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Effective tips, tools and techniques by speaker/humorist M. Moore to turn you into a humorous and entertaining presence wherever you go.
HOW TO BE FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING IN SIXTY MINUTES By Mike Moore www.speakforprofit.com www.motivationalplus.com copyright(c)Mike Moore 2009 Introduction I can just hear you saying, “ Come on now, Mike , can you really teach someone to be funny and entertaining in just 60 minutes?” The answer is a definite YES I CAN. I can teach you the skills you need in 60 minutes. What I can’t do is give you the courage to go out there and use the skills in social situations. But I even try to help you with this in the section on shyness and confidence. There is no doubt that some people have the gift of humor and wit in abundance. It seems to come naturally to them. The danger many naturally gifted humorists face is hogging the platform and not appreciating the humor of others. While I love being in the presence of naturally funny people I do begin to get irritated when they dominate the social setting and don’t appreciate what others have to offer. I don’t take a back seat to them. Neither should you. Just look for an opening and jump in. Even if you don’t have the gift to the same degree as others you can still shine when it comes to humorous and entertaining conversation. Only you can provide the DESIRE, DETERMINATION AND REFUSAL TO ACCEPT ANYTHING BUT SUCCESS. So stay with me, read and digest my suggestions, practise them daily and watch yourself transform into a humorous entertaining social butterfly. 1 Everyone wants to be funny and entertaining when engaged in social interaction but many have difficulty doing so. Join me in unleashing your Humor Potential. What’s Stopping You from Being Funny and Entertaining? * Shyness * Fear of failure * Fear of looking foolish * low self esteem and self image * negative self talk * Embarrassment * You love your comfort zone To achieve your Funny potential make friends with your discomfort zone. Force yourself to do what you are uncomfortable doing and watch great things begin to happen. Funny Types When considering your funny potential you have to examine yourself closely to determine how you relate to others humorously. In my thinking there are 5 types of “ humorous” people. 1. People who can entertain and make others laugh easily in both large and small group settings. 2. People who can entertain and make others laugh in small groups but not in larger ones. 2 3. People who appreciate the humor of others and laugh easily but are not bold or confident enough to take the humor lead. 4. Those who think they’re real jokers but no one else does. These people can be real pains when they try to be the constant comic in every situation. When they tell a story they drag it out tediously, get confused regarding details, flow and sequence and when they do get to the punch line it flops BIG TIME. 5. Very shy people who have a sense of humor but who just are not comfortable or confident when it comes to general conversation let alone making someone laugh. No matter which of the above types you fit into there is hope. I am sure that if you follow my suggestions you can begin a process of emergence from whatever type you are into the type you’d like to be. Ten Terrific Self- motivating Tips www.motivationalplus.com No one can motivate anyone to do anything. All a person can do for another is provide them with incentives to motivate themselves. Here are ten very effective strategies to help you get up and get moving toward actualizing your enormous, untapped funny potential. * Be willing to leave your comfort zone. The greatest barrier to achieving your funny potential is your comfort zone. Great things happen when you make friends with your discomfort zone. * Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Wisdom helps us avoid making mistakes and comes from making a million of them. 3 * Don't indulge in self-limiting thinking. Think positive, empowering, expansive thoughts. *Choose to be happy. Happy people are easily motivated. Happiness is your birthright so don't settle for anything else. * Spend at least one hour a day in self-development. Read good books or listen to inspiring tapes. Driving to and from work provides an excellent opportunity to listen to self-improvement tapes. * Train yourself to finish what you start. So many of us become scattered as we try to accomplish a task. Finish one task before you begin another. * Live fully in the present moment. When you live in the past or the future you aren't able to make things happen in the present. * Commit yourself to joy. C.S. Lewis once said, " Joy is the serious business of heaven." * Never quit when you experience a setback or frustration. Success could be just around the corner. * Dare to dream big dreams. If there is anything to the law of expectation then we are moving in the direction of our dreams, goals and expectations. The real tragedy in life is not in how much we suffer, but rather in how much of our potential we fail to achieve. Charles Dubois once said, " We must be prepared, at any moment, to sacrifice who we are for who we are capable of becoming." 4 How to Overcome Shyness and Connect with People The one thing that is vital to achieving your funny and entertaining potential is overcoming shyness and the one thing absolutely necessary to overcoming shyness is DESIRE. You must want to, badly. POSITIVE SELF TALK We must begin to talk to ourselves about ourselves in a more positive way. Instead of defining ourselves negatively we mus
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