I’m entering my very first Toastmasters speech contest as an actual contestant on Sept 9, 2010 in Sacramento, CA. It’s the Humorous Speech Contest and I’ve been jotting down ideas for the last week. And, of course, my eyes and ears are wide-open to what makes a humorous speech work. I just ran across this speech from Jeanne Robertson, “Don’t send a man to the grocery store!” Man, it is so good.
Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success.