Posts Tagged ‘Public Speaking’

Syracuse’s Gathering Spot

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Trainer and Coach Walt Walker kicked off the The LikeMinded Experience at The Event Center on Saturday.

Laughter Worth Sharing

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Yvonne Conte-A Sophisticated Queen of Comedy

Yvonne Conte-A Sophisticated Queen of Comedy

Can someone please tell us why Yvonne Conte does not have her own television show. Watching her at the TEDxSyracuse University event this week was like seeing Lily Tomlin, Tracey Ullman, or maybe even Tina Fey.

Though she is a public speaker now (and trains others in public speaking), Conte was once a stand-up comic.

From the time she began her talk…well, actually her talk began with a joke about a scheduling mistake…Conte worked the crowd like she was doing a SNL monologue.

Conte talked about the happiness advantage and how it relates to work place enthusiasm, and eventually productivity. She even allotted a portion of her time for the crowd to literally hold their bellies and belt out a laugh.

All TED talks should be this fun.