Friday, October 12, 2007

Public Speaking : Caricature, Cartoons, and Comic Strips

What better way to add humor to your public speaking event than using the most universally accepted form? Caricatures, cartoons, and comic strips have their own section in the newspaper for a reason: people love them. I bet while reading this you are thinking about your favorite strip character. Maybe Calvin is terrorizing his mother by shooting aliens in the kitchen, which are really the dishes. Or maybe Garfield is pulling another fast one on Odie. Either way, I have money on it that you can relate.

If you add this funny graphics aspect to your public speaking presentation, I’m sure the audience will be more likely to pay attention. This is especially true if you tailor the cartoons, comics, or caricatures to the audience. There are tons of strips that relate to all sorts of professions and hobbies, if you don’t want to create your own. Employees everywhere can empathize with Dilbert, at least!

By adding this humor tool to your public speaking engagement you not only create a lighthearted atmosphere and relate to your audience members, but you engage them. Everyone wants to laugh, especially about something pertinent to them!

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