Punch Up Your Program with Humor with Rik Roberts

By Jane Atkinson

They say laughter is good for the soul…it’s also a great way to make your audience relax and feel more connected to you as a speaker.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome comedian Rik Roberts to share his insight on how to inject a little humor into your keynote.

Rik Roberts has performed comedy full-time since 1991. He is based in Nashville, TN with a wonderful wife, two young kids and a love for encouraging creativity. He is the host of the “School Of Laughs Podcast“. Rik teaches comedy classes online, as well as live in Nashville.

Listen to the podcast below:

Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • How I went from comedian to speaker.  0:40
  • Getting booked as a speaker vs. comedian.  4:30
  • Why and when to add humor to your speech.  8:05
  • The Rule of 3’s for comedy.  12:15
  • Self-deprecating humor…yay or nay?  16:30
  • How to incorporate humor when you’re not funny.  20:30
  • The rules of comedy.  26:00
  • Finding the humor in your story.  32:20

In 2008, at the request of an event planner, he began to deliver more programs with a mix of content and comedy. In addition to his stand-up comedy shows, he now has 3 other “programs” to offer clients. With his insight as both a speaker and a stand-up, he’s here today to offer tips on how you can “Punch up your Program with Humor”.

If you could use ideas on how to get a few laughs from the stage and where to find them, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!  

I hope you’ll download and learn.

Podcast Resources:

Rik’s website: www.RikRoberts.com

Rik’s podcast: www.SchoolofLaughs.com

Brett Leake: http://brettleake.com

Dilbert: https://dilbert.com


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