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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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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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 airlines

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 & 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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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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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 and the Truth

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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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Cartoon Humor

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

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Humor Media Training

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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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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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Observational Humor — Case Study #155

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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 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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 #127

Humor Power

Here is another Video Blog featuring an Observational Humor monologue. Watching the video first is would be like listening to a humor monlogue of punch lines with the set-up lines hidden from view. Tim’s program is a study on the use of humorous props.

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Observational Humor — Case study #146

Humor Power

OBSERVATIONAL HUMOR – CASE STUDY #146. Here’s another Observational Humor monologue delivered at the end of a meeing. I do humor for people who don’t like laughing. (A A call-back substituting my theme, humor.). As a group you have the best sense of humor. Another call-back again substituting a humor theme.). Twisting previous advice and again dropping in the humor theme.). Humor In Speaking

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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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Observational Humor — Case Study # 138

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. The principles used to create the humor are the same ones you would use to present a single joke at any meeting you might attend. Observational Humor is usually the kind of humor where “you had to be there” for it to be funny. Observational Humor (said while squatting). Case Studies creative humor writing observational humor

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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.

Observational Humor — Case Study #149

Humor Power

The punch lines from Observational Humor often fall into the category of “you had to be there.” Implies that my humor is putting people to sleep.). In closing…a humor tip: To be a successful speaker, Leave ‘em Laughing. Humor In SpeakingWe will give you information on what was said and done during the meeting, to give you a sense of being there. THE SET-UP. An evaluator critiqued a speaker’s enunciation.

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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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