Ramakrishna Reddy – Connect Using Humor and Story

connect humorActually, this is my second book in a row on the use of humor in your presentation. While not entirely satisfied with the other book, I dug enthusiastically into Ramakrishna Reddy‘s Connect Using Humor and Story. Reddy focuses not only on presenters but on speakers, communicators , and storytellers in general. The story, not the humor is the most important part of what you deliver to your audience. Humor can support, even strengthen the content of your speech or presentation. The author offers several structured steps to insert humor in your audience, primarily based on personal real-life stories that the audience can relate to. And yes, writing about humor takes away all feelings of spontaneity. It is definitely a weak point in this book. Everything you say or don’t say is on purpose. Basically, the book is about writing your speech and really think upfront on the best-crafted sentences. A little inspiration and a lot of transpiration to reach the desired end-result: waves of laughter after you made jokes and funny remarks.

Everything you say or don’t say is on purpose. Basically, the book is about writing your speech and really think upfront on the best-crafted sentences. A little inspiration and a lot of transpiration to reach the desired end-result: waves of laughter after you made jokes and funny remarks. Reddy extensively makes use of language and multiple ways to construct a humorous intervention. The application of the Rule of Three, contrasts, rhetorical questions, and alliteration, anaphora, and parallelism further enrich these efforts.

About the author

Ramakrishna Reddy is an award-winning speaker who has won more than 25 speaking contests comprising from entertaining to inspiring speeches. He has won contests based out of India as well as from United States. He regularly speaks to audiences from a few dozens to few 100s comprising of corporate, student and business audiences. He works for a Multinational alternatively out of India and the United States.

I received a free review copy from the author in exchange for a personal, unbiased review of his book.