Delivering Humor — Let There Be Light

Humor Power

Does humor play best with the lights up…or with the lights down? You have two areas of concern for lighting. First, the lighting for the stage or the performance area. And second, the lighting for the audience area. We also need to recognize that sometimes you can control the lighting, sometimes you can’t. For example, if you’re performing in a comedy club, it’s unlikely you’ll have much control over the lights.

The Worst Presentation of My Life

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

The house lights went down to black, for this was the era of weak projectors, and the lectern spotlights arced up. Someone showed me another Steve Ballmer stage moment, in which the big guy cavorts in the sweatiest shirt since Elvis played Hawaii. Watching it gave me terrible flashbacks to an incident long ago, and prompts the question: what’s the worst presentation you’ve ever done? We’ve all had them.