Have you ever expressed nervous anxiety around public speaking to a friend?
More than once.
Podcasting + 4 years of national radio experience notwithstanding, I am a nervous speaker.
I get a couple of reactions.
Today let’s focus on one of those.
‘Try a joke at the start; it’ll reduce the tension’.
I’d argue that’s the worst idea ever.
Comedians NEVER just show up and perform.
And us plebs defo cant.
That’s where the myth perpetuates that we are not funny.
So absorb this instead!
(Very important lesson number 7 in entertaining with your content)
Begin brand humour journey in 1 of these 4 formats (spoiler: NOT the performance format)
Yas, people, yas.
Non-stand-up-comic folx have options!
Turn your attention to these 4 stellar examples of entertaining digital content creators.
One in each medium common to the digital world – written, visual, video and audio.
- Cole Schafer – one of the most entertaining writers of our times. He’s not funny ha-ha in the least. It’s MUCH more nuanced, considered, and filled with advanced references that make his writing addictively readable.
- An incredibly brilliant doodler, Michelle Rial. She touches on subjects of deep significance with sensitivity and insight, wrapped up in a super endearing style of sketching that makes for FINE content.
- Say hello to media artist, singer/songwriter and TikTok sensation, Sheena Melwani who has 6.8 million followers that tune in to watch her laugh (and laugh with her). Sheena’s videos involve her doing something mundane when her partner ‘The Real Indian dad” who only ever appears in her videos as a memoji, interrupts and makes her laugh.
- And in the audio medium this podcast 👉 Sidenote by ASAPscience. Meet Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, podcasters and YouTubers extraordinaire who explain the science behind a new subject. They are masters at making audio and video mash-up deliciously.