Professional speaker Judy Carter suggests you create laughs by using this formula for comic lying:
- Tell a lie
- Quietly admit it was a lie and give an explanation
- Quieter still give more details about the lie starting with "Actually..."
- Then say, "Anyway..." drawing out the word then quickly changing the subject back to your speech
For example, "The reason I'm so healthy is I walk a 100 miles a day! Well, that's not quite true, I walk about 10 miles a day. Actually, I avoid walking entirely and have people carry me everywhere I want to go. Anyway..."
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