Monthly Archive: April 2008

Apr 03

Secret Comedy Writing Technique – Oxymorons

Here’s the next part in my on-going mini series Secret Comedy Writing Techniques, in this post I’m covering Oxymorons. And no, they’re not a type of stupid cattle. That’s Oxenmoron. Anyway, Wikipedia gives us the following definition for Oxymoron: “An oxymoron (plural oxymorons or, more rarely, oxymora) is a figure of speech that combines two …

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Apr 02

Toastmasters vs. Toastmasters

“You go to Toastmasters?” “Yes.” “Do you wear one of those red coats and have a gavel?” “Um… no. I don’t think that’s on the agenda.” So goes some people’s confusion when I tell them that I’m a member of Toastmasters. After a bit of searching around I discovered that there are in fact TWO …

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Apr 01

How to Win a Speech Contest – Even if you lose!

You might be wondering “What? How to Win a Speech Contest – Even if you lose? Wait – is this an April Fool?” Nope. It is absolutely possible because it depends on your definition of winning. Now, I know I run the risk of coming over a bit like a bad motivational speaker, but hear …

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