Humorously Speaking

#1 – Warm Up Your Audience
Time: 5 – 7 minutes
Objectives:

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

#2 – Leave Them With A Smile
Time: 5 – 7 minutes
Objectives:

* 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.

#3 – Make Them Laugh
Time: 5 – 7 minutes
Objectives:

* 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.

#4 – Keep Them Laughing
Time: 5 – 7 minutes
Objectives:

* 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.

#5 – The Humorous Speech
Time: 5 – 7 minutes
Objectives:

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