This will sound a bit over-simplified but one reason motivational speakers get hired is to make audiences laugh. As is often said in the speaking businees and among speaking bureaus is that If you are funny keynote speaker then you are a money speaker! The last time I spoke internationally was in Amsterdam and I did my keynote speech in english with an interpreter. You guessed it…. I not only used motivational quotes but I used humor in my speech and got a roar of laughter even through an intepreter who translated my jokes into Dutch. Some people are not naturally funny nor do they have humorous personality. But you can’t settle for that because, like it or not, speaking is the entertainment business. You can be trained to deliver great humor each time you speak and audience will fall in love with you. One solution is to find a successful motivational speaker and study how they use humor in their speaking. Let me say it a different way if those keynote speakers can’t make people laugh then they will not be as successful in their speaking career.
Here are 5 Reasons why you need to make your audience laugh as motivational speaker.
1) Laughter relaxes us and chases away depression.
“Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.”
– Arnold Glasow
2) Laughter enhances creativity.
“At the height of laughter, the universe is ﬂung
into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.”
– Jean Houston
3) Laughter is the ultimate escape.
“Laughter is an instant vacation.”
– Milton Berle
4) Laughter gives purpose and meaning to life.
“The most wasted day is one in which we have not laughed.”
– Sebastian Chamfort
5) Laughter is spiritual.
“Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.”
– Carl Barth