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Make Your Audience Laugh as a Professional Speaker

Timing is crucial when using humor as a professional speaker.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

There is nothing worse than a dull professional speaker. They make speeches that last half an hour feel as though they will never end, and you find that your chair becomes increasingly uncomfortable as they drone on. The last thing that you want to do is give a boring speech, so consider using a bit of humor to keep your audience listening.

Who Are Your Audience Members?

Humor is a device used to ensure that your audience members engage with your speech. It is therefore very important that you direct your humor towards the particular audience that you’re talking to. Think about where they have come from; are there any local rivalries that you can exploit? If you’re giving a speech to people who know each other, do you know any office stories that you can slip in? Taking a bit of time to research your audience will lead to a real connection.

Timing is Everything

You need to remember that you are giving a speech for a particular purpose. If you focus too much on humor then your topic may be lost in a wave of laughter. The phrase ‘less is more’ has never been more apt. You want to ensure that you use humor to get the audience on your side and then push forward with your talk. Sprinkle in a pun or two mid-way through to keep them listening and try to end with a bang. Find the right balance and you will give an excellent speech.

Make sure you give a memorable speech; add humor and watch as the audience hangs on your every word.

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What it Takes to be a Professional Speaker

The question is not whether you want to be a professional speaker or not. The questions you need to ask yourself is whether you have what it takes to be a professional speaker

The question is not so much whether you want to be a professional speaker. The question is whether you have what it takes to be one.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being, and Peak Human Performance.

What is a Professional Speaker?

A professional speaker is a person who might not have all the information, but one thing they do best is to connect with the audience. It is essential for the speaker to be passionate about the topic he or she is presenting. The audience can sense if its rote knowledge or knowledge from the heart. It can be boring to listen to someone who is just reciting facts.

What it Takes

The message that is presented needs to be as simple as possible. There is no need to use complicated words that can confuse the audience. This way the message is easily understood and people can identify with it. A professional speaker needs to know how to determine the mood of the audience. It is an essential attribute to have. This can be done by interacting with the audience.

A speaker needs to be excited when presenting the topic. This is shown through his or her physical energy on stage. It’s not appealing to the audience to watch someone who is stagnant on stage. A qualified speaker needs to love what he or she does and love interacting with the people in the audience. If you can accomplish these goals, this can open up many other speaking opportunities for the professional speaker.

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