It’s every speaker’s nightmare: you’ve told that joke that you think is funny (you practically chuckle yourself as you tell it) but the audience doesn’t react. Did you tell it wrong? Do they just not get it?
Humor is one of the toughest things to execute during the speech. In order for an audience to laugh, you have to do the following when you tell a joke:
- Ensure that your joke is funny to begin with.
- Ensure that the audience has the ability to laugh about your joke.
- Deliver it in a way that encourages the audience to laugh.