Humorously Speaking

1. Warm Up Your Audience
Time: 5-7 minutes
Objectives:
  • Prepare a speech that opens with a humorous story.
  • Personalize the story.
  • Deliver the story smoothly and effectively.
2. Leave Them With A Smile
Time: 5-7 minutes
Objectives:
  • Prepare a serious speech that opens and closes with humorous stories.
  • Prepare a closing story that reemphasizes the speech's main point.
  • Deliver the stories smoothly and effectively.
3. Make Them Laugh
Time: 5-7 minutes
Objectives:
  • Prepare a speech that opens and closes with humorous stories.
  • Include jokes in the speech body to illustrate points or maintain audience interest.
  • Deliver the jokes and stories smoothly and effectively.

4. Keep Them Laughing

Time: 5-7 minutes
Objectives:
  • Prepare a speech that opens with a self-depreciating joke.
  • String together two or three related jokes in the speech body.
  • Close the speech with a humorous story.

5. The Humorous Speech

Time: 5-7 minutes
Objectives:
  • Use exaggeration to tell a humorous story.
  • Entertain the audience.
  • Effectively use body language and voice to enhance the story.

Note: For some speech projects, the presentation time may also include additional segments for such activities as question-and-answer periods, depending on the project.