Punch Up Your Program with Humor with Rik Roberts

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome comedian Rik Roberts to share his insight on how to inject a little humor into your keynote. The post Punch Up Your Program with Humor with Rik Roberts appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome comedian Rik Roberts to share his insight on how to inject a little humor into your keynote. Why and when to add humor to your speech. Finding the humor in your story.

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Injecting Humor into Your Speech with Tim Gard

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about how to add humor to your speech. The post Injecting Humor into Your Speech with Tim Gard appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about how to add humor to your speech. Why humor is more important than ever in todays’ presentations. Mining your life for humor. How to handle situations with humor.

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Wall Street Gallows Humor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, as the Dow Jones was tumbling down more that 1,800 points, a humor meme surfaced. That was: It's all Jerome Powell's fault. The market is tanking because the Chairman of the Federal Reserve didn't smile.    Could the market bounce back today if Powell flashes a smile? Be a Post COVID-19 winner. Exactly the right positioning and packaging for your messaging.

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Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Kelly Swanson about telling your story, how to be spontaneous, and add a little humor. The post Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Kelly Swanson about telling your story, how to be spontaneous, and add a little humor. Can you inject humor into tragedy?

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Humor in a Presentation - Obama Style

Professionally Speaking...

I always caution my clients about using humor in their presentations. Humor, like beauty, can be in the eye of the beholder and is frequently fraught with pitfalls. If, however, you are naturally funny or lucky enough to have someone writing clever, humorous lines for you, and you do decide to include humor in your presentations, here are some tips to maximize the effect. Don't hurry in speaking the humorous line or lines.

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Humor - Females, Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In so many aspects of American life, the use of humor to reduce women to a small place in society continues.    A recent example of that was how presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tried to humanize herself by being an object of humor on the late night talk shows. But humor is their job. And that doesn't rule out having a sense of humor. "I Love Lucy" was a popular television series during the Golden Age of television.

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[Podcast] Punch Up Your Speech with Humor with Ron Culberson

Speaker Launcher

It is possible to add humor to your speech, even if you don’t consider yourself to be all that funny. Ron offers some tips for adding humor to speeches. From delivery to finding humor in everyday situations, this episode is all […]. The post [Podcast] Punch Up Your Speech with Humor with Ron Culberson appeared first on Jane Atkinson. It is possible to add humor to your speech, even if you don’t consider yourself to be all that funny.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #157

Humor Power

Visit Bala’s Indian Humor Blog for a new Observational Humor post. Humor In SpeakingHe is very talented and frequently posts monologues. The one he posted today is excellent.

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Speaking With Humor: Costuming

Speak and Deliver

They can also make the laugh, if you're giving a humorous presentation, or even simply making a humorous point within the speech. The second consideration is whether or not the costuming makes a significant contribution to the speech, humor, or significant point. 5 Ways to Costume For Humor A. Patch Adams made the clown nose an effective tool for humor and poignancy. They say clothes make the man.

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Excellent Humor Blog

Humor Power

Here is an excellent humor blog by Bala and Mark published in the Netherlands. It’s called the Indian Humor Blog. Don’t confuse it with the Netherlands Humor Blog which is published in India. The cool thing is that their blog features a section on Observational Humor monologues. If you like our observational humor, you’ll also enjoy their monologues. They also list the set-up for the humor, followed by the jokes.

Humor Articles

Humor Power

If you get the Toastmaster magazine, don’t miss the four humor-skills articles in the August 2011 issue. – How To Win an Audience with Bombproof Humor. – How to Add Humor to Club Meetings. – Make ‘em Laugh. – Funny You Should Say That: I’m Sorry, Were You Being Funny? Humor In Speaking humor articles public speaking Toastmasters

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Humor & Marketing - Risky Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Nordstrom became the latest retailer to land in hot water with customers over a piece of clothing [Chai Maintenance Hanukkah sweater] intended to be humorous but instead offended some shoppers." Leveraging humor is marketing always carried risks. " - Phil Wahba, Fortune, November 15, 2015. Here is the article. But, when the comic relief resonated, the payoff could be major. The kvetching Caveman helped GEICO become a brand competitors had to reckon with.

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Speaking With Humor: Irony

Speak and Deliver

Humorous Irony - the juxtaposition of a statement with a reality that contradicts it in an unexpected, occasionally outrageous, manner. Writers, comedians, cartoonists, advertisers, speakers of all kinds have been using irony for years - it's a fantastic way to create humor without being directly hurtful - while still communicating a point for your audience. Shows such as Seinfeld, Fraser, and Community all use irony as their main source of humor.

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What is the difference between public humor and private humor? | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Humor Media Training

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Laughing All the Way to the Bank: Ways to Add Humor to Speeches

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Public Speaking Howard Putnam Humor National Speakers Association Presentation Skills Ron Culberson Southwest airlinesNSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday January 12, 2013 Last Saturday the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association hosted NSA National President Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP and Howard Putman, CSP, CPAE, former CEO, Southwest Airlines.

