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by Michael Iapoce

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ISBN:
0471636495
Author:
Michael Iapoce
Category:
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley; 1 edition (August 30, 1988)
Pages:
205 pages
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Rating:
4.3
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538


This is the first book to offer detailed advice on the effective use of humor in business situations such as. .It's just not funny and anyone who'd use the pathetic "jokes" listed in it would me a total dork of himself in a real life business situation.

This is the first book to offer detailed advice on the effective use of humor in business situations such as presentations. 2 people found this helpful.

Michael Iapoce, Author. Like the original volume, it teaches you how to inject humor into your presentations or your everyday life using the tried and true techniques professional comedians use to get people to laugh, relax, and (most importantly) listen.

to the Boardroom : Using Humor in Business Speaking

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom : Using Humor in Business Speaking. This is the first book to offer detailed advice on the effective use of humor in business situations such as presentations, meetings, or seminars. The author is a speech writer who has written for the CEOs of AT & T, Xerox, Monsanto, and the Bank of America. He has also written comedy for entertainers such as Rodney Dangerfield. Perhaps the best of its genre, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom" places the onus of boring corporate meetings on the speakers themselves.

Michael Iapoce (Goodreads Author). Presents the basics of writing humorously This is the first book to offer detailed advice on the effective use of humor in business situations such as presentations, meetings, or seminars

Michael Iapoce (Goodreads Author). Presents the basics of writing humorously This is the first book to offer detailed advice on the effective use of humor in business situations such as presentations, meetings, or seminars. The author is a speech writer who has written for the CEOs of AT&T, Xerox, Monsanto, and the Bank of America.

The musical was adapted for the screen by Melvin Frank and Michael Pertwee from the stage musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a 1966 British-American DeLuxe Color musical comedy film, based on the stage musical of the same name. It was inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC) – specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria – and tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door.

They tried so that was okay. The music was light and funny except when Gloriosus was around.

Pseudolus tries in the beginning to gain his freedom through purchase from his masters so he heads out and tricks citizens into gambling with him and gets money, but then gets caught cheating and has to return the money to the guy who he had dooped. She spoke loud and condescendingly throughout the play to show that she was an old, heartless, bitch that was disliked by all. Hysterium’s behavior was that of being insecure and a frantic mess who tried to please everyone. They tried so that was okay.

Use humor effectively. Humor, when used correctly, can break tension for both you and the audience and can help them connect with you. You don't need to be a Rodney Dangerfield. People generally aren't expecting humor, and they aren't expecting a professional stand-up comic, so your chances of making humor work are greater. A great book that can help in this area is A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom: Using Humor in Business Speaking, by Michael Iapoce.

Happened on the Way to the Boardroom: Using Humor in. Business Speaking" by Michael Iapoce. That is an overview of some of the ways you can make money being funny with your word processor. W. hen you think of making money with humor you probably think ‘standup comedian. If you get stage fright, or can’t even keep a straight face when telling your kids knock-knock jokes, have no fear. If you think about it, you can come up with others. Sure you ca. Every time you see something funny that’s printed, anywhere, on anything at all, you can bet someone got paid for writing it. Could have been you, right?

With Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford.

With Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford. A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom. Show HTML View more styles. All Roads Lead to Rome. Funniest Comedy Film of the '60s. Sword-and-Sandals Films. The Wide-Ranging Cinema of Nicolas Roeg.

This is the first book to offer detailed advice on the effective use of humor in business situations such as presentations, meetings, or seminars. The author is a speech writer who has written for the CEOs of AT&T, Xerox, Monsanto, and the Bank of America. He has also written comedy for entertainers such as Rodney Dangerfield. Presents the basics of writing humorously in a clear, step-by-step fashion, and reveals invaluable tricks of the trade for creating one's own custom-tailored jokes using techniques employed by professional comedy writers. Also provides short one-line jokes arranged by subject, as well as longer, story-type jokes arranged by the meaning or the point that the story illustrates.
  • Gri
This book has all the key formulas with examples on writing jokes. There really are recipes to follow, which help a lot! Great overall advice too! Even jokes that seem genius by Woody Allen can be broken down into a formula, as this book illustrates. "My grandfather was a very insignificant man. At his funeral, his hearse followed the other cars. " This is an example of a reversal joke. Reversal of the order of something standard, which creates the element of surprise, creating humor.
  • Ynneig
Struggling to put together a farwell speech for a fellow employee -- and not making any headway, I got a copy of this book. It helped me out of a jam. I made a darn good farwell speech (if I say so myself) by employing the tricks that the author of this book describes. (I also grabbed a handful of his jokes, all of which proved to be very funny to my audience.)
I recommend this book to anyone who has to make a company presentation of any kind that could use a dose of humor. What makes this book so good is that you can make jokes of your own that fit the occassion -- it isn't just a run of the mill joke book.
  • Thundershaper
I've read this book a couple of weeks ago, and I'm really surprised about the good review it's gotten here! It's just not funny and anyone who'd use the pathetic "jokes" listed in it would me a total dork of himself in a real life business situation. Avoid this one and rather buy the excellent "Podium Humor : A Raconteur's Treasury of Witty and Humorous Stories" by James C. Humes!