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Hold the Hot Wings!

My speaking students showcased for the first time last week -- and I'm so proud of them!  
The showcase was held at Flappers Comedy Club, and it was one of the most unusual showcases they had ever had: "An Evening of Kick Butt Inspiration."

It was an amazing night, because the audience left with much more than just laughs. They left with inspiration and motivation from talks ranging from "How to Dress to Express" to "How to be a Better Nurse and take the RN out of BuRNout."

Each of the students found their message - AND related it to bookable topics. Matter of fact, after the show several students got booked on the spot. (Woo hoo!)

Most of my students are stand-up comics who are adding speaking to their skill set so they can increase their range of opportunities. But, the flow of energy in speaking is a little different than in comedy; for many of them, it took courage to shift their focus to GIVING a message rather than GETTING laughs.

Even though many did get plenty of laughs, they gave to the audience by sharing their intimate stories and experiences. And -- allowing themselves to be vulnerable really paid off - because audience members were not only entertained, but also moved.

Commenting on the adventure of going from comic to speaker, Jackie Fabulous summed it up nicely:  

"The biggest compliment I got Sunday was an audience member not in your class saying to me, 'Thank you for your message.' I reached her ... and that is way more gratifying than the free hot wings offered by most comedy clubs. This will be my new profession." 
 

Do you have a message to share? If so, stay tuned for announcements about Judy's upcoming online speaking workshop.

-Judy Carter
Author of The Comedy Bible, Motivational-Humorist, and Comedy Coach. Coming in 2013 "Make a Career Out of The Message of You." 

5 comments:

Jack Lovell said...

Hi Judy, you can't by any chance treat us to a video of the performances? It would be great to see first timers....

Paula Faust said...

Judy- it wasn't just the speaking part that was eye-opening, but the exercises you took us through to get us to "our message" was life changing. I learned so much about myself through those exercises. I will be forever grateful to you and your method. And hopefully many future audiences will as well.

ead9fb10-6ef1-11e1-a2d6-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Hello my dear Judy, this is Mr. Ed. I think I have a message to tell people, which is survival. Back in 1977 I was in a car crash that should have killed me.I survive with the problems from that crash and won't give up. I find writing and performing stand up fairly easy. Is my message of survival the kind of speaking you are talking about?

ead9fb10-6ef1-11e1-a2d6-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Hello my dear Judy, this is Mr. Ed. I think I have a message to tell people, which is survival. Back in 1977 I was in a car crash that should have killed me.I survive with the problems from that crash and won't give up. I find writing and performing stand up fairly easy. Is my message of survival the kind of speaking you are talking about?

Maia said...

Judy, I want to take your speaking workshop. When is the next one in LA? And do you have a video from the showcase? I would to experience it.