1 Feb 2019

Engaging Humor 5th February details available

Bellow the article from the February Magazine. It is sure now, the 11th path is coming in a few days!
"It’s a universal truth: Everybody loves to laugh. Which is why humor is such a powerful tool for speakers. Fittingly, Toastmasters’ new education program has a path with required projects dedicated solely to that subject.
Engaging Humor, the 11th path in the Pathways learning experience, helps members develop their funny bone to entertain an audience.
'Stories, anecdotes and humor—especially good humor— unite a room,' says Darren LaCroix, Toastmasters’ 2002 World Champion of Public Speaking, in one of the path’s videos.
The Engaging Humor path is available to all members on February 5th. It is only offered online. Its projects, include titles such as Know Your Sense of Humor and The Power of Humor in an Impromptu Speech, offer strategies on writing humorous speeches, using effective timing and pacing, crafting strong openings and even how to cope when your jokes bomb. (Tips: Don’t sulk, don’t be irritated with the audience, and take time later to analyze why some bits worked and some didn’t.)
As with the other 10 paths in the program, members advance through five levels that increase in complexity. The projects include interactive activities and videos, which feature insights from experts such as LaCroix and longtime stand-up comedian Judy Carter, author of The Comedy Bible.
The humor path draws on many of the same concepts highlighted in the Humorously Speaking manual in Toastmasters’ traditional education program. 
The importance of understanding and developing your own style of humor is a key aspect. So is wringing comedy out of personal stories and anecdotes that will resonate with your audience
Engaging Humor features a Story Collection tool in Base Camp that enables you to gather your own trove of funny stories."
Totally new! A story collection tool in Base Camp to gather our own funny stories!!! 

Both Judy Carter and Darren LaCroix are great workshop leader, not only comedians. 

I did gift myself as I entered my first day of 80th year, going to Las Vegas and assisting to their joint Humour Workshop. Humor you say? Those were the warmest day in Las Vegas! Both worked together to deliver to all members assisting the best workshop they could depending on the audience, which where most very new to humourous speaking.

The coming week, I will gift myself with the new Engaging Humor path. https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2019/feb/a-path-to-help-you-win-laughs?fbclid=IwAR1Jbudwf1LZWB-oqJYqD2YPlBM6IWVuoIlaedClvN5qpsrkv0Q23BS736E

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