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I am reading the Comedy Bible and was directed here. I am not a stand-up comedian nor aspiring to be one. I am just a Toastmasters looking to give humorous speeches. I want to put the funny in my…Continue
I need your honest opinion on this new joke:A cop pulled me over and asked, “Do you know why I pulled you over?” I said, “For just $19.95 a minute I can tell you that and also why you’re dead grandma…Continue
The NUMBER ONE fear is the fear of speaking in front of people.
The number two fear is the fear of DYING.
As Jerry Seinfeld says, “That means that most people at a funeral would prefer to be the guy in the box than the guy giving the eulogy.”
My introduction to stage fright was when I was 8 years old working birthday parties as a magician. Before each magic show, there I was in the bathroom throwing up. Being a magician is scary. If I forgot one…
Have you ever seen a comic, a Toastmaster winner, a one-person show and thought: “I have great stories! Better stories! I should write them down and DO SOMETHING with them.” But that intention usually gets lost…between the demands of your job (okay, of trying to find a job), your family, and getting loaded.
We all have stories, but HOW do we tell them so they inspire audiences and make them laugh, applaud and think, “I’m so glad I heard this.” (Don't worry, I'm getting to the…
Posted by Judy Carter on June 4, 2014 at 9:39am
The Middle East. What comes to your mind? Muslim terrorists? Dangerous people? Oppressed women?
When I accepted an invite to speak at District 20 Toastmasters Annual Conference in Muscat, Oman, my friends spoke up.
“Judy, you’d be crazy to go.”
“It’s too dangerous. There are TERRORISTS there.”
“You would really need to…
Posted by Judy Carter on May 29, 2014 at 10:10am
The one question every COMIC or SPEAKER wants after a gig is this:
“We LOVED you...so, how much would you charge to present at our company?”
I get so many emails from students saying, “Someone wants to PAY me – but what should I charge?!”
We should all have this problem. But, you’ve got to play it right.
If you quote too LOW, you’ll get an immediate reply of,…
Posted by Judy Carter on May 1, 2014 at 10:06am
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