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Using Humor Even When Talking About Tough Stuff

Using Humor Even When Talking About Tough Stuff

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Timing Matters

Timing Matters

Space out your appeals to humor. Some speakers try to engage in a stand-up comedy routine about their topic and then move into the serious part of the message. This too often feels disjointed or insincere. And it makes the heavier content less attractive, or at least less engaging, than the lighter content.

That means your audience might miss the most important stuff because they’ve become bored with the more somber tone after a funny opening.

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Why Does Humor Work?

  • Humor has a way of opening the audience up to engaging with your message for a few reasons:
  • It feels universal: almost everyone likes to laugh.
  • It feels connective: when we laugh together we remember we have things in common.
  • It feels safe: if we are laughing, we aren’t worried or fearful.

When something makes us laugh, it catches our attention and invites us deeper. So every time the audience laughs together during Finley’s presentation, they feel a little more connected to each other, to him, and to his message. Which is something that all presenters desire.

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“Humor is a great way of engaging people, even if there is something a little sad underneath some of the pieces. Hopefully, people will find something there to think about as well.” 

MIGUEL MARQUEZ

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