m62 Urges Presenters to Exercise Caution When Using Humour in Presentations : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

m62 Urges Presenters to Exercise Caution When Using Humour in Presentations

August 9, 2010

m62 Urges Presenters to Exercise Caution When Using Humour in Presentations
m62 visualcommunications

Liverpool, UK (RPRN) 08/09/10 — m62 visualcommunications, the global leader in presentation effectiveness, is today urging presenters to exercise caution when using humour in their presentations.

Many presenters and professional speakers deliberately include humour in their conference or sales presentations, in order to make their presentations more interesting for audiences. However, using humour effectively is not easy, and if a joke goes wrong it can have serious repercussions.

The most obvious mishap that could occur is that the audience do not find a joke funny. This can put a significant dent in a presenter’s confidence, particularly if the joke was at the start of the presentation. Recovering from this kind of failure would not only increase the presenter’s nerves, but it could lessen the audience’s impression of the presenter.

A joke could also backfire by unintentionally offending someone, or by distracting the audience too much from the main message. Irrelevant content, whether in the PowerPoint design or in the speech, will lead the audience to thinking about something other than the message, and could make it more difficult for them to remember the more important content later.

Nicholas Oulton, Founder of m62, commented: “While it can be tempting to include a couple of jokes in presentations, this should be done with caution. It is surprisingly easy to offend someone unintentionally, and this will not help a presenter to win an audience over.

“Not only this, but if a joke fails, the presenter loses credibility. This risk is most apparent when jokes have been planned beforehand, as the presenter is often not used to using humour in such a public setting. The more nervous a presenter is, the more likely the joke is to fail; and the worse the repercussions if it does.”

m62 has produced almost 10,000 presentations for clients worldwide, including blue-chip brands such as Siemens, BP and Microsoft. m62 offers a range of services, from presentation skills training to free downloadable PowerPoint templates.

For more information about m62 visualcommunications, call +44 (0)151 259 6262 or visit m62.net.

Media Contact Name: Jessica Pyne
Media E-mail:
Media Phone: +447553387600
Media Web Address: www.m62.net
Company Contact Name: Jessica Pyne
Company E-mail:
Company Phone: +447553387600
Company Web Address: www.m62.net
Main image credits: m62 visualcommunications
About the author:

m62 is the global leader in presentation effectiveness, from offices in the UK, USA, and Singapore.
PowerPoint design for sales presentations, marketing presentations, training presentations, and investor presentations; PowerPoint training; and presentation skills training.

http://www.m62.net/

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: BREAKING NEWS, BUSINESS NEWS, EDUCATION, MARKETING, ADVERTISING, PR, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Newborn Foundation Featured on Global Health Panel at Annual Patient Safety Science and Technology Summit

SAINT PAUL, MN and IRVINE, CA-- 01/23/15 ·  - The Newborn Foundation, an international nonprofit leveraging medical...

Cape Coral Waterfront Estate Known as “The UPS House” to be Sold at February 10th Absolute Auction

Fort Myers, Florida 01/21/15 · Truck Driver Turned Executive Selling Florida Riverfront Dream...

Studio One selects Visual 2000 End2End Suite of Fashion Business Solutions

LONDON, UK 01/20/15 · Visual 2000 International announces manufacturer Studio One  are...

CPD Seminar: How Skill Trade Workers Will be Effected by Express Entry

Vancouver, BC - 01/19/15 · Ashton College Announces Seminar Addressing Express Entry - New...

Dr. Ken Pool, IT Pioneer, dead at 62, leaves a rich legacy in health data standards and public health

ARLINGTON, TX 01/17/15 · With deep sadness  OZ Systems announces the sudden passing...

Dr. Ken Pool, Founder and Chairman of Dallas-based OZ Systems, Dies at 62

ARLINGTON, TX 01/16/15 · It is with deep sadness that OZ Systems announces...

Real Estate Auction – Is It Right for You?

Charlotte, NC 01/12/15 · Luxury homeowners looking to sell their estates face...

Philippines to Host Largest Crowd in Human History

Manila, Philippines 01/12/15 · The largest gathering of humans ever recorded will...

First Dedicated Canadian Bitcoin Price Index Launched

Vancouver, BC 01/08/15 · The Canadian Bitcoin Index (CBIX) created by Vancouver...

OnServe & Learning Brick has expanded to Niagara/Southwestern ON.

Kingston, ON 01/06/15 · Onserve is your trusted IT services company in...

Music Host Network Wants Writers Now!

LOS ANGELES 01/06/15 · The Music Host Network, a music media site...

Identify genuine web traffic from bots and botnets

SAN FRANCISCO 01/06/15 · As a provider of high-quality web traffic, Traffic...

Author Manfred Popp publishes - You can do what I did: lose weight, improve your health, stay fit -

Gaimersheim / Germany 01/06/15 · New book from author Manfred Popp about Weight...