An Elite Mastermind asked me what she could do to inject humor into her presentations because she’s not naturally funny.
You can open with a simple joke that smoothly transitions into a point you want to make.
Here are three examples;
- “Why did the smartphone go to therapy? It was feeling disconnected! Speaking of smartphones, please ensure yours is on in silent mode.”
- “Why did the math book look sad? Because it had too many problems. – The three big problems I’ll help you solve today are…”
- “Why don’t some couples go to the gym? Because some relationships don’t work out. – But today, I will share three tips to strengthen your relationship with your spouse (Clients, prospects, etc.)
If your audience doesn’t laugh at your humor, simply add, “As you can tell, I’m not a comedian,” before the transition.
A joke about your industry also works well. For example, a lawyer telling a lawyer joke is inherently funny.
But the easiest way to add humor to your presentation is to incorporate humorous images on your slides. A funny picture you’re audience doesn’t expect will make them laugh without you having to do a thing.
Make your audience laugh, and you’ll sell more products, services, or ideas.
Kick butt, make mucho DEEnero!
Dave “Did You Hear The One About” Dee