Public Speaking - Time Of Day

Great Public Speaking

It is late enough that the folks who sleep late are now awake, but not so late in the day that early risers are starting to get tired. One time I was the last speaker on a long program in Baltimore, Maryland, for a food service management company. The first speaker of the day for an early morning (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) program should not expect hearty laughter. People are not conditioned to laugh a great deal in the early morning. Many won't even be awake yet.