Sharing the humor makes it even
more fun. That's why Jeff offers tips, jokes, stress
busters and funny stories you can use for whatever
purpose you like.
Jeff's Clean Jokes You Can Use
Jeff's Presentation Tips
Jeff Justice's How Not To Bomb (below)
- Jeff Justice's
How To Write A Top Ten List (below)
Jeff Justice's How Not To Bomb Tips
Ways To Keep From Bombing
OK, I misled you a little. The only way to keep from
ever bombing using humor is...Not to use it! Of course
if you do not use it most likely your program will bomb.
Even though no one can make your humor bomb proof I
promise you that if you follow my twelve ways to keep
from bombing you will have the best chance of hitting a
home run with your humor.
announce that you are going to do a joke.
2. Never apologize for telling a joke.
4. Make sure the joke is relevant to your subject. Never
force humor on your audience
5. Never do sexist, ethnic, religious, political, racist
jokes or blue humor.
6. Never embellish or stretch out a joke.
7. Always research your audience.
8. Make sure your punch line is delivered clearly and
9. Don't laugh all the way through telling the joke.
10. Never put down the city you're in or the group
you're talking to.
11. Add some humor that pokes fun at yourself.
12. Make sure you make a connection between you and your
Jeff Justice's How
To Write a Top 10 List
Right off the bat I'm going to make this process fifty
percent easier for you. Never write a Top 10 list. Make
it a Top 5 because:
it's hard to come up with 10 really funny things. The
only reason David Letterman gets laughs all the way
through is he has a band punching it up with rim shots
and musical cues.
audiences have really short attention spans. When I
started customizing Top 10 lists for clients it was
apparent from the very first one that 10 was too much of
a good thing.
Third, it's much easier!
golden rule for Top 5 lists is, "End on the
funniest, begin with the second funniest and put the
other three in the middle."
How to write it:
1. Pick a subject (ie, Rolling Stones) and make a list
of everything you can think of regarding this subject,
especially nouns or phrases,. In this case, that would
include song titles.
list would include the following, plus much more. (The
more the better):
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Can't Get No Satisfaction
Rock and Rollers
Start Me Up
pick an adjective that describes your subject. The first
one that comes to mind for my example of Rolling Stones
another list of everything that you can think of that
has to do with getting old, such as:
choose one item from each group and put them together
with a little exaggeration to form your idea. In this
case, it will be titles for their 1999 tour.
The Top 5 names for the Rolling
Stones tour are...
Lips and Polygrip tour.
4. The Brown Sugar and Bran tour.
3. Hey, you get off my Catheter tour.
2. Grumpy Old Men tour
1. Start me up with Viagra tour.
my corporate workshops, I teach the group how to write
Top 5 Lists on subjects meaningful to them like,
"The Top 5 things you'd never hear from a
come up with, "Could you please keep me on hold
longer? I was enjoying the Musak."
groups must write their own lists to present at the end
of the session. After the laughter subsides, I point out
that if they reverse the Top 5 list they've identified
five negative things they actually do hear from their
customers. Then we spend time developing humorous and
appropriate responses for when those situations occur.