Public Speaking Course:
How to Make a Point with Humor
An old public speaker once said that you should 'Tell em what you're gonna tell 'em. Tell 'em. Then tell 'em what you told 'em.' This formula can be added to your speech when you want to make an important point. You tell 'em the point, illustrate the point, then tell 'em the point again. Be aware though that giving out information this way can often be boring and redundant if you don't spice it up a little. One way to do that is to use humor. Here's what I teach in my public speaking course.
For example, here is the point 'The Importance of Communication.'
When you use humor in a professional public setting . . . especially when you are speaking to a business audience, or any audience who is not specifically there for humor, make the humor reinforce your point and you will get a much better response. Knowing what to say and when to say it is a crucial tool when learning your skills in a public speaking course.
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