Think Outside The Book

Watch dancers, musicians, and 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 principles 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.