If you want to use stand-up comedy techniques in your speeches, lectures and presentations to give you a real edge with your audiences…
What would you say if I told you that:
- You can start using the most powerful stand-up comedy techniques available to you as soon as TODAY.
- You don’t have to learn how to write a single joke to do it and…
- You don’t have to spend a single nickel to do it — I’ll tell you how to do it for free.
This is not an elaborate prank or a joke. But there is a catch…
You have to be able to actually comprehend what I am about to share with you. I say that because many people who will read this article will not be able to that.
Here’s what you need to know…
Stand-up Comedy Techniques For Presentations
If you’re looking to add some humor to your next speech or presentation, the good news is that you can tap into the powerful stand-up comedy techniques that you’re already using to make people laugh. That’s right — the same techniques that you’ve been using for decades.
When you make others laugh from something you say, you’re using custom stand-up comedy techniques that fit you like a glove. And these techniques are already proven to work, since you’ve been using them over and over again to make people laugh.
So why haven’t you heard of this before? Perhaps you’ve been misled to believe that a different or “special” sense of humor is required to generate audience laughs in public speaking. But the truth is that you already have what it takes to be funny.
In fact, the “techniques” you need for getting laughs in stand-up comedy or public speaking are not so different from the “pedestrian techniques” you use to get laughs around friends and family. Don’t be hoodwinked into thinking otherwise.
Now, let’s get to the good stuff. By using your unique sense of humor and custom stand-up comedy techniques, you can make your next speech or presentation unforgettable.
Remember to keep it natural, practice your delivery, and have fun with it. With a little confidence and experience, you’ll be able to entertain and engage your audience with ease.
Important Questions To Consider
Let’s start with some questions that I want you to answer:
At anytime when you said something that caused anyone to laugh in a casual conversation with one or more people, did you stop to consider what method or technique you were going to use to get those laughs?
If not, how did you know what “technique” or strategy to use to get those laughs?
Did you stop in mid-conversation and “write” down what you were going to say to get the laughs you got in those conversations?
Were you even aware of any specific technique or strategy that you used to generate laughs in any casual conversation that you ever had?
What is it EXACTLY that is keeping you from using your unique, well developed sense of humor and custom fit means to express that sense of humor in your speeches and presentations RIGHT NOW?
Is it because you don’t know how? Or is it because you are simply assuming that you don’t know how?
Is the reason that you think that you can’t use the same “techniques” used to get laughs in casual conversations is because public speaking environments are more “formal”?
If so, do you have difficult using and expressing your sense of humor at work meetings, at church, at weddings, at formal functions, at funerals, at training events or anywhere else that’s considered more “formal” than typical casual conversations with friends and family?
If you are able to use and express your sense of humor effective in more “formal” environments, is it because you have a good handle on what type of humor is acceptable in those environments?
Here’s the most important question that you need to answer right now:
Can you explain to me EXACTLY why you can’t use and express your unique sense of humor in a speech or presentation TODAY?
Note: I want you to answer this particular question out loud so you can actually hear for yourself how ridiculous your answer to this question might be.
Here’s the deal – I don’t want you to be like me and have to accidentally find out that which is as obvious as the nose on your face, which is…
- You don’t have to “learn” ANY special stand-up comedy techniques in order make your speeches funny.
- You don’t have “learn” any special “writing” techniques in order to make your speeches funny.
- You don’t have to wait a single minute or spend a single dime to use and apply your already developed sense of humor TODAY to any speech or presentation that you want to give.
What you do need to do is:
- Trust your sense of humor and how you use it.
- Trust that you know what humor is appropriate for your audiences.
- Know that your sense of humor has already been proven over and over again to be effective in generating laughter.
Here’s a related article that I STRONGLY recommend that you review asap:
Just so that we are 100% on the same page before you go…
There is a lot you can learn about adding humor to speeches.
But anything you learn in this regard should be focused on how to use and apply the comedy talent that you already have and use daily – not trying somehow fabricate or otherwise invent the “funny” for speeches that you want to give.
At the beginning of this article I told you that you could start using the most powerful stand-up comedy techniques available to you in your speeches TODAY.
That was 100% true because you ALREADY use the most powerful, tailor made stand-up comedy techniques developed unknowingly by you over DECADES to cause others to laugh when you are engaged in casual conversations with friends, family, coworkers and associates.
So explain to me again EXACTLY why you can’t use these same techniques to get laughs when you deliver a speech?
I’m just here to tell you if you DON’T do this…
You will travel down the same rocky road most everyone else does trying to “learn” to magically become funny when giving a speech.
But don’t believe a word I said here. Do some research for yourself.
Check out some of the other articles on this blog for additional information that you can research on your own about how to use stand-up comedy techniques to make speeches funny.
Or you may want to immerse yourself in a “trademarked” approach for adding humor to speeches like this author peddles:
Whatever you decide to do, my best advise at this point is this:
You already possess all the stand-up techniques that you will ever need RIGHT NOW to make any speech funny for your audiences.
Steve Roye is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of spoken word comedy development and delivery for stand-up comedians and public speaking professionals alike. For details about Steve's diverse background and extensive experience, click here.