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Punch Words Trigger Laughter

An effective sentence structure leads the audience to conjure up an image in their minds. The trigger word reveals the surprise image, and they spontaneously laugh.  The sentence structure, cadence, and timing provide them time to create that image…before you misdirect.

Watch the following one-minute video and you will see several trigger words:

  • “Drink”
  • “Tasted”
  • “Please”
  • “Drugs”

There is one trigger word (“please”) that still needs work. Can you identify the improvement opportunity? Keep watching until you are sure you have it!


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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