A little humor goes a long way. Plus it engages more people with less expense.
Just take a look at the 'Thanks' that Jason Selvig from the Good Liars gave to Wayne LaPierre at the NRA Convention for all his 'Thoughts and Prayers' to gun shooting victims. That video has already had closed to 10 million views on Twitter!
Jason is brilliant and delivers his comments perfectly. How can others with less experience in public speaking present better? Make a bigger impact in a public setting? I'm not sure what Jason had on his phone, but there is a free app that you can use to practice your lines and scroll your script so you can present better. BigStage Teleprompter.
Thanks for all your 'Thoughts & Prayers' Wayne
How to use the BigStage Teleprompter
- Paste your script in the BigStage Teleprompter
- Highlight the phrases that you want to emphasize while presenting
- Adjust the font size and scroll speed
- Press SCROLL to start and PAUSE to stop the script
- Use the script on a phone, tablet or laptop
- Save your script and share your script with co-presenters
You can use the BigStage Teleprompter for free, but to save and share your script with others you need a premium account ($5/month). You can create any number of scripts with a premium account and share it with as many people as you like. Other people using a script that you create and shared with them do not need a premium account. Here is an abridged version of Jason's comments at the NRA convention.
Jason Selvig thanks Wayne LaPierre
The Good Liars
The Good Liars came together when they posed as investment bankers protesting the Occupy Wall Street movement. Together, they formed the 1%’s counter protest: Occupy Occupy Wall Street. What started as one video quickly turned into an actual movement—giving an outrageously blunt and honest voice to the silent 1%. They’ve also gone after; Chick-fil-A, Scientology, Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, The National Organization for Marriage, Fox News, The NRA, Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, and countless others. Their Twitter handle is @TheGoodLiars. Watch the video.
Saul Alinsky: Rules For Radicals
"Rule 5: Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It's hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."
"Humor is essential to a successful tactician, for the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule. A sense of humor enables him to maintain his perspective and see himself for what he really is: a bit of dust that burns for a fleeting second. A sense of humor is incompatible with the complete acceptance of any dogma, any religious, political, or economic prescription for salvation. It synthesizes with curiosity, irreverence, and imagination... The whole scene would become unbelievable and the laughter and ridicule would be nationwide. It would probably get a front page story. It would be a source of great mortification and embarrassment." - Wikipedia
Free online version of Rules for Radicals.
TakeAway: Use humor and practice your lines to make a bigger impact.
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