August 25, 2020

It's your attitude

  Fellow speaker,

Professional Speaker Kelly Swanson suggests when creating a joke you have one of the following attitudes while telling your joke:
  • Weird
  • Hard
  • Scary
  • Stupid
For example, "Isn't it weird how...?"

With an attitude,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com

August 24, 2020

Harvesting the humor

 Fellow speaker,

Professional Speaker Kelly Swanson suggests you follow these steps to create humor:
  1. Create a setup line (a normal statement)
  2. List assumptions the audience will have about the set up line
  3. List alternative explanations to the setup line the audience won't expect
  4. Tighten up your setup line and shorten your alternative explanation to a short phrase or word
  5. Read the result and see if it seems funny to you
  6. Repeat steps 1-5
  7. Edit as needed
Joking,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com

July 23, 2020

Stop and think

Fellow speaker,

World Champion Speaker Craig Valentine suggests you can find memorable stories looking at the moments that made you stop and think.

Stopping,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com