#174: Accidental Comedian Finds His Funny – Stephan Dyer

February 01, 2021Categories: Humor, Creativity, Public Speaking

The Toastmasters Podcast with Bo Bennett, Ryan Levesque, and Greg Gazin
The Toastmasters Podcast is like a radio talkshow featuring interviews with Toastmasters usually featured in the Toastmaster magazine. But unlike a radio show, a podcast is on the Internet, and available, for free, to anyone in the world with an Internet connection, and a connected device capable of playing audio.

[26:56] You never know what direction your life will take you when you step up to the lectern at a Toastmasters club, especially at 7 A.M. For Banker Stephan Dyer the unexpected laughter from the audience during his first 10 speeches would eventually turn his career in finance 180 degrees into that of a comedy global comedian, TEDx Speaker and speaking coach.

In this episode, Greg speaks with Stephan who offers listeners an entertaining insight into his journey of becoming an accidental comedian and offers some tips and tactics they can use to add humor to their presentations and help them find their funny.

Stephan Dyer is from Toronto, Canada and a 12-year member of the Bay Street Breakfast Toastmasters Club.  He’s also the co-founder of MalPensando a bilingual school live and on-line that helps people become funny, confident speakers. He’s been recognized with numerous awards and accolades including Latin Comedian of the Year by Latin Awards Canada and in 2019, he performed at Comedy Central Fest in Mexico City and months later filmed his first 1-hour comedy special in Toronto, Canada. 

You can hear more from Stephan and others in Beth Black’s article The Formula for Funny in the February 2021 issue of the Toastmaster Magazine. and by viewing his TEDx talk, The Payoffs of Chasing After Your Dreams. You may also want to consider checking out Pathways’ Engaging Humour Path to help you start your journey.


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