How to communicate social issues through art and parody

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April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About How to communicate social issues through art and parody April 1, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments I’m using the term “art” very broadly here, because there’s really no other way to categorize these beautiful acts of self and collective expression. Humor has a powerful influence over thought and cultural memes.

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AnonymousLawyer.com - Platform for legal parody

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Then Blachman introduced parody to talking about the law.    That, he found, was the easiest to parody because lawyers, being lawyers, were consumed by detail.   Even more traditional sites such as The Legal Blog feel it's compulsory to inject humor, irony, and sarcasm. Before Jeremy Blachman, then a 3L at Harvard Law School, started his blog AnonymousLawyer.com in 2005, legal was a dry media category. 

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Public Speaking: Malaprops, Parody and Funny Words

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Parody Parody is a humorous imitation of a person, event, song or serious piece of writing. You can involve your public speaking audience in your presentation by using a parody in the form of a song. You may even start a trend with your original phrase or humorous word.

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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Age of Parody: Tweet, YouTube, text message could be deadly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Humor operates on brevity.    So the short forms  available on the web are ideal for killing an opponent, idea, defense strategy, product, service, or brand with parody. We have all become Jon Stewart.    Those short forms include Tweets, YouTube, and text messaging.    An example of that deadly use has been, observes  Simon Dumenco in AD AGE,  the opening for "parodists of @BPGlobalPR to wreak havoc."

Professorial PowerPoint Humor

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If you’ve ever experienced a bullet-point textbook presentation, you might enjoy this classic video on YouTube that parodies the horror. I’ve only been teaching at the college level for a few terms.

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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 #63

Humor Power

Here’s a look at Observational Humor presented after a presentation by Mike Rayburn, professional guitarist, comic, motivational speaker. As one of his amazing guitar numbers, Mike did a musical parody of Dueling Banjos , where he played a duel between a guitar and a middle-eastern instrument, using only an accoustic guitar. Here’s the humor tip for the day. If you want your humor to be a big hit…volunteer to follow a brilliant, professional comic.

Observational Humor — Case Study #82

Humor Power

Here is the analysis of another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. Here’s the opportunity to present your humor…funny and otherwise. When we change MEMBERS into HUMOR, it provides a strong punchline FUNNY AND OTHERWISE. I’m now going to present my Observational Humor, unless someone is willing to give Greg a kiss…I didn’t think so. (A Is your poor sense of humor getting you down?

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Observational Humor — Case Study #87

Humor Power

Here is an analysis of another Observational Humor monologue. A speaker told the group that I had wondered if people were getting tired of hearing my Observational Humor monologues. He’ll be in the Mad Magazine parody of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. (A It ruined the humor for the rest of the meeting. (A Case Studies creative writing observational humor

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Observational Humor — Case Study #47

Humor Power

A parody of the original book. Tags: Case Studies observational humor public speaking Toastmasters Here’s another monologue and analysis. It was presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.). Our club President opened the meeting with a toast. We had two guests who appeared to be about 16 years old. Ryan and David are two members in their early 20s.

Observational Humor — Case Study #47

Humor Power

A parody of the original book. Tags: Case Studies observational humor public speaking Toastmasters Here’s another monologue and analysis. It was presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.). Our club President opened the meeting with a toast. We had two guests who appeared to be about 16 years old. Ryan and David are two members in their early 20s.

Lessons from the Olympics: Turning a mistake into a win

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As the rings formed, one group of performers instead stayed in a small, tight circle (to represent the opening night snowflake) for a few hilarious moments, parodying the opening night mishap. Athletes Entertainers Humor Olympics Openings and Closings Quick Fixes

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From AnonymousLawyer to JoeBiden.info - The Genius (and devastating impact) of Fake Fun

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A parody of daily life in BigLaw, it had a large readership and might have influenced the snark tone of Abovethelaw.com. The extreme power of parody is now being played out in fake Election 2020 campaign site JoeBiden.

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Steve Bridges — Gifted Impersonator

Humor Power

Related Articles: Presidential Humor, Satire and Parody and Presidential Impersonations. Humor In Speaking Arnold Schwartzenneger Barack Obama Bill Clinton George W BushSteve Bridges, an exceptionally talented Presidential impersonator, died Saturday. He was 48. It was amazing to see him speak as George W Bush , Bill Clinton , Arnold Schwartzenneger , Barack Obama. He had the gift, wit, and insight which made him unforgettable.

Jay Leno’s Final Tonight Show

Humor Power

That set the stage for three vehicles to carry the humor: A monologue by Billy Crystal, a slide show, and a song parody. Delivering the same dose of humor himself about his 22-year tenure would have worn thin the permission factor required for self-deprecation. Later, a Sound-of-Music parody brought visits from celebrities who had been hiding back stage, with Oprah taking the final spot. Good humor. Humor In Speaking Jay Leno final show

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The Academy Awards

Humor Power

She writes: “I liked your newsletter this month [Time-Released Humor]. “He definitely used Time-Released Humor, giving the audience time to laugh when he opened with, ‘My father always said to me I would be a late bloomer.’ Humor is certainly something that keeps the awards program alive and ties things together. The program humor generally comes in two forms: Scripted and Spontaneous.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Humor Power

The annual White House Correspondents’ dinner is always a great study in roast-style humor It’s an opportunity for the President to use self-deprecation and to review the year with humor. Conan O’Brien was the featured humor professional. For example, an Obama-Lincoln-type film parody was shot with Obama playing himself in the “future” Spielberg movie titled Obama. .

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How to get the most from a Toastmasters Club

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A great number of members don’t participate in Toastmasters competitions (there are contests for humorous speeches, evaluators, impromptu speaking, and inspirational speeches).

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The chapter about Outlining, for example, had an outline that didn’t indent lists or make the letters lower-case, creating a weird hard-to-read puzzle that was both humorous and annoying.

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One Person’s Joke is Another Person’s Serious Comment

Humor Power

My response is usually to write a humorous parody or spoof of the scam. I started thinking that I could write my own parody of the original scam text. People who are good friends, who are intelligent people, and who have a sense of humor, can see life differently from me. I appreciate humor but rarely laugh. That may send mixed signals to people, making them believe that I’m serious when in fact I’m making a joke or internally processing some humor.

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To beat tired or brick-wall arguments, use the speaker's switcheroo

The Eloquent Woman

The suffragette took common objections to giving Canadian women the right to vote, swapped the word "women" for "men," then put a parody hearing together in which the question of whether men should vote was debated--using her critics' own objections.

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