Friday, December 28, 2007

Public Speaking : To Laugh or Not to Laugh . . .

My thought is public speaking is supposed to be fun…well…at least I have fun doing it! When the audience is having a great time and laughing at your jokes, it’s hard not to share in their enthusiasm. Some public speaking experts may tell you that laughing at your own jokes is not the best idea. I wouldn’t be too concerned with that; laughing is never a bad thing…unless of course it’s in church when it’s dead silent. That could be bad news, but other than that, I say laugh it up! Your audience will be able to relate to you because you are taking on a role typically defined as theirs. Basically, laughing is like the ticket to the Cool Kids Club. So go ahead and get your membership!

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