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Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes to motivational speakers when they’re working?   Check out this (admittedly) home made video of a job I just did in Alabama for the DAU.   (Defense Acquisition University.)   They asked me to be their military speaker and present a funny speech for their hard working group.

Check out this 3 min. video to see what a fairly typical date is like for me:

What’s my point? I’m not sure I have one.  But I can tell you this:   defense acquisition universitymotivational speakers work hard.  The travel, preparation and details can be taxing.  But what we get out of it (at least for the good speakers) is way more than a pay check.    We have fun.  I know I did.

Are YOU looking for a funny motivational speaker?  I’d love to be your guy.    Go to the contact page. (Even if you don’t have a space shuttle next door.)

Learn more about my speaking for military audiences.

Brad Montgomery
Funny Motivational Speaker, Military Speaker, Alabama Speaker, Guy Who Loves His Job

Related:
Some testimonials from DAU about my work as a military speaker. Go there now.
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More info about what I offer military and related audiences. Go there now.
See the same Behind the Scenes of a Motivational Speaker video (above) on YouTube.

How To be A Motivational Speaker | Find your Niche Can Make You Rich

A How-To video series about how to be a motivational speaker.   In this very informal video in which Brad Montgomery — a funny motivational speaker — Brad asks fellow motivational speaker and Colorado speaker Elaine Dumler for a killer tip for folks on their way to being a paid professional speaker.    She offers up some excellent advice about being yourself on the platform — something that is very hard to do, but is crucial for your success as a speaker.

Check out the video:

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic
How To Be Speaker (3) Format of a Keynote. A Template!
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs
Part 7: How to Be a Motivational Speaker — Find A Niche to Make you Rich
Part 8: Be a Professional Speaker — Be Authentic On the Platform

On YouTube
Part 1. Find a Speaker Mentor
Part 2. Choose a Correct Motivational Topic (on YouTube)
How to be a Motivational Speaker
(3) on YouTube
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out (On YouTube)
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice (on YouTube)
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs (YouTube)
Part 7: How To be a Speaker — Find a Niche
Part 8: How to be a Motivational Speaker — Be Authentic on the Platform

More interested in reading than going to YouTube?   We’ve got your back!  Check out this transcription….

How to be a Motivational Speaker – Part 8 (Elaine Dumler on Authenticity)

Brad Montgomery:         Hi, this is Brad Montgomery from bradmontgomery.com with the continuing series on how to be a motivational speaker.  As I said before, I don’t know – I don’t have all the expertise, but I know people who do and we’re looking at ****my pal, Elaine Dumler.  Elaine Dumler is a college speaker who speaks nationally to everybody, but specializes in military audiences and today she’s going to tell us at least one tip about how to be a motivational speaker.  Go Elaine!

Elaine Dumler:         I think the best thing that you have to always remember to do when you’re speaking, especially if you’re working to motivate other people, is you’ve got to be real.  I think a lot of times we see speakers on the platform who are not the same person as they are maybe off having a beer, a cup of coffee or something.  You have to be who you are.  You want that type of connection and rapport that comes from just being your true self on the platform and letting you come out in everything that you do.  I think that’s what makes you someone that someone wants to listen to.  And if you’re going to add humor, and kind of make it funny, or you know, work kind of natural humor into it, it has to come from who you are.  And if it doesn’t come from your heart, then I don’t know where it’s coming from.

Brad Montgomery:         I think – thank you, Elaine – being you is important.  That’s why when I’m a motivational speaker, I always strive to be Elaine Dumler.  All right.  More tips on how to be a motivational speaker.  Stay tuned.  Thanks, Elaine.

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How To be A Motivational Speaker | Reach Your Niche Get Rich

A How-To video series about how to be a motivational speaker.   In this very informal video in which Brad Montgomery — a funny motivational speaker — Brad asks his pal and fellow motivational speaker and Colorado speaker Fred Berns for a killer tip for folks on their way to being a paid professional speaker.    He has some great advice about getting deep with one industry.

Check out the video:

Thanks Fred baby!

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic
How To Be Speaker (3) Format of a Keynote. A Template!
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs
Part 7:  How to Be a Motivational Speaker — Find A Niche to Make you Rich
Part 8:  Be a Professional Speaker — Be Authentic On the Platform

More interested in reading the transcription than seeing the video.  No problem baby!  We have your back.  Here it is:

How to be a motivational Speaker.  Fred Berns on Niches

Brad Montgomery:         Hi, this is Brad Montgomery from bradmontgomery.com with the continuing series about how to be a motivational speaker.  So, I know you want to be a motivational speaker.  You don’t know how.  You want tips.  Well, I don’t have them all, but I’ve got friends who have them all.  We’re here with Fred Berns, one of the top speakers in Colorado.  He speaks on a million things, including sales.  Fred, can you give the listeners what’s it going to take to be a motivational speaker?

Fred Berns:         Well, I think to be a successful motivational speaker, it’s very important to have a specific niche.  I think a niche can make you rich.  And if you can zero in on a certain type of group, a different kind – a certain type of industry, I think you become viewed as an instant expert a lot more quickly.  You can sell books and products a lot more successfully.  You can be booked more often with, for larger amounts of money if you become the number one name in a specific industry.  So, I think the key here, Brad, is to niche because it can make you rich.

Brad Montgomery:                  Rock on!

On YouTube
Part 1. Find a Speaker Mentor
Part 2. Choose a Correct Motivational Topic (on YouTube)
How to be a Motivational Speaker (3) on YouTube
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out (On YouTube)
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice (on YouTube)
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs (YouTube)
Part 7: How To be a Speaker — Find a Niche
Part 8: How to be a Motivational Speaker — Be Authentic on the Platform

What to Do When Your Humor Fails
Here is Part 6 of the continuing series about how to be a motivational speaker. In this video, Brad Montgomery discusses adding humor to your presentation. (And if you want to be a paid professional speaker, you’ll need to be funny — if you want to get hired.)

