This video is the second of two videos showing you how you can connect in any social or public speaking interaction. They both come from the book Comedy Made Easy…
Connect with Your Audience
Connection can make the difference between success and failure when speaking in public. To succeed as a speaker it’s important you have a bond with your audience. When your audience feels a connection, it’s often magical. Everyone feels that a bond has been created. You can feel the energy in the room. A connection is similar to the times when you get a phone call from a friend and you say, “I was just about to call you.” It’s similar to the times when you are with your best friend, loved one, and/or spouse, and you both say the same thing at the exact same time. That is connection. The two videos will teach you the 15 basic methods from the book Comedy Made Easy so you can connect with an audience, boss, employee, neighbor, friend, or that special someone.
This is the second half of the post regarding creativity from the book Comedy Made Easy. Creativity is the glue that holds everything together in life. Without creativity, we would not be here. Without creativity, there would be nothing. And that’s no joke.
Comedy is a creative art. We are born out of creativity. I believe it’s our destiny and duty to demonstrate our individual creativity. The act of being creative is one of the many reasons that comedy is such a wonderful activity for both the comic and the audience. We are born to be creative. Unfortunately, society stifles our creativity. From the time we are infants we are told no, stop that, and to not do things that are out of the norm. Our schools teach us to fit in and be like our older siblings and to model what is perceived as how society expects us to act.
When we write and deliver a joke our creative juices have an opportunity to thrive. It gives us an opportunity to express ourselves. By creating and delivering jokes we go back to our true creative nature. Creativity is the key to comedy, and creativity is the key for us to fulfill our potential.
Lucille Ball said, “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” One can read this quote and understand it, yet it’s not easy to do. This goes with the saying, “Just do it.” Telling a joke to one person, a group, or a real audience is just a punch line away. What Lucy said is true. No one ever died wishing they spent more time at the office.