Speechwriter's Handbook of Humor: A Practical Guide to Getting Laughs in Public Speeches and Presentations

Speechwriter's Handbook of Humor: A Practical Guide to Getting Laughs in Public Speeches and Presentations

by Robert Orben
     
 

With sage advice on adding some laughter to oral presentations, this master guide to using humor in speeches teaches the tact and timing necessary for dropping successful one-liners. All speaking occasions can benefit from a little levity, and the right quip at the right time can put both the speaker and his or her audience at ease. The book is organized

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Overview

With sage advice on adding some laughter to oral presentations, this master guide to using humor in speeches teaches the tact and timing necessary for dropping successful one-liners. All speaking occasions can benefit from a little levity, and the right quip at the right time can put both the speaker and his or her audience at ease. The book is organized alphabetically so the speaker can easily find the right joke or piece of speaking advice; the entries under “G,” for example, include graduation speeches, dealing with glitches, and grabbing an audience. With the hundreds of jokes and expert advice in this collection, novices and more experienced speakers can add polish to their presentations and effectively open the ears of their listeners.

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"Enables even novices to give polished speeches with bomb-proof humor."  —Terrance McCann, executive director, Toastmasters International

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933338187
Publisher:
Marion Street Press, LLC
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
366
Sales rank:
1,205,546
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Orben is the author of 2100 Laughs for All Occasions, 2400 Jokes to Brighten Your Speeches, and The Speaker's Handbook of Humor and served as a speechwriter for Gerald Ford. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia.

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