Using humour images and cartoons in
Have you talked in front of many
people? Have you wondered what
to do in order to get your ideas
Any public speaker who has faced
a crowd of listeners knows that
humour has a great effect and
brings out a point like nothing
else. I have talked to many
presenters and all of them say
they have a number of jokes up
their sleeve, as well as visual
gags -- CARTOONS
Public Speaking: How to Make a Point
One of the old saws of
public speaking says that you should
'Tell em what you're gonna tell 'em.
Tell 'em. Then tell 'em what you told
'em.' When you want to make a point
during your presentation, you can use a
similar formula. You tell 'em the point,
illustrate the point, then tell 'em the
point again. This formula, however, can
seem boring and redundant if you don't
spice it up a little. One way to do it
is to use humor. Here's the formula:
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Imagine yourself, walking confidently to the lectern or the
or to the head of the conference table.
--Imagine presenting the material
that will make the audience
nod, smile, respond.
- Imagine knowing that they have absorbed your message,
they are impressed with you.
--Imagine the confidence you can generate
by being able to
present, successfully, with style.
Incorporate Humour in your next Presentation
Some speakers say, ďI could never use
humour in my speech; I just donít feel comfortable
with it.Ē I believe that anyone can use humour
and that it is a valuable tool in speaking.
Appropriate humour relaxes an audience and makes it
feel more comfortable with you as the speaker;
humour can bring attention to the point you are
making; and humour will help the audience better
remember your point. It can break down
barriers so that the audience is more receptive to
To be a person is to have a story to tell.
Learn to speak
Use Humor in Business Presentations and
Speeches Says Executive Public Speaking
blondes does it take to change a light bulb?
Tell that joke during your next business
presentation and you'll either win your
audience or lose them. Maybe forever. Most
jokes are suitable for some occasions and
unsuitable for others. Few things are as
painful as listening to a speaker tell a bad
or tasteless joke. The speaker suffers, and
so does the audience.
And yet nothing is better than humour for
grabbing the attention of an audience and
winning them to your point of view. A good
laugh relaxes an audience. That's why so
many experienced speakers open their talks
with a funny story or humourous line. And
salt their remarks with witticisms or funny
The secret to succeeding with humour in the
boardroom is to be funny and appropriate at
the same time.
How to Write
a Great Speech
Why Use Humour in Your
Why should I bother using humour in my presentations?
Can't I just deliver my information and sit down?
You sure can! That's what most people do. The problem is that
most people are not effective presenters. They are nighty-nite, snooze-inducing,
say-your-prayers, hit-the-sack, unlicensed hypnotists. They are ZZZZZs
presenters. They might be experts in their field and able to recite hours and
hours of information on their topic, but is that effective?
Larry Wilde and Patricia Fripp: What the
Great Comedians Teach Us About Comedy -
Award-winning speaker Patricia Fripp
interviews Larry Wilde about his experiences
and education in comedy from interviewing
the great comedians for his book Great
Comedians Talk About Comedy.
You will learn the inside secrets of
America's greatest comedians. Hear the
collective wisdom of the people who defined
American comedy. They included Woody Allen,
Jack Benny, Milton Berle, George Burns,
Johnny Carson, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, and
Larry is a best selling author of 56 books
and a popular humorist. Recorded live at the
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The Art of Using Humor
in Public Speaking:
Psychology of Humor
Because humor is such a powerful emotion, it is a
good idea to understand (if that is possible), the
psychological basis of humor. More specifically,
what makes laughter and the humorous situation
"work". Your assignment, from now on, is, when you
hear people laugh, to ask yourself, "Why did they
laugh"? This attention will sharpen your skills at
recognizing possible material for your own use and
help you get a feeling for what makes humor work.
Pivotal Public Speaking Home
The whole point of public
speaking is to give your
audience something to take with
them. Rather it be something of
entertainment, something of
persuasion, and even just some
new and interesting facts. You
will want your audience members
to be able to say that they
learned something or that they
donít waste their time listening
to you. You will find that it
can be hard to break through and
audience, but you will want to
use your emotions to convince
them that they are getting
something out of the time that
they are spending with you.You
will need to use different tools
in working the system. One of
the best tools to use is humour.