Money follows the funny. Science on the benefits of humor in public speaking back this up. Add humor to your public speaking and you have even more power than you could imagine.
If you enjoy a good laugh on a regular basis you will usually have a lower blood pressure than average. If your humor makes people laugh, your contributing to their health. It also results in deep breathing which in numerous ways.Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.
When we laugh, stress hormones running a muck in our bodies are put out of our misery. Laughing also increases infection fighting warriors in our body. Most importantly for public speakers, it can increase heart rate, pulse and the all important attentiveness. This means laughter can cause us to improve our physiological state.
The state your audience will visit is a state of better health.
When public speakers help the audience exercise their funny bone they could be helping the protect the audience from a heart attack.
A Heart Study had some interesting findings about humor and heart disease. It raised the possibility that the propensity to laugh may contribute to cardioprotection.
A more recent study at the University of Maryland Medical Center seems to show that a laugh a day can keep the heart attack away.
The study indicated that those more likely to laugh were less likely to have heart disease. Yes, heart attacks are a laughing matter. If not having a heart attack matters, then you better start laughing. If your a public speaker, help the world heal by sharing your humor.
Laughter is an excellent isotonic exercise. It exercises more than your funny bone, working your diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, facial, back muscles and the muscles that hold your organs in their right place. It also aids abdominal organs and intestinal functioning, benefiting your digestion and allowing improved absorption of the nutrients you receive. Add all this together along with the calories burned and it means you can literally help your audience to laugh excess weight away.
Numerous studies show how laughter helps to ease tension and stress. It is also a way to help keep the brain alert. This means if incorporated in public speaking, it can serve as a way to tap into the audience mind, helping them to retain more of what they hear you say.
Humor will serve to relax the audience resulting in them being more comfortable with you. It is kind of like an old shoe. When you get up on podium and start speaking, you are like a new shoe. New shoes look great but are not always comfortable. Once broke in however, they are not only comfortable, they make you feel comfortable.
Humor allows the audience to feel comfortable around you. This makes what you say have more weight and builds rapport with your audience.
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