Humor at the Democratic Debate – 11/20/19

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Yesterday’s November Democratic Debate of 2019 was another opportunity for the Democratic candidates to make a mark leading into the final debates of 2019 in December. Like all forms of communication, humor played a valuable role in either helping or hurting their cause. As we did for the for the last two debates, we decided… Read more

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Humor at the Democratic Debate – 10/15/19

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The October Democratic Debate of 2019 was an important moment for candidates to make a mark and share their message with the American people before heading into 2020. Like any important communication, humor played a valuable role in either helping or hurting their cause. As we did for the last debate, we decided to take… Read more

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Humor at the Democratic Debate – 9/12/2019

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As part of our series on Humor in Unexpected Places, and in preparation of the upcoming Democratic Debates, I decided to see what kind of humor was used in the previous debates held on September 12, 2019. I was curious to know: was humor used, and if so, was it used effectively? Who used it… Read more

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Humor at Work: Improv and Public Speaking Spring 2012

Baton Rouge, LA – I got a chance to return to Baton Rouge this past week and once again filled in as guest lecturer for my brother’s Public Speaking and Argumentation & Debate classes. In each, I took key elements of the class syllabus and used improv exercises to experientially teach the subject matter. This, combined with… Read more

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