Does The Title Of Your Speech Really Matter?

It turns out that having an enticing title makes your speech better

So just exactly what is a title? It is how we choose to introduce our speech to the world. This is how we go about luring an audience into wanting to hear what we have to say. However, despite just how important a part of your speech you title is, all too often speakers overlook … Read more

How To Add Humor To Your Next Speech

An audience that is laughing is paying attention to what you are saying

As speakers we all know that if we add humor to our speech, we can get our audience to laugh. With a little luck this means that they are not sleeping and we’ll be able to keep their attention. Something that we probably don’t spend enough time thinking about is the simple fact that when … Read more

How Can A Speaker Be Funny Across Cultures?

Being funny is hard, being funny across cultures is really hard

As speakers we all understand just how tricky humor can be to deal with. If we want to make things just a little bit more tricky, we can introduce the challenge of trying to deliver a speech to people who belong to a different culture than we do and all of a sudden the whole … Read more

What Does Humor Look Like In A Speech?

Speakers need to remember that jokes can take many different forms

Speakers understand that if they really want to connect with their audience, they need to find ways to make them laugh during their speech. By doing this, a connection between the speaker and the audience will be created and this will open your audience up to hearing what you are trying to tell them and … Read more

Humor Is Something That Can Be Learned

The best way to be funny is by not trying

Just about everyone who has ever given a speech knows that humor is a very powerful tool. If you can get your audience to laugh with you, then you will have used the importance of public speaking and grabbed their attention and they will pay attention to what you have to say. Some people seem … Read more

Becoming A Better Speaker Through Improv

Doing improv is one way that speakers can become better

So the question is do you want to become a better public speaker? If the answer to this question is “yes”, then the next question has to be “how?” It turns out that there are a lot of different answers to this question and some of them work, and some don’t. Through trial and error … Read more

Speakers Who Want To Be Funny Need To Learn How To Twist Their Words

In order to be funny, speakers need to find a way to twist their words

So can we take just a moment and talk about being funny? It sure seems like some speakers have no problem getting their audience to laugh. They take the stage, they open their mouth, and almost instantly everyone is giggling and laughing. Then there are the rest of us. Clearly they understand the importance of … Read more

How To Get Your Next Audience To Laugh During Your Speech

As speakers, we’ve all had the chance at some point in time to listen to a speaker whom we though was truly funny. If you are anything like me, you were amazed at how powerful this speech was: as the speaker made his or her points, they used the importance of public speaking to ge … Read more

How To Make An Audience Laugh

As speakers, because we understand the importance of public speaking we all want what we tell to our next audience to be remembered. One of the best ways to make this happen is to get our audience to laugh at what we’ve told them. If they laugh and have a good time, then they are … Read more