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Author bdaniel  Date 27 Jul 07, 18:11  Views 8988
Description Information about the Jokemaster role
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Jokemaster

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

    *Prepare a joke to deliver when you are called on during 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

    *When called upon by the Chairman, deliver your joke. You have 1 minute.
    *Pause after the punchline to support, enhance, and receive any laughter the joke may have generated before sitting down.

    
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