Speechwriting Most-popular stories on speeches & presentations Tips on how to add humor, open a speech, and cut the ‘ums’ were tops among communicators. Brush up on those skills to start the new year! By Ragan StaffJan. 2, 2015 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content Here’s the complete list: 1. How to add humor to your speech—without being a comedian 2. 3 reasons to cut ‘thank you’ from your next speech To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.