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Author malw  Date 01 Nov 09, 19:47  Views 2194
Description Information about the Jokemaster
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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.

Before 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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