How to make an audience laugh - putting humour into your presentation

"Don’t go to bed mad, stay up and fight”*, you may not want to say this to clients who are going through a divorce but it is a very good opening for any speech, and in my experience, audiences will always laugh when you say this provided that you are prepared to lay the groundwork.

Speakers often do not wish to suggest that their speech is going to be humorous in case it isn’t. They hope to appear spontaneously or even unintentionally funny as it is safer.

So why should you take the risk by walking on the wild side and deliberately trying to be humorous?

Well, if your presentation is absolutely riveting (to others) you do not need it. However for the rest of us it can be tough to keep an audiences' attention especially if the subject is a little dull.

Humour helps the audience relate to you and increases their enjoyment of your presentation. They may even listen to it.

If you want to be asked back, gain clients or at least not make the audience feel suicidal humour is useful.

You will learn how to:

Paul Brennan can tell you what has worked and what hasn't worked for him.  This can save you time, money and effort and give your presentations a point difference.

This lively interactive session will give you useful tools that you can use right away to improve your presentations

If you wish to discuss booking Paul to speak at your next conference or event, please contact us on (07) 5438 8199 or Email:

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