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Unleashing Your Inner Comedian!
Unleashing Your Inner Comedian!
06.15.2012 08.00 h - 12.30 h
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond Airport - Sandston
Monthly Workshop


Unleashing Your Inner Comedian!

The Art of Being Funny Without Telling Jokes!


avish parashar photoSpeaker: Avish Parashar

Guess what? You (yes you) are funny! You just may not know it yet...In this interactive program, you will use ideas and exercises from improvisational comedy to remove your "humor blocks," discover and develop your own natural senses of humor, and then learn techniques to weave that humor into your presentations.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

1) Develop and use appropriate humor that is authentic and natural for you

Some topics are inherently funny; many aren't. By learning how to add appropriate humor to serious topics, you become a more powerful and more marketable speaker.

2) React to unexpected interruptions with humor and speed

Things will go wrong. How you react in those moments can be the difference between huge success and massive failure.

3) "Find the funny" in every situation and story automatically and without struggle

By conditioning yourself to look at the world in a certain way, you move from needing to "write jokes" to simply "being funny." This makes life a lot easier and it is not an innate skill. It can (and will be) taught!

4) Practice multiple exercises that continue to develop your humor and improv skills after the session is over

Humor is a process. The more you practice the better you get. In this session, you will get many exercises you can easily do for the weeks and months following the conference.

5) Build your "humor foundation"

All the comedy techniques in the world will be useless if you haven't cultivated your natural humor and figured out what your "comedic gift" is. Once you have discovered those things, everything else comes much easier.



About the Speaker

Avish Parashar is the Motivational Smart Ass. As a speaker and on his blog, Avish makes people laugh while sharing with them simple ideas to make their lives easier and more successful. To read more of his ridiculous rantings on self improvement and watch videos of him in action, visit his Motivational Humor Blog at



DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond Airport
5501 Eubank Road
Country: us


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Monthly Workshop Agenda:

8:00         Registration Opens
8 - 8:45    Breakfast Served
8:45         Chapter Business & Table Networking
9:15         Speaker Introduced
noon         Adjournment

Workshop Fees:

Va Chapter Member Early Bird Fee: $37.00;

VA Chapter MemberRegular Fee: $47.00

Guest Early Bird Fee: $67.00;

Regular Guest Fee: $77.00


**As we strive to have the highest caliber of speakers, with that comes last-minute changes at times. Therefore, speakers and topics are subject to change. Watch your email and check the website for details on these meetings and the registration deadlines.

NSA VIRGINIA WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the space limitations, no refunds will be given for cancellations made on or after 72 hours prior to an event. To receive a refund or credit towards the next workshop, your cancellation notice must be in writing and received to Participants who are "no shows" will not be granted a refund or credit.

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