• Connect Using Humor and Story

  • How I Got 18 Laughs 3 Applauses in a 7 Minute Persuasive Speech
  • By: Ramakrishna Reddy
  • Narrated by: Dan Culhane
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-19-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Archangel Ink
  • 4 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

Regular price: $6.95

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Publisher's Summary

Create connection with your audience without hoping or guessing.

Imagine how you would feel when people are cheering, applauding and saying "wow" after your presentation.

What if a few secrets could help you give a speech where an audience member comes and says, "I felt you were just talking to me?"

Multiple award-winning speaker Ramakrishna Reddy presents the secrets, tools, and devices that helped him create 18 laughs and three applauses in a seven-minute persuasive speech in his fifth book Connect with Humor and Story. This is not theory. It's absolute content based on his research, his experience, and his testing.

In this book, you'll learn:

  • How to convert a real world experience into a humorous story
  • How to synergize a story and speech structure by using SST technique
  • How to open a speech with a story in "the right" way (many get it wrong all the time)
  • A proven thesis to maximize and virtually guarantee your success to create humor
  • Seven humor devices that you must know to leverage the humor creation process
  • The best-kept secret to create the persuasive effect in the audiences mind
  • How to craft a message that does not look preachy yet persuade your audience
  • What it takes to create applause during the course (not after) of the speech
  • Eleven editing strategies that nobody teaches
  • Twelve execution strategies that is rarely talked

©2016 Ramakrishna Reddy (P)2016 Ramakrishna Reddy

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Highly Recommended

The reader was superb, really connecting w the topic and had great delivery. The author seems to really know his stuff; he's a pro. He knows how to both Show and Tell the art and science of humor in storytelling. He cares about the topic and his audience. I felt like he wrote this for us, not for his own ego needs. It was fun and funny, concise and practical. He gives just enough theory for us to understand the "why", then majors on the steps/takeaways for his audience.
I would recommend this to all my pastor friends who want to be better, more enjoyable story tellers. And note what the author makes clear: this is not a book to help you become a stand-up comedian (though he generously cites good books for that purpose); it's a book for public speakers who want to add more humor and storytelling to their speeches. I look forward to re-reading/re-listening to this one. Suggestion: I got the kindle version too and found it helpful since Ramakrishna lays out numerous steps and formulas you need to see to track with. I wish it was whisper sync enabled.

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Class material

I felt like I needed a pen & paper , he's very knowledgeable but not something you can learn & remember in a car ride!

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works amazingly well with a little bit of practice

Learned a lot from it. The techniques works, and Reddy made me laugh while learning.

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Decent tips at the end, but where's the funny?

I kept waiting to hear the speech they were dissecting but it never came. And while the tips are good (if not pretty basic), the examples became repetitive. I just didn't find it funny. Good narrating though.

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Useful tips I plan to use

Very useful tips that I plan to use in my upcoming talks. I found the information to be quite dense and the narration a little fast. In a way that shows the value but found I had to listen to it twice.

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Greta info and break down

I liked how the information given was taken into steps through the chapters. I learnt how easy it is to put humor in your speeches.

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Good presentation, but needed better performance

The organization of the book was good, but I would've preferred each example presented first, and then analysis. Lastly, the speakers voice sounded a bit robotic, and delivered too fast, but the concepts introduced were helpful. Needed more vocal variety. Overall I'm glad that I bought it, and will listen to it again.

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Thank you. I took away lots of great information.

I enjoyed listening to your stories. Being a student of public speaking I took a lot away from this book.

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Good advice, but he lacks a bit of delivery

A bit boring, but some good tips is presented. Hard to believe he is a good speaker from hearing how he speaks, but he knows quite a lot of the subject.