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Humorously Speaking Cathy Kuo, Fluency August 5,07
1.Who is humorous? <ul><li>? </li></ul>
He…?
Or  … he?
Or … he?
2.What is Humor? <ul><li>“  Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and re...
<ul><li>“ The world is </li></ul><ul><li>a tragedy to those who feel but </li></ul><ul><li>a comedy to those who think.” <...
Humor has many benefits for speakers: <ul><li>1.Help establish a bond with your audience </li></ul><ul><li>2.Win over a ho...
3.Pro1.Warm Up Your Audience <ul><li>1. Jokes </li></ul><ul><li>2. Stories </li></ul>
Examples: <ul><li>“ Ring…Ring… “Daddy! I'm kidnapped! Come and  </li></ul><ul><li>rescue me! I was badly beaten and I'm hu...
Notice: <ul><li>1.Age range </li></ul><ul><li>2. Male / Female ratio </li></ul><ul><li>3. Political orientation </li></ul>...
<ul><li>“  The world is so well stocked with keen, clean fun that there is no excuse for playing in the mud to get a laugh...
Pro 2. Leave Them With a Smile <ul><li>6 elements of humor: </li></ul><ul><li>Target  Hostility </li></ul><ul><li>Realism ...
Example: <ul><li>“ Come to join our English M-J club. If you </li></ul><ul><li>are interested but don’t know how to play, ...
Pro.3 Humor in the Middle <ul><li>Types of Jokes: </li></ul>
Exaggeration: <ul><li>“ We can cook this watch and see what will  </li></ul><ul><li>happen.” Five minutes after, I heard a...
Incongruity: <ul><li>安潔莉娜出生在小地方 ( 美國紐約 ) ,但還是得 </li></ul><ul><li>取個中文名字。我家相公姓施,我想直接按英 </li></ul><ul><li>文名字翻譯就好了,但她外婆說「施安琪...
Reverse: <ul><li>“  I remembered the first time I had sex,  </li></ul><ul><li>I made a big big commitment to that girl… </...
Definition: <ul><li>“ 36 is around what we called “middle  </li></ul><ul><li>age” and middle age simply means  </li></ul><...
Combination: <ul><li>“ Honey, I'd like to join Toastmasters.”  </li></ul><ul><li>“ No, you just stay home. Take good care ...
Play on words: <ul><li>“ 現在是非常男女時間,我血型 B ,星座水瓶, </li></ul><ul><li>個性溫柔、體貼,喜歡血拼,更喜歡玩「 3P 」 </li></ul><ul><li>不!是「 3M 」! Mak...
Understatement: <ul><li>“ Oh God! It's so hard to make a living  </li></ul><ul><li>nowadays. Everything is so expensive. W...
Implication: <ul><li>“ I would die for her if I could smell her, touch  </li></ul><ul><li>her and have one night stand wit...
4. More Tips:  4 P <ul><li>Set u p   P ause </li></ul><ul><li>P unch Line  P unch word </li></ul>
Delivery: <ul><li>Tempo  Rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Inflection  Pause </li></ul><ul><li>Volume </li></ul>
Exercise 1:  Rhythm <ul><li>“ You don’t want to fall in love, please tell me  </li></ul><ul><li>why? Long night no sleep i...
Exercise 2:  Rhythm <ul><li>“ I stood up and yell thank my father my </li></ul><ul><li>mother my sister my brother my daug...
Exercise 3:  Punch word <ul><li>“  Money.. no problem, especially pay </li></ul><ul><li>by my husband” </li></ul><ul><li>L...
Exercise 4: Pause   <ul><li>“ 今年夏天,我  30  歲(停頓)…的兒子 </li></ul><ul><li>於有了可愛的女兒安潔莉娜,順理成章的我 </li></ul><ul><li>成為安潔莉娜的奶奶了!” <...
Exercise 5:  Tempo <ul><li>” Emily! It is your turn . Hurry up ok ! You </li></ul><ul><li>swim too slowly .Middle  碰 . Cat...
Exercise 6:  Inflection <ul><li>“ Do you have a boy friend?  </li></ul><ul><li>Have you met any decent men lately?   </li>...
What is humor for? <ul><li>“ Life is tough, and if you have the ability </li></ul><ul><li>to laugh at it , you have the ab...
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  1. 1. Humorously Speaking Cathy Kuo, Fluency August 5,07
  2. 2. 1.Who is humorous? <ul><li>? </li></ul>
  3. 3. He…?
  4. 4. Or … he?
  5. 5. Or … he?
