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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom By Michael Iapoce

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom
by Michael Iapoce

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A detailed analysis of the effective use of humour in business situations such as presentations, seminars and meetings. The book presents the basics of humorous script writing in a clear, step-by-step fashion and reveals methods used by professional comedy writers to inject humour into speeches.
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom: Using Humour in Business Speaking by Michael Iapoce

Here is the first book to offer detailed advice on the effective use of humour in business situations such as presentations, meetings or seminars. The author is a speech writer who has written for the Chief Executive Officers of AT&T, Xerox, Monsanto, and the Bank of America. He has also written comedy for entertainers such as Rodney Dangerfield. The book presents the basics of writing humorously in a clear, step-by-step fashion, and reveals invaluable tricks of the trade for creating one's own custom-tailored jokes using techniques employed by professional comedy writers. Also provided are short one-line jokes arranged by subject, as well as longer, story-type jokes arranged by the meaning or the point that the story illustrates.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 The skills: laughter is cost-effective: the value of humour in business; all jokes are not created equal: selecting appropriate humour; delivering humour with style: performance skills; everything old is new again: switching jokes to fit your needs; not quite technical writing - creating your own humour. Part 2 The jokes: one liners; stories to make a point.

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GOR002690413
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom: Using Humour in Business Speaking by Michael Iapoce
Michael Iapoce
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1988-09-13
224
0471636495
9780471636496
N/A
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