This video covers the sticky topic of what to do when your humor fails.

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic
How To Be Speaker (3) Format of a Keynote. A Template!
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs

For those of you who prefer to read (as opposed to see the tips on the video,) here ya go:

What To Do When Your Humor Bombs

All right.  I want you to watch these series of jokes that bombed for me at the Mayo Clinic.  But then watch what I do about it.  So, check it out.

It’s just cool to be at the world-famous Mayo Clinic and its sister organization, the Mustard Infirmary.  I’m staying at the Relish Inn.  So, I have a condiment theme here in Rochester.  I bank at the First Bank of Ketchup.  Okay, condiment humor, not big in Rochester.  We can see that.  Did you see what the building next door, right next to the main Mayo building, the little deli?  They’re going to call it Mayo on the Side.  Free condiment jokes.  Yeah!  I mean, how cool is it you guys work for the Mayo Clinic?  It was so much fun for me when, you know, where you going this time, Brad?  I’m going to the Mayo Clinic.  Oh, I’m sorry.  No, I’m healthy!  I’m healthy!  We’re going to laugh.  A little mayo on the side.  Four condiment jokes.

I didn’t totally bomb those jokes, but clearly they didn’t go as well as I had hoped and I used a couple of techniques that you can use as well.  First, whether you’re telling stories or relating an anecdote or telling jokes, when things aren’t going as well as you hoped or horrible, let the audience know that you’ve noticed.  Acknowledge it.  There’s nothing weirder than watching a speaker that acts like everything’s going great when it’s clear to the audience that things aren’t going great.  So, don’t do that.  It’s too weird.  But the second part is equally important which is that it’s your responsibility to take care of the audience.  It’s your responsibility to let them know that you’re fine.  So, when things don’t go well, they start to worry about us and they start to fret for us and get stressed and you got to let them know that you’re fine.  So, you notice, I did just that.  First, I acknowledged the condiment jokes failed, or at least weren’t doing that great.  I even started counting the goofy, failed condiment jokes.  But, more important than that, with my body language and with my words, I let them know, hey, don’t worry about me, I’m having a good time still.  You’re going to have a good time still.  We’ve got lots of program left and things are great.  So, the audience will admire you and love you for trying humor, even if it doesn’t go as well as you had hoped.

Just remember the two rules.  One, acknowledge it, let them know.  And second, take responsibility to bring them with you and let them know that you’re totally fine.

On YouTube
Part 1. Find a Speaker Mentor
Part 2. Choose a Correct Motivational Topic (on YouTube)
How to be a Motivational Speaker
(3) on YouTube
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out (On YouTube)
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice (on YouTube)
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs (YouTube)

How To be A Motivational Speaker | Humor Tips — Give the Audience a Voice

A How-To video series about how to be a motivational speaker. In this very informal video in which Brad Montgomery — a funny motivational speaker — Brad explains the simple technique of Giving the Audience a Voice. It’s a guaranteed humor technique that’s easy to implement.

For those of you checking out hot comedians, Jim Gaffigan is awesome. Check out this funny guy. One of the many techniques he uses is to give the audience a voice. In fact, he opens his album BEYOND THE PALE with a high voice with which he simply gives the audience a voice. He talks about what they must think of his skin, his clothes, etc. Funny opening, and all he does is to say what (he imagines) the audience is thinking. What a crack up. Check him out. Not sure what I’m talking about…..Check out the tips how-to video:

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic
How To Be Speaker (3) Format of a Keynote. A Template!
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs

For Those of you more interested in reading that looking at the speaker video, here is the transcription about how to be a motivational speaker:

Give the Audience a Voice

One of the techniques that you can use in humor is to take advantage of this rule. If you say what the audience is thinking, they will laugh. So, watch how we set up this joke about parking and then see how I follow up by giving the audience a voice. Now, the one thing you need to know to understand these jokes is just that parking at the Mayo Clinic comes at a premium and pretty much, you got to have a lot of seniority to get a parking place. All right. So, watch what we do after the joke.

I love the parking. So, how many of you had to park like 80 miles away today? Raise your hand if you have parking privileges. Okay, now everyone else, if you had your hand up, notice how everyone else is glaring at you. I hate them. I hate them. Man, if you think you can get a job here today, you got to park in Iowa. Some of you are going, I live in Iowa. Shut up. Shut up. Stop with the Iowa thing.

Did you see how he did that? Did you see how I gave a voice to the audience? If you can voice what the audience is thinking, you will get the laugh. So, how did I do that? The first time I did that was we imagined what the people who don’t have parking spaces think about the people who do have parking spaces. And I just said it. You know, I hate you. I hate you. I hate you. And I even did a little act-out where I had that glowering thing. All right. So, that was just giving them a voice and I got credit for knowing what they were thinking. Then I did it again later on when I talked about the people who drive in from Iowa. I just, you know, I said the joke and then I voiced what they were thinking, which is, shut up, I’m from Iowa, shut up.

You can use this technique, too. Imagine or find out what your audience is thinking and then give them a voice, either literally by making up a funny voice and saying it as though you were them, just like I did, or a little safer way to do it would be to back up a little bit and just say, you know, I can imagine what you’re thinking. What you’re probably thinking is. You know what? There’s a video with two Brads, with two pictures of Brad. What, is that crazy? See what I did? I just gave you a voice. Give the audience a voice. Let them understand that you know what they’re thinking and you will get the laugh.

