Tag Archive: Speeches

Jul 10

Humour is all about the… timing

I was inspired to write a companion piece to an article that Lisa Braithwaite published over at Speak Schmeak – rewards of ending on time. If you haven’t checked it out, make sure that you do. I wanted to talk about my own experiences with speech timing and also provide some some tips on funny presentations.

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Jun 12

Humorously Speaking, part 3

Here’s a post about the 3rd project in the Humorously Speaking manual. The first video in this series is viewable here Humorously Speaking 1. and the 2nd post is here. There’s more to creating humour than just comedy writing techniques; this video goes “beyond the rule of three”. As I’ve said before, if you want …

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May 02

BBC 2’s The Speaker – The Final

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It only seems like yesterday when I was writing a post about BBC 2’s new reality TV talent show The Speaker. In fact it was about 4 weeks ago. They ended up broadcasting two episodes a week, rather than one per week for 8 weeks. It was actually an interesting show in the end and …

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Apr 24

Humorously Speaking, part2

Here’s a post about the 2nd project in the Humorously Speaking manual. The first video in this series is viewable here Humorously Speaking 1. This video is especially useful if you’re considering doing the Humorously Speaking Manual. Remember also, that the Humorous Speech Contest comes up once a year. This vid is also a good …

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Jul 16

Hungry for Humorous Speeches? Try a Roast

I was idly playing videos on You Tube recently and I came across Dean Martin’s Roasts from the 1970s. I had a jolly old time watching some comedians from yesteryear engaging in humorous roasts. So I figured I should write a post about roast speeches and provide some roast speech examples. I talk about roast …

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