Communications CoP: Talk Funny to Make 'Em Smile or Plain LOL

This is a NCPMI Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club Meeting. 

The Meeting includes prepared speech, table topics, networking, evaluations, jokes and multiple meeting operations roles. 

11-13-2018: 5:30 pm -8:00 pm (5.30-6.00 Registration, Snack & Pre-meeting Networking)

Cisco Campus - Building 12 (Vienna, Warsaw, Madrid)


Our public presentation often aims to persuade our audience to take an action, such as buy a product, or perform an assignment. We want them to pay attention, remember what was said and act on our suggestion. This can be quite daunting, but we can use humor to "grease the skids."
This interactive presentation will expose and explore tools that we can use to add a humourous dimension to our speeches. We will practice how to entertain and educate, while making our words sufficiently memorable and inspiring that they will move our audience to acton.
Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  • Understand why people laugh
  • Learn how to use humor to make a speech memorable and inspiring
  • Practice techniques such as Reverses, Play on Words and Triples
  • Learn when and where to inject humor into a speech
About the Speaker
derrickWDerrick Williams first joined Toastmasters in 1992, stayed until 2000, left to become submerged in stressful engineering and project management activities, then had a second coming in 2014.
Even though he has been shocked and delighted several times as an electrical engineer, loved yet abandoned bits and bytes, failed and succeeded as a project engineer, led and transformed winning teams, lost and made money in the stock market, after 38 years of dedicated technical and professional experience, he remains convinced that maturity and adulthood are way overrated, and that boy everlasting is the best way to live.
He also believes that we were placed on this earth to help each other and to have a good time. Springing from his Jamaican roots, his motto is "No Problem"

Please note the following:

  1. This meeting is free for NCPMI & North Carolina Project Leaders Toastmasters (NCPL) members
  2. Space is limited if you register and cannot attend, please update the Chairperson in order that your space can be allocated to members on the standby list. -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  3. Snack/Finger food will be provided
  4. PDUs will be reported by NCPMI
  5. PMPs are required to provide their PMI numbers in order that their PDUs can be reported
  6. Please arrive on time in order that the meeting can start promptly
  7. Please leave the facility in equal or better condition than you found it
  8. The meeting will take place at Cisco in Building 12, 7200 Kit Creek Rd, Morrisville, NC.  Click on Location for directions.  When you arrive, PLEASE LOOK FOR THE NCPMI & North Carolina Project Leaders Toastmasters signs.
  9. There are other Toastmasters clubs meeting at Cisco. Please ensure that you attend the correct meeting- NCPMI Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club Meeting

Event Details

Event Date 11-13-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 11-13-2018 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-23-2018 12:00 am
Registered 26
Available place 19
Cut off date 11-13-2018 10:00 pm
Individual Price Free for all NCPMI members and non-members
Speaker Derrick Williams, DTM
Number Hours 1.50
Strategy PDU Hours 0.75
Leadership PDU Hours 0.75
Location Cisco Campus - Building 12 (Vienna, Warsaw, Madrid)
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