[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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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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How I did a makeover of my signature story at the Story Theater Retreat

Speaking about Presenting

When Tony and I were in America we attended a Story Theater Retreat with professional speaker Doug Stevenson. This is a two-and-a-half-day workshop focusing on crafting and refining just one story, but at the same time teaching you a process that you can apply to all of your stories.

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Friday Fun: Graham Norton red chair survivor!

Speak Schmeak

Wanna know if your story is any good? Sit down in Graham Norton''s red chair, and if you walk away without being tossed out on your head, you''ve told a good story! Comedians Entertainers Fun Stuff Humor Stories TV inspired

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Observational Humor — Case Study #140

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue which was presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. Although the examples of Observational Humor are in the context of a Toastmasters meeting, the skills apply just the same to any meeting you might be attending. Bobby told a story of meeting a young man who was homeless and. The vague directions to the rest rooms was partly done for the sake of the humor. Case Studies creative writing observational humor monologue

Duarte.com/edy Episode 10: Make Your Audience the Hero

Duarte Blog

Duarte.com/edy Message Strategy Video audience communication duarte Halloween hero humor inspiration Luke Skywalker messaging PowerPoint presentation presentations puppets resonate Star Wars story The Force Awakens tips YodaA long time ago in a cubicle far, far away….

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Win by Telling Great Stories with Peter Guber

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  In the course of showing you how to research, use, prepare, share, borrow, set, mine, and kill with a story, Guber tells a hundred wonderful stories himself, about his career in the movie business, and about many other celebrities along the way.    My only complaint is that he doesn’t tell you how to craft a story beyond the familiar three-part opening challenge – struggle – resolution that is the stuff of hundreds of similar books on the scene. 

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Public Speaking - Finding Humor Sources

Great Public Speaking

Your local library is an excellent source for humor. I found over 100 listings on humor in my small town library. Keep in mind that you can't always use the humor in these sources as is. You must update, personalize, and localize much of the humor to increase its effectiveness.

[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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Presentation Skills - Old Humor Is Good Humor

Great Public Speaking

Humor is only old if your audience has heard it before and if they remember it. Most people don't remember the exact details of jokes, one-liners, and stories. This is not contradictory to the fact that one of the uses of humor is to make your points more memorable.

Sex and Humor in Speeches – where’s the line?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I often get asked about injecting humor in speeches, and that other question, which might be summarized as “how blue can I go?”    Let’s take humor first.    Begin with a story, or a question that brings the audience in, or a fascinating fact.    Of course, humor is its own defense.    Humor is topical, personal, aggressive, local and in your face.    If the humor isn’t funny, you look stupid. 

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The all-in-one on humor and public speaking: 10 ways to make it work

The Eloquent Woman

Speakers love to inject humor into their talks and presentations, believing it relaxes the audience (and themselves) and puts folks in a good mood. Humor, like a banana peel, can result in something funny--unless it trips you up. Recover gracefully with humor. Humor?

9 ways to use props for maximum impact in your presentations

Speak Schmeak

Props can add humor to a presentation. One of our Santa Barbara Fast Pitch contestants, Kim Davis of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), tells the story of a child who, at the age of six, went into foster care with nothing to her name but a few belongings stuffed into a black trash bag.

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Turning Republicans and Democrats into Americans: a talk by Mickey Edwards

Speak Schmeak

He makes the majority of his points through stories and examples (I like how he refers to Congress as two NFL teams or two private clubs). I''ve transcribed a couple of his shorter stories below, in case you don''t have time to watch the whole video.

Public Speaking - How to Make a Point with Humor

Great Public Speaking

One way to do it is to use humor. Illustrate your point (in our case with a humorous two-liner, but you could use props, humorous props, funny stories, serious stories, case studies, etc.) In this case use a humorous two-liner.

Public Speaking - I like Humor. Where Can I Find It?

Great Public Speaking

Humor surrounds you if you just open your eyes to it. Next in line would be updated and personalized humor taken from other sources. You can find instantly usable humor (instant as soon as you practice and twist it around a little bit) on television, in the newspaper, in books, on the Internet, in Reader's Digest, in joke services, and from other speakers (always, always give credit). I have more than 400 volumes in my humor library now and it's growing all the time.

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. Parallel construction with Marilyn’s story.). Humor is a numbers game. Case Studies Ovservational Humor

A Public Speaking Alphabet

Manner of Speaking

S – Stories. afak Emotion Garr Reynolds Hans Rosling humor Humour Jazz John Zimmer lectern Leonardo da Vinci Martin Luther King notes oratory Philip K. Howard practice Preparation Public Speaker public speaking Shukla Bose Sir Ken Robinson Speech Story storytelling Toastmasters International voice Xerostomia A - Audience. Fitting that it comes first. The most important part of any speech. A speech is for the audience and about the audience. Always. B - Bo oks.

