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Help Me Write a Joke! (Caption Contest!)

I need your help!  What’s the best caption for this photo of Homer and me?

Here’s your chance to be my hero and spread your awesome joke out into the world. Or at least my tiny portion of the world.  And in addition, I’ll send you a free copy of one of my audio programs if you’re the lucky winner.

Most of the people on my FaceBook Page  have seen me speak live as a motivational speaker. And you know that I often use funny photos with punchlines. Help me with a punchline for this photo. What in the world can I say that is funny about it? If you were a motivational speaker and audience was expecting a brilliant joke to accompany this PowerPoint slide, what would you say to make them laugh?

I look forward to your funny captions — Leave them in the comments below. I promise to report back on the jokes I use and how they work  – Which is comedian code for does the audience laugh? And if I use your joke in particular, I will contact you directly to let you know how awesome you are.

If you are looking for a motivational speaker who looks like a cartoon version of Homer Simpson I hope you will contact me and we’ll set something up. But to be honest, it would be even better if you just want a funny motivational speaker who looks like … er …. me.   After all, cartoons are so two dimensional.  (Besides, Homer doesn’t know how to customize like I do. :)

Okay! Let the joke writing begin! Leave your jokes or ideas in comments below. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Looking for a motivational speaker for your event? Contact me here.

Brad Montgomery
Business Motivational Speaker, Friend of Homer!

Caption Contest | Brad with Harry Potter

Caption Contest

1. The new one! Brad, Harry, and Hermione!

2. Winners announced for previous contest.

Write a Caption, Win a Prize

Write a FUNNY Caption, win TWO prizes.

Last Caption Contest (Brad with Lady Gaga) was more popular than free cocktails on a United Airlines flight (but way easier to find.) So we have another for ya.

Click here to enter your caption. Remember that we’ll pick the funniest one an give them a prize. But we’ll give another prize randomly to anybody who enters anything. Seriously. Participation alone could earn you a place at the winner’s table.

Go HERE to see The winner’s from the last contest: Lady Gaga.

Go HERE to enter the new contest, (and to judge your competition.)

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Caption Contest: Brad, Harry, and Hermione

The last Caption Contest (Brad with Lady Gaga) was more popular than free cocktails on a United Airlines flight (but way easier to find.) So we have another for ya.

Remember that we’ll pick the funniest one an give them a prize. But we’ll give another prize randomly to anybody who enters anything. Seriously. Participation alone could earn you a place at the winner’s table.

Go HERE to see The winner’s from the last contest: Lady Gaga.

Now… Put on your thinking caps and come up with a funny caption for this photo:

Write a funny caption; win a prize!

Thanks Kids.   Vote early, vote often.

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Fan of Harry Potter

PS. Who would have been the best motivational speaker?  Harry, Hermione or Ron?

Caption Contest 3 — Brad Goes Gaga

Win a free subscription to my Hooked on Humor audio series simply by posting a caption to the photo below:

Caption Contest — Win a Prize!

Win a copy of Hooked on Humor simply by posting a funny caption.
Winning is easy peasy:
1. Post a caption (and read the others) here on my blog. (Scroll Down!)
2. We’ll have two winners. The author of the funniest caption, and another winner chosen randomly from all entrants. (So if your idea isn’t that funny, post one anyway. Who knows?!)
3. There’s no third one. See? It’s easy.

 

So what are you waiting for. Scroll down and leave a funny caption to the photo as a comment below.
Looking for a motivational speaker for your event? Contact me here.

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Inspirational Speaker, Gaga Fan

Caption Contest Winners Announced – Brad at the Wedding

A while back (ok, a LONG while back…Hey! I’ve been busy!) I had a caption contest. It was simple, just write the funniest caption to this photo and win a copy of my audio subscription series Hooked on Humor.

Write a caption: Win a prize.

We had a TON of submissions. The runners up were:

“OK, girly girl. I can take a hint. We’re so over!” — Tom Simms

“Why not? The line is shorter than the one for wedding cake.” — John Kinde

And the winner is:

“Come on you guys…I’ve got the engine running!” — Tom Purcell

Congrats Tom!

Read the rest of the entries here at my Caption Contest 2.  (And add more captions!  Who knows?!)

Yours,

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Caption Contest Designer, Friend of the Queen

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Back from London | Caption Contest

Win a free subscription to my Hooked on Humor audio series simply by posting a caption to the photo below:

Caption Contest — Win a Prize!

