The Craft of Comedy for Speakers
A common speaker’s joke starts with the question, ‘Do I have to be funny?’ The answer, of course, is, ‘Only if you want to get paid.’ The truth is that no matter how serious your topic, or no matter how tragic the story… humour always plays a major role in your ability to connect with your audience and keep them engaged. But what if you’re not naturally funny? What if you can’t tell a joke to save your life? What if you can’t find a place in your story to insert a laugh?
But this workshop isn’t just about learning how to find the funny; it’s about taking the story you have and enhancing it with humour. This is the stuff that separates the professionals from the amateurs. Our unique exercises use the craft of comedy to improve memorability, audience engagement, impact, effectiveness and well, everything... including your speaker fee!
You will work on:
- Where and how to insert a laugh for comedic relief or to make a point more pointed.
- The 4 fundamentals of funny
- How to develop a humour mindset
- The vocabulary of comedy
- Timing and pacing
In addition, you will use your own material or prepared story in exercises specifically designed to add smiles, snickers and big belly laughs to your talk.
And as a double bonus, you'll see how the principles for getting a smile or laugh are the same principles when making a dramatic or though-provoking point. (Yes, seriously.) Intrigued? Register now...
Dave Lieber Motivational speaker, keynote speaker, humorist, columnist for Dallas Morning News. Top American storytelling expert.
Combining exercises in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), classic story-telling, stand-up comedy, improv, acting and professional speaking, participants rave about the unique approach we take in Purposeful Storytelling Workshops - which uses your signature story as the basis for a more impactful message and performance.
Limited to just 12 participants, and facilitated by Michel Neray, founder of momondays, a major portion of the workshop is devoted to working with you individually in order to help you go from good speaker to great and from great to awesome.
Dates, Locations & Registration
I hope you'll join us - and I hope you take advantage of this incredible opportunity. If you would like us to hold a moSpeaker Training Workshop or Masterclass in your city, please contact your local moHost or contact us here.
The Craft of Comedy for Speakers: Toronto, ON
December 12, 2017
Free Times Cafe