Ron Culberson, CSP: Humor Palooza - How to Discover, Develop & Deliver Rock-Solid Humor
National Speakers Association - CT Chapter (NSA-CT) Meeting
Monday, Sept 19, 2011, 6-9 pm
Do you have a serious topic in need of a bolt of “lighten”ing? Is your humor falling flat? Are you funny, but don't know why?
In this session, humorist Ron Culberson will demonstrate six, maybe eight, maybe seven, simple steps to add humor to any presentation. He will show you how to find the humor that's all around you, how to make your really unfunny material funny, and how to deliver humor in a memorable way. Ron believes that humor is both an “art” and a “science.” He will show you how the understanding of both elements is crucial to developing an expertise in humor.
If you attend this session, you will…
- Learn the different types of humor to add to your presentations.
- Be able to find humor in your immediate environment.
- See examples of how to make serious material funny.
- Learn techniques for effectively delivering humor in a presentation.
*Note: No animals will be harmed in this session.
About Ron Culberson
As a speaker, humorist, columnist, and author of Is Your Glass Laugh Full? and My Kneecap Seems Too Loose, Ron’s mission is to help staff and leaders achieve a new level of success by combining the power of excellence and humor. He shows people how to have more FUN while preserving the integrity of the work they do and the lives they lead.
For ten years, Ron Culberson worked as a home care social worker, Manager of Counseling Services, and Director of Quality Services for a large hospice organization. These experiences taught him about the challenges of working on the front line, in middle management, and ultimately in senior management. He developed a successful career as both a member of a multidisciplinary team and as a leader.
Since 1996, Ron has been the Director of Everything! at FUNsulting, etc. In 2001 he received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association. The CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform excellence. In 2009, Ron cofounded Funner Speeches, LLC, a humor writing service for speakers, executives, and politicians. Ron and his partner put (funny) words in the mouths of those who speak.
Finally, Ron’s business model includes dedicating one third of his time to volunteer service. He is Vice President of the National Speakers Association (NSA) where in 2010, he received the President’s Distinguished Service Award He is a Past President of the Washington, DC chapter of NSA where he received the Chapter Member of the Year Award, the Capital Outstanding Speaker Award, and the John J. Daly Founder’s Award. He has served on numerous boards and committees including Capital Hospice, the Art Gliner Center for Humor Studies, and the Herndon Rotary club where he chaired two of their largest fundraisers. Ron has received the Rotarian of the Year, and the Four Avenues of Service Awards, two of the highest awards given.
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011
Hilton Garden Inn
25 Old Stratford Road
Shelton, CT 06484
Free to Members/Associates
For more details or to register, please visit http://nsact.org/meetinginfo.php?id=22&ts=1319044231
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