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 – 4:30pm – Humor Done Well: PowerPoint and Social Media Humor

 

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

 

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

 

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

 8:15 – 8:30am  Humor Game

 

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

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

 

9:40 – 10:15am  Story Punch Up 1

10:30 – 10:40am  Humor Game

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

11:15 – 11:45am  Humor Teaching Point: Props and Interaction

1:15 – 1:25pm  Humor Game

 

1:25 – 2:00pm  Story Punch Up 2

 

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

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

 

3:15 – 3:25pm  Humor Game

 

3:25 – 4:00pm  Story Punch Up 3

4:00 – 4:15pm  Best Practice Sharing

4:15 – 4:45pm  Panel Q&A 

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

5:15 – 5:30pm  Ah-Ha Sharing

8:15 – 8:30am  Humor Game

8:30 – 9:00am  To Be Announced

        

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

 

9:40 – 10:15am  Story Punch Up 4

10:30 – 10:40am  Burning Questions Q+A

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

 

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

 

11:30 – 12:00pm  Closing Session

LAUGH LAB FACULTY INCLUDES:

ANDREW TARVIN

KAY FRANCES

CSP

LISA MILLS

CSP

DAVE CAPERTON

JACK

 STAHLMANN

AMY DEE

BRIAN WALTER

CSP, CPAE

COLLETTE

CARLSON

CSP, CPAE

Morris
Morrison

KERRI POMAROLLI

PATRICK DONADIO

MBA, MCC, CSP

EVENT CO-CHAIR

KELLY SWANSON

EVENT CO-CHAIR