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1 Humourous Speech Contest … everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask

2 Humourous Speech Contest Why Have it? One of 4 contests –International –Evaluation –Humourous –Table Topics Part of the reason you joined Toastmasters –Personal Growth

3 Humourous Speech Contest Who Can Compete The Rules

4 Humourous Speech Contest Who Can Compete Club must be of good standing The Rules

5 Humourous Speech Contest Who Can Compete Club must be of good standing District officers ineligible Judges in other contests at same level ineligible Multiple club members can only represent 1 club Member must be of good standing Complete the required form Be here in person The Rules

6 Humourous Speech Contest The Rules The Speech Itself Avoid objectionable material More than 4min 30, less than 7 min 30 Must be original Follow BME rule

7 Humourous Speech Contest Judging Criteria Content – 50% –Speech development, effectiveness, value, audience response Delivery – 30% –Physical voice manner Language – 20% –Appropriateness, correctness The Rules

8 Humourous Speech Contest The Rewards A certificate Details published on the web site Honour of representing Northrise in area contest Personal Rewards

9 Humourous Speech Contest The Rules More details published on the web site

10 Who Can Do It Anyone – just takes umph Last years winner was on 3 rd, runner up on 4 th Can do it as part of a manual speech Newbiesor Old Codgers Humourous Speech Contest

11 Tips to Get You Started Remember the judging criteria "Content" = 50% "Delivery" = 30% "Language" = 20% Dont follow the Cunard principle Tell a story Humour is for your audience – not you Its all in the timing – so rehearse Humourous Speech Contest

12 Themes that work Do the opposite –Tongue in cheek approach Play it straight –But to the extreme Recount a story –The Bill Cosby approach

13 Humourous Speech Contest Themes that work Play with words –Jeremys classics Discover the Seed of Truth –Make it a great speech – and be frivolous

14 Humourous Speech Contest More Tips Dont Step on the Laughter –Laughter is good - count … to 6-7 Rule of Three –Make it a great speech – and be frivolous Save the best for last –The rule of recency

15 Using Humour Vary the Jokes and humour –Physical humour –malaprops –spoonerisms –exaggeration –put-downs, –sarcasm, –oxymorons –irony and others. Humourous Speech Contest

16 Final Pointers Watch the clock Build time in for the audience Test & Measure

17 Final Pointers Watch the clock Build time in for the audience Test & Measure Go For GOLD & J D I Humourous Speech Contest


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