Patricia Fripp Speaks at Laugh Lovers Toastmasters Sunday, March 18, 6-8pm Oakland
Laugh Lovers is having an open house, you do not have to belong to the club or even be a Toastmaster to come and learn more about Being Powerfully Pithy. The club was inspired by my dear friend John Cantu who ran the Holy City Zoo in the early days of the comedy movements. Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, and Robin Williams were all new when they performed for Cantu. Craig Harrison, the powerhouse behind Laugh Lovers, asked me to add humor as that is their focus. My promise is that I will be amusing!
The challenge is to take the ideas of Editing, Specificity and Impact Phrase and make them funny:
Editing. A commonly misused synonym for “delete,” “edit” actually means, “to correct, revise, or adapt.” Correct by filling in any unintentional blanks.
Using Specifics. Specificity builds credibility.
Speakers and humorists can immediately improve their speeches and routines by using words that are more precise.
Impact Phrase.We will use ideas and techniques from George Carlin and Jerry Seinfeld and see how they apply to business communications.
It really will be my pleasure to talk about John Cantu who was my mentor, student, collaborator and pal.
With David Garfinkel we were the Three Musketeers of Speech Writing and created a process called Impactification.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area you may want to check out Patricia Fripp at Laugh Lovers on Sunday, March 18 at 6-8pm. You will laugh, learn, listen to wisdom from a legend, and meet some of the nicest people in the world.
Check out Laugh Lovers
Check out the John Cantu, Patricia Fripp, David Garfinkel’s The Story Behind Awesome Storytelling.