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Humor techniques of 22 prominent U.S. politicians

Speak to Lead

presidential primaries begin, humorist John Kinde has analyzed the key humor techniques of 22 current and former candidates. Humor 2012 Republican primaries John Kinde Lou Hampton political humor presidential humorAs the 2012 U.S. Here, with his permission, are his findings: With the caucus and primary events coming soon, let’s reflect on.

Humorously Speaking, part2

Pro Humorist

Here’s a post about the 2nd project in the Humorously Speaking manual. The first video in this series is viewable here Humorously Speaking 1. This video is especially useful if you’re considering doing the Humorously Speaking Manual. Remember also, that the Humorous Speech Contest comes up once a year. Over at succulent blog The London Speaker they have the rules for the humorous speech contest. Tags: Comedy Toastmasters humor

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Humorously Speaking, part2

Pro Humorist

Here’s a post about the 2nd project in the Humorously Speaking manual. The first video in this series is viewable here Humorously Speaking 1. This video is especially useful if you’re considering doing the Humorously Speaking Manual. Remember also, that the Humorous Speech Contest comes up once a year. Over at succulent blog The London Speaker they have the rules for the humorous speech contest. Tags: Comedy Toastmasters humor

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Humor Teleseminar

Humor Power

Don’t miss a great humor teleseminar with Judy Carter on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 pm EST (4:00 PST). Judy is a great teacher of humor and author of The Comedy Bible. Humor In Speaking comedy techniques humor seminar Judy Carter Public speakers teleseminarOnly $25. Using Comedy Secrets to “Funny Up” Your Presentations. This is a teleseminar designed for speakers. I’ve signed up. Don’t miss it. Sign up now.

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Humorously Speaking, part 3

Pro Humorist

Here’s a post about the 3rd project in the Humorously Speaking manual. As I’ve said before, if you want to learn to be humorous, this video is can help you add humour to your presentations whether you’re a member of Toastmasters International or not. Tags: Business Comedy humorous speech contest humour Speeches The first video in this series is viewable here Please Login or Register to see the link. and the Please Login or Register to see the link.

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Borrowing Humor

Humor Power

– If someone were to borrow humor that you had written, how would you like for them to handle it? – Using someone else’s creativity as inspiration for your presentation is a short-cut to humor. – When using humor for gain, as a professional who is paid to speak, is when you start dancing on thin ice. Using a two-page humorous story comes close to borrowing a signature story, and credited or not most likely falls in the unacceptable category of use.

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Cartoon Humor

Humor Power

Here’s a link to an excellent TED talk by Bob Mankoff on cartoon humor. It’s entertaining and informative. – Creating funny cartoons. – Getting rejected by the New Yorker magazine. – What’s funny and what isn’t. – Using humor after 9-11. – Degrees of playful incongruity. Humor In Speaking

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Humorously Speaking, project 1

Pro Humorist

Maybe you’re considering doing the Humorously Speaking Manual ? Keep in mind that the Humorous Speech Contest comes up once a year. On The London Speaker they have the rules for the humorous speech contest. Tags: Comedy Toastmasters humor Are you a member of Toastmasters International and have completed your 10 speeches earning you Competent Communicator status and are looking to start the Advanced Manuals?

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Humor and the Truth

Humor Power

Truth and humor are a strange mix. Humor In Speaking exaggeration is funny truth and humorOne of the rules of improv is to BE TRUTHFUL. Often, trying too hard to be funny doesn’t serve you well. Life is funny enough. Most jokes, even ones that aren’t true, have a ring of truth in them. “Here lies W. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia.” ” How true. Wouldn’t we all.

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District 60 Humorous Speech Contest

Humor Power

Kenneth Cheung, DTM, posted an insightful article about the creativity of the nine contestants of the District 60 Humorous Speech Contest. https://www.facebook.com/notes/humorously-speaking-toastmasters-club/how-9-district-contestants-would-turn-personal-experiences-into-laughter/1591342894507411. Humor In SpeakingThe finalists reflect on how they turned ordinary experiences unto extraordinarily funny speeches.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #151

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. The meeting featured our annual Humorous Speech contest and. A member said that Bill, a humor contestant, was her. Case Studies humor monologue observational humorFirst, we will share the set-up to each joke, what happened and what was said before the monologue was presented. We will then share the jokes and give a brief comment on why the joke was funny. THE SET-UPS.

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Humor Teleconference

Humor Power

Featuring three top humor experts. Tuesday, October 9, at 7:00 pm EST. There’s not a presentation that can’t be made better with a little (or a lot) more humor. Or maybe you present serious content–how can you add humor to that without taking away from the depth of your knowledge? Humor In Speaking George Campbell humor teleconference Mark Mayfield SNN Tim GardWe Can Make a Funnier You! A live teleconference.

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[Podcast] The Message of You with a Splash of Humor with Judy Carter

Speaker Launcher

The Goddess of Comedy”, AKA, author and speaker Judy Carter shares some of her wit and wisdom when it comes to infusing speeches with a little humor. The post [Podcast] The Message of You with a Splash of Humor with Judy Carter appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The Goddess of Comedy”, AKA, author and speaker Judy Carter shares some of her wit and wisdom when it comes to infusing speeches with a little humor. 10:29 Judy talks about how to find humor in your everyday life.

