690. Recent riots in Paris and across France protesting a rise in gas taxes is a bellwether moment in history, if politicians will pay attention. They will not. Elites who fly in private planes want you to pick up the tab for controlling “climate change”. No more. The French are taxed at twice the total amount as are Americans. They receive much more in benefits, but that’s not the point. Climate change is a fraud.
691. As IBMs*, we need to assert leadership and thought lacking in snowflakes.
692. I have to build out my IBM group today.
693. I need to create images with stoic quotes and post them in old video posts in chazlamm.com Also need to add ads in sidebar.
694. This is strange, but I will start my first 77 again on January 7th. I will recycle these pages and get them posted.
695. Make an image:
“A free and prosperous society has no fear of anyone entering it. But a welfare state is scared to death of every poor person who tries to get in and every rich person who tries to get out.”
― Harry Browne
696. One reason I need a daily checklist of life routines is that my brain is starting to fail in small ways. I need to take important but not urgent items and reduce them to routines that I track. This has to be a priority for my first 77 day gong. Begins January 7th 2019. Leave the brain free to think about things that matter.
How To Use Comedy, Improv, and Standup To Kill It In Your Speeches
1. Good stand-up comedians are masters of public speaking. Actually the ultimate public speakers. Watch and learn. Watch the set-up, delivery, and the punch line. Comedians are expected to hold your attention for an hour, and make you laugh constantly. No breaks. No powerpoint. No Q&A.
2. Watch stand-up comedy. Your goal is to enter the zone. The result of getting into this state is that you feel energized. You experience the now and have extended access to your ideas, insights, expertise, and talents.
3. Stop using the “storyteller voice.” It’s false. You tell a story to 10,000 the same way you tell the story to your best friend. A place many comedians start with is a humbling personal experience. Everyone can connect with Rodney Dangerfield’s “I don’t get no respect”.
4. Timing is key. Not too fast. Not too slow. Pause where you need to let the joke sink in. Speak too slowly and you will bore audiences to tears. Not everything in a speech is of equal importance. Much of what we say is building up to the big point. That’s what needs to land.
5. Gestures can go a long way to helping even the people up in the cheap seats play along. Communication relies on our tone, pitch, facial gestures, and body movements. Comedians know that on stage, subtle facial expressions must give way to bigger movements.
6. When you nail a joke, let it ride. Land your punchlines and points. You can’t force funny.
7. Audiences need to have a laugh, and a pause, before the next release. As a public speaker, you may even want to move your audience through an emotional roller coaster. The laughing and crying keeps them connected and opens them up for you to deliver your knowledge and lessons.
8. A great speech equals a prepared speech. Comedians practice their routines over and over, but not to the point of sounding boring. You can use different memory techniques to remember even long and complex speeches. Remember, it takes a lot of rehearsal to sound spontaneous.
9. Comedians keep good eye contact with the audience. When you look away, so does the audience. Set up the speech in a relatable way, and then deliver the unexpected.
10. Write. Edit. Rehearse. Present. Repeat.
You don’t need to be a comedian to kill on stage. Observe the techniques comedians use. Employ them in your own presentations with or without jokes.
2. Movement is your friend. Stay physically open so everyone in the room can see you. Work your way to center stage to deliver your big points, but don’t rush there as soon as you are on stage. Don’t turn your back on the audience unless it is critical to make a point.
3. When you nail a joke, let it ride. Land your punchlines and points.
4. Your feelings don’t matter. The audience’s does. A big emotion for you may not move the audience.
5. Keep details in any story limited to what is necessary to make the point. The details are designed to serve the end. Of course, both the content and delivery are crucial in superb public speaking.
Here is just one page of notes from one participant from the first two hours of day one:
Remember, this was just one page of notes from one participant in the Think Big Speak Easy.
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PUA for IBMs
Are IBMs (Introvert Boomer Males) just not suited to become PUAs (Pickup Artists)?
Of course not. As long as you adopt best practices suited to your introvert nature, and don’t try to be something you’re not.
My friend Karl in Ft. Lauderdale is an example of a mindless extrovert who needs no PUA training. He’s a 65 year old Jamaican who damn near speaks in code. I understand about every third word.
Yet, anyplace in public, he will speak to women in a flirty manner. Customers in the grocery store. Waitresses in restaurants. Clerks everywhere.
He must fail hundreds of times between successes, but the successes are there.
I do like giving a kind word to cashiers and service workers, but it’s a kind word, not a creepy pickup attempt.
And yet, I know as an introvert I know I need to up my game to improve my social life and find multiple sex partners.
When I was younger, I was in jobs and positions that had women coming to me. This is not bragging, but luck.
I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Korea before they exploded economically. I taught English and worked in Korean company after that. I was a diplomat in Seoul and Manila. Later, I quit the Foreign Service for law school and an immigration law practice.
Sounds strange, but think about it.
When I was a PCV from 1975 to 1977, I lived on the east coast of Korea in a port city called Mukho. It’s now called Donghae City. There was one other PCV in the city, so if a woman wanted to try out a white guy like she might have seen in Western movies, we were it.
Teaching English later in Seoul brings you in contact with ambitious young women who needed to learn English to attend college in the U.S. or maybe for their careers. It put you face to face daily with dynamic, aggressive women who were easy to get into bed.
Nothing works better than being a Foreign Service Officer, especially a Consular Officer. If you have the power to grant a visa, everyone in developing countries will want to know you. I have been walking with the Chargé d’Affaires (acting Ambassador) and had women push past him to talk to this Junior Officer with visa power.
As a bonus, the woman gets a shot at parties and dinners at the Ambassador’s Residence.
I quit the Foreign Service for law school. Like med students, law students are a rowdy bunch who tend to go to bars in groups and pull in a number of single ladies for drinks, and often more.
My law school was located near Ft. Lauderdale, which didn’t hurt. Add tourists to the available pool of women. We had palm trees in the school’s logo. I don’t think we wore long pants until 3rd year.
Boats are pussy magnets. Sail or power. As we moved into practicing law, the women seek you out.
Probably the best way to ruin your sex life is to get married. After years of moving about and taking care of a family, the offers from desirable women wane. I practiced immigration law, so I would often find a way to visit SE Asia, especially Thailand.
When men die and go to heaven, they pass through Bangkok. It’s as close to heaven on Earth as men will experience.
With the best bathhouses in the world, there is no reason for any man to be horny.
Then, the gravy train ends. I don’t know why. I think most of it occurred when I stopped drinking 22 years ago. No more drunk girls each night looking for action.
Now I have to earn it.
When I was a teenager, I didn’t understand women. I didn’t understand them in my 20s or when I was married. And at age 65, nothing has improved.
To get back in the game, I need PUA help without cheesy pickup lines or the need for the targeted party to be inebriated.
Pickup lines all come across as redneck:
PUA is about a lot more.