Don’t Start Your Speech by Telling a Joke

Do you think that starting your speech by telling a joke is a sure-fire way to grab attention and set an upbeat mood for your presentation?

Then watch my video explanation (above) of the pitfalls surrounding joke-telling in your introduction. Note, too, my recommendation for another way to use humor at the start–without risk.

And to hear even more guidelines for becoming a champion speaker, order my audio CD, “How to Speak with Poise, Power, and Persuasion,” available from my online shopping cart. Scroll down the product list until you locate this CD under its original title, “How to Become a Dynamic Speaker!”
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Karen Chace’s Suit– “Just Back from the Cleaners”

Professional Storyteller Karen Chace in Action

Professional Storyteller Karen Chace in Action

A few days ago I posted an article I had written about perception, discussing some factors that can cause each of us to interpret the same event so differently. Almost instantly, professional storyteller Karen Chace–based in East Freetown, MA– responded by recalling an incident that illustrated my major point perfectly. In her words:

“Funny sidebar to your quote on Ben Franklin re: dirty glasses. Yesterday, I was at a restaurant and used the facilities. As I took a moment to fix my hair I noticed a spot on my suit and began to lament the stain as it was fresh from the dry cleaners. On closer inspection I realized it was not a stain but rather a chip in the mirror. A funny moment for me and definitely fits your article about perception.”

Thanks to Karen for supporting the points I made in my article about perception:
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And you will want to check these links to become more familiar with Karen Chace’s offerings:
Web site: http://www.storybug.net

Blog: http://www.KarenChace.blogspot.com

Contact her when you want to guarantee a spellbinding program for your audience.

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