Monthly Archives: August 2010

Humor Power Tip: The Laugh Goes Last

There are a couple basic sections to any joke – the set up along with the punch – the first part (set up) where you seriously build up a premise, and then the next element where you stun the listeners with an surprising ending. The humor is in the second part. It really should be evident that the humorous element should go last. Nevertheless I have found a lot of… Continue reading - Humor Power Tip: The Laugh Goes Last >>

Business Humor – Working With People

Many people have jobs that require working with people. And do you know what’s frightening about working with people? At least for the entrepreneur, the amount of customer service our hard won customers receive relies on the emotional state our workers are in on any certain day.

Allow me to hit you with an example: give me a call on a day when my hair-do plays nice and I… Continue reading - Business Humor - Working With People >>

Motivational Speaker – Use Laughter To Deliver The Tough Message

Being a motivational speaker and authority on humor – If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times “How do i make delivering lousy news better using humor?” There are lots of places and circumstances where we, motivational speakers, are asked to speak about difficult subjects. While there are many instances where joking around is completely unacceptable, there are other cases where comedy… Continue reading - Motivational Speaker - Use Laughter To Deliver The Tough Message >>

Punch Up Your Motivational Speech With One-Liners

Writing jokes isn’t an uncomplicated undertaking, especially if you’re not a funny person, which is why I love one-liners so much. They are simple to craft, effortless to splice into your presentation, and not hard for the audience to comprehend. You can always count on them for a laugh. Assuming they are funny. Forget the naysayers who say that one-liners are old fashioned and overused. They continue to be a… Continue reading - Punch Up Your Motivational Speech With One-Liners >>

Have You Been Trying Hard to Sell a Motivational Message No One Wants?

Motivational speakers usually go into the speaking profession because they have an overpowering need to share an important message. We never doubt that the world wants and needs our message, and how they want it delivered. My colleague Brittany believes that people need to stop worrying about body image. My buddy Ruben believes that people need to save more and spend less. And Steven thinks… Continue reading - Have You Been Trying Hard to Sell a Motivational Message No One Wants? >>