For ages and ages and ages speakers have tried to make some kind
of joke at the beginning of a presentation. Then they typically
bored you to tears for the balance of the talk. How about trying
something different?

In many cases, what I do is to jump into the material hard and
fast. This makes the crowd think that I’m a no nonsense kind of
guy (which couldn’t be further from the truth).

What I’m trying to do is lead them down one path and then
surprise the heck out of them when I start being funny. After I
start being funny, I intersperse humor with the regular material
and time intervals determined by the nature of the material and
the reason I’m there.

If I’m there to be funny, then there might be funny lines several
times per minute. If I’m there for my Internet marketing seminar,
then we might go 10 or 15 minutes between funny lines.

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