On YouTube
Part 1. Find a Speaker Mentor
Part 2. Choose a Correct Motivational Topic (on YouTube)
How to be a Motivational Speaker
(3) on YouTube
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out (On YouTube)
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice (on YouTube)
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs (YouTube)

Be A Motivational Speaker!

How to be funny on the platform:   a specific technique

Here is Part 6 of the continuing series about how to be a motivational speaker. In this video, Brad Montgomery discusses adding humor to your presentation. (And if you want to be a paid professional speaker, you’ll need to be funny — if you want to get hired.)

No, you don’t HAVE to be funny or to use humor if you want to be a motivational speaker.  But boring speakers never get hired back.   You MUST have some sort of humor, lightheartedness, or levity in your program.  You don’t have to be a stand-up comedian, but you definitely want to invest some time and energy in learning how to work the crowd their happy place.

But adding humor isn’t easy.   Yet there ARE some specific ideas that are easy to learn and easy to implement.

This video covers the specific topic of the Act Out.   Check out the video:

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:

Blog Posts:

How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor

How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic

How To Be Speaker (3) Format of a Keynote. A Template!

Adding Humor (1) The Act Out

Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice

Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs

For Those Of You Who Prefer to Read, here is the transcription:

What To Do When Your Humor Bombs

All right.  I want you to watch these series of jokes that bombed for me at the Mayo Clinic.  But then watch what I do about it.  So, check it out.

It’s just cool to be at the world-famous Mayo Clinic and its sister organization, the Mustard Infirmary.  I’m staying at the Relish Inn.  So, I have a condiment theme here in Rochester.  I bank at the First Bank of Ketchup.  Okay, condiment humor, not big in Rochester.  We can see that.  Did you see what the building next door, right next to the main Mayo building, the little deli?  They’re going to call it Mayo on the Side.  Free condiment jokes.  Yeah!  I mean, how cool is it you guys work for the Mayo Clinic?  It was so much fun for me when, you know, where you going this time, Brad?  I’m going to the Mayo Clinic.  Oh, I’m sorry.  No, I’m healthy!  I’m healthy!  We’re going to laugh.  A little mayo on the side.  Four condiment jokes.

I didn’t totally bomb those jokes, but clearly they didn’t go as well as I had hoped and I used a couple of techniques that you can use as well.  First, whether you’re telling stories or relating an anecdote or telling jokes, when things aren’t going as well as you hoped or horrible, let the audience know that you’ve noticed.  Acknowledge it.  There’s nothing weirder than watching a speaker that acts like everything’s going great when it’s clear to the audience that things aren’t going great.  So, don’t do that.  It’s too weird.  But the second part is equally important which is that it’s your responsibility to take care of the audience.  It’s your responsibility to let them know that you’re fine.  So, when things don’t go well, they start to worry about us and they start to fret for us and get stressed and you got to let them know that you’re fine.  So, you notice, I did just that.  First, I acknowledged the condiment jokes failed, or at least weren’t doing that great.  I even started counting the goofy, failed condiment jokes.  But, more important than that, with my body language and with my words, I let them know, hey, don’t worry about me, I’m having a good time still.  You’re going to have a good time still.  We’ve got lots of program left and things are great.  So, the audience will admire you and love you for trying humor, even if it doesn’t go as well as you had hoped.

Just remember the two rules.  One, acknowledge it, let them know.  And second, take responsibility to bring them with you and let them know that you’re totally fine.

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On YouTube
Part 1. Find a Speaker Mentor
Part 2. Choose a Correct Motivational Topic (on YouTube)
How to be a Motivational Speaker
(3) on YouTube
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out (On YouTube)
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice (on YouTube)
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs (YouTube)

how to be a motivational speakerHow To be A Motivational Speaker | Template for a Keynote Speech

A How-To video series about how to be a motivational speaker.   In this very informal video in which Brad Montgomery — a funny motivational speaker — Brad explains the simple format (or template) for creating a motivational keynote speech.      Interested in exactly how you can create your own speech?  No sweat…here are the details.

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation?   Check out Brad’s Got Mirth:  Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1)  | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic
How To Be Speaker (3) Format of a Keynote.  A Template!
Adding Humor (1)   The Act Out
Adding Humor (2):   Give the Audience a Voice
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs

On YouTube
Part 1. Find a Speaker Mentor
Part 2. Choose a Correct Motivational Topic (on YouTube)
How to be a Motivational Speaker
(3) on YouTube
Adding Humor (1)   The Act Out (On YouTube)
Adding Humor (2):   Give the Audience a Voice (on YouTube)
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs (YouTube)

For those of you who prefer to read the text of the video, here it is:

Template for keynote motivational speech.

How to Be a Speaker:  FORMAT OF A KEYNOTE
This is Brad Montgomery from Brad Montgomery.com with a continuing series in how to be a motivational speaker and how to be a paid professional speaker.  All right so one of the things we never talked about is exactly what is a motivational speech?  I know, you got some ideas about what you’re going to do and what you’re going to talk about and I know you have some ideas about your message for when you become a motivational speaker but you’re still struggling with how does it work, what’s the form, what’s the format, how do you put together a motivational speech.  Well good news – I’m about to tell you.