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Humor Role Models

Humor Power

The contest theme for the month of May is Humor Role Models. Here are seven top Humor Role Model submissions. So instead, they are shared in no special order, because they are ALL special: My brother Kevin is a humor sharp-shooter, because his wacky, outrageous, spontaneous witticisms always hit the mark. And his humor is disarming in tense situations. Currently, SE’s corny humor packs a charge. Contests humor role models

April is Humor Month in Speak & Deliver

Speak and Deliver

In honor of my FAILED humor on Sunday, April Fool's Day, I am declaring April HUMOR MONTH here in Speak & Deliver! It was meant to be funny, the ultimate Speak but NOT Deliver , but it was an EPIC FAIL, because so many people believed it, and didn't really find it humorous that we lied about it! Lesson - subtle, inside humor doesn't work on the wrong audiences. So, humor doesn't always work , even when used by a speaker who uses it constantly on stage.

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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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Observational Humor — Case Study 160

Humor Power

Here is another Humor Monologue delivered at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. ” (I don’t normally recommend just shouting out your humor. < Case Studies observational humorTHE SET-UP : What happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was delivered. The Toastmasters Club was having a Speech-A-Thon featuring eight speakers. Lorrie is a member of six clubs. Kevin received an award at the start of the meeting.

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Humor Power Newsletter Changes

Humor Power

Humor Power Tips Newsletter is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in February. That month also marks the 10th Anniversary of our Humor Power Blog. We will be changing our Humor Power Tips Newsletter from Monthly to Quarterly. Our plan is to include a more substantial humor-skills article and fewer links in the newsletter to our Blog. Resources & Favorite Links humor newsletterWe have published 245 issues of the newsletter.

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Recycling Humor

Humor Power

However, if you’re interested in a deeper look at the principles and psychology of creating humor, read on. . What’s the difference between Observational Humor and Customized Humor? . Observational Humor, by my definition, is humor that springs from or is inspired by something that you’ve just seen or heard. True Observational Humor lines are not jokes that you prepare in advance and bring to the event with the intention of using them. .

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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. 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. Tim mentioned that he used to live in North Las Vegas, and pointed North.

Observational Humor — Case Study #158

Humor Power

It has been awhile since I published an Observational Humor monologue. 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. My book will be on humor skills. The superiority theory of humor kicks in as the quicker audience members get the joke. Humor is a numbers game.

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Humor and Music

Humor Power

A blend of music and humor. Slapstick, deadpan humor which I think you’ll enjoy. Brass band multiplier. This fun video clip was sent to me by my friend Loren Ekroth. Presentation Skills

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Writing Humor - Back In Demand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After about 13 years of high gravitas, humor is making its way back into all formats of communications.  Just a few years ago I told a media site interested in having me write humor, no way. In them I am to use humor to demonstrate the role of humor in personal and professional encounters.   Why the shift back to humor? Perhaps the platitude is on the money: Everything is cyclical.

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The Humor Bandwagon

Humor Power

One of the best forms of humor is poking fun at yourself. The foundation of good self-deprecation humor is positive self-esteem. Self-deprecation humor is usually safe and funny. In doing roast-like humor you need Permission to do the attack-style jokes that are usually presented. It normally means that people like you. – Third, people feel more comfortable poking fun at someone if they know that he or she has a good sense of humor.

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Humor Writing Exercise

Humor Power

” So the most logical thing for me to do was to create my own humor writing exercise. Humor In Speaking creative writing humor exercise A couple of weeks ago I saw a gag on the internet: “ Oxygen and Potassium went on a date. It was OK.” I call it Elemental Relationships. The goal is to create new joke relationships using elements on the periodic table. Here are a few lines I came up with: Sulpher and Oxygen went on a second date. It was SO SO.

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ON THE HUMOR INJECTION

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Most professional speakers know that it is important to inject a little humor into their presentations to put themselves, as well as the audience, at ease. Humor relaxes us and helps our retention of information. When a speaker provides a humorous perspective to his/her audience, they are teaching them to manage life's challenges with less stress.

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Special Humor Event — Las Vegas

Humor Power

Everything you wanted to know about humor. Nine speakers presenting the secrets of using humor from the platform. Humor In Speaking humor workshop Monday, September 29, at 6:15 pm. The location is Pololu Robotics, 920 Pilot Road, Las Vegas 89119. Suggest you arrive by 6:00 pm to get a seat.

[Podcast] ROI of LOL: Adding Humor to Your Presentation with June Cline

Speaker Launcher

Does it pay to add humor to your presentation? June Cline, CSP, is the Southern, sassy and savvy, Harley riding humorist who passionately shows people and teams how to add more humor and happiness. In this episode, June offers a 5 step formula for adding humor to […]. The post [Podcast] ROI of LOL: Adding Humor to Your Presentation with June Cline appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Does it pay to add humor to your presentation?

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