6 ways to be funny in your speech
Your principal says, ‘Quick, add some jokes to this speech.’ What do
you do? How do you best use humor? Learn from a master.
Wait. Tell your chief executive to put down the kazoo and remove that squirting lapel flower. There are plenty of reasons one should never, ever try to be funny in a speech, says Brian Agler, director of West Wing Writers. Many principals can’t pull off humor, a joke might backfire, and it’s extremely hard to be funny on demand. Then again, the reasons to offer jokes are even more compelling than those against, Agler says in his Ragan Training video, “Humo read more...
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