21st CE Radio presents | “How To Use Comedy/Humor in the Selling Process” | Aired Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12 NOON | Call us between 12 Noon and 1pm at 877-480-4120

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This Friday January 15 we will be airing another episode of “21st Century Entrepreneur” which is an Internet Radio Program aimed towards educating business owners and their advisors on how to make their businesses more successful and profitable.  It is a show hosted by JC Maldonado who is the CEO of BizGro Partners and Joan Pelzer, the founder of Joan Pelzer Media.  This week we will interviewing Tim Davis to discuss how to use comedy as a tool to sell more effectively.  Tim is a former standup comedian and is an entrepreneur who owns a Tech company.  His bio and some of his tips are featured below.

Further, we have had some interesting shows of late which have featured interviews with successful entrepreneurs.  To hear recorded versions of these shows, click on 21st Century Entrepreneur Archives.  Also feel free to chat about our show using hashtag #21stCE or #BizGroAlliance @BizGroPartners @21stCERadio.  Feel free to touch base with us if you have any questions by email at askbgp@bizgropartners.com.  You can also call us LIVE on the show at (877) 480-4120.

Tim Davis’s Bio

Tim Davis, a Behavioral Communications Expert, has coached and mentored top professionals in business, sales and show business.

A certified behavioral analyst, stand-up comedian and the CEO of his own tech company CMIT Solutions/westmidtown, Tim’s wide range of experience will make the radio session fun, informative and memorable. Listeners will be given a chance to call in, role play, ask questions and disagree.

15 Ways to Add Comedy to Your Speech

By Tim Davis

Comedian, Sales trainer, and executive training consultant, Tim Davis, shares 15 tips on adding comedy to all your presentations.

  1. Open with something that is currently going on in the room.

  2. Remember to be excited, emotional and exaggerate what you are speaking about.

  3. Do a joke about yourself. Self-deprecation is safe and funny.

  4. It’s perfectly ok doing someone else’s joke as long as you credit them.

  5. Don’t stand behind a table, lectern or sit down.

  6. Ethnic humor is a minefield.

  7. Please, please don’t over explain.

  8. If something unexpected happens, make sure to comment on it.

  9. Read joke books. The fastest, easiest and most effective way to learn to be funny.

  10. Don’t be a coward. The audience appreciates the effort of a speaker being daring.

  11. Move your body. Don’t stand still, dance, rant, scream and commit yourself to the joke.

  12. Talk to the audience. Comment on something that stands out.

  13. Have fun.

  14. See your performance as a work in progress. A learning experience and not a failure.

  15. Know when to get off. Jay Leno, as an after dinner speaker, got a big laugh and then tried to top it. It bombed and he lamented that he got greedy and should have quit.

And… when it comes to gender, women are as funny as men.

In some ways they have more a license in what they can say.  They just have to remember to pause and not talk over the laughter.

Want to Add Humor to your Presentation?
Contact Tim Davis at www.timdavisnetwork.com

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