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:
-B- BLOGS & INTERNET
Provides humor reviews, joke and cartoon contests
Provides weekly public speaking review which will introduce you to new Internet resources
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.