Win a copy of Hooked on Humor simply by posting a funny caption.
Winning is easy peasy:
1. Post a caption (and read the others) here on my blog. (Scroll Down!)
2. We’ll have two winners. The author of the funniest caption, and another winner chosen radomly from all entrants. (So if your idea isn’t that funny, post one anyway. Who knows?!)
3. There’s no third one. See? It’s easy.

Write a caption: Win a prize.

So what are you waiting for. Scroll down and leave a funny caption to the photo as a comment below.
Looking for a motivational speaker for your event? Contact me here.

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Humorist, Wedding Crasher

“Humor in the Workplace” Blog Carnival – 2nd Edition

Hap-py New Year and welcome to the second edition of the “Humor in the Workplace” Blog Carnival! Better late than never, right?

To satisfy your insatiable need for humorous anectdotes, I’ve opened the floodgates and scoured the web. As result, not everyone is technically aware that they’re participating in this edition but as soon as they find out, I’m certain that they’ll be flattered, overjoyed and innundating me with posts for future editions.

Without futher ado, may I present “Humor in the Workplace” resolution style. ‘Cuz that’s how we roll!

1. I resolve to put work in it’s proper perspective (Sandee
contributed this short and clever parable about the wisdom of NOT
working hard):

The Fisherman

2. I resolve to find a low-stress job:

Got Stress
(Bob Goldman rates a few professions based on the level of stress. Guess what? I win!!)

3. I resolve to follow these guidelines for all holiday work functions (Cyde Fahlman offers tips to avoid holiday stress but really, they’re year ’round effective!):

Holiday Stress

4. I resolve to bring joy and levity to my work environment on a regular basis:

10 Things To Do To A Co-Workers Desk

(Thanks, Mike! These practical jokes are pretty funny!)

5. I resolve to polish my interview skills……just in case! (Chris shares his interview experiences with us. I feel bad for Chris. Really. I do.):

Why I Fail Interviews

6. I resolve to keep in mind these all-important tips when participating in meetings (Madeleine Begun Kane gives us the skinny on how to effectively [ha,ha] communicate in meetings):

Those Unspeakable Meetings

7. I resolve to not try so hard to be funny (John Kinde lets the secret out of the bag on successful humor):

Be Funny By Doing Less

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Thanks to all of our bloggers for submitting to the carnival. We’ll do it again in about one month. If you are interested in submitting to our next carnival, contact us here or by emailing kirstie “at” bradmontgomery.com

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“Humor in the Workplace” Blog Carnival – Premier Edition

After much anticipation, the long-awaited first edition of the “Humor in the Workplace” Blog Carnival has arrived!! Response for this first edition was pretty awesome so thanks are due to all who submitted. Now, I’ll preface this edition to state that humor is in the eye of the beholder – or reader in this case. ‘Nuff said.

Getting a jump start on the holiday season, this edition’s participators will be introduced to the tune of “Twelve Days of Christmas“. Yes, I know………you’ll be humming that song for the rest of the day. It’s not like you won’t hear it in every store you enter from now until December 25th so I may as well get the ball rolling! Without further ado………..

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
A contract for Christmas Parties

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
One office prank and a contract for Christmas parties.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Three angry workers, one office prank and a contract for Christmas parties. (one, two, three)

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
One clepto granny, three angry workers, one office prank and a contract for Christmas parties.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
One clever bee! One klepto granny, three angry workers, one office prank and a contract for Christmas parties.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Online gaming insight, one clever bee! One klepto granny, three angry workers, one office prank and a contract for Christmas parties.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Flight attendant training, online gaming insight, one clever bee! One klepto granny, three angry workers, one office prank and a contract for Christmas parties.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Work-at-home-mom dress codes, flight attendant training, online gaming insight, one clever bee! One klepto granny, three angry workers, one office prank and a contract for Christmas parties.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Computer rules for dummies, work-at-home-mom dress codes, flight attendant training, online gaming insight, one clever bee! One klepto granny, three angry workers, one office prank and a contract for Christmas parties.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Two hiring handbooks, computer rules for dummies, work-at-home-mom dress codes, flight attendant training, online gaming insight, one clever bee! One klepto granny, three angry workers, one office prank and a contract for Christmas parties (one, two).

