Humorously Speaking

HUMOROUSLY SPEAKING

1. WARM UP YOUR AUDIENCE

Prepare a speech that opens with a humorous story.
Personalize the story.
Deliver the story smoothly and effectively.

Time: Five to seven minutes.

2. LEAVE THEM WITH A SMILE

Prepare a serious speech that opens and closes with humorous stories.
Prepare a closing story that reemphasizes the speech’s main point.
Deliver the stories smoothly and effectively.

Time: Five to seven minutes.

3. MAKE THEM LAUGH

Prepare a speech that opens and closes with humorous stories.
Include jokes in the speech body to illustrate points or maintain audience interest.
Deliver the jokes and stories smoothly and effectively.

Time: Five to seven minutes.

4. KEEP THEM LAUGHING

Prepare a speech that opens with a self-depreciating joke.
String together two or three related jokes in the speech body.
Close the speech with a humorous story.

Time: Five to seven minutes.

5. THE HUMOROUS SPEECH

Use exaggeration to tell a humorous story.
Entertain the audience.
Effectively use body language and voice to enhance the story.

Time: Five to seven minutes.