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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Humor – when, what, why

When? Any time! If you do it in the beginning, you will break the tension in the room, you will help your audience members be more comfortable, and you will get them in an attitude to stay awake, alert, and alive.

If you have humor in your closing, you will send them away feeling great!

What? Personal stories are the best. Never tell a joke for many obvious reasons (they may not laugh, they may have heard it before, they may be offended).

Why? It will keep your audience engaged and feeling good. The better they feel during your presentation the more they will remember it in a positive light.

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