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Standup Comedy Coach Tips-Overcoming Stage Fright And Make You A Better Presenter

Many beginners in standup comedy and are afraid of public speaking, but the fact is anyone can use comedy to give more effective, manageable, and memorable presentations. If you are the one of the person and want to overcome your stage fright and become a better presenter, just follow these simple tips fetched from studying and practicing of famous standup comedy coach.

1. Create A Story
A good story remains live forever. People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. So make a list of funny stories that you love to tell to friends, colleagues and family. Choose your favorites and write them down. Everyone has something funny happened to them at some stage.

2. Find The Funny
Find the funniest parts of your favorite stories, and cut out everything else. You want to get to the joke as fast as possible. Don't pick the words that don't make a difference. Connect your presentation topic to your stories, observations, and experiences.

3. Apply Joke Structure to Your Stories
A joke comprise of three parts: the set up, the punch line, and taglines (additional joke lines).

The set up is supposed to trap the audience into thinking they know where the story is going, while the punch line is meant to surprise them.

4. Start Strong
Rehearse your first 30 seconds the most. This part should include your second best joke. Develop a strong opening line by allowing the obvious. If you are visibly nervous, have a fresh stain on your shirt, have a foreign accent, or anything else strange about yourself that the audience might grip on, address it right away to get some laughs, and then move on so the audience can focus.

Just smile and make eye contact with as many people as possible. The first 30 seconds are meant for making the audience like you. If they don't like you, it's very hard to make them laugh.

5. Rehearse Spontaneity
How do comedians manage to look so spontaneous onstage? By extensive practice, and so should you. Tell out your stories loud. Record your play and listen back. Go to open mics or public speaking events like Toastmasters to get feedback from a real audience.

6. Never Run The Clock
Never go over your time limit, you have a concord with the audience, and breaking it gives them the freedom to tune out. Comedians always have a strong conclusion prepared and they know exactly how long it will take to deliver.

7. Control The Audience
Ask open or closed questions based on the fact how much you want the audience to speak. Open questions are who, what, when, where and why questions. When the audience asks a question that throws you for a loop, take your time to craft a good response.


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