Toastmasters - UK and Ireland       
   
Toastmasters - UK and Ireland
Toastmasters 
Username:

Password:

 Remember me



I forgot my password

Don't have an account yet?
You can register for FREE


My Communication

     

HelpNeed to ask a question? - or could you help and answer questions? 


easy-Speak Training


Full Catalogue of Paths & Tasks


District 71 
District 91 
Help 


  Search 
Author malw  Date 01 Nov 09, 19:47  Views 2092
Description Information about the Jokemaster
Category Toastmaster Roles  Type Information
Article scope
General Information

Jokemaster

This role sets a fun tone for the meeting. One of the most powerful tools that a speaker has is the use of humour. Laughing is healthy, gets the energy flowing and helps people to be more open to the speaker's message.


Before the meeting

    *Prepare a joke to deliver when you are called on during the meeting.

    *Time yourself to make sure it is 1 minute or less.

    *Avoid the same topic areas that you would avoid for a speech.

    *Since it is only 1 minute, this is a good opportunity to memorize the joke, so you can concentrate on delivery and timing, critical components to maximize the effect of your humour. Remember to use pauses and pacing effectively.

    *Test your joke out on a friend or family member before doing it in the meeting.

During the meeting

    *When called upon by the Chairman, deliver your joke. You have 1 minute.

    *Pause after the punchline to support, enhance, and receive any laughter the joke may have generated before sitting down.

    
Quick Knowledgebase Navigation 

You cannot post new articles in this category

Powered by Knowledge Base MOD, wGEric & Haplo 2002-2005   PHPBB.com MOD

Terms and Conditions (Revised 2018-04-23)       Privacy Policy (Revised 2018-04-23 16:00)
The names Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks and copyrights are the sole property of Toastmasters International
This website is developed, supported and financed by Toastmaster members for use in their own clubs and is only available to Toastmaster clubs. It is not financed or supported by Toastmasters International in any way.