Story Embellishment – Commit the Time To Reap The Benefits
In this second brief video (6 minutes) I share the time commitment that is needed to embellish. (I also share that the time does not matter to me because I enjoy the process!) To wrap up this segment, I include one of my funniest embellished stories that was delivered to a very responsive audience.
Once you view it, I’m sure you’ll agree that this is an extremely embellished story! Did you notice how much fun I had with the audience? Remember, it took me around XX hours of time to get the story to that level of detail. Was it worth the time investment? You bet!
You might think that some of visuals were rather risqué. Yes, I agree, and it’s important to understand that I analyzed the audience beforehand to decide if the material was appropriate for them and the occasion. I concluded that it probably was. This is key with all humor development. Always ask yourself, “Is it appropriate for this specific audience and is it appropriate for this specific occasion?” If it’s not, or if you’re not sure, leave it out. In this case I was conducting a humor training session for speakers (at a Toastmasters public speaking conference break-out workshop session).
This is a series of blog articles and brief videos on “Finding the Funny – Learn the Step-By-Step-Process to Develop and Deliver Humor & Funny Stories & Incorporate into Serious Content.” The blogs are excerpts from my e-learning course (see link on right) which includes:
- Over 16 lessons
- Over 8 hours of video instruction
- Activities and quizzes to complement each lesson
- Downloadable worksheets and templates
- 12 month access to course updates and additions
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