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Day 4 | How to Pick a Keynote Speaker

Friday, January 21st, 2011
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How To Book a Speaker

Day 4 Of Your Requested Course

4 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Keynote Speaker

If you want your speaker to really connect with your

audience, then you want to make sure your speaker

is referring specifically to your groups needs,

stresses, success and fears.

Not only do tailored programs make your speaker more

relevant. But it makes your speaker more funny.

Big time more funny.

It’s one thing for your speaker to say something like,

“Your stresses can be difficult.” It is a whole other

hear something like, “Your Oversight Form 12-B can

really hurt!”

Your keynote speaker should take the time to know

group.

I’m most flattered when I work for a national company and

folks in the audience assume that I must be an

employee that they just haven’t met. They assume that I’m

an fellow employee because “there is no way an outsider

could know us so well.”

Customization and Tailoring are not the same thing. What

most meeting planners really want is

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Coffee Cup On Car Gag | magnets for fun and play

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

This high-power magnet is your ticket to laughter and fun. While you drive. Just drop this baby in an empty coffee cup -Starbucks cardboard cups work well (leave the lid off) – put it on the roof of your car and drive around town. How you handle all of the helpful folks who wanna Coffee On Car Gaghelp you save your $3.50 mocha java is up to you, but you are guaranteed to keep you mind off the lousy traffic or how you’re late when you have one of these one the roof.

A couple of my favorite things to say to folks who point the cup to me include:
”Thanks! I’m cooling it off!”
”I know! I don’t really like coffee.”
“I’m trying to cut down on caffeine.”

But I gotta admit, I usually just wave back and act clueless. (This isn’t hard for me… I’ve had years of practice.

More Ideas

Here are a couple more ideas that can make it different:

  • When you have a passenger in the car, don’t tell them about your cup. (Sneak the cup on the car just before you get in.) You’ll get a charge out of your passenger’s reaction to all

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Security Tag Gags

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

What is it

This little bad boy is your ticket to joy! It’s a security tag used to prevent shoplifting. This one has been modified by removing the permanent\ pin and adding a special clip so that you can safely put it on — and take it off! — your clothes. Why? Because it’s funny!

How to Use it

There are two ways to execute the gag. My favorite way is to wear the tag myself. I love to put it on the back of my clothes — the back of my jacket, the back of my pants, or the back of my shirt. This method takes more patience but it is funnier because people will eventually see it and wonder if you actually are unaware of the tag. Some people will see it, be puzzled by it, and not say anything! When people point it out, I say something like, “Yeah, it’s new. How do you like my new jacket?” (Act serious and you’ll get a puzzled look that will keep you smiling for days.) Or you can (Continue Reading…)

Optical Illusions

Friday, June 30th, 2006

 
Illusions
What do you see?
A musician or a face?

I’ve found some really neat optical illusions. Read more to see them all!
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Clown Noses

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Clown Noses (and what to do with them)

NosesOne of the easiest ways to earn a smile is to wear a clown nose. Not only does it get the folks you interact with to smile, but best of all it is impossible to be grouchy when you've got a ball of red foam on your face. Try it. It's impossible.

When do you wear it? What do you do?

I find that the funniest way to wear the nose is to put it on and to act completely normal. I don't smile. I don't laugh. The irony of a normal, nicely-dressed person wearing a clown nose is like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day; it just makes you feel good inside.

NosesI wore it the other day when I picked up my 2-year-old at day care. I walked up to the teacher and asked straight forwardly, “How was the day today? How did my daughter do?” I did not mention the clown nose. She just looked at me, paused, and smiled. I'm pretty sure she thinks I'm a complete dork, but it just cracked me up. And the other teachers were laughing too.

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Silly String

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Why Silly String?

stringWhy Silly String? Because it is Funny! It is impossible to be stressed out about a broken fax machine, a backlog of emails and difficult customers when you are playing with Silly String! Dare to Be a Dork! Use Silly String and the magic of life appears right before your very eyes. Life is Fun & Funny. And Filled with Magic. Make sure your life is filled with Silly String!

Brad’s Top Ten Silly String Ideas
Sit in your office cubical and start the whole, LOUD, “Ahh, aaaah, ahhh” bit. Then, as you shout, “Chooooo!” spray it over the cubicle and gross out your office mates.

Punch a tiny hole in a paper towel or tissue, and then hide the can under the tissue with the nozzle peeking through the tissue. Put this whole set up on your table or desk. Now act like you have to sneeze. Wrinkle your face, blink your eyes act it up!

With a prolonged, “Ah, Aaaah, Ahhh.” Grab the can/tissue combo and hold it up to your mouth. Then shout, “CHOOOO!” as you spray silly sting. Trust me; this gross little number is big-time funny.

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Squeakers

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Why Squeak?

Create laughter and magic whenever you need a smile – or whenever you need somebody else to smile. It’s impossible not to smile when you are squeak or when you near somebody who does squeak. Squeak and your troubles melt away!

Be the life of the party. Break up boring business meetings. Create rapport with clients. Become the favorite aunt or uncle. Get free upgrades in hotels! Surprise the people around you!

Learn to squeak in elevators, at the dinner table, in your car! Make your nose squeak, cell phones squeak, shoes squeak!

Squeaking cures insomnia, rheumatism, digestive troubles and creates well-being. (Well, not really. But squeaking is very funny.

How To Hold Your Squeaker

squeakerHow to hold your squeaker: Put the Squeaker in the palm of your hand. Straighten your forefinger so you can “point” to stuff. Curl the three remaining fingers in and use them to hold the Squeaker against the palm. Now you’re ready to Squeak!

Squeaking Technique: As you touch things with the tip of your forefinger, use your other fingers to squeeze the Squeaker. Remember to always keep the palm of your hand – and the Squeaker – hidden from your “audience.” Nobody should know you (Continue Reading…)

Magic Tricks

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Cool virtual magic trick

This might fool ya…. Go ahead and give it a go!


magic

Memorize one of these cards.
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Jokes | A Few of Brad’s Favorites

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Everybody should be able to tell at least one joke. Here are a few of my favorites; they are easy to tell, and easy to memorize.

Barbie Joke

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One Legged Ballerina

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Chicken Coop

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Buddhist and HotDog

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Hear Brad’s kids laughing & joking!

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A Magician’s Interview

A magician goes for a job interview in an office. The interviewer,knowing that magicians are stupid, decides to start with the basics. “So, sir, can you tell us your age, please?”
The magician counts carefully on his fingers for about 30 seconds before replying “Ehhhh … 22!”.
The interviewer tries another straight forward one to break the ice.”And can you tell us your height, please?”.
The magician stands up and produces a measuring tape from his hand bag. She then traps one end under his foot and extends the tape to the top of his head. He checks the measurement and announces, “Five foot two!”.
This isn’t looking good so the interviewer goes for the real basics. “And ehh, just to confirm for our records, your name please?”
The magician bobs his head from side to side for about twenty seconds,mouthing something silently to himself, before replying, “Brad!”.
The interviewer is completely baffled at this stage, so he asks “Just out of curiosity, (Continue Reading…)

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