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Monday, January 14, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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11500 Blankenbaker Access Drive
Louisville, KY 40299

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Bethany Jones 

Kentucky Speakers Association - January 14

Punch It Up! How to effectively add humor to your presentations

Panel discussion with some of our funniest humor experts


Laughter is a sure-fire way to unite an audience, grab their attention, and increase your likability on stage. Presentations on any topic can be made more engaging with a healthy dose of humor. And you don’t have to be a comedian to get them laughing!

In this panel discussion, some of our funniest local speakers will discuss their secrets to getting laughs, techniques we can use to mine our own humor, and pitfalls to avoid.

Emerging speakers - you will benefit by improving how you develop your stage presence and personal stories.

Experienced speakers - you will learn how to punch up the presentations you already have.

Come prepared with questions, and bring a guest as this promises to be a fun and informative program.



Mack Dryden

Mack Dryden has been delighting audiences for years with his relaxed stage presence, hilarious stories, and uniquely engaging delivery. As a comedian he’s performed on dozens of TV shows, including The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. As an actor he’s appeared in several movies and on many other TV shows, including JAG and a recurring role as a judge on ABC’s The Guardian.

Creating hilarious custom humor for each client comes naturally to the former staff writer for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and his stories of surviving two battles with cancer, a stay in an African prison, “sharks in showbiz who stab you in the front,” and one “near-fatal marriage” are as inspiring as they are laugh-out-loud funny.

Bob Farmer

Bob Farmer is Louisville native and travels the nation entertaining, educating and motivating all types of audiences. He’s been called a good mix between Jerry Clower and Garrison Keillor. He is a member of the International Society of Storytellers, and was sponsored by Zig Ziglar in joining the prestigious National Speakers Association over 20 years ago.

Mark Klein

Mark Klein is a native of Louisville, and this Colgate University graduate (B.A. English—let this be a warning to your children) has been making laughter his living for 30 years. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in comedy clubs from Alaska to Florida, headlining top rooms across the country. Mark expanded his schedule to include corporate and cruise ship entertainment. His performance calendar now comprises shows in venues ranging from special events to dinner theaters to comedy clubs. He is able to customize his show to accommodate his clients’ needs for both content and context.

Mark, who is married and has a son, is also a Thoroughbred racehorse owner, real estate investor, writer, bourbon aficionado, and the official walker of the dumbest dog in the world.


Anne Murray

Affectionately known as the “FUN SPEAKER”, Anne Murray connects with her audiences to entertain, inform, and inspire. She is known for her ability to deliver her unconventional wisdom with engaging style and respect. Her customized presentations are lauded for her charismatic presence, irrepressible humor and extraordinary insight into human behavior. Her credibility as a professional speaker originates with her degrees in psychology, counseling, and interpersonal communication.

As a child, Anne knew she was different. She later learned that this difference was actually a giftedness for empathy, creativity, playfulness, and spontaneity. These qualities often got her in trouble in the Real World, but served her well in succeeding. As a professional speaker, Anne is rewarded for all those qualities which can be misunderstood by the workplace organization. She offers her audiences creative thinking, receptivity and unconventional wisdom for reaching their full potential. They generally don’t realize how much they have learned until sometime the following week because her sessions are so much fun.