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.

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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. Don't hurry in speaking the humorous line or lines. Humor can be a powerful tool for engaging an audience.

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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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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, 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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Political Humor

Humor Power

Don’t be a humor terrorist. Avoid the humor penalty box. Unless you have the gift of instantaneous humor, plan your spontaneous humor remarks in advance, written by a staff of humor experts more talented than you. They are among the most talented humor experts in the country, and they rely on a team of professional writers to make them look good. Self-deprecating humor rarely needs an apology. Reagan had a reputation for good 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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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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[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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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.

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Late Night Shows - Political Humor Falling Flat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Just like everything else, humor has a life cycle. The flight of manpower out of the White House. The Texas primary. And, how the U.S. President enunciates.    None of that produced any belly laughs last night on the late shows. 

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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. Shows such as Seinfeld, Fraser, and Community all use irony as their main source of humor. The use of irony, as with any humor, carries risk.

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19 famous humorous speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

They come from politicians, professional comedians, scientists, entrepreneurs, actors, authors, and activists, showing the full range of how to use humor in public speaking. Here, deadpan delivery and basing her talk in research helps balance the humor.

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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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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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[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.

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Nancy Pelosi's "Five White Guys" Quip - Humor Always High-Risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the world knows, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi inserted a bit of humor into her weekly press meeting. That's because humor is subjective. That's why speechwriters are paid the big bucks to create "safe" humor for leaders and executives.

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Humor Writing Exercise

Humor Power

It’s fun creating my own, unique humor writing exercises. Humor In Speaking creative writing humor exercise I look forward to getting Allen Klein’s Monthly Mirth Letter. He shares jokes that are sure to put a smile on your face. This month, three of them stimulated my funny bone. Several fonts walk into a bar. “Get out of here,” shouts the bartender. “We don’t serve your type here.”

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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.

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.

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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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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! 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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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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[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 […].

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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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4 Lessons in Self-Deprecating Humor from a 14-year-old

Speak and Deliver

Jack Carroll in Britain''s Got Talent shows a wonderful sense of humor, and an understanding in how to connect with the audience. - Disabled Speakers Jack Carroll Comedy Stand Up Comedy Self-deprecation Humorous Speaking Humor

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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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HUMOR: With or Without U

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Oriana at Gotham Ghostwriters for alerting me to this artfully produced parody of Irish rock band U2′s song “With or Without You”, recast as a promo for a recently published book on Scrabble: Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of SCRABBLE. If you are part of [.]. Culture Shock! book promotion scrabble U2

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Observational Humor — Case Study #155

Humor Power

It’s time for an Observational Humor monologue presented at at the end of an NSA chapter meeting. Case Studies National Speakers Association observational humorTHE SET-UP (Providing what happened during the meeting to help you make sense of the jokes.). The majority of the speakers for the meeting had names starting with J and three of them were named John. The featured speaker, Lois Creamer, was from out of town. The meeting was held on Mother’s Day weekend.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #156

Humor Power

It’s time for an Observational Humor monologue presented at at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. Case Studies observational humor ToastmastersTHE SET-UP (Providing what happened during the meeting to help you make sense of the jokes.). We had several guests who were young, intelligent and good looking. A guest named Pedi looked like a sophisticated Spanish model with long hair.

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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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How to Add Humor to Your Presentation?

SketchBubble

Should you be able to add a little bit of humor and make them laugh or even smile; your presentation is a hit. The post How to Add Humor to Your Presentation?

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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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Humor Spotlight: Learning from Brad Montgomery

Speak and Deliver

April is Humor Month here in Speak & Deliver , so when I found out I'd have the opportunity to see Brad Montgomery "Funny Motivational Speaker and Meeting Energizer" speak for free, I jumped at it! Observational Humor - perhaps his most powerful technique of all.

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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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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 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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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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32 Essential Skills Every Humorous Speaker Should Have

Pro Humorist

We should be able to create a large amount of humorous material that we can draw upon. Tell a Humorous Story – make sure your story has a point as well as being funny. Incorporate New Humorous Material - don’t go out with new material straight away. Tags: Comedy Public Speaking Giving A Speech humor Humorous Material Humorous Speaker Humorous Story Presentation Skills Punchline Sense Of Humour table topics Toastmasters International

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