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The Vitamin E of Public Speaking

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A good sense of humor is a great tool to make your message stick. Here are some tips to harness the power of laughter in your speeches and presentations.

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The Vitamin E of Public Speaking

  1. 1. THE VITAMIN E OF PUBLIC SPEAKING Download this presentation for free. See slide 14.
  2. 2. GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR What qualities put a public speaker or presenter at an advantage when stepping up in front of an audience?
  3. 3. YOU MIGHT EVEN CALL A SENSE OF HUMOR “THE PRESENTER’S VITAMIN E” When you’ve got it, it makes you: Engaging Entertaining Effective
  4. 4. ENTERTAINMENT Humor makes your audience feel better. You and your presentation’s message are going to stick in their memories – pleasantly.
  5. 5. ENGAGEMENT Humor heightens your audience’s engagement. You’ll have their close attention, which opens the door to better reception, comprehension, acceptance and retention of your message.
  6. 6. EFFECTIVENESS Humor has a unique way of easing the natural tendency to distance oneself from a difficult topic. It enables you to relay your messages more smoothly and effectively.
  7. 7. HOW SHOULD YOU USE HUMOR IN PUBLIC SPEAKING?
  8. 8. #1 KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE Your knowledge will give you insights into what they’re likely to find humorous – or not.
  9. 9. #2: KEEP YOUR HUMOR APPROPRIATE AND RELEVANT A joke or humorous reference should reinforce your message. It should keep things light, but not throw your listeners off message and off track.
  10. 10. WARNING: Be funny, but don’t downgrade your brand, credibility, or reputation in the process. #3: SELF-DEPRECATING HUMOR CAN BE EFFECTIVE Poking fun at your own weaknesses, shortcomings or differences can help make the audience more accepting.
  11. 11. #4: KEEP IT CLEAN Off-color jokes are almost sure to offend someone in an audience of professionals and make you look far from professional.
  12. 12. #5: IF YOU HAVE A HARD TIME DELIVERING JOKES OR PUNCHLINES WELL, YOU MAY WANT TO SKIP USING THEM Alternative: use humorous props or photos.
  13. 13. When you hear something particularly good and funny, take a moment to make a note about it so you’ll have it on hand when it’s time to build your next presentation.
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