Date 12 Nov 08, 18:27
Description Information about the Jokemaster
Article scope General Information
This role sets a fun tone for the meeting. One of the most powerful tools that a speaker has is the use of humour. Laughing is healthy, gets the energy flowing and helps people to be more open to the speaker's message.
PRIOR TO THE MEETING
*Time yourself to make sure it is 1 minute or less.
*Avoid the same topic areas that you would avoid for a speech.
*Since it is only 1 minute, this is a good opportunity to memorize the joke, so you can concentrate on delivery and timing, critical components to maximize the effect of your humour. Remember to use pauses and pacing effectively.
*Test your joke out on a friend or family member before doing it in the meeting.
DURING THE MEETING
*Pause after the punchline to support, enhance, and receive any laughter the joke may have generated before sitting down.