Let Pros Write Comedy for You

Even if your topic is serious and not particularly fertile for comedy, it’s always a good strategy to relax the audience with a light comment in your opening remarks.  The very best kind of icebreaker, of course, is a quip that’s crafted specifically your...

How to Craft a Killer Icebreaker

  As a professional comedian, I can tell you with certainty that the BEST way to start your speech is with a customized line you’ve written and rehearsed specifically for that audience in that place. If you’re a beginner, this isn’t an easy task; but if you want...

Can You Really Be A Fantastic Speaker?

  Some people seem to think that public speaking is like singing or gymnastics—you’re born with the right genes or you aren’t. What a pile of baloney! Some people are better suited to speaking than others, sure. But you show me someone who sincerely wants to...

Epic PowerPoint Fail

​   I’ve seen some pretty awful slide presentations over the years, but this one was an epic PowerPoint fail. As “The Funniest Two-Time Cancer Survivor” in the U.S., I perform for lots of healthcare groups and at dozens of cancer survival celebrations. I love...