No Laughs to Know Laughs - How to be funny to make more money Workshop (1 Hour)


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Work is always more fun if you can laugh along the way, but it’s a rare gift to be able to make other people laugh. In fact, most of us think you are either born funny or you're not, and it's one of the most disempowering misconceptions of all time. Two-Time Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking Finalist and motivational speaker and humorist Rory Vaden explodes this humor rumor by teaching ordinary people the secrets of how to make people laugh. Believe it or not, humor can be learned as long as you have a little discipline.

After hearing Rory’s pragmatic and delightful program, your audience will:
- Understand the psychology of what causes a laugh to happen.
- Have guaranteed formulas for getting laughs tomorrow.
- Learn how to overcome the fear of trying humor.
- Realize the benefits of adding laughter to their lives and the lives of those around them.
- Be disciplined about controlling their activity and their attitudes
- Be more disciplined and Take the Stairs more often in the mall, the airport, and in life situations.

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No Laughs to Know Laughs - How to be funny to make more money Workshop (1 Hour)

  1. 1. How To Be Funny To Make More Money By Rory Vaden No Laughs to Know Laughs
  2. 2. Comedy Works – Denver, CO
  3. 3. Why Be Funny? <ul><li>We like funny people </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps Attention </li></ul>Page 40
  4. 4. The E.K.G. Attention Time
  5. 5. Why Be Funny? <ul><li>We like funny people </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps Attention </li></ul><ul><li>A Lubricant </li></ul><ul><li>Be funny make money </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Challenging </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a Blast </li></ul>Page 40
  6. 6. Debunking the Myth <ul><li>Humor is a skill </li></ul><ul><li>It takes practice </li></ul><ul><li>Great lines are re-written </li></ul><ul><li>Humor doesn’t mean jokes </li></ul><ul><li>You are now “funnier” </li></ul><ul><li>Record as much as </li></ul><ul><li>possible </li></ul>Page 40
  7. 7. 1. Change in Expectation <ul><li>We laugh when our minds are tricked. – Darren LaCroix </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ President Bush” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Took off in Auburn…” </li></ul></ul>Page 41
  8. 8. 1. Change in Expectation <ul><li>Think of a train on a track. The setup is leading the audience on a thought track and then the laughter comes when you deal rail the thought train. – George Carlin </li></ul><ul><li>Take my wife ______ _______ </li></ul>PLEASE!!! Page 41 for example
  9. 9. 1. Change in Expectation <ul><li>Learn to recognize when your prospect is on a track, know what they are expecting to hear and give them ketchup when they are expecting a tomato. – Rory Vaden </li></ul>Page 41
  10. 10. 2. Unrelated Ideas <ul><li>Wit is the sudden marriage of two ideas which, before their union, were not considered to have any relation. – Mark Twain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example – Amish family in a hummer </li></ul></ul>Page 41
  11. 11. 3. Exhale of Tension <ul><li>We laugh as a release of tension. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking – room, mistake, bad joke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales – initial contact, price, close </li></ul></ul>Page 41
  12. 12. Overcoming the Fear <ul><li>Learning to use saver lines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example – Johnny Carson and Mitch Hedberg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By not being funny you have just </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>created an opportunity to be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hilarious. </li></ul></ul>Page 42
  13. 13. No Laughs to Know Laughs <ul><li>7 More reasons why people laugh </li></ul><ul><li>7 Lasting laws of humor </li></ul><ul><li>4 Ways to overcome the fear of funny </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the art of delivery </li></ul><ul><li>4 Additional humor formulas </li></ul><ul><li>The “Funny 20!” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Humor Toolbox <ul><li>Funny Words/Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>They aren’t the police they’re the ________. </li></ul><ul><li>Onomatopoeia – bonk, whack, pow, slap </li></ul><ul><li>“ _” words – monkey, Cleveland, kinky </li></ul><ul><li>“ He was riding down the street with a _______ _______ on his head.” </li></ul><ul><li>Brand names over ________. “ I was eating _____ _______.” </li></ul><ul><li>Specific is better than _______. “Not a car, it’s a _______.” </li></ul><ul><li>______ over even. </li></ul><ul><li>Rare over ________. “1 million and _____.” </li></ul>Page 42
  15. 15. Humor Toolbox <ul><li>Visual Images – The mind thinks in ________. </li></ul><ul><li>“ She was as dumb as a ______ of ______.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ There’s a better chance of an _____ family pulling up in a _______.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I was drenched like a _____ ______ ______.” </li></ul>Page 42
  16. 16. Humor Toolbox <ul><li>Acronyms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example – MBA, TSA, ALOHA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make up an acronym </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rule of 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example – flashlight, blanket, _____ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farming, Football, _____ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math, Science, _______ </li></ul></ul>Page 42
  17. 17. <ul><li>Fast Lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example – Mary Kay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White Honda Accord </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self Deprecating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Door to door </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanted to grow up to sell ______ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You know this guy was a high school ______ </li></ul></ul>Humor Toolbox Page 42
  18. 18. Exercises <ul><li>Funny Word list </li></ul><ul><li>Funny Reference list </li></ul><ul><li>Acronym list </li></ul><ul><li>Self Deprecating list </li></ul><ul><li>Things that made me laugh </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary of Clichés </li></ul>
  19. 19. Movie Time
  20. 20. Funny Business Cards
  21. 21. David Avrin – Visibility Coach <ul><li>David Avrin - The Visibility Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker - Author - Consultant </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Raise Your Profile - Raise Your Profits! </li></ul><ul><li>303.795.9898 </li></ul><ul><li>This message was awkwardly typed with my thumbs on my BlackBerry </li></ul>
  22. 22. Red Robin <ul><li>The Funny “Flare” </li></ul>