Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 109)

Manner of Speaking

Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) American Author and Humorist. Quotes for Public Speakers Humour Mark Twain humor quotes public speaking quotes Samuel Clemens quotations Literature Humorist“A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.” ” — Mark Twain.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 64)

Manner of Speaking

Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) American Author and Humorist. Tags: Quotes for Public Speakers humor Humorist Humour Literature Mark Twain public speaking quotes quotations quotes Samuel Clemens

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Vote for Pro Humorist in Best Coaching Blogs Contest

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The School of Coaching Mastery is holding a contest for the best coaching blogs and I’d love it if you would take just a minute to vote for my blog. At this time of writing I am in the Top 40, which is pretty rocking. But I’d love to be able to get into the Top 10, even if I don’t actually win. Apparently, you can also leave a comment over there which may help with the final tally. Winners get a write up on the site and bragging rights.

Vote for Pro Humorist in Best Coaching Blogs Contest

Pro Humorist

The School of Coaching Mastery is holding a contest for the best coaching blogs and I’d love it if you would take just a minute to vote for my blog. At this time of writing I am in the Top 40, which is pretty rocking. But I’d love to be able to get into the Top 10, even if I don’t actually win. Apparently, you can also leave a comment over there which may help with the final tally. Winners get a write up on the site and bragging rights.

Vote for Pro Humorist in Best Coaching Blogs Contest

Pro Humorist

The School of Coaching Mastery is holding a contest for the best coaching blogs and I’d love it if you would take just a minute to vote for my blog. At this time of writing I am in the Top 40, which is pretty rocking. But I’d love to be able to get into the Top 10, even if I don’t actually win. Apparently, you can also leave a comment over there which may help with the final tally. Winners get a write up on the site and bragging rights.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 109)

Manner of Speaking

Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) American Author and Humorist. Quotes for Public Speakers humor Humorist Humour Literature Mark Twain public speaking quotes quotations quotes Samuel Clemens“A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.” ” — Mark Twain.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 109)

Manner of Speaking

Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) American Author and Humorist. Quotes for Public Speakers humor Humorist Humour Literature Mark Twain public speaking quotes quotations quotes Samuel Clemens“A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.” ” — Mark Twain.

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. As the 2012 U.S. Here, with his permission, are his findings: With the caucus and primary events coming soon, let’s reflect on. Humor 2012 Republican primaries John Kinde Lou Hampton political humor presidential humor

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

Speaker Launcher

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. Does it pay to add humor to your presentation? If you ask June Cline, she’ll say YES!

Storytelling tips from frequent speakers and speechwriters

The Eloquent Woman

And as a humorist, if you've got a funny story to tell, he says the feedline and the punchline are essential to get right. All of the frequent speakers and speechwriters interviewed in my Inside Voice series are storytellers--and some of them help others to tell stories, too.

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

Speak and Deliver

Darren has quite the reputation in Toastmasters and NSA alike as a humorist, has spent countless hours on stage as a stand-up comic, and, oh yeah, is the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking, for those who might not know. Again - not a book, but let''s not pick nits as we approach years end.

Toastmasters Friday: There Are No Minor Roles

Speak and Deliver

Roles such as Ah-Counter, Humorist, Grammarian, Listener, Vote-Counter, Wordmaster and Timer are only "Minor" if we as Toastmasters view them that way, and then treat them that way. As Humorist, you get a chance to focus the audience and get them in a good mood. Feeling Small?

Famous Speech Friday: Carrie Fisher roasts George Lucas

The Eloquent Woman

Fisher also was an accomplished actor, screenwriter, humorist, and memoirist. Boy, did we ever lose Carrie Fisher too soon.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 42)

Manner of Speaking

Evan Esar (1899 - 1995) American Humorist. “Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.&# - Evan Esar.

Inside Voice: Brian Jenner, European Speechwriters Network

The Eloquent Woman

As a humorist, it’s the feedline and the punchline. ( Editor''s note: Inside Voice is a new interview series on The Eloquent Woman, in which we''ll ask speakers, speechwriters, and storytellers to share their insights.