All right so it’s really not as hard as you think because there’s a formula.  Now you’ll notice that almost every good motivational speaker follows the formula and deviates from it but at least let me give you the formula because you’ll be shocked how easy it is.  First, you’ve got to have an opening so the opening’s going to be: My name is.  Here’s what we’re going to talk about.  Here’s my background is and here’s what you are going to get out today’s program.  So you’re just going to tell them what to expect.  So I’m a funny motivational speaker and I talk to businesses about lightening up so I start, as you might guess, with some jokes and I tell them today we’re going to talk about lightening it up and how that’s going to be related to your business.  Get it?  That’s the intro – that’s it.  That’s all the intro is.  Now the intro can be very short or you know like even a minute or two or it can be as long as you know five or ten sometimes fifteen minutes.  Because I’m funny I use a lot of humor but I think if you’re a high content motivational speaker you’re going to cut right to it.  So for example you might say, I’ve had an incredible car accident and I learned a lot from it and in today’s program we’re going to go through my story and how the lessons I learned relate to you.  All right so there’s the introduction.

Then you’re basically going to have three points – three points and each point is going to be supported by at least one story.  So let’s say for example your motivational speech is to be in you know you want to inspire people somehow.  All right so then I’m assuming that you have three techniques to inspire people.  So let’s say your techniques are to you know have good relationships and lead others in inspiration and to always nurture yourself – take care of yourself.  All right so those are the three points.  Write them down; bam, bam, bam.

So the first one is, my first point of the day is blah, blah, blah, blah.  Get it?  You tell them what your point is but they don’t care what your point is unless you have a story.  So if your first point is nurturing relationships that’s where you’re going to want to launch into one of your stories about how you nurture relationships or how you learned from this or how something happened to you that is relevant to them.  The main part of the story is to hold their interest, to teach the lesson and then really to let them learn from it.  How can we learn from your experience without having to go through the pain and trouble that you’ve done.  So for example let’s say you’ve climbed Mt. Everest and you want to talk about you know all the fabulous thing you learned about Mt. Everest.  What I really want out of that as an audience member is how can I learn all the things you know without having to climb Mt. Everest.  So you’re telling us the story of Mt. Everest and then you’re giving us the first point.  Got it?  So, now we’ve got the introduction, first point and the story to support that point.  Then you lead right into the second point and the transition can be as simple as that brings us to our second point.  The second point is you need to nurture relationships – I can’t remember what the three points are – but you know the second point is you’ve got to eat a lot of pineapple.  You see it doesn’t really matter what the point is and then you’ve got to support that.  So, how are you going to support that?  With another story so that’s when you need to launch in to another personal story, something that really happened to you and then relate what you learned out of that story and how we can apply those lessons to our lives.  Do you get the running theme?  Because if you’re a motivational speaker it really isn’t about you and how fabulous you are and how fabulous your stories are or how funny you are; what really is important is how you can get some information and inspiration into us as the audience.

All right and then the third point repeat as needed.  That leads us to our third point or our third point is to be a leader of inspiration and you know being a leader of inspiration is important because blah, blah, blah, blah and here comes the story to support that point.  Got it?  So now you’ve just told the introduction, you’ve had three points each one supported by at least one story – by the way if you know you want to do two short stories, go for it; three really short stories, go for it; whatever it doesn’t matter – and then finally is the conclusion and the conclusion really needs to be a summary of what you’ve just done but then most importantly you really need to make sure the audience understands that it’s about them.  So even though all the stories are about you and your own life experience the message is about them.  So in the conclusion you need to really make sure that they walk out of there knowing that I want to be like that speaker I just heard or at least I want to apply the lessons that that speaker taught because it makes sense to me because after hearing those stories and hearing all the reasons behind it and hearing the original thought there’s no way in the world I can’t you know, I can’t leave as a better person after hearing that speaker.  Got it?

So the main format is introduction, point supported by a story, second point supported by a story, third point supported by a story, and then a conclusion which all along you’re going to be talking about your audience but especially at the conclusion you’re going to make sure that the speech is not about you it’s about them.

All right so becoming a motivational speaker is a blast of it’s fun and it’s not as hard as you think.  My name’s Brad Montgomery from Brad Montgomery.com; really happy to be part of it.  If you like this video click over here or okay – I’m not really sure where the links are but there’s a couple of links.  I’ve got a couple programs out about how to be a motivational speaker and another program about how to be a funny speaker and trust me being a motivational speaker is cool but being a funny motivational speaker means you get hired.  So adding humor is really crucial no matter what your topic is.  Thanks for your time.  Look for more videos from me soon.  Glad to be aboard.  Cheers.

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Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation?   Check out Brad’s <a href=”http://www.humorjumpstart.com/got-mirth-info.html”>Got Mirth:  Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth</a>.

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<a href=”https://www.bradmontgomery.com/2009/11/20/how-to-be-a-motivational-speaker-2/”>How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1)  | Get a Mentor</a>

<a href=”https://www.bradmontgomery.com/2009/12/15/how-to-be-a-motivational-speaker-3/”>How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) </a>Choose the Right Topic

<a href=”https://www.bradmontgomery.com/2010/01/12/be-a-motivational-speaker/”>How To Be Speaker (3)</a> Format of a Keynote.  A Template!

<a href=”https://www.bradmontgomery.com/2009/11/20/how-to-be-a-motivational-speaker-2/”>Adding Humor (1)   The Act Out</a>

<a href=”https://www.bradmontgomery.com/2010/01/15/how-to-be-a-mo…onal-speaker-5/”>Adding Humor</a> (2):   Give the Audience a Voice

<a href=”https://www.bradmontgomery.com/how-to-be-a-motivational-speaker-part-6″>Adding Humor</a> (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs

Part 7:  <a href=”https://www.bradmontgomery.com/2010/01/16/how-to-be-a-motivational-speaker-7/”>How to Be a Motivational Speaker — Find A Niche to Make you Rich</a>

Part 8: <a href=”https://www.bradmontgomery.com/2010/01/16/how-to-be-a-motivational-speaker-8/”> Be a Professional Speaker — Be Authentic On the Platform</a>

<em>On YouTube</em>

Part 1. <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6kYnZagTp0″>Find a Speaker Mentor</a>

Part 2. <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGVc35ej6SY”>Choose a Correct Motivational Topic </a>(on YouTube)<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12gz0Sso29Q”>

How to be a Motivational Speaker</a> (3) on YouTube

<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12gz0Sso29Q”>Adding Humor</a> (1)   The Act Out (On YouTube)

<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snvaHeXZa5M”>Adding Humor</a> (2):   Give the Audience a Voice (on YouTube)

<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK_gvdJz0kY”>Adding Humor</a> (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs (YouTube)

Part 7:  <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjJEDSUjSf0″>How To be a Speaker</a> — Find a Niche

Part 8:  <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvSplClTa_Q”>How to be a Motivational Speaker — Be Authentic on the Platform</a>

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How To Be A Motivational Speaker Tips   Choosing a Topic

Here’s another one of my tips on how to be a motivational speaker. Today I talk about how to choose your topic. Questions? Leave them in a comment below and I’ll answer them in a video.

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How To Be a Motivational Speaker

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Hey, this is Brad Montgomery from BradMontgomery.com.  Alright, so here’s the continuing saga, “How to Be a Motivational Speaker.”  I promised you some tips, here comes another one.

One of the big questions I get all the time is what am I going to talk about, what could I possibly talk about?  Well, when you are picking the topic for your keynote, there’s a couple of things I want you to consider.

First, if you’re going to be a professional speaker, not only do you have to be good, but you have to be passionate about something.  So what is it that you are passionate about?  You’re going to be talking and researching and marketing and everything, make sure it’s a topic that you actually love, which is my way of saying, if you think you want to speak on leadership or change or some whatever, I’m saying that’s fine, unless you don’t have passion for it.  So, if you don’t, skip it, right now.

The other thing too is make sure it’s something you’re an expert in.  So, as you’re choosing your topic, what are you good at, what are you already an expert in right now?  So for example, if you work in a hospital and you’re a genius about what’s going on with healthcare, maybe that’s your niche.  Or if you know everything there is about energy or whatever or in my case, if you happen to know everything there is about humor at work, bingo, I’m your guy.  See, I have passion about that; I’m an expert in it, that’s why it’s good for me. What are you going to find that’s good for you?

So, to sum it up, when you’re becoming a motivational speaker, if you’re asking yourself how to be a motivational speaker and you’re wondering about your topic, first, find something you have passion in, second, find somewhere where you have some expertise.

Alright, Brad Montgomery, BradMontgomery.com.   More tips on how to be a motivational speaker soon.  Thanks.

How To Be A Motivational Speaker

I just had a breakfast with fellow Colorado motivational speaker John Sileo. I thought it would be fun to ask him for a tip about how to be a motivational speaker. Check out the video tip (recorded with my phone.)

Check out the second video in this series  where I talk about choosing the right topic for your motivational speech.

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For those of you who prefer to read, or cannot see the video….here ya go!

Brad Montgomery: This is Brad Montgomery from BradMontgomery.com.  One of the questions that I get all the time is how to be a motivational speaker.  Well lucky for you we’ve got one of Colorado’s premiere motivational speakers with me.  He is holding the camera right now.  It is security expert and motivational speaker, John Sileo.  We are going to ask him how to be a motivational speaker and give us a top tip.  So we are going to switch this, watch this.  Quick move.  And say, “Hello, my name is John Sileo.”

John Sileo: Hello, my name is John Sileo.  What else do you want me to say?

Brad Montgomery: How do you get to be a motivational speaker?

John Sileo: You get to know Brad Montgomery.  That’s the honest truth.  If I had one thing to give to people it would be its all about the people you learn from.  It is not necessarily the people you network with it’s not that they’re getting you jobs.  It’s that they’re the ones that let you know you are doing a good job when you are doing a bad job.  Brad for me was the person who finally said, “You know what?  This part of how you’re speaking is crap.  And you need to be more yourself.”  Very honest feedback.  And that one on one coaching that you get, not that you pay for that you get from another speaker, from a close friend, a mentor.  That to me has made all the difference in the world and that is what has made my speaking career so much fun and decent.

Brad Montgomery: Rock on.  You want to learn how to be a motivational speaker?  We’ll see you at BradMontgomery.com.

HoustonNSAI’m psyched to be visiting the fine folks of the National Speakers Association Houston Chapter on Nov. 8th and wanted to invite you all.  This event is open to the public, so if you have a hankering to learn more about the world of professional speakers, here’s your chance.

I’ll be covering two topics.

1)  How to Be Funny.   Every speaker needs to add humor.  That old joke is true:

One speaker asks another, “Do you need to be funny as a speaker?”

Answer:  “Only if you want to get hired.”

Do you have questions YOU want answered? Leave them as comments and he’ll cover your questions on Thursday.

Check out this video I prepared just for you!

First, at 4 pm, I’ll be teaching my program Got Mirth?  Milking Your Program for All The Humor it is Worth.  (Catchy, huh!) I’ll give some big-time strategies for becoming funnier.  I’ll also give you some tricks and jokes that you can incorporate TOMORROW to get laughs.  Yes, they are THAT easy.   (Not all of ’em, but I’ll be giving away some cool, easy, funny stuff.)

Second, I’ll be doing a program about how to stay upbeat in this speaking business (at a time where that is harder than ever.)  We all know in our hearts that if we are able to use levity, lightheartedness, and even humor as motivational speakers, we’ll do better — both on the platform and in the business of speaking.     And lucky you, I’ll be teaching a few specific techniques that you can incorporate right away. Oh, and by the way, it’ll be funny. If you are looking for that speakers program that your spouse is interested in…this is the one.

