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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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Laughter Is The Best Medicine !

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

Laughter engages your brain and helps alleviate stress!

Laughter engages your brain and helps
alleviate stress!

Whether it’s your brain health or your overall wellbeing, as stated by many, laughter indubitably is the best medicine for both. Every emotion that we feel impacts only certain areas of our brain but when it comes to laughter it is known to engage several sectors of the brain all at once. If you are trying to find ways to fill your life with more laughter then have a look at the following recommendations:

Learn to laugh at yourself.

In order to truly learn to take yourself less solemnly, just pick a moment in your life where you were just too serious for no reason. Also, get in the habit of sharing your solemn, awkward moments and embarrassing episodes with your closed ones.

Spend time around perky, upbeat people that just love a good laugh.

Surround yourself with people that just love to share funny stories and have a good laugh about it. By sharing their moments they not get to laugh over the anecdote once more, but they also tend to feed off the humor that others find in it.

Fill up your office space or room with hilarious mementos.

To enjoy a little laugh every now and then, just put up some hilarious posters or bumper stickers in your office or on your refrigerator. Or maybe you could opt to use funny screensavers on your laptop. Surrounding yourself with some silly things can always make one laugh every now and then.

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Laughter is the Best Medicine for Happiness

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

Allow yourself to laugh, even when you’re at your lowest

Allow yourself to laugh, even when
you’re at your lowest

No one can be happy all the time, but trying to inject a little happiness, even into the worst times of your life, can be the only way to get through. Even at your lowest, if you can find some small piece of joy to hold on to, it may make all the difference in the world.

The old adage is true: Laughter really is the best medicine. When a friend makes you laugh at an unexpected moment, or you can find humor in a bad situation, you must grasp it with both hands and ride your laughter into better times.

And are there any better times than those spent staying up late and laughing with your spouse, friends, or family? Laughter is also a great bonding experience, and although not all memories are good ones, you will find yourself looking back on those fun moments more frequently.

Don’t ever let yourself get too serious in life. If you do, you will be missing out on the best things in life. Laugh often, spread your positive attitude as far and wide as possible, pass along joy whenever possible, and teach your children the value of laughter as well.

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