The Non-Humorist’s Handbook: How to Easily Add Humor to Your Speeches Paperback – January 10, 2018
by Brian Woolf (Author)
Do you feel that:
- Speaking humorously is beyond you—but you wish it wasn’t?
- You are uncomfortable or shy about using humor in speeches?
- You don’t know where to begin, even if you wanted to, to add humor to your speeches?
If you nod your head in agreement with any of the above, this book is for you. It will show you how to easily inject humor into your speeches. No, it won’t turn you into an overnight success as a stand-up comic—but it will put you on a path, guided by many examples, which will give you the comfort and confidence to create humor. Yes, there is hope for Non-Humorists! There are a variety of ways to spark laughter as a speaker. This book deals with the four easiest, based upon viewing and studying many hundreds of speeches and reading innumerable books on humor—Twists, Asides, Putdowns, and Exaggeration. They succeed, because they:
- Are simple to understand and use.
- Are easy to create, remember, and deliver.
- Have the element of surprise, the foundation stone of humor.
- Generate smiles and laughter which builds bonds with audiences.
- Have a low risk of failure, and if one does, it’s over-looked and quickly forgotten.
Originally published as A Handbook for Non-Humorists
I love HUMOR! I want to be a humorist “when …
January 17, 2018
I love HUMOR! I want to be a humorist “when I grow up!” Reading Brian Woolf’s book lets me know the possibility is still there! I love the information he has compiled and shared with his readers. Never will you find a more comprehensive listing of material from Toastmasters around the world and people from so many walks of life! I love his beginning idea of TAPE (if you want to know what that is, you’ll have to read the book).
I especially love the format of this book. As I read the book, there is plenty of space in each section for me to write my thoughts and ideas. I can read a quote from someone and then write down my OWN twist or thought to save and use in a future speech. And, YES, you SHOULD write in this book! Then, use your written thoughts to create THE BEST speeches of your life! Thank you Brian Woolf! See you at the lectern!