I’m coming to Texas, baby!  On the 8th I’ll be teaching Texas speakers how to strut their stuff and get to that holy ground:  “The next level.” (Nope, I’m not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds good to me. Let’s go there together.)

See ya there!

Brad Montgomery
Texas Motivational Speaker (for a day!), Fan of NSA Houston, Teacher of Funny-ness

PS. Here is the handout. (Think of all the trees we saved by me not sending this to Kinkos!)

PPS. For those of you who asked about coaching, here are the details.

Questions? Leave them in a comment below. Or contact me here.

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Preparing a speech or presentation? Looking for some tips that can help you today? Need some ideas about how to add humor to your program? Find tons of articles, tips and tricks on presenting a live program.

•  Check out articles about How to Be a Motivational Speaker on Brad Montgomery’s blog.   How To be a Motivational Speaker

•  Sign up for a bunch of free audio from Brad about how to be a motivational or professional speaker here.  (Ok…. Warning, this is a series of emails.  A couple of them offer stuff for sale.  But if you just hang out, you’ll get stuff for free too.  Cool!)  Brad Speaks Newsletter Sign up.
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor

•How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic

How To Be Speaker (3) Format of a Keynote. A Template!

•Adding Humor (1) The Act Out

Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice

Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs

•Part 7: How to Be a Motivational Speaker — Find A Niche to Make you Rich

Part 8: Be a Professional Speaker — Be Authentic On the Platform

Brad’s made learning easy…. Here are some short cuts that will shave tons of time and effort off your learning curve:

• Brad put together a 7 CD set about humor skills “for the rest of us.”  It’s called Humor College, and we’re mighty proud of it.

 

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•  Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

•  Learn more about How to be a motivational speaker with Brad’s how-to audio here.  This is the exact 70 or 80 minutes of info that you would get from Brad if you could get him to sit down with you for 90 minutes.  (Weird math, but if you count you asking questions and Brad cracking jokes, you wouldn’t get a full hour and a half of content. :)     Want to know the ho-tow, the down-and-dirty secrets about how to get started as a professional speaker and how to do it the easy way?  Then this audio is for you.be-a-speaker-labelweb
On YouTube
Part 1. Find a Speaker Mentor
Part 2. Choose a Correct Motivational Topic (on YouTube)
How to be a Motivational Speaker
(3) on YouTube
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out (On YouTube)
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice (on YouTube)
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs (YouTube)
Part 7: How To be a Speaker — Find a Niche
Part 8: How to be a Motivational Speaker — Be Authentic on the Platform

 

Motivational speaker home.

If you are a professional motivational speaker of if you want to be one… here are the keys to the speaking business here.

 

 

Write Way to Success.  An article about discipline and much more.

If You Want More Humor in Your Presentation.    A cool article by John Cantu.

How Speakers Can Use Video    Brad is interviewed in this video where he talks about his theories about how motivational speakers can and should use video as a tool for business growth.  (This article is on Brad’s motivational blog.)

How to Be a Motivational Speaker.  An audio recording (for sale) of Brad spilling the secrets to getting started in the professional speaking business.

Evaluating  your speech.  A system to become a better speaker.

Adding Color to your speech.   Variety and spice helps keep your audience awake.

Connect with your audience.   Touch your Audience with Stories.

What I learned from American Idol that helps us all as professional speakers.  Sometimes it not skills…it’s a missing, hard to define “something” that can make a motivational speaker unique.

 

 

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How To Be A Professional Speaker

A while back I was at the National Speakers Association with Dr. Brad Nieder…known to his many audiences as The Healthy Humorist. Brad is a good friend, and an amazingly talented and funny professional speaker.  I took the opportunity — and took out my phone — to record his top tips for how to be a professional speaker.

I love what he says about putting in the time and having patience.  (And in his case, having patients.)   Thanks for sharing the advice, Brad!

Thanks Fun Seekers!

PS. If you got this newsletter from a friend, you can subscribe yourself at http://www.humorjumpstart.com/bradspeakssubscribe.html

PPS. Here is my Shopping cart… complete with auto responders. (Many of you asked about what I use for my store and my newsletters.)

Now what do you do? Visit my blog!

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic
How To Be Speaker (3) Format of a Keynote. A Template!
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs
Part 7: How to Be a Motivational Speaker — Find A Niche to Make you Rich
Part 8: Be a Professional Speaker — Be Authentic On the Platform

Ok, for you non-readers, here’s the transcript:

Hi, this is Brad Montgomery from BradMontgomery.com. I don’t know everything about how to be a motivational speaker but it turns out I know the people who know how to be a motivational speaker. I’m going to introduce you to Brad Nieder. Dr. Brad Nieder is the Healthy Humorist. HealthyHumorist.com. This guy is hilarious, he’s a medical doctor who’s actually funny and one of the many things I love about Brad is that besides being funny he really took a study towards becoming a professional speaker. So it will give him a chance to tell us one of his top tips about how to be a motivational speaker.

Go, all right, that’s good, good, alright.

