Public Speaking, Effective Speech, Components of Public Speaking-LetsLaugh

Public speaking is an impressive art of communication with the audience in a structured and deliberate manner. It goes beyond the boundaries of speaking or talking to a group of individuals. It is an art of articulating your ideas and thoughts in order to persuade others, inspire them, engage them, or entertain them. There are three main components of public speaking – logical component, mechanical component, and emotional component. A good and effective speech should have a merger of all these three components. Logical component attributes to the content of…

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How Long Has Comedy As Entertainment Been Around for?-LetsLaugh

Comedy as entertainment has been around for a while. The oldest written comedy was written by a dramatist of the ancient Greek theater, Aristophanes. He wrote 40 comedies, and 11 of them are still being performed today. These ancient Greek comedies were based on “humor” that today would be called “politically incorrect.” They were bawdy, sexist, and full of sexual innuendo, and made fun of certain groups or stereotypes. Vaudeville gave birth to modern humor. Although humor was still mostly politically incorrect, it did move on from sexual innuendo and…

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Standup Comedy: Pros and Cons To A Comedic Character-LetsLaugh

Pros 1)The greatest advantage of portraying a defined character is that you’ll have instant connection with your crowds. They’ll know what to expect from you. 2) A defined character makes it easy to write. Knowing your angle allows you to frame every premise towards your character’s sensibilities. Plus, if you reach Larry the Cable Guy’s stature, it’s easy to hire a cable of writers since they know your voice and your audience. 3) Your jokes become your jokes. They can’t be stolen or hacked upon. For example, if a comic…

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Ten Impediments to Effective Communication-LetsLaugh

There are countless reasons why high-quality, effective communication can be difficult. We are all individuals, with different ways of viewing the world, different biases and objectives and vulnerabilities. We so often judge what we see and hear based upon our own experiences and predispositions. We should remember, however, that effective communication begins with mutual respect, a give-and-take exercise that should ideally conclude with a better understanding than was present at the beginning. The following impediments are worthy of consideration when attempting to improve and augment one’s communications skills: 1. Lack…

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Importance of Reading-LetsLaugh

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. So, the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion. Remember those golden days of college, school bag full of books, so many things to learn, loads of information- history, geography, maths, science. Bag full of knowledge carrying on the little shoulders, all things make us laugh. Yes, all those things make us laugh…

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The 10 Best Billy Connolly DVDs-LetsLaugh

Billy Connolly is the comedian of his generation. The greatest comedian ever to come out of the UK. Here is a list of 10 of his best DVDs. 1. Billy and Albert. Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in 1987 Connolly shows exactly why he was regarded as one the top 3 comedians in the world alongside Richard Pryor and Robin Williams. Contains some of his classic routines such as Tarantulas and their wily ways and Scuba Diving. Hilarious from start to finish with some of Connolly’s notorious ADHD thrown…

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Portraits of the Whiteman-LetsLaugh

In his work, “Portraits of the Whiteman”, Keith H. Basso described and analyzed the attempts of Western Apaches to understand Anglo-Americans by determining how they view themselves and the world around them, and making profound observations about their peculiar ways through the technique of verbal humor. Appropriated this way as a dominant topic of jokes and other humorous oral narratives, the “Whiteman” according to Basso is an informal abstraction of Anglo-Americans based on the “typifications and relevances” that Indian people employ in order to rationalize their collective experiences with Anglo-Americans.…

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How to Become a Successful Christian Comedian-LetsLaugh

First I will start by telling you that I have and am living the life of a Christian Comedian so I will tell you what I have done and am having to do to become successful at what I do. The world of Christian Comedy is becoming more and more flooded with people who want to try to tell funny jokes to a clean Christian audience. Truth be told this isn’t an easy task because not many people know about the business Christian comedy. At first glance of the word…

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Writing For Comedy-LetsLaugh

The idea behind writing for comedy is easy enough to understand – make people laugh – but the elements that result in something that is truly funny are complex and varied. Comedy is essentially drama without the laughs, and, just as in drama writing, there are formulas to writing a successful comedy. Humor can be used in almost all aspects of writing: in conflict, in character development, in story structure, and so on. Conflict in Comedy Writing Conflict serves as a starting point for your story structure. It is what…

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How to Be Funny – Part 11 – Use the "Pull-Back-And-Reveal" Technique-LetsLaugh

A lot of people will tell you that there are no shortcuts to success and for the most part they are right. However, for those of you out there that still have that burning desire to learn how to be funny then the “pull back and reveal” technique is about as close as you can get to having a tool you can use to bring out laughs almost instantly. What is the “Pull Back and Reveal”? In a nutshell it is when you start a joke or funny story by…

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