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.

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.

Executive Speech Coach Fripp & Observational Humorist John Kinde

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

My friend Las Vegas based John Kinde is a brilliant Observational Humorist. As an Executive Speech Coach I am often asked for sources of good clean humor. His Humor Power newsletter is one I always look forward to receiving.

Humorist, Linda Larsen's YouTube Video - How She Always Wanted to Be Like Professional Speaker, Patricia Fripp

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

From Linda Larsen's YouTube Channel: "Humorist, Linda Larsen, describes (in exacting, and hilarious detail) how she always wanted to be like the amazing, incomparable, talented speaker, Patricia Fripp.".

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. 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.

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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

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

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.

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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!

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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.

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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).

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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!

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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.

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3 Things Before You Write Your Sitcom Pilot

Pro Humorist

The post 3 Things Before You Write Your Sitcom Pilot appeared first on Pro Humorist. You’ve had an idea for a sitcom. You need to find out not only if it has legs for a pilot but also for a series. Now, you don’t necessarily have to write al the episodes, especially if you’re trying to get an agent. You just need a pilot script. But it would benefit you knowing if it would work as a series.

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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. .

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[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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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.

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Sitcom Pilot Script – Some Traps and How to Escape

Pro Humorist

The post Sitcom Pilot Script – Some Traps and How to Escape appeared first on Pro Humorist. Here are a few sitcom pilot scripts traps I’ve experienced myself, and some potential ways to escape. This is not an exhaustive list of traps by any means. And I am writing from the perspective of a first-time sitcom pilot script writer. Here’s a little background, and then I’ll go over some traps and escape plans.

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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.

Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review

Pro Humorist

The post Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review appeared first on Pro Humorist. I’ve been on author Jerry Corley’s mailing list for a couple of years now. I really enjoy what he has to say. And there’s a lot to be learned, for free, on his blog. He’s always entertaining and insightful. If you’re not sure who he is, Jerry is a comedy who worked the road for a number of years, and also worked the corporate comedy market.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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. 

Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV: Review

Pro Humorist

The post Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV: Review appeared first on Pro Humorist. Note: This is a version of a review I posted on Amazon. I don’t believe you can learn to be funny. Some reading this (when I say some I mean all one of you), will disagree with me. Some suggest you can learn to be funny. In my experience, people like this, myself included, have been stuck using techniques that stifled their own sense of humour.

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New Adventures in Comedy

Pro Humorist

Things have changed in my personal life during that the las three years too… In 2012 I became the proud owner of a son, still not quite sure of the correct terminology, which means I’m now a stay at home humorist. Blackadder: Where have you been Flash?

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Public Speaking Blogger Appears in First Feature Film

Pro Humorist

In case you’re wondering how a public speaking blogger ended up being in a feature film, well I have a background as a professional actor and this film was the last thing I did before I made the transition to being a humorist and coach. Sisterhood Gets a DVD release! If you are a regular reader you would have read about an appearance that I made in a low budget movie called Sisterhood.

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Public Speaking Blogger Appears in First Feature Film

Pro Humorist

In case you’re wondering how a public speaking blogger ended up being in a feature film, well I have a background as a professional actor and this film was the last thing I did before I made the transition to being a humorist and coach. Sisterhood Gets a DVD release! If you are a regular reader you would have read about an appearance that I made in a low budget movie called Sisterhood.

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Public Speaking Blogger Appears in First Feature Film

Pro Humorist

In case you’re wondering how a public speaking blogger ended up being in a feature film, well I have a background as a professional actor and this film was the last thing I did before I made the transition to being a humorist and coach. Sisterhood Gets a DVD release! If you are a regular reader you would have read about an appearance that I made in a low budget movie called Sisterhood.

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Public Speaking Blogger Appears in First Feature Film

Pro Humorist

In case you’re wondering how a public speaking blogger ended up being in a feature film, well I have a background as a professional actor and this film was the last thing I did before I made the transition to being a humorist and coach. Sisterhood Gets a DVD release! If you are a regular reader you would have read about an appearance that I made in a low budget movie called Sisterhood.

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John Cleese Bemoans British Comedy

Pro Humorist

From the perspective of a comedian or humorist this then gets refined in front of live audiences. John Cleese recently reunited with the cast of Fawlty Towers in order to promote two documentaries about the sitcom which is now 30 years old. But he said that people wanting to learn to be a comedian or comedy writer didn’t put in as much hard work as they did back in the 1970s. He criticised the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a wealth of talent any more.

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John Cleese Bemoans British Comedy

Pro Humorist

From the perspective of a comedian or humorist this then gets refined in front of live audiences. John Cleese recently reunited with the cast of Fawlty Towers in order to promote two documentaries about the sitcom which is now 30 years old. But he said that people wanting to learn to be a comedian or comedy writer didn’t put in as much hard work as they did back in the 1970s. He criticised the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a wealth of talent any more.

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John Cleese Bemoans British Comedy

Pro Humorist

From the perspective of a comedian or humorist this then gets refined in front of live audiences. John Cleese recently reunited with the cast of Fawlty Towers in order to promote two documentaries about the sitcom which is now 30 years old. But he said that people wanting to learn to be a comedian or comedy writer didn’t put in as much hard work as they did back in the 1970s. He criticised the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a wealth of talent any more.

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John Cleese Bemoans British Comedy

Pro Humorist

From the perspective of a comedian or humorist this then gets refined in front of live audiences. John Cleese recently reunited with the cast of Fawlty Towers in order to promote two documentaries about the sitcom which is now 30 years old. But he said that people wanting to learn to be a comedian or comedy writer didn’t put in as much hard work as they did back in the 1970s. He criticised the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a wealth of talent any more.

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Susan Boyle - a Lesson in Humour

Pro Humorist

This is something that’s very important for speakers and humorists. By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the singing sensation Susan Boyle? She’s the overnight singing sensation who recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. She’s a 47 year old unemployed lass from Scotland, who just gave an amazing rendition of an Elaine Page song. Why am I talking about Susan Boyle on a blog about speaking?

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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?

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LAUNCH OF SPEAKING PRO CENTRAL

Professionally Speaking...

Pro Humorist. I am excited to be a featured participant in the launch of a great new site: Speaking Pro Central. This is a community of people (many of us are bloggers) who have come together to collect and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites about speaking and more specifically, speaking professionally. The goal is to create a place where it's easy to find current and highly relevant content. And perhaps to stimulate new connections.

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