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The Benefits of Using Humor in Your Speech

laughterI’ll be the first to tell you that humor is a tricky thing. You see, one person’s humor is another person’s “what were you thinking?” But, if you can weave some humor into your speech that gets the audience laughing; that is appropriate to your topic; and that doesn’t offend anyone, you can reap many of the following benefits.

Put the audience at ease.
A relaxed audience is one that will be more present and available to take in the information you want to present.

Create a connection.
Humor often makes the speaker more approachable and likable. This helps them hear your message more readily.
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What were they thinking? Some notes on word use

Ric MorganPet Peeves With Words

By Featured Speaker Ric Morgan

No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.
– Michel de Montaigne

It’s a miracle that anyone can learn American English. The language is full of things that make absolutely no sense, and there are common phrases that must take years for someone other than a native to fully understand.

Last week I purchased a new item at the grocery store. I guess I am a sucker for advertising because I like to try the new things that come along. Of course that’s not saying that I’m going to like it and purchase it forever, but you just never know.
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