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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom: Using Humor in Business Speaking Paperback – August 30, 1988
by Michael Iapoce (Author)

This is the first book to offer detailed advice on the effective use of humor in business situations such as presentations, meetings, or seminars. The author is a speech writer who has written for the CEOs of AT&T, Xerox, Monsanto, and the Bank of America. He has also written comedy for entertainers such as Rodney Dangerfield. Presents the basics of writing humorously in a clear, step-by-step fashion, and reveals invaluable tricks of the trade for creating one’s own custom-tailored jokes using techniques employed by professional comedy writers. Also provides short one-line jokes arranged by subject, as well as longer, story-type jokes arranged by the meaning or the point that the story illustrates.

Michael Iapoce is a comedy writer, a former stand-up comic (under the name “Mike Bizzarro”), and the author of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom: Using Humor in Business Speaking–2nd Edition.” As a corporate humor consultant, his clients have included the Walt Disney Corporation, AT&T, the Oakland A’s, Price-Waterhouse, and IBM. He has also written for entertainers such as Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Goulet, and Norm Crosby. He is currently a partner in Comedy Writing Pros–visit them at Michael lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife and two Afghan hounds.

Product Details
Paperback: 205 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 30, 1988)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471636495
ISBN-13: 978-0471636496
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces