155. How to Bring Humor Into Your Speeches With Patrick Henry

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Patrick Henry knows how to bring humor into your speeches, and he spills the beans on episode 155 of The Speaker Lab with Grant Baldwin.

Do you know how to bring humor into your speeches, and do it a way that amuses your audience but still conveys your message? Our guest for episode 155 does, and he tells all today.

On today’s show, Patrick Henry and I talk about how to use humor in your speeches, build relationships with other speakers, and why it’s important.

Patrick Henry is an author, songwriter, and performance keynote speaker who partners with meeting planners to make meetings memorable.

As a former Nashville songwriter and humorist on the SiriusXM Radio Family Comedy Channels, Patrick brings a unique blend of humor, music, and message to his audiences to create an event that is full of energy and actionable ideas.

His Book The Pancake Principle: seventeen sticky ways to make your customers flip for you was released in 2013 and he will soon be featured on a comedy album alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Steve Martin, Larry the Cable Guy, and Jeanne Robertson.

One of Patrick’s audience members best described him as “what happens when, keynotes, comedy, and concerts collide.”

Patrick also tells the story of why he thought his first speaking gig as a performance! It’s a fun tale you’ll want to hear on episode 155 of The Speaker Lab.


  • Where are the best speakers born? Hint: There are only two.
  • When does Patrick advocate speaking for free?
  • Why you should give 100 speeches before you start charging.
  • How many new bookings should you get from giving one good speech?
  • Two reasons why you aren’t getting as many gigs as you’d like.
  • Why bureaus should only be a slice of your speaking pie.
  • How to start networking with other speakers.
  • What’s the best way to form your own mastermind group?
  • How can you get your foot in the door with a speaking bureau?
  • And so much more!

Tweetable:  “It’s important for speakers to be around other speakers.”  — Patrick Henry