Brad Nieder: All right, how to do it. Yeah. The first thing is go to medical school because the M.D. that’s my calling card, that’s what gets me in. So you want to go to medical school and get the medical degree. No, you don’t need to do that. You just have to be committed. You have to put in the time. You have to get out there and do it for free, for a cup of coffee, and make that your lab, and test out your material, and find out what works. And you got to be patient because as good as you might be it’s going to take time for people to find out about you, and for you to make a name for yourself, and to get out there. So get out and steel yourself you’re going to hear people tell you all the time, you can’t do that. Especially if you’re leaving the medical path, which is a very safe, very well drawn out path for you. And you’re going to hear people say, you’re crazy, you’re nuts, you can’t go out there and be a motivational doctor, you don’t know what you’re doing, that’s uncertain, stay on your safe path. And you got to steel yourself for that kind of criticism, and that kind of comments, and you got to stick to your course, do your thing, and write you material, and keep at it and just do it, and have a glass of good scotch.

Brad Montgomery: Alright, so that’s Brad Nieder from Healthy Humorist, HealthyHumorist.com. I’m Brad Montgomery, BradMontgomery.com. Thanks, see you with the scotch.

Brad Speaks: Tips for Speakers, Entertainers, and Presenters.

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How To be Funnier: Use Audience Interaction.

Funny motivational speaker Bill Stainton interviewed me for the National Speakers Association’s audio magazine. Bill’s a great guy (and is very funny) and I was flattered to be considered an expert. Here’s the audio for ya as my gift:

Hear the audio here.

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Sure, there are plenty of products out there that teach humor and comedy skills. But never before has there been such a collection of top-notch pros who submitted themselves for a grilling from one of their peers. Never before has there been a series of interviews like this where our pros agreed to share their best undisclosed ideas, their best tactics, and their best pet secrets to the rest of us.

And when I say “grill” I mean grill. We won?t allow any of these speakers to side-step the tough questions or get away with less than totally complete answers. We’ll hold their feet to the fire until they give us answers that any speaker at any level can use immediately.

Get the details here.

Type in “BRADSPEAKS” in the coupon section to save 50%.

Please don’t share this discount…. it is for my subscribers only.

 

 

 

Humor College is On Sale!!!

50% off for a VERY limited time.

Save $150!

(Use “BradSpeaks” in the coupon code section to save 50%)

Please don’t share this coupon…it’s for my subscribers only.

Please share this link with anybody you think would benefit from how-to’s about how to use more comedy and humor. (Speakers, Enterainers, Trainers, Salespeople, financial advisors, etc.)

Thanks Fun Seekers!

PS. If you got this newsletter from a friend, you can subscribe yourself at http://www.humorjumpstart.com/bradspeakssubscribe.html

PPS. Here is my Shopping cart… complete with auto responders. (Many of you asked about what I use for my store and my newsletters.)

Now what do you do? Visit my blog!

Learn more about Brad Montgomery Motivational Speaker here.

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic

Brad Speaks: Tips for Speakers, Entertainers, and Presenters.

1. Latest YouTube video. (Choosing Your Topic)

2. Shameless plug for a VERY cool product.

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Here’s the latest video I posted about how to be a motivational speaker. In this video I cover how to pick your topic — which is a question I hear about all the time.

See the latestest How-To video here.

Enjoy!

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PPS. Here is my Shopping cart… complete with auto responders. (Many of you asked about what I use for my store and my newsletters.)

Now what do you do? Visit my blog!

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic

Brad Speaks: Tips for Speakers, Entertainers, and Presenters.

1. Latest YouTube video. ( The “Act Out”.)

2. Shameless plug: Sale on Humor College Extended!

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Easy Humor Tip: Act Out Your Humor

Want to easily add humor to your presentation? Learn a super easy technique called “Act Out:”

See the YouTube video here.

Shamless Advertising:

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The response to our sale was super strong, so we decided have another short-term sale.

Sure, there are plenty of products out there that teach humor and comedy skills. But never before has there been such a collection of top-notch pros who submitted themselves for a grilling from one of their peers. Never before has there been a series of interviews like this where our pros agreed to share their best undisclosed ideas, their best tactics, and their best pet secrets to the rest of us.

And when I say “grill” I mean grill. We won?t allow any of these speakers to side-step the tough questions or get away with less than totally complete answers. We’ll hold their feet to the fire until they give us answers that any speaker at any level can use immediately.

Get the details here.

Type in “BRADSPEAKS” in the coupon section to save 50%.

Please don’t share this discount…. it is for my subscribers only.

Humor College is On Sale Again!!!

50% off for a VERY limited time.

Save $150!

(Use “BradSpeaks” in the coupon code section to save 50%)

Please don’t share this coupon…it’s for my subscribers only.

Please share this link with anybody you think would benefit from how-to’s about how to use more comedy and humor. (Speakers, Enterainers, Trainers, Salespeople, financial advisors, etc.)

Thanks Fun Seekers!

PS. If you got this newsletter from a friend, you can subscribe yourself at http://www.humorjumpstart.com/bradspeakssubscribe.html

PPS. Here is my Shopping cart… complete with auto responders. (Many of you asked about what I use for my store and my newsletters.)

Now what do you do? Visit my blog!

Learn more about Brad Montgomery Motivational Speaker here.

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic

Brad Speaks: Tips for Speakers, Entertainers, and Presenters.

1. Latest YouTube video. ( Give the Audience a Voice.)

2. Shameless plug: Save 50% on Humor College

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Easy Humor Tip: Give the Audience a Voice

Want to easily add humor to your presentation? Learn a super easy technique called “giving the audience a voice:”

See the YouTube video here.

Shamless Advertising:

Humor College: The Fast Track to Laughs.

Sure, there are plenty of products out there that teach humor and comedy skills. But never before has there been such a collection of top-notch pros who submitted themselves for a grilling from one of their peers. Never before has there been a series of interviews like this where our pros agreed to share their best undisclosed ideas, their best tactics, and their best pet secrets to the rest of us.