  6. 6. 2.What is Humor? <ul><li>“ Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place. “ </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Twain 1835~1910 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ The world is </li></ul><ul><li>a tragedy to those who feel but </li></ul><ul><li>a comedy to those who think.” </li></ul><ul><li>Horace Walpole </li></ul><ul><li>1717~1797 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Humor has many benefits for speakers: <ul><li>1.Help establish a bond with your audience </li></ul><ul><li>2.Win over a hostile audience </li></ul><ul><li>3.Keep the audience interested </li></ul><ul><li>4.Emphasize or illustrate a point. </li></ul><ul><li>5 Help people remember you </li></ul>
  9. 9. 3.Pro1.Warm Up Your Audience <ul><li>1. Jokes </li></ul><ul><li>2. Stories </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples: <ul><li>“ Ring…Ring… “Daddy! I'm kidnapped! Come and </li></ul><ul><li>rescue me! I was badly beaten and I'm hurt! Daddy~~~” </li></ul><ul><li>Does it sound familiar to you? Yes! That's right! It's a </li></ul><ul><li>telephone fraud. Have you ever received a telephone fraud </li></ul><ul><li>before? What's your reaction toward it? A smart reply </li></ul><ul><li>might be: “Oh~, really! Take her, don't bring her back, </li></ul><ul><li>cause I have 10 more kids at my home.” Or you can say: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wow~ kidnappers?? You guys are so hard-working. It's </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday; don't you have a day off?” Here is another one: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Again??~~~ She has been kidnapped for three </li></ul><ul><li>times today!” Claire Lin < Tragic Hero> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Notice: <ul><li>1.Age range </li></ul><ul><li>2. Male / Female ratio </li></ul><ul><li>3. Political orientation </li></ul><ul><li>4. Education </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ The world is so well stocked with keen, clean fun that there is no excuse for playing in the mud to get a laugh. You can write it down as an axiom that someone maybe offended by an off-color join, but that no person is likely to take offense at a clean one.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dr. Ralph C Smedley” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Pro 2. Leave Them With a Smile <ul><li>6 elements of humor: </li></ul><ul><li>Target Hostility </li></ul><ul><li>Realism Exaggeration </li></ul><ul><li>Emotion Surprise </li></ul>
  14. 14. Example: <ul><li>“ Come to join our English M-J club. If you </li></ul><ul><li>are interested but don’t know how to play, </li></ul><ul><li>don’t worry, we will teach you for free! </li></ul><ul><li>Learn it right now! Life is short, time is </li></ul><ul><li>money. Hope all of our dream retirements </li></ul><ul><li>come true. Emily, Sammi ,Cathy ,don’t forget, </li></ul><ul><li>later 4 o’clock , my house . “ </li></ul><ul><li>Jessie Huang < My Dream Retirement> </li></ul>
  15. 15. Pro.3 Humor in the Middle <ul><li>Types of Jokes: </li></ul>
  16. 16. Exaggeration: <ul><li>“ We can cook this watch and see what will </li></ul><ul><li>happen.” Five minutes after, I heard a “boop” </li></ul><ul><li>from the hotpot. The watch glass was broken. </li></ul><ul><li>My heart was broken, too! Then I saw two </li></ul><ul><li>Mickey Mouse’s arms were floating and </li></ul><ul><li>sinking in the soup with other tiny screws and </li></ul><ul><li>springs.” </li></ul><ul><li>Solomon < My Hotpotology> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Incongruity: <ul><li>安潔莉娜出生在小地方 ( 美國紐約 ) ,但還是得 </li></ul><ul><li>取個中文名字。我家相公姓施,我想直接按英 </li></ul><ul><li>文名字翻譯就好了,但她外婆說「施安琪」叫 </li></ul><ul><li>起來好像閩南話的「是ㄏㄢㄐㄧ ˇ 」、「施安 </li></ul><ul><li>莉像是安ㄋㄧ」、「施安娜像是怎樣」。眼看 </li></ul><ul><li>著ㄧ場奶奶與外婆的戰爭就要開始了,於是我 </li></ul><ul><li>女兒建議乾脆就叫「施工中」 </li></ul><ul><li>Grace Hsu< 安潔莉娜的奶奶 > </li></ul>
