Stand-Up Comedy

Humor Power

Special thanks to the contestants, the coaches, the Sgt at Arms JD Smith, the timer Jesse Oakley III, the Emcee Bill Brown, the Videographer/Editor Philip Dahlheimer, and the Facility Host Ryan Mulligan. Without you it would have just been a quiet rehearsal. The Power House Pros Second Annual Stand-Up Comedy Competition was held on November 30, 2015. Six brave and funny contestants took the challenge of being funny on stage.

If you have to use an auto cue or teleprompter

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

As part of the process I wrote three scripts and emailed them to the videographer so that they were loaded onto an auto-cue ready for the shoot. 1) Prepare and rehearse your scrips well in advance. Rehearsing and editing the script so that it flows naturally will help you when it comes to using the auto-cue live. Despite having edited and rehearsed your presentation before you go live, you may still feel the need to tweak the words you use on the fly.


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when the speech hands you lemons.

The Eloquent Woman

That's two different mindsets: One to get ready, rehearsing for the ideal; two, to toss that out the window and take what the situation brings. We'd planned to videotape the presentation, which involved putting a lavalier mic with a very long cord on me and putting the videographer in one of the storefront window bays. I’m always coaching speakers to plan ahead, then be ready for anything on the ground.

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On the other hand, you shouldn’t make it hard on the photographers and videographers that are trying to capture your image. Mary Comment left on 03/10/09 Reply to this comment Rehearse the whole thing to a mirror when you think you are done, then go back and make all the changes youll find doing this. It might be convenient for a videographer, but it is hell for an audience.

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