up as a perfect target for Observational Humor. It was solely intended to set up the two humor lines. Or it could be just building tension, which could be either good or bad from a humor standpoint.

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Public Speaking - Lost In Translation Humor

Great Public Speaking

Ford had a similar problem in Brazil when the Pinto flopped. Get more great speaking humor Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the following in an American ad campaign: "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux." The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-kou-ke-la. Unfortunately, the Coke company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means "bite the wax tadpole" or "female horse stuffed with wax" depending on the dialect.

Let go instead of holding on (to your content)

Speak Schmeak

Yes, we would all like to add more to our presentations: More facts, more data, more content, more humor, more persuasion! For example, adding humor doesn't necessarily mean adding more words. Stomach does flip flops* Second of all, I want it to be lean.

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Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

First, his stomach did a flip-flop. It can have humor, it can be memorable, and it can influence your audience. Last night, hubby and I attended a dinner hosted by one of the distributors he works with in his job at a specialty foods store.

POM Wonderful Presents. Good lessons for speakers

Speak Schmeak

All three are flops. This was maybe the most humorous and shocking scene to me. Yesterday I watched the movie "Pom Wonderful Presents. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," Morgan Spurlock's advertisement-within-a-movie-within-an-advertisement about product placement and marketing in movies. He filmed every aspect of putting together the advertising for the movie, including his pitches to the companies who ended up being his major sponsors.

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7 Rules of Taking Feedback

Speak and Deliver

While feedback will vary person to person and audience to audience, your goal isn't to have your audience construct your speech for you, as much as point out major structural errors, ineffective humor, and potential new ideas you may be too close to the speech to see.

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Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

First, his stomach did a flip-flop. It can have humor, it can be memorable, and it can influence your audience. Last night, hubby and I attended a dinner hosted by one of the distributors he works with in his job at a specialty foods store.

POM Wonderful Presents. Good lessons for speakers

Speak Schmeak

All three are flops. This was maybe the most humorous and shocking scene to me. Yesterday I watched the movie "Pom Wonderful Presents. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," Morgan Spurlock's advertisement-within-a-movie-within-an-advertisement about product placement and marketing in movies. He filmed every aspect of putting together the advertising for the movie, including his pitches to the companies who ended up being his major sponsors.

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public: The Climax - The Make or Break Moment in Speaking

Speak and Deliver

yes, she referenced it and Nora, both for attribution and repetitive humorous effect. Finding the climax of a speech can a challenge, particularly when the goal is humor. And each audience is unique, so your humor may not work from performance to performance.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

I’ve had my share of presentations that have been total flops, along with some very successful ones. Hans Rosling ’s style is humorous and matter-of-factly. If you rehearse a response to these kinds of things (for example, when I hear a cell phone ring, I usually say “please tell them I’m not available at the moment&# ) — it adds the right humor and it won’t distract you from your presentation.

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