Humor Skills Articles

Both Toastmasters and the National Speakers Association are featuring humor skills articles in their March 2007 magazine issues.  Also included in this post are links to resources available on their web sites.

Toastmaster magazine has devoted the March issue to humor, featuring seven articles on the topic of humor. 

Speaker magazine (NSA) has included a seven-page article, Beyond Funny, and a book review of Fun Is Good, by Mike Veeck and Pete Williams.

Visit the Toastmasters and National Speakers Association web sites for free access to humor resources.

Toastmasters web site (articles are in PDF format)
Click on Magazine Articles under Member QuickLinks on top/right of home page.
Click on Article Index for article archives from past ten years. (these archives are in PDF format).

For example, the Year 2006 Article Index features seven humor articles (two of them by John Kinde).

National Speakers Association web site
Click on Knowledge Bank and Resource Center on left side of home page.
Then go to the middle of the page where it says:
–Here to make a withdrawal?  What do you want to learn? (enter HUMOR or another category of your choice)
–What format do you prefer? (magazine articles, books, audio/visual)
It will provide you with a good selection of articles and book recommendations.

Related article:  NSA and Toastmasters