Why You Should Get Humored Before Giving a Presentation

If you read my article about laughter (How to Live Longer: Nature’s Best Medicine) under my Health and Nutrition section, you are already aware of the medical benefits laughter can bring us. Again, research has shown that laughter lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and releases endorphins.

Studies also suggest that a positive mood created by laughter has all sorts of positive effects, including enhanced memory, improved judgment and decision making, and more willingness to take risks.

Psychologist, Ruby Nadler says.”Generally, positive mood has been found to enhance creative problem solving and flexible yet careful thinking,”

What is being exercised here is cognitive flexibility, or the ability to take new things and apply it to the things you already are familiar with. So basically, humor helps keep you sharp and able to think on your feet, which could be essential during the Q&A of your presentation, or when your boss asks you an unexpected question during the big meeting.

I’m going to be be giving you a lot of tips that could help you before giving a presentation. This is one of them:

Tips Before Giving a Presentation. Watch this:

If Louis C.K. isn’t your cup of tea, no worries. Find who and/or what is. And keep it in your “Get Humored” file. Take out the file before giving a presentation or preparing for an important meeting. Read and/or watch. Now, kick ass.