Nov 30, 2016
Have you ever wondered how to add humor to a speech? For
many, this is terrifying territory. But, if you don't know how to
add humor to a speech it doesn't have to scare you. It is just one
more skill you need to develop. Lucky for you, I an joined this
week by two experts in this field!
Petit uses A LOT of humor (and cuss words unless you
tell me not to) in her workshops, trainings, and keynote
speeches to keep the attention of participants and entertain them.
It isn't until the end of her programs when participants
realize she snuck in there, undercover, and taught them
060 Comedy & Confidence] is the author of Understanding
Self-Worth and she uses her experience in stand-up comedy and
improv to teach laughter as a form of self-care. She’s researched
identity for 15 years looking for patterns of self-confidence and
created original solutions to help people understand what it means
to say, “I Know Who I am.” Her real talent is getting a family of
five in the car.
The three of us talk about how to begin to incorporating humor
and comedy into your speech or motivational program.
One of the points I really liked from Jess was about the way
the audience is like a bag of microwave popcorn. Some laughs pop a
little early. Most pop together in one big explosion. A few pop on
the tail end of that explosion. Some never pop. And some kernels
just burn no matter what you do. I will add that NONE OF THEM POP
if you don’t bring the heat.
HOW TO ADD HUMOR TO A SPEECH
Specifically, we discuss ...
- A few ways you can get started with comedy
- Where to look for funny things
- How to take notes and organize those thoughts
- When to make use of the environment around you
- How to trouble shoot heckling
- The importance of contrast
- How to use tension to fuel a laugh
- Ways to avoid the fear of getting started
And a lot more!
And to listen to the previous episode where I interviewed
Karen, just go HERE
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