Injecting Humor into Your Speech with Tim Gard

By Jane Atkinson

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about how to add humor to your speech.  My good friend Tim Gard is joining us today to share his wisdom on how to keep it clean, relevant and funny at the same time.

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and a Counsel of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Hall of Fame Speaker, an elite honor held by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide.

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Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • How I got into speaking.  1:30
  • Why humor is more important than ever in todays’ presentations.  5:10
  • How to navigate around delicate topics.  9:30
  • One of my favorite stories.  17:50
  • Mining your life for humor.  21:30
  • How to handle situations with humor.  26:45
  • Time line for laugh lines.  30:50
  • What I wish I knew starting out.  35:45

Tim has spoken at over 2000 events around the globe and his use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and ordinary items in extraordinary ways make him one of the most popular speakers on the platform today.

As a leading and recognized authority in stress reduction through humor, Tim humorously delivers messages as universal as his audiences are diverse.  Tim is an author and co-author of 4 books and markets his own line of stress buster reminders called “Ex-stressories” that are sold and enjoyed worldwide at www.timgard.com.

If you could use some help on how to develop and apply humor from your life into your speech and keep your audience laughing, you can’t afford to miss this episode!

Podcast Resources:

Tim’s website:  https://timgard.com
Tim’s email:  [email protected]


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