Skill of Humor Part 3: Practice, Perform, Repeat

skill of humor performance

Over the past two weeks, we’ve talked about the first two principles of being funnier: sharing your point of view and exploring and heightening. This week we’re talking about the third step: practicing, performing, and repeating. From sketch comedy we understand the importance of performance in executing humor. The characters from SNL, Key & Peele, and Monty… Read more

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The Cosmic Adjuster

Sometimes the only thing that needs adjusting is perspective. (from Jim Benton)… Read more

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How to Be More Confident

I just wrapped up a great week at Louisiana State University where I taught my brother’s Fundamentals of Communication course. The class project for the semester involves parodying an episode of The Daily Show as a way to teach the types of communication he covers: rhetoric, performance studies, and communication theory. To help the class prepare for… Read more

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Expertise versus Confidence

Where do you fall on the graph: (from Indexed)… Read more

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Make Presentations Not PowerPoint Demonstrations

If you actually want to be effective in the corporate world, it’s important to learn to make presentations, not Power Point demonstrations. What’s the difference? Good question. Presentations versus Power Point If you were to go by what you see most often in the workplace, you would think presentations and Power Point were synonyms. But… Read more

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