And when I say “grill” I mean grill. We won?t allow any of these speakers to side-step the tough questions or get away with less than totally complete answers. We’ll hold their feet to the fire until they give us answers that any speaker at any level can use immediately.

Get the details here.

Type in “BRADSPEAKS” in the coupon section to save 50%.

Please don’t share this discount…. it is for my subscribers only.

Humor College is On Sale!!!

50% off for a VERY limited time.

Save $150!

(Use “BradSpeaks” in the coupon code section to save 50%)

Please don’t share this coupon…it’s for my subscribers only.

Please share this link with anybody you think would benefit from how-to’s about how to use more comedy and humor. (Speakers, Enterainers, Trainers, Salespeople, financial advisors, etc.)

Thanks Fun Seekers!

PS. If you got this newsletter from a friend, you can subscribe yourself at http://www.humorjumpstart.com/bradspeakssubscribe.html

PPS. Here is my Shopping cart… complete with auto responders. (Many of you asked about what I use for my store and my newsletters.)

Now what do you do? Visit my blog!

Learn more about Brad Montgomery Motivational Speaker here.

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic

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Brad Speaks: Tips for Speakers, Entertainers, and Presenters.

1. Latest YouTube video. ( Template for a keynote Speech.)

2. Shameless plug: How to Be A Motivational Speaker audio

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Basic, Easy-Peasy Template for a Motivational Speech

What does a keynote speech look like? How do you outline it? It’s way easier than you think. Get the details from Brad Montgomery’s latest video here:

See the YouTube video here.

(It’s a long link…. if it doesn’t work, copy the

whole thing and paste it into your browser.)

Enjoy!

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How to Be Motivational SpeakerFrom A to Z. I have THE best job in the world. I travel the world making folks feel better by giving them specific tools to achieve more and live well. I have received perhaps hundreds of calls asking me how I got started, how they can get started, what tips I have, what short cuts I’d recommend, etc. I finally got smart and put all of my best answers down in one Audio CD. Details Here.

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Please share this link with anybody you think would benefit from how-to’s about how to use more comedy and humor. (Speakers, Enterainers, Trainers, Salespeople, financial advisors, etc.)

Thanks Fun Seekers!

PS. If you got this newsletter from a friend, you can subscribe yourself at http://www.humorjumpstart.com/bradspeakssubscribe.html

PPS. Here is my Shopping cart… complete with auto responders. (Many of you asked about what I use for my store and my newsletters.)

Now what do you do? Visit my blog!

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic

I get a ton of calls from people who want to “pick my brain” about how to be a motivational speaker. Here’s a video I’ve posted about a crucial tip from one of the top pros in the biz!

Brad Speaks: Tips for Speakers, Entertainers, and Presenters.

1. Latest F R E E video. (Is Your Joke Funny?)

2. Shameless plug for a VERY cool product.

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How Can You Tell if Your Joke is Funny?

The best shortcut to connecting with any audience

are jokes or funny stories about THEM — meaning your audience.

Their venue, their industry, their lunch, their

hotel, their whatever. If you can make a current,

fresh joke about THEM you win.

When you start with a fresh and topical joke

they know cannot have been written in advance,

they appreciate the joke — and you — more

than any other type of material.

In other words, new, topical and customized

humor has a lower bar for success, and greater

chance for huge payoffs.

Of course the biggest problem is that you

don’t know if it IS funny or

not. Good news folks… I’ve got a system

for testing these jokes,

and you can learn it faster than you can say,

“I’m Scared To Try New Humor for

$500, Alex!”

Read the full Article (and see video of me testing

humor) here:

See the F R E E video here.

(It’s a long link…. if it doesn’t work, copy the

whole thing and paste it into your browser.)

Enjoy!

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Do YOU want the full scoop on how to be a motivational speaker? I put my best ideas and my best tips in this product.

How to Be Motivational SpeakerFrom A to Z. I have THE best job in the world. I travel the world making folks feel better by giving them specific tools to achieve more and live well. I have received perhaps hundreds of calls asking me how I got started, how they can get started, what tips I have, what short cuts I’d recommend, etc. I finally got smart and put all of my best answers down in one Audio CD. Details Here.

How To be a Motivational Speaker Recording

Over 2 decades experience for $37.97

Please share this link with anybody you think would benefit from how-to’s about how to use more comedy and humor. (Speakers, Enterainers, Trainers, Salespeople, financial advisors, etc.)

Thanks Fun Seekers!

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Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic

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Please share this link with anybody you think would benefit from how-to’s about how to use more comedy and humor. (Speakers, Enterainers, Trainers, Salespeople, financial advisors, etc.)

Thanks Fun Seekers!

PS. If you got this newsletter from a friend, you can subscribe yourself at http://www.humorjumpstart.com/bradspeakssubscribe.html

PPS. Here is my Shopping cart… complete with auto responders. (Many of you asked about what I use for my store and my newsletters.)

Now what do you do? Visit my blog!

How to be a Comedian

Interested in learning how to use humor in your presentation? Check out Brad’s Got Mirth: Milking Your Presentation for all the Humor It’s Worth.

Learn more about how to be a motivational speaker with my how-to audio here.be-a-speaker-labelweb

Related:
Blog Posts:
How to Be a Motivational Speaker (Part 1) | Get a Mentor
How To Be A Motivational Speaker (2) Choose the Right Topic
How To Be Speaker (3) Format of a Keynote. A Template!
Adding Humor (1) The Act Out
Adding Humor (2): Give the Audience a Voice
Adding Humor (3) What to Do When Your Humor Bombs
Part 7: How to Be a Motivational Speaker — Find A Niche to Make you Rich
Part 8: Be a Professional Speaker — Be Authentic On the Platform