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KEEP THEM IN STITCHES.

 

You want your audiences to remember your message, and you (a smart, charismatic speaker) know that humor is a useful tool to do that. But where can you find the time and resources to practice without a heckler making you question why you even got on stage?

If you don’t want to get booed off stage, attend Laugh Lab 2020.

We’ve put together a dream team of some of the funniest people in the business. Each faculty member has been chosen based on an impressive background in the comedy world. From television and movies, to writing, directing, singing, and working with famous comedians, the cast of Laugh Lab 2020 brings a combined expertise that is off the charts!

Register today and attend this intimate, interactive experience where comedy is not just taught, but applied, broken down, and processed in small group sessions. Plus, every attendee will get one free Punch Up Session with a presenter on a five-minute story or material of your choosing. 

Or you could just get booed off stage. Your choice.

CONFERENCE Agenda

 

3:00pm                  NSA Leadership Opening

 

3:10-5:30pm        Opening General Session

 

4:00-4:30 – Humor Done Well: PowerPoint and Social Media Humor

 

4:30- 5:00 – Humor Teaching Point: Games That Wow

 

5:00 –5:30 – Humor Done Well: How to Add Humor When You’re Not A Humorist

 

6:15 – 8:15 pm – Faculty Show and Tell Night – Concert

7:15 – 8:15am Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:30       Humor Game

 

8:30 – 9:00   Humor Done Well: Storytelling, Singing, Act Outs

9:05 – 9:35   Humor Teaching Point: Applying Humor to Content

 

9:40 – 10:15 Story Punch Up 1

10:30 – 10:40    Humor Game

10:45 – 11:15 Humor Done Well: Word Placement and Joke Crafting

11:15-11:45  Humor Teaching Point: Props and Interaction

1:15-1:25  Humor Game

 

1:25-2:00  Story Punch Up 2

 

2:00-2:30  Humor Done Well: Self-Deprecating Humor — Identifying Your Speaker Persona

2:30-3:00  Humor Teaching Point: The Mechanics of Crafting and Telling Humor

 

3:15-3:25  Humor Game

 

3:25 – 4:00 Story Punch Up 3

4:00 – 4:15  Best Practice Sharing

4:15 – 4:45 – Panel Q&A 

4:45 – 5:15 – Humor Done Well: What Makes Something Funny — Idea Generating

5:15 – 5:30 – Ah-Ha Sharing

7:15-8:15am  Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:30 – Humor Game

8:30 – 9:00   To Be Announced

        

9:05 – 9:35  Humor Teaching Point: The Art of the Personal Anecdote

 

9:40 – 10:15  Story Punch Up 4

10:30 – 10:40 – Burning Questions Q+A

10:45 – 11:05  “How to Engage Your Audience Physically, Mentally and Emotionally”

 

11:05-11:30.  Action Planning Session – “30 Days to a Funnier You”

 

11:30 – 12:00  Closing Session

Thank you to Faculty

LAUGH LAB FACULTY INCLUDES:

ANDREW TARVIN

KAY FRANCES

CSP

LISA MILLS

CSP

DAVE CAPERTON

PATRICK DONADIO

MBA, MCC, CSP

EVENT CO-CHAIR

KELLY SWANSON

EVENT CO-CHAIR