In this week's interview, Michelle Villalobos interviews Nancy Norton, winner of the 2018 Boston Comedy Festival, about using humor to connect more deeply with your people in general, and audiences in particular.
They discuss how to stay loose and creative while speaking, how to deal with the haters, and how to have more joy, love, and connection in your life overall.
Nancy Norton is the first woman ever to win the Boston Comedy Festival in its entire 19-year history. She's a stand-up comedian, keynote speaker, former registered nurse, and a single mom.
“Sharing a laugh is a lot more than just a laugh– we’re really saying we understand each other.” – Nancy Norton
- How to easily and naturally bring more humor and authenticity into your speaking
- How to get out of your head so you can deeply connect with your audiences
- The single best (fun and easy!) training tool that anyone can use to be funnier
- How to hack your mental space right before presenting to reduce nerves and improve performance
“To get a joke, you have to use all the major lobes of your brain. You cannot be in your fight-or-flight mid-brain state of anxiety at the same time as you are getting a joke.” – Nancy Norton
- Read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
- Get a copy of Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
- Connect with Nancy Norton:
“It’s very empowering if you can take a big fear or a big pain and exaggerate it to the point of it becoming a cartoon.” – Nancy Norton