This note just came in via email… made my day! Turns out this woman bought some of my products, including my audio : Got Mirth? Milking Your Program for All the Humor is is Worth.
Check this out. :)
I want to thank you for the suggestions I gleaned from your audio materials. I gave a keynote speech today at a conference on English as a Second Language teachers in Pennsylvania, and got a very positive response. I followed the tips on connecting with the audience (I was already doing this to some extent, but I really tried to get the participants’ names and use them, meeting some before at lunch and finding out about their concerns… it all added to the presentation.) I also asked for their expertise by asking for examples and elaborations from them, and since it was a group of 120 teachers, some with 40 years of teaching experience, there was a lot of expertise in the room. Afterwards, several people came up to me and thanked me.
They said the presenter they had last year on a similar topic just read the presentation to them.
I didn’t get a lot of belly laughs, but I felt this was a turning
point in my development as a speaker. Tomorrow I’m doing an all day workshop with the same group, and will try to slip in a few jokes inaddition to the ‘lightening up’ I started today.Gratefully,
Jill R, Ph.D.
Thanks Jill. I’m thrilled you found value in my audio.
Motivational Speakers: Humorists and Comedians