When writing your speech, you'll almost certainly want to include some comedy and humour.
Comedy speeches include jokes that are simple, non-specific and that provide your audience with the opportunity to laugh and enjoy your speech.
The keys to finding the right jokes are:
Tip 1 - Always use a joke that fits the mood of the event. Never use a joke that belittles the event or criticises or humiliates someone.
Tip 2 - Match the joke to your audience. If there are children present, do not use adult humour. Keep the jokes so they amuse everyone.
Tip 3 - Test your joke out on your friends and family. If they are not amused, consider choosing a different one.
Tip 4 - Keep your joke general. Don't try to make a joke out of something that only a few people will be aware of or about something topical unless you know it is non-offensive.
Tip 5 - Be prepared to leave out your joke if you feel the speech is not really capturing your audience. Delivering a joke on a 'flat' audience will create a forced laugh - not one you really want!
Tip 6 - Include two or three one liner jokes so you can modify your speech as you go along. You should be prepared to include/exclude them as appropriate.
Tip 7 - Include your jokes in groups of three. This makes for a continued laugh and it means that if one joke falls flat, you have two others to work with.
Tip 8 - Always pause at the end of the joke to gauge the audience. If they are laughing, let them! If not, quickly move on.
Tip 9 - Try to keep your joke short and to the point. One liners are much better than elaborate long-winded jokes.
If you follow these simple tips, your comedy speech will make 'em laugh!
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