Public Speaking - Finding Humor Sources

Great Public Speaking

You can look for humor in the library under the following topics: Humor, Wit and Humor, Humorous Stories, Humorists, Humorous Poetry, Humorous Recitations, Humorous Photography, Proverbs, Caricatures and Cartoons, and Quotations. Your local library is an excellent source for humor.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 102)

Manner of Speaking

Garrison Keillor - American Humorist and Radio Personality. “English is the perfect language for preachers because it allows you to talk until you think of what to say.” ” — Garrison Keillor. Photo courtesy of Prairie Home Productions. Quotes for Public Speakers Garrison Keillor humor Humour Prairie Home Companion Public Speaking Quotations Queen quotations

Famous Speech Friday: Mary Roach on 10 things you didn't know about orgasm

The Eloquent Woman

Writer, humorist and "accidental science journalist" Mary Roach has given one of the all-time most-viewed TED talks--at this writing, garnering more than 1.9

When a Wordsmith is Passionate

Manner of Speaking

He is an American slam poet , humorist, teacher and voiceover artist. Taylor Mali is a rare find. He is also an extremely passionate public speaker. Taylor Mali.

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

Speaker Launcher

Ron Culberson is an author, humorist, and speaker, as well as former NSA president. Ron Culberson is an author, humorist, and speaker, as well as former NSA president. 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 […].

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Public Speaking - Remove the Lectern

Great Public Speaking

A friend of mine who is a top-notch humorist was asked to do his presentation in a room that had a dance floor between him and the audience. To get started in your efforts to involve the audience I recommend that you take a big axe with you to each one of your presentations and chop the lectern into tiny little pieces. That way you won't be tempted to stand behind it. The behind-the lectern speaker is quickly going the way of the dinosaur.

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

Great Public Speaking

You can look for humor in the library under the following topics: Humor, Wit and Humor, Humorous Stories, Humorists, Humorous Poetry, Humorous Recitations, Humorous Photography, Proverbs, Caricatures and Cartoons, and Quotations. I say again. Humor surrounds you if you just open your eyes to it. Your own personal life situations are always the best. Next in line would be updated and personalized humor taken from other sources.

Not Taking No for an Answer

Pro Humorist

The post Not Taking No for an Answer appeared first on Pro Humorist. My second son is nearly 4 months old at time of writing. I cannot help reflect back three years and think about the crummy guidance a nurse gave us when we had our first son. “Your life is now on hold for the next 18 years” Huh? Naturally, we panicked. We felt we hadn’t even scratched the surface of what we wanted to do.

Toastmasters Friday: How Smooth is Your Choreography?

Speak and Deliver

Two speakers,Topics, a humorist, club business, an ah master, a grammarian, a general evaluator (me) - all the pieces were there. This week I attended my 11 year old daughters first Glee performance.

Public Speaking - Tips From a Woman Presenter

Great Public Speaking

A Guest Post From Marianna Nunes, Speaker As a female humorist, I test the waters of all my audiences in four ways: 1. As a general rule for female humorists, it is usually easier to get more laughs and interaction from an all female audience. I go early and try to meet as many people as possible. This warms them up to me, eases my nervousness, and I get a sense of how serious or playful they may be as audience members. I go early so I can sit in on other programs.

Giving Thanks for Mark Twain

DeFinis Communications

This festival brought together scholars and fans alike to celebrate the legacy of one of America’s most renowned writers, humorists and speakers. A video address by the main editor Bob Hirst gave us insight into the scope and depth of the project, and a performance by humorist Will Durst made us realize that if Mark Twain were alive today he would have more Twitter followers than Ashton Kutcher.

Speaking With Humor: Costuming

Speak and Deliver

Out of Place Character : If you're speaking to Disney, walking in as Shrek (a competing character) maybe exactly what a humorist needs to do. They say clothes make the man.

Excellent Humor Blog

Humor Power

One reason I like their blog is the list of favorite humorists: Seinfeld, George Carlin, Dave Barry, Erma Bombeck, and John Kinde! 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.

Speaking of Sarcasm

Speak and Deliver

I mentioned a church audience - and Christians (and other religions) have their humorists too. In my book, Go Ahead & Laugh , sarcasm is described as "revealing and edgy double-edged commentary" - a slightly redundant, but accurate description, in hindsight. It's also a dangerous device.

