Dr. Charles W. Jarvis
Audio Humor Resources - Talks and Workshops
You can't know the man and study his extensive writings without first appreciating the artistry of his entertaining.
Dr. Jarvis started speaking professionally in 1965, spent 30 years on the circuit presenting close to 3000 talks.
He provided good, hearty, healthy, healing laughter with clean humor and storytelling.
He loved to make people think without making them mad. His observations of life are shared,
his four talks classics, full of great humor and a vital message about life and living.
For anyone new to Dr. Jarvis, his work needs to be placed in historical perspective.
He was part of the greatest generation, a partriot, veteran and god-fearing man.
Even back then he was troubled by political correctness that silenced the humor of his time.
He is a true Texan with a razor sharp wit and a good-old-boy accent that requires acclimation.
"THINGS ARE MORE LIKE THEY ARE NOW THAN THEY HAVE EVER BEEN."
"OPEN WIDE PLEASE -- AND LAUGH!"
"FLORENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE"
"AMWAY - People Think They Think"
CHARLIE JARVIS STRIKES AGAIN (Audio)
In July, 1980, at the National Speaker's Association in New Orleans, Charlie presented a talk which was titled,
"Charlie Jarvis Strikes Again". It contained several of his signature stories and he also addressed
the importance of developing your own material. In his notes on this talk he talks about the evaluation
of speakers that day, developing a sense of humor and the importance of personal materials.
CHARLIE JARVIS INTERVIEW (Audio)
A wide ranging interview of Dr. Jarvis by his close friend Dr. Charley Willey.
Recorded over 5 tapes, Dr. Jarvis and Dr. Willey look at all aspects of humor including speaking on the circuit and the responsibilities of the humorous speaker.
It is a great session that gives perspective to the skills and demands of a professional on the circuit.
Highly recommended to anyone interested in becoming a professional speaker.
Dr. Willey recently told Charlie, "This interview is an absolute must for aspiring speakers.
We should tell the Toastmasters and NSA'ers, "You owe yourself this interview for it will tell
you in detail how to get started, fees, brochures, program planning and a great deal about humor,
compilations, the sections of talk, etc". .
Charlie Jarvis Interview Part 1
Charlie Jarvis Interview Part 2
Charlie Jarvis Interview Part 3
CHARLIE JARVIS NSA WORKSHOP Chicago (Audio)
This two-part recording is packed with great insights into humor. It was presented in Chicago in 1982
Presented to the National Speaker's Assoc. at the Westin Hotel in Chicago. It was a two-hour session in the afternoon of the next-to-last day of the three-day convention.
For the student of humor, this is a great resource from a master at the art of using humor in public speaking. Comes with workshop notes.
When Dr. Jarvis spoke at the N.S.A. convention in Chicago in 1982, he shared years of knowledge and experience
with his audience, a very special group of well-known speakers of that time. His workshop comes with his
notes from the presentation:
Charlie's own observations on different portions of the workshop,
clarification on situations and the reasoning behind his methods and approach.
HUMOR WORKSHOP TOASTMASTERS 1979 (Audio)
Dr. Jarvis presented this Humor Workshop at the Toastmasters International Conference.
Classic Jarvis covering the basics of using humor
In one hour, fifteen minutes, Dr. Jarvis gives his advice on the basics of humor. Like all of his workshops, he covers a lot of ground using his humorous style to drive points home.
Every workshop has its own specific content, all are worth listening to and studying.
in these minutes he focuses on being "infun", where to find material, what is the best type of material and a host of other important factors in successfully using and delivering humor.
CHARLIE JARVIS HUMOR WORKSHOP, Camelback Inn (Audio)
Dr. Jarvis presented this extensive workshop to NSA participants at Camelback Inn in 1976.
This is vintage Dr. Jarvis, where he devotes a lot of time to the basics of humor such as definitions of humor,
the psychology of humor, straight talk on speaking on the circuit and a wide variety of subjects related to humor.
The workshop comes with his extensive notes about people he mentions, straight talk on the work of humor and details
about slides he used in the presentation. Audience questions are not audible due to poor microphone positioning, but his answers are clear and of value.
This workshop provides a wealth of insights and many new avenues for your own exploration of humor.