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How to write a funny speech – Part 1

how to write a funny speech

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE A FUNNY SPEECH Understanding how to deliver a speech well will make you feel good but being able to weave humour into any speech will get you noticed. Today we expect speakers to entertain as well as inform us, so understanding how to write a funny speech is an essential skill for aspiring…

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Building humour into your speeches and presentations

Weaving humour into a speech can be a real challenge. In a earlier post I recommended that speakers  avoid using  jokes in favour of self-deprecating stories. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Jan Jack of PerfectVerse who used to be a corporate secretary but is now a professional speech writer, speaker and comedian. Jan  specialises in writing humorous…

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A cheeky sales approach that worked

Today I was phoned by a guy who I have met on a couple of occasions at local networking events.  he works for a company called the disc directory, a local on-line business directory covering Portsmouth and Southampton. Now I’m pretty hard on tele-sales people but his approach was so refreshing that I just had…

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Should I tell a joke to start my presentation?

Often people ask me about humour in presentations and how best to use it. Humour can be a powerful tool in public speaking but it is a bit of a double-edged sword.  If it doesn’t work, the presenter falls flat on their face and often finds it difficult to recover their credibility. In the past…

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A Great Post On Soporific Speaker Stereo Types

Today I came across a post on a blog called “Eight to Late” by  Kailash Awati, an IT development manager in Australia which I loved and so I thought I’d share it with you. “Some weeks ago I sat through yet another presentation that had me drifting into dreamland within minutes.  To stay awake,  I started to put together a list…

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Things To Avoid When Using Powerpoint – And a Laugh too!

Is there life after Death By PowerPoint? The title of my blog is Laughter, Learning and Light bulb moments. Well it occurred to me whilst reviewing my recent postings that, whilst there has been lots of learning and light bulb moments, there hasn’t been much laughter. By the time you have finished watching the linked…

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