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Last Pitch Standing



Want to really energize your presentation skills? Here are some tips on how you can open up your comedy chakras.

Want to really energize your presentation skills? Here are some tips on how you can open up your comedy chakras.



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  • 1. © Mighty Casey Media Last Pitch Standing Using Comedy to Banish BORING From Pitches + Presentations
  • 2. © Mighty Casey Media Funny. Business.
  • 3. © Mighty Casey Media Be the real you. Everyone else is taken.
  • 4. © Mighty Casey Media But the real me is so...
    • Boring
    • 5. Shy
  • 6. © Mighty Casey Media Au contraire, mon frere. (or mon soeur)
  • 7. Do your audiences look like this? © Mighty Casey Media
  • 8. © Mighty Casey Media OK, Casey... So how do I keep 'em AWAKE?
  • 9. © Mighty Casey Media First rule: BE PRESENT
  • 10. © Mighty Casey Media Being PRESENT: Engages you Engages your audience Engages your likability
  • 11. © Mighty Casey Media All Comedy is PERSONAL
  • 12. © Mighty Casey Media So...who are YOU?
    • Technical presentations?
    • 13. Product or project pitches?
    • 14. Team meetings?
    • 15. All of the above?
  • 16. Comedy is just like: Plumbing, Lego, or Building a house © Mighty Casey Media
  • 17. © Mighty Casey Media Building Block #1: What's your point?
  • 18. © Mighty Casey Media Topic Examples Crazy clients The boss from hell Road trip from hell Bumper stickers Mammograms The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree
  • 19. © Mighty Casey Media Building Block #2: What's your point of view – your comedy premise? What does the audience need to know to get it?* * 90% of the audience MUST get it, or no laughs!
  • 20. Point of View / Premise Examples
    • This project has given me Tourette's Syndrome.
    • 21. I want to vote my project team off the island.
    • 22. I thought my mother was unreasonable. Then I met my wife.
    • 23. Software manuals are written by Martians.
    © Mighty Casey Media
  • 24. © Mighty Casey Media Building Block #3: Attitude * This is crazy... You wouldn't BELIEVE what... What is UP with... (and so forth) *also called Persona
  • 25. © Mighty Casey Media Got Attitude?
    • Confused
    • 26. Scared
    • 27. Disgusted
    • 28. Resigned
    • 29. Amused
  • 30. Building Block #4 Action!
    • Don't just say it, BE it
    • 31. Action(s) speak louder than words
    • 32. What your audience sees and feels drives more than 50% of their reaction to you
    • 33. It ain’t the words, it’s the motion
    © Mighty Casey Media
  • 34. © Mighty Casey Media Building a joke, a/k/a bit: Set it up in no more than TWO LINES
  • 35. © Mighty Casey Media Third line is the PUNCH LINE. Make it end on your punch WORD, Make that a word that's short and... well...PUNCHY
  • 36. © Mighty Casey Media Comedy categories: Absurdity Incongruity Sudden shift in status One of these things is not like the other Surprise twist
  • 37. Got an Inside Joke? Inside information can really punch up a bit Find out who’s in the audience, and tailor the bit(s) Ever want to get a client to really notice you? © Mighty Casey Media
  • 38. © Mighty Casey Media Never forget the power of REHEARSED SPONTANEITY!
  • 39. Worst Case Scenario ...
    • I forgot!
    • 40. The microphone stopped working!
    • 41. Guinness Book of World Records dish-drop!
    • 42. …and the scariest of all - the heckler!
    © Mighty Casey Media … for speakers
  • 43. OK, I’m Presenting TOMORROW…! The internet = Instant Comedy! Play with search terms on Google, see what comes up Find a joke, then PERSONALIZE it! © Mighty Casey Media
  • 44. Remember this…. Comedy is a muscle Exercise will strengthen it, and make it grow Find your sweet spot, and work it © Mighty Casey Media © Mighty Casey Media
  • 45. © Mighty Casey Media To review: Be present Make it personal Use rehearsed spontaneity Keep bits short + PUNCHY Remember the 'worst case scenario' strategy
  • 47. © Mighty Casey Media Thank you! Any questions?
  • 48. © Mighty Casey Media Tips + worksheet @ Mighty Mouth Blog Also check out Cancer for Christmas: Making the Most of a Daunting Gift Twitter @MightyCasey @CancerForXmas [email_address] (804) 467-5716