  18. 18. Reverse: <ul><li>“ I remembered the first time I had sex, </li></ul><ul><li>I made a big big commitment to that girl… </li></ul><ul><li>I married her ! And now, I am still paying </li></ul><ul><li>the price. Boy! It’s not just a commitment, It’s </li></ul><ul><li>COMMITTING SUICIDE! “ </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Lin </li></ul><ul><li>< My one night stand experience on the internet> </li></ul>
  19. 19. Definition: <ul><li>“ 36 is around what we called “middle </li></ul><ul><li>age” and middle age simply means </li></ul><ul><li>when your age starts to show around </li></ul><ul><li>your middle. “ </li></ul><ul><li>Hubert You < What does it really matter> </li></ul>
  20. 20. Combination: <ul><li>“ Honey, I'd like to join Toastmasters.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ No, you just stay home. Take good care of </li></ul><ul><li>my kids. What Toastmaster? You are the </li></ul><ul><li>toaster. I am the Master!” </li></ul><ul><li>Jessie Lee </li></ul><ul><li>< How to divorce your spouse> </li></ul>
  21. 21. Play on words: <ul><li>“ 現在是非常男女時間,我血型 B ,星座水瓶, </li></ul><ul><li>個性溫柔、體貼,喜歡血拼,更喜歡玩「 3P 」 </li></ul><ul><li>不!是「 3M 」! Make money, make love and </li></ul><ul><li>Make friends” </li></ul><ul><li>Camille Lai < 明日之星 > </li></ul>
  22. 22. Understatement: <ul><li>“ Oh God! It's so hard to make a living </li></ul><ul><li>nowadays. Everything is so expensive. When </li></ul><ul><li>I go to the petrol station, gas is more </li></ul><ul><li>expensive. In the supermarket, food is so </li></ul><ul><li>expensive. Even joining Toastmaster is </li></ul><ul><li>getting more expensive as well.” </li></ul><ul><li>Frankie Wu <Succeed in the Future > </li></ul>
  23. 23. Implication: <ul><li>“ I would die for her if I could smell her, touch </li></ul><ul><li>her and have one night stand with her.” </li></ul><ul><li>Allan Lo </li></ul><ul><li><Mou-Tse-Ton 毛澤東 and Li-Tsi-Tsang 李自成 > </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  24. 24. 4. More Tips: 4 P <ul><li>Set u p P ause </li></ul><ul><li>P unch Line P unch word </li></ul>
  25. 25. Delivery: <ul><li>Tempo Rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Inflection Pause </li></ul><ul><li>Volume </li></ul>
  26. 26. Exercise 1: Rhythm <ul><li>“ You don’t want to fall in love, please tell me </li></ul><ul><li>why? Long night no sleep in your bed, </li></ul><ul><li>sorrows fill your dream. All the ladies say </li></ul><ul><li>bye-bye .Leave you no smile. Find your angel </li></ul><ul><li>in Toastmasters, always in paradise.” </li></ul><ul><li>Tell Tan < Sleepless in Tachia> </li></ul>
  27. 27. Exercise 2: Rhythm <ul><li>“ I stood up and yell thank my father my </li></ul><ul><li>mother my sister my brother my daughter my </li></ul><ul><li>neighbor my scooter my helicopter and all </li></ul><ul><li>you toastmasters!” </li></ul><ul><li>Hubert You < What does it really matter> </li></ul>
  28. 28. Exercise 3: Punch word <ul><li>“ Money.. no problem, especially pay </li></ul><ul><li>by my husband” </li></ul><ul><li>Lillian Chang < Fluency Beauty Salon> </li></ul>
  29. 29. Exercise 4: Pause <ul><li>“ 今年夏天,我 30 歲(停頓)…的兒子 </li></ul><ul><li>於有了可愛的女兒安潔莉娜,順理成章的我 </li></ul><ul><li>成為安潔莉娜的奶奶了!” </li></ul><ul><li>Grace Hsu< 安潔莉娜的奶奶> </li></ul>
  30. 30. Exercise 5: Tempo <ul><li>” Emily! It is your turn . Hurry up ok ! You </li></ul><ul><li>swim too slowly .Middle 碰 . Cathy, wait . It </li></ul><ul><li>is 發 .. 碰 Ho!Ho!My turn again.Wow!white </li></ul><ul><li>board.Ya ! I got big 3 dollars ,( 大三元 )and </li></ul><ul><li>touched myself ( 自摸 ) I won! I won !” </li></ul><ul><li>Jessie Huang < My Dream Retirement> </li></ul>
  31. 31. Exercise 6: Inflection <ul><li>“ Do you have a boy friend? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you met any decent men lately?  </li></ul><ul><li>No?  Told you many times--Don't put your </li></ul><ul><li>eyes on your head!  You are tall enough. “ </li></ul><ul><li>Sammy Su < My Mom and My Dates> </li></ul>
  32. 32. What is humor for? <ul><li>“ Life is tough, and if you have the ability </li></ul><ul><li>to laugh at it , you have the ability to </li></ul><ul><li>enjoy it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Salma Hayek </li></ul>
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