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Tips to handle “humor”, two hiring handbooks, computer rules for dummies, work-at-home-mom dress codes, flight attendant training, online gaming insight, one clever bee! One klepto granny, three angry workers, one office prank and a contract for Christmas parties.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Advice for lazy students, tips to handle “humor”, two hiring handbooks, computer rules for dummies, work-at-home-mom dress codes, flight attendant training, online gaming insight, one clever bee! One klepto granny, three angry workers, one office prank and a contract for Christmas parties!

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Thanks to all of our bloggers for submitting to the carnival. We’ll do it again in about one month. If you are interested in submitting to our next carnival, contact us here or by emailing kirstie “at” bradmontgomery.com

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The “Can You Caption” Contest: Win A Free Book!!

If you write the funniest caption for this photo, you can win a free copy of my book:
Humor Us: America’s Funniest Humorists On the Power of Laughter

Leave your submission below in the comment field, and if you’re one of the top two chosen submissions, we’ll send you a book. (Humor Me: America’s Funniest Humorists On the Power of Laughter.) (You’ll get the electronic version of the book.)

Here are some caption ideas submitted by other readers to help get your creative juices going. Have fun!

– – All we need are 132 gallons of ice cream, a bucket of chocolate, and 1339 cherries and it’s Banana Splits for the whole neighborhood!

– – What I’d give for a steak!

– – Potassium? Not a problem.

– – Whadda YOU looking at?

Submit your captions below as a comment.

Why is this caption writing relevant to you? Caption writing is a great exercise to loosen up your creativity skills. I’ve done this at the beginning of meetings with a few different photos and the result is a fun, relaxing, team-building exercise. Remember the rules: there is no such thing as a bad caption or idea. Write them all down, and celebrate the VOLUME of captions more than the QUALITY.

Need to kick start a meeting? Try this exercise and see the energy and creativity get a boost even before you start.

Learn more about my work as a motivational keynote speaker here.

Cheers,

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Keynote Speaker, Humorist, Caption Writer,

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This Meeting Sucks! How can we save it?

(Keep reading and you may earn a free book!)

Ok, so you are having another boring corporate meeting meeting. Nobody wants to be there, and the doughnuts are just not enough to get people in a good mood, much less a creative and success-minded mood.

What do you do? Well, I have a ton of ideas for meeting ice breakers and warm ups, but one of my favorites is to print out an odd or unusual photo from the internet or some magazine, and have a brainstorming session of possible captions for that photo.

Before you give it a try, know that you’ll need to set some ground rules for this ice-breaker.: The rules for the brainstorm session need to be made clear. I use something like this in my creativity seminars:

“Ok let’s see if we can come up with some easy rules before we start. First of all, can we agree that only one person talks at a time?” (Of course they’ll agree.)

“Can we agree that there will be no bad ideas…. all captions are good, because we’re going for volume, not quality…. deal?” (They’ll agree, because nobody will want to feel stupid if they come up with something lame. Sometimes I take this a step further and ask them if they think that anybody who says ANYTHING negative has to put a dollar in the middle of the table for next week’s doughnut upgrade. This is really fun… they’ll love it.)

“Our goal is to just find a bunch of captions… not to be funny. So if you come up with a funny one, that’s great. But don’t feel pressure to be funny… just come up with a caption. Deal?” (If you set the goal to find a “funny” punch-line or joke, many people will seize up and shut down. Just tell them that you want a bunch of captions, and trust me, the funny will happen.”

That’s it! It’s easy. Just have somebody write down the ideas on a dry-erase or even a note pad. See how many you can come up with, and then increase that number at your next meeting. Set a time limit of 3 minutes or so, but if they are cranking them out at minute 5, let ’em!

You’ll be amazed at the positive creative energy you’ll create with this simple little task.

humor me bookWhat’s that? Put my money where my mouth is? Sure, glad you asked.

Earn a Free Book!

Write a caption for this photo…. I’ll send a FREE copy of my e-book Humor Me: America’s Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter to the 3 best submissions. (Just use the comment field below, and be sure to list your URL.)write a caption and win a free book

 

 

My entry for the mock caption:

“You should see what the Tin Man got!”

 

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Humor in the Workplace Seminar Leader, Corporate Comedian

PS. Submit your caption to th at lion-and-woman photo and win a free copy of my ebook Humor Me!

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