February 12, 2016

How to be funny

Fellow speaker,

Professional Comedian Judy Carter suggests following these steps to create humor in your speech:
  1. Use your hands after your laugh line - after you give your laugh line, stick your hands out towards your audience, inviting them to laugh
  2. Make the setup to the laugh line very serious - say something serious and then add something contrasting that is unexpected
  3. Shock the audience by saying something that is an unspoken, taboo issue (does not have to be a swear word)
  4. Act out what you are saying 
  5. Joke about something obvious in your appearance

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
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