Anna Ong believes that the shortest distance between two people is a story. She is an ex-banker turned storyteller. She is the creator, host and producer of "What's Your Story Slam", a storytelling show based in Singapore -- designed to promote the art and craft of live Storytelling. She founded WYSH (What's Your Story, Huh?), a communications training company that uses Theatre, Storytelling, and Improvisation techniques. She left a 15-year stint in banking in Southeast Asia to pursue her interest in the performing arts, such as Argentine Tango, Improvisation and Storytelling in North and South America. She is an accredited and certified coach. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a certificate in Social Impact Storytelling from Georgetown University.
How to Be Funny (Even If You're Not) - Incorporating Humour into Your Stories and Presentations
Are your presentations and stories more snooze-worthy than side-splitting? Well, fear not! Our session will help you unlock the secrets to incorporating humor into your content, even if you've never cracked a joke before. We'll teach you the tricks of the trade, from timing to exaggeration, and help you put them into practice with delivery techniques that will have your audience rolling in the aisles (figuratively speaking, of course). But we won't leave you hanging - we'll also give you tips on how to read your audience and adjust your humor to their sensibilities. By the end of the session, you'll be the funniest person in the room - and more importantly, you'll know how to keep your audience engaged and entertained.