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  • Humor is a great way to engage your audience in your speech.
  • Hi, my name is Akash and Im a professional speaker & author of eight bestselling books
  • Hi, my name is Akash and Im a professional speaker & author of eight bestselling books
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  • Humor is a great way to engage your audience in your speech.
  • For example, in Sir Ken Robinsons popular TED talk, he makes the audience laugh an average of once a minute.
  • 1 CREATE AN EXPECTATION,
  • 1 CREATE AN EXPECTATION, THEN SUDDENLY BREAK IT
  • A comment is humorous when it creates an expectation and then suddenly breaks it.
  • A comment is humorous when it creates an expectation and then suddenly breaks it. We laugh when we are surprised.
  • Ken Robinson is a master at creating expectations and then breaking them. Consider the following line:
  • Ken Robinson is a master at creating expectations and then breaking them. Consider the following line: If my wife is cooking a meal at home, which is not often
  • Ken Robinson is a master at creating expectations and then breaking them. Consider the following line: The set-up = expectation If my wife is cooking a meal at home, which is not often
  • Ken Robinson is a master at creating expectations and then breaking them. Consider the following line: The set-up = expectation Makes you expect he misses his wifes cooking If my wife is cooking a meal at home, which is not often
  • Ken Robinson is a master at creating expectations and then breaking them. Consider the following line: The set-up = expectation Makes you expect he misses his wifes cooking If my wife is cooking a meal at home, which is not often thankfully. (audience laughter)
  • Ken Robinson is a master at creating expectations and then breaking them. Consider the following line: The set-up = expectation Makes you expect he misses his wifes cooking If my wife is cooking a meal at home, which is not often thankfully. (audience laughter) Punch-line/word = breaks expectation
  • Ken Robinson is a master at creating expectations and then breaking them. Consider the following line: The set-up = expectation Makes you expect he misses his wifes cooking If my wife is cooking a meal at home, which is not often thankfully. (audience laughter) Punch-line/word = breaks expectation Makes you realize he is grateful his wife doesnt cook (opposite of expectation = laughter!)
  • The shorter the punch line, the greater the laugh.
  • The shorter the punch line, the greater the laugh. If Sir Ken had said, If my wife is cooking a meal at home, which is not often, and Im thankful about that, the comment wouldnt have been as funny.
  • 2 USE SELF-DEPRECATING HUMOR
  • 2 USE SELF-DEPRECATING HUMOR Self-deprecating humor works because it shows that youre willing to poke fun at yourself.
  • 2 USE SELF-DEPRECATING HUMOR Self-deprecating humor works because it shows that youre willing to poke fun at yourself. It gives the audience permission to have fun because you re having fun by making fun of yourself.
  • Consider the following piece of selfdeprecating humor from Dan Pinks TED talk:
  • Consider the following piece of selfdeprecating humor from Dan Pinks TED talk: I never practiced law a day in my life;
  • Consider the following piece of selfdeprecating humor from Dan Pinks TED talk: I never practiced law a day in my life; I pretty much wasnt allowed to.(audience laughter)
  • The lesson here is this:
  • The lesson here is this: dont be afraid to poke fun at yourself on stage.
  • 2 OVER EXAGGERRATE
  • 2 OVER EXAGGERRATE People laugh at obvious overexaggerations.
  • In his TED talk, Sir Ken also used over-exaggeration to get a laugh from his audience. Consider how grossly he over-exaggerates his wifes ability to multi-task:
  • In his TED talk, Sir Ken also used over-exaggeration to get a laugh from his audience. Consider how grossly he over-exaggerates his wifes ability to multi-task: If shes cooking, you know, shes dealing with people on the phone, shes talking to the kids, shes painting the ceiling,
  • In his TED talk, Sir Ken also used over-exaggeration to get a laugh from his audience. Consider how grossly he over-exaggerates his wifes ability to multi-task: If shes cooking, you know, shes dealing with people on the phone, shes talking to the kids, shes painting the ceiling, shes doing open-heart surgery over here (audience laughter)
  • There are entire books devoted to humor, but I find that the above three techniques are the ones from which I generate the bulk of laughs.
  • There are entire books devoted to humor, but I find that the above three techniques are the ones from which I generate the bulk of laughs. CREATE AN EXPECTATION, THEN SUDDENLY BREAK IT
  • There are entire books devoted to humor, but I find that the above three techniques are the ones from which I generate the bulk of laughs. CREATE AN EXPECTATION, THEN SUDDENLY BREAK IT USE SELF-DEPRECATING HUMOR
  • There are entire books devoted to humor, but I find that the above three techniques are the ones from which I generate the bulk of laughs. CREATE AN EXPECTATION, THEN SUDDENLY BREAK IT USE SELF-DEPRECATING HUMOR OVER EXAGGERRATE
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