Think Outside The Book


Watch dancers, musicians, performers and see how they interact with the audience. What do their movements create within the minds of the audience? How do they build emotion, suspense, and drama?

Study writers and their methods. Writers are experts in story writing. Stories are the humor and emotion in your speeches. Writing principals are closely related to marketing. Most importantly, stories help your points stick.

Some of my favorite books are:

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking


John Kinde – Humor Power

Provides humor reviews, joke and cartoon contests

Andrew Dlugan – Six Minutes

Provides weekly public speaking review which will introduce you to new Internet resources

Brad Montgomery

Excellent introductory resource on humor


Self-coaching, Record yourself in audio or video

Peer Coaching, try Wayne Botha and his “Feet to the Fire” 2 CD set.

Paid Coaching can be found at World Champion’s Edge. I have been a member since April 2007 and found it to be a great source of coaching and peer coaching.

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