Observational Humor — Case Study #158

Humor Power

Marvelous Marv, a high-energy entertainer, Introduced me as a Humorist. When I was introduced as a Humorist, I know many of you were thinking: “This guy is going to be funny? When I turn my head to the right I look like a Humorist. It has been awhile since I published an Observational Humor monologue. Here’s one I presented at the Las Vegas NSA chapter meeting in October 2017. THE SET-UP.

Presenation Tips - Ethnic Expressions Are Funny Only If You Are Ethnic

Great Public Speaking

Another well-known humorist, Doc Blakely, does a dialect bit that has been very successful, but he is extremely good at it. When using dialects, if you are not good at the particular dialect, it appears you are mocking the ethnic group to which it belongs. There are lots of funny ethnic sayings and words. Try to resist using them unless you are making fun of your own background. In a business setting, it is much too risky to joke about another person's race, religion, or dialect.

Late Night Comedy Writing Packet

Pro Humorist

The post Late Night Comedy Writing Packet appeared first on Pro Humorist. Well, I finally finished putting together my generic Late Night Comedy Writing packet. I finished it back in November, and now have a potential sample that I can tweak if I decide to look for Late Night writing jobs. I can thoroughly recommend buying a copy of late night comedy writer, Joe Toplyn’s book. Which is reviewed here: Comedy Writing for Late Night.

Freelance Comedy Writer

Pro Humorist

I am now developing myself into a freelance writer and stay at home humorist. Not that I am abandoning the performing, but looking after a baby right now you take opportunities where you can. Back in August, I signed up with a couple of freelance writing sites (Elance and oDesk, specifically).

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

Speaker Launcher

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. Does it pay to add humor? If you ask June Cline, she’ll say YES!

Humor and Pain

Humor Power

One of my favorite humorists is Jeanne Robertson. Humor often comes from pain. A bad or uncomfortable situation has the potential to offer you humorous material for your next speech. Look at your life challenges, your embarrassing moments, your “someday I’ll laugh at this&# experiences. . She has the gift of turning painful situations into funny stories which she shares with her audiences. Listen to this river-rafting tale. You’ll enjoy it.

We want our parody packaged safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Think about it:  An organization might contract with a humorist to teach a seminar in the comic genre.  Sure, this is the era of parody.    In fact, mocking our opponent, a point of view, or a practice can be a lethal weapon.    But no fool, we want that parody packaged safely.    So, it was a mistake for Mocker-in-Chief Stephen Colbert to bring his signature approach from "The Colbert Report" into the Congress. 

The Gift of Laughter: Dialogues With Great Comedians

Pivotal Public Speaking

The New York Times called him “America’s best-selling humorist.&# . All you’ll ever need to know about the enjoyment, appreciation and art of performance humor. Patricia Fripp with Larry Wilde.

Launch of Speaking Pro Central

Pro Humorist

Pro Humorist. Recently I was invited to participate in the launch of a new speaking site: Speaking Pro Central. I felt honoured and priveleged to have been asked. We are now 24 hours after the launch as I write this. The aim of the site is to collect and organize the best content from blogs, and other sites about all things speaking. Speaking Pro Central will collect the information in a place where it’s easy to find current and relevant content. .

Speaking and Humor Workshop — Las Vegas

Humor Power

winner, motivational humorist. Presentation Skills and Humor Workshop — January 26 in Las Vegas. Mark your calendars! Get dialed in to improve your communication and presentation skills with Scott Pritchard, John Kinde, and Ryan Avery, The 2012 World Champion of Public Speaking.

Happy Birthday Hillary Clinton

Humor Power

Bala is a talented Observational Humorist. Today is Hillary’s birthday, October 26. Bala and I have written some thoughts about the birthday event. Bala recently competed at his Division Humor Speech Contest and took home the third-place trophy. He regularly presents observations at the end of his Toastmaster meetings, and he publishes them on his Blog. Check out his educational, humor-skills Blog at https://www.indianhumorblog.wordpress.com. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HILLARY.