• Connect Using Humor and Story

  • How I Got 18 Laughs 3 Applauses in a 7 Minute Persuasive Speech
  • By: Ramakrishna Reddy
  • Narrated by: Dan Culhane
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-19-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Archangel Ink
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Create connection with your audience without hoping or guessing.
Imagine how you would feel when people are cheering, applauding and saying "wow" after your presentation.
What if a few secrets could help you give a speech where an audience member comes and says, "I felt you were just talking to me?"
Multiple award-winning speaker Ramakrishna Reddy presents the secrets, tools, and devices that helped him create 18 laughs and three applauses in a seven-minute persuasive speech in his fifth book Connect with Humor and Story. This is not theory. It's absolute content based on his research, his experience, and his testing.
In this book, you'll learn:

How to convert a real world experience into a humorous story
How to synergize a story and speech structure by using SST technique
How to open a speech with a story in "the right" way (many get it wrong all the time)
A proven thesis to maximize and virtually guarantee your success to create humor
Seven humor devices that you must know to leverage the humor creation process
The best-kept secret to create the persuasive effect in the audiences mind
How to craft a message that does not look preachy yet persuade your audience
What it takes to create applause during the course (not after) of the speech
Eleven editing strategies that nobody teaches
Twelve execution strategies that is rarely talked

©2016 Ramakrishna Reddy (P)2016 Ramakrishna Reddy
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5 out of 5 stars
By Steve Garcia on 04-05-17

Highly Recommended

The reader was superb, really connecting w the topic and had great delivery. The author seems to really know his stuff; he's a pro. He knows how to both Show and Tell the art and science of humor in storytelling. He cares about the topic and his audience. I felt like he wrote this for us, not for his own ego needs. It was fun and funny, concise and practical. He gives just enough theory for us to understand the "why", then majors on the steps/takeaways for his audience.
I would recommend this to all my pastor friends who want to be better, more enjoyable story tellers. And note what the author makes clear: this is not a book to help you become a stand-up comedian (though he generously cites good books for that purpose); it's a book for public speakers who want to add more humor and storytelling to their speeches. I look forward to re-reading/re-listening to this one. Suggestion: I got the kindle version too and found it helpful since Ramakrishna lays out numerous steps and formulas you need to see to track with. I wish it was whisper sync enabled.

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5 out of 5 stars
By epg on 11-15-16

Class material

I felt like I needed a pen & paper , he's very knowledgeable but not something you can learn & remember in a car ride!

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