Build Tension...Release Humor! In this lesson we learn how to build tension to a trigger point.. We pull the trigger and the audience erupts into laughter. We learn the optimum time frame for building tension before we reveal the funny.
Using humor and lightheartedness is a business communication skill that is not used enough. Using it to diffuse tension in meetings and to build rapport will help you develop a name as an exceptional communicator who "gets along with people."
The humor development technique covered in this lesson is very effective for uncovering comedy in unfunny topics. It is an excellent tool for keynote speakers, presenters, trainers, and seminar leaders who want to lighten up serious content.
Poking fun at yourself can produce the type of humor that makes audiences comfortable laughing. Self-deprecating humor is typically “safe” for audiences, giving you a higher percentage of participants responding immediately with laughter.