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6 ways to add humour to presentations

6 ways to add humour to presentations



Types of Humor you can use in presentations

Types of Humor you can use in presentations
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    6 ways to add humour to presentations 6 ways to add humour to presentations Presentation Transcript

    • ve no I ha or h um Ways to add humor to your presentations and engage your audience
    • Remember, a presenter is not a professional comedian
    • But s/he can use simple humor to keep audience engaged...
    • …as humor provides relief to a dull subject and makes the topic memorable
    • Here are some types of humor and how you can add them to your presentation…
    • The Difficulty Meter indicates how difficult it is for you to use such humor.
    • TYPES OF VERBAL HUMOR Difficulty Meter Classification: Easy Medium Difficult
    • Play with words
    • Examples: Talking to a room full of electricians was a shocking experience After my shoes broke, I prayed for my sole (soul)
    • Play with words: Pros and Cons Requires clear pronunciation and volume Resources: Joke books and websites Difficulty Meter Medium
    • Exaggeration/ Understatement
    • Example: Our customers are dying to own this product This product comes very cheap. Only half a million dollars.
    • Exaggeration/ Understatement: Pros and Cons Translates easily to other languages Difficulty Meter Easy
    • Ridiculous
    • Example: This will happen when I see an octopus dancing on the road
    • Ridiculous: Pros and Cons Audience may not always appreciate. Difficulty Meter Medium
    • Joke/ Story
    • Example: An apple a day keeps doctors away, if you throw the apple hard enough. Any personal stories.
    • Joke/ Story: Pros and Cons Long stories can be boring Resources: Joke books and websites Difficulty Meter Easy
    • Gags/ Games
    • Example ..and let’s bang on the table to show we are a team ..… Introduce yourself, what kind of animal would you be?
    • Gags/ Games: Pros and Cons Not suitable for very serious topics Engages audience and makes it fun Books and training sites Difficulty Meter Easy
    • Jargon Connected to World wide web
    • Example: Is a little apple called an applet?
    • Jargon: Pros and Cons Used best when speaker and audience are from same industry Difficulty Meter Easy
    • Tip: Use a mix of 2-3 types so your audience is not bored.
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