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My guest this week is Joy Eggerichs Reed, author of Get to the Publishing Punchline, released in June. She is also the founder of Punchline Agency and has been a speaker over the past decade.
Between 2005 and 2015, Joy worked as Conference Director for her parents Love and Respect marriage conferences. She later created the Love and Respect Now website and The Illumination Project small group study as resources for her generation on the topic of singleness, dating and marriage. In 2014, Christianity Today named Joy one of 33 leaders under the age of 33 shaping the next generation.
Over the course of the last decade of creating content and speaking, Joy has discovered a love for learning through interviewing. She enjoys hosting events, interviewing speakers and mediating dialogues.
She has taken several years of improv comedy classes to help her listen, add levity, and let the conversation and event unfold in a unique way. She enjoys helping others communicate on camera, be themselves on stage and develop talks and presentations.
3:45 – Joy 101
- Joy grew up as a pastor’s daughter and watched her father speak on stage. She loved being on stage and watching people talk, but she often felt dumb and out of her lane.
- She thought about going into fashion but decided it wasn’t for her.
10:11 – Living in Paris
- Joy and her husband Matt have been living in Paris, France since 2017 and have two children, Millie and Emerson.
15:08 – Improv comedy
- She took improv classes for five years and loved SNL, especially when she was in high school.
- When you get into an improv community, it’s kind of like a family.
25:59 – Good comedians
- Try using “yes, and” instead of “no, but” in conversations to move it along in a positive way.
- One of the things that she noticed about really good comedians is that they’re noticers. They notice every single, little detail.
33:11 – Reel challenge
- Joy and Molly are doing Reel challenges on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/reel/CXWEO8MIgCG/)
43:20 – Writing a book
- She wanted to help kids in the foster system and encourage them to write.
- People sometimes feel really lonely in the writing process and it can be overwhelming, so she wanted to create something to help writers.
53:47 – Get to know you
- Best concert she’s attended? Coldplay and Harry Connick Jr.
- Do audio books count as reading? Yes!
When you get into an improv community, it’s kind of like a family.
One of the things that I noticed about really good comedians is that they’re noticers. They just notice every single, little detail.
People sometimes feel really lonely in the writing process and it can be overwhelming.
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