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-deprecating 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.