About StoryMasters

StoryMasters is an advanced Toastmasters club dedicated to the art of storytelling. We meet every 2nd Sunday @ 3-5PM via Zoom.

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Finding the Funny: Using Humor in Stories

Jul 10, 2021
8:00 am PDT - 9:30 am PDT


July 10, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM EDT

Facilitator: Steve Daut

There is sliding scale tuition ranging from $5 to $50, with $25+ suggested.
Humor is a powerful technique in telling stories, not only for tall tales and funny stories, but also to help audiences open emotionally to more difficult stories. Humor can be effective in providing “comic relief”, allowing an audience to hear important but troubling stories without becoming overwhelmed. Yet there can be pitfalls, so it’s important to understand what makes humor work and what to avoid. Through discussion, examples and exercises, students will discover different types of humor, and will learn techniques for discovering the humor inherent in their stories, and presenting that humor effectively.

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