Last updated on January 6th, 2020 at 06:16 am
You know how when you are laughing with someone you barely know, you instantly feel connected to them? Shared laughter is so powerful it is critical to an event’s success because it can instantly create a connection between your guests, even when they do not know each other.
Funny speakers are recommended for any type of events you are organizing, whether you want your guests to learn something new while they are being entertained or you want them to leave your event feeling energized.
A funny speaker does not tell jokes all the time. It means they will know when to add humor to their presentation and infuse the event with a laid-back speech.
Here’s why we recommend booking funny speakers for any event.
Form a Stronger Connection with the Audience
The majority of hilarious speakers have a unique way of telling stories and getting their message across because they do not refrain from the failures and setbacks they have experienced throughout their career.
Also, this is something most of us can relate to. Telling stories about failures in a humorous way is one of the most effective methods to connect with audiences because it sends a powerful message: if they overcome those failures it, then I can do it, too.
Also, chances are some of us will see ourselves in the stories the speaker mentions because they will try to talk about common situations people go through every day.
People Remember Funny Messages Longer
Not all of us are amazing at remembering many jokes, but laughter is connected to learning because it boosts retention.
Many studies have been made to prove this fact and here’s just one example. This poll showed viewers who watched a funny show such as The Daily Show remembered way more news facts than those who only read the newspaper.
So whatever message your speaker is trying to get across, they will be more successful and memorable at doing so if they add humor to the mix.
This is especially important if they add humor to the beginning of the speech, as well. The speaker will be able to captivate the audience’s interest right from the very start, and so your guests will be hooked instantly and eager for the rest of their speech.
Humor Boosts Positivity
Humor stimulates the brain’s reward system which in return releases dopamine, and it makes us feel good.
This means your audience will feel positive throughout the entire event and afterward, as well. The point of the entire event is to make your guests feel as good as possible, even if it is more formal and not exactly entertainment-focused.
Funny Speakers Have Their Special Place in People’s Hearts
Keynote speakers represent an important asset for your events. They keep your guests entertained, energized, excited about their talk and increase the overall buzz about the event.
After all, who would not want to tell other people about the funny stories they have heard from a professional speaker?
Make no mistake: entertaining speakers mean serious business. Aside from providing educational content to your audience, they also can connect and engage with them on a personal level.
By using laughter as a way to establish a relationship with your guests, these speakers can transmit their message in a much compelling manner.
As it turns out, people are much more likely to retain the information which is presented to them if it’s being shown in a humorous manner. Additionally, people will pay closer attention to that speaker because -- let’s face it -- who doesn’t like to laugh and learn at the same time?
4 Incredibly Funny Speakers Who Know How to Keep It Real
1. Rick Goodman
Dr. Rick Goodman is one of the most sought-after leadership and engagement experts. His keynote speeches and breakout sessions have produced some amazing results -- employees became happier, their productivity increased, and companies had higher profits.
Dr. Rick has been a professional speaker for more than 25 years now. A few years back, he also got his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.
He’s the type of speaker who promises to motivate, engage and reenergize your audience while teaching them leadership techniques, sales tricks or how to thrive for excellence.
Dr. Rick has many different programs you can choose from, depending on your organization’s needs. We’re confident you’ll find one which suits your goals, especially since he won’t forget his humor at home.
Dennis Cummins is a funny, inspirational speaker who can entertainingly deliver strategies and tactics.
For more than a decade, he has been delivering real-world strategies for business mastery and leadership communication.
Dennis attributed his success mainly to his authentic communication style, the ability to create winning teams and his knack for finding the positive in any situation.
His goal is now to help other people achieve success, as well. He’s not only committed to sharing practical tips with audiences, but he’ll do it in a highly entertaining manner and through a mix of storytelling and laughter.
Dennis has several programs to choose from, so you’ll find something interesting for your next event.
3. Kim Becking
Kim Becking is an authentic, inspiring, engaging, funny and highly-entertaining keynote speaker.
All of her programs are tailored to every audience, so you’ll know that when you hire Kim, you won’t get a presentation which has anything to do with your guests.
If your goal is to help your employees embrace change, boost resilience, reduce stress and communicate and connect in a more authentic and meaningful way with them, then Kim is one of the best speakers whom you can hire for this.
She has been doing events surrounding these topics for more than 20 years now. As an attorney, serial entrepreneur running two successful businesses and communications strategist, Kim has been able to gather the knowledge she’s sharing with other people today.
David Glickman is proof that quality humor never gets old. He has been performing on stage for over 31 years and is still delivering top quality entertainment with each show.
His funny performances consist of stories or personal anecdotes that are rich in content from beginning to end.
As a trademark, David’s unique and always fresh standup routines come with an explosive finish! Watch it in the following video:
David puts much effort into customizing his acts and always to deliver something new that will take the audience by surprise. Even if you’re seeing David multiple times, he will still manage to surprise you.
It’s this type of careful curation that goes into creating his arsenal of jokes and puns that got David to be a crowd favorite.
A great addition to any event!
Funny Speakers Are the Best
Who said business needs to be serious? These keynote speakers prove you can learn while you’re being entertained.
If you want to book the perfect funny speaker for your next event, we are here to help. Contact us at (615) 283-0039 so we can talk about your needs.
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