How the Platform Professionals Keep 'em Laughin'

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Rich Publishing Company, 1987 - American wit and humor. - 294 pages
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This is more than a joke book. It is a powerful link between a meaningful message & an entertaining address. It provides everything you need to know to skillfully weave humor through the fabric of your speech...from a few seconds to a full-blown presentation...in simple language & straight forward directions. Not only will you find over 2,000 specific examples of personal humor used by Doc Blakely & his colleagues in the platform professionals, but you will discover: The power of humor as a speech tool & or a form of therapy; How to make use of & differentiate the forms of humor; Where to find additional sources of humor; How to use humor with dignity; Step-by-step instructions for developing a humorous speech; How to deal with fear of using substantial humor; Recommendations on timing & rhythm in delivering humorous speeches; How to use visual humor; How to speak from notes or from memory; Fascinating rehearsal tips. Remember, leadership gravitates to the person who can talk. Audiences love & listen to those who can make them laugh. With the advice & selections from this book, you will begin to add to the firm foundation necessary to carry a message on the wings of humor.

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Contents

PART II
7
With Dignity
28
ABOUT DELIVERING A HUMOROUS SPEECH
52
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About the author (1987)

Robert Henry earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Dr. Henry is Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, at Lafayette, LA.

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