Monthly Archives: May 2010

Link Roundup: May

It’s the end of another month, so it’s time for another roundup of the best articles, videos and audio relating to public speaking. Best of this month on The Naked Speaker This month don’t miss my┬áthree steps for writing a better speech title. One Year ago on The Naked Speaker This time last year The [...]
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Writing for stand up part 2: Having funny ideas

This is the second installment of a series about writing  stand up comedy material. Read Writing for stand up part 1: What is a joke?. The third and final part is coming soon. A joke subverts an assumption. A comedian must identify or create assumptions and then surprise the audience by veering off in another [...]
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Three steps to writing a better speech title

Last month I was the Contest Chairman for my Toastmasters club’s speech contest. This was the first round of an international competition run by Toastmasters. Toastmasters competitions are worth watching as participants bring their best material and their delivery is deeply considered and rehearsed. Our competition was no exception. Congratulations to Michael Grew who went [...]
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