A recent article in the National Speakers Association newsletter Speak Up quoted a few of my pals; fellow humorists and motivational speakers as they discussed humor and being funny.

One of the coolest parts of this good article as a list of Funny Action Items. I’ll reprint them in this blog.

If you are interested in learning how to become a motivational speaker or comedian, then this list is for you.

1. Read and watch comedians and speakers. Study their timing and craftsmanship.

2. Don’t expect to by hysterical. There are other ways to engage and entertain and audience if comedy isn’t your natural gift.

3. Focus on segues. Once you have a strong funny story or joke, find a way to smoothly transition into and out of the joke or story.

4. Use quotes from seasoned comics, with attribution, of course.

5. Instead of delivering jokes, use humorous photos, video, props or audience interaction.

6. Build on your strengths. Start simple. Grow your confidence over time.

If you are interested in learning how to become a motivational speaker or comedian, then this list is for you.

Check out my humorous keynotes and motivational speeches here.

Brad Montgomery
Humorist, Motivational Speaker, Student of Comedy Techniques

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