Get More Laughs - Darren LaCroix: Book 34 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

Even though I''ve written my own book on humor, which Darren was kind enough to contribute to in interview form, one should never stand pat on their current skill set. So I figured his program on humor, ''Get More Laughs '', might be worth my time!

The Moral of the Story

Speak and Deliver

Today, Ill walk you through a simple process of finding The Moral of the Story. Thats the story, told without spin, in its entirety. Would you believe I can use this story in at least 9 different ways? Think of a story from your life - just one.

How Will You Show Your Blind Audience?

Executive Speech Coach

humour story telling perspective presentation skills humor business presentationsIf you want to show them what you see - how will you do that? If your purpose is to persuade your audience to see things your way - what will you do if they are blind ?

Publib Speaking - Selecting Humor Material

Great Public Speaking

The same care should be taken when selecting the humorous comments you plan on including. Appropriate Targets You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories. Never pick secretaries, receptionists, or janitors as targets of humor. If you have a general audience and you cannot get specific information, use general humor.

Another High-Stakes Presentation: The Wedding Toast

DeFinis Communications

Point 1: Start with a story. You can begin by saying, “I’d like to start by telling you a story about… (my mother, my brother, my best friend, etc.).” Then, simply tell a touching, funny, or uplifting story from your past that highlights something personal.

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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.

Public Speaking Lessons from the Old Spice Guy

Manner of Speaking

Tell stories. Tags: Humour humor Isaiah Mustafa metaphors Old Spice Guy props similes swans tell stories Twitter YouTube It’s Friday as I write this post, so time for something on the lighter side. Those of you who live outside North America (as I now do) might not be familiar with Old Spice men’s care products , but when I was growing up in Canada, I used to love the smell of my Dad’s Old Spice aftershave.

Presentation Skills - Appropriate Targets For Humor

Great Public Speaking

You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories. Never pick secretaries, receptionists, or janitors as targets of humor. Their cafeteria, the bar across the street from their plant, or the crowded highway leading to where they work are all good targets for humor.

Public Speaking - Appropriate Targets For Humor

Great Public Speaking

You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories. Never pick secretaries, receptionists, or janitors as targets of humor. Their cafeteria, the bar across the street from their plant, or the crowded highway leading to where they work are all good targets for humor. Learn more about what kind of humor to use

Tom Antion: Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. You should also develop interesting or humorous stories or one-liners about how your product was used.

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

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

Analysis of a Speech by Elif ?afak

Manner of Speaking

afak tells stories. Wonderful stories. Personal stories. Stories about her childhood; her spiritual, somewhat mystical grandmother; the genesis of her writing career; her international schooling experience; the 1999 earthquake in Istanbul; being put on trial for one of her novels; and more. But notice how each story has a purpose; how each story sets the foundation for a point that ?afak Elif ?afak

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. If you’re not sure what a joke story check out this link on joke stories. On The London Speaker they have the rules for the humorous speech contest. Tags: Comedy Toastmasters humor

Relating to the audience, TEDxWomen-style

Speak Schmeak

Tan Le, technology entrepreneur , held back tears as she told the story of her family's dramatic emigration to Australia when she was a child. Besides the tears, there were many speakers who engaged me through humor, through intensity, through aha! I've never heard so many personal stories from a group of speakers. I don't want to overanalyze it, but the stories made for a constant stream of fascinating speakers. Why do we like stories so much?

Public Speaking - Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. You should also develop interesting or humorous stories or one-liners about how your product was used. Product-related stories or jokes lend a favorable light to your product without increasing sales resistance. I learned about this from the general manager at John Wanamaker Department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I was doing a customer service presentation.

Public Speaking - Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. You should also develop interesting or humorous stories or one-liners about how your product was used. Product-related stories or jokes lend a favorable light to your product without increasing sales resistance. I learned about this from the general manager at John Wanamaker Department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I was doing a customer service presentation.

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? It’s not just a bunch of funny stories from these guys, it’s hands-on exercises and information not taught anywhere else. We Can Make a Funnier You!

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. Learn How to Handle Jokes – you should know how to source, edit and delivery joke stories. Use Different Humour Techniques – your audience can get used to a certain rhythm, so change it up a bit by using joke stories, quotes, one-liners and so on.

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. Learn How to Handle Jokes – you should know how to source, edit and delivery joke stories. Use Different Humour Techniques – your audience can get used to a certain rhythm, so change it up a bit by using joke stories, quotes, one-liners and so on.

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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TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

And I'll never forget Jimmy Lizama , who used stories from his own life, costume changes, facts about the environment, community and economy, and intriguing and humorous images to share one message: Get out of your car and onto your bike. DO: Tell stories.