Humour in a speech: 5 reasons you need it; 10 tips for using it
Manner of Speaking
AUGUST 3, 2020
As Head of the delegation, I had to give a speech at the opening plenary session. Using humour is a great way for speakers to connect with their audiences. Victor Hugo said, “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” When you speak to an audience of dozens, hundreds or thousands, the effect is multiplied. THE BENEFITS OF HUMOUR. When used properly, humour is a powerful tool in any speaker’s arsenal because it has tremendous benefits: 1.