what is the function of a good sense of humour in a public speech?

@clarkmy (428)
China
September 19, 2008 8:55am CST
a good sense of humour can make all the difference, a great example of this was Ronald reagan when he had a presidential debate.he was defuse the age issue and lots of other things by what he said and by the manner in which he said it. so when the age issue came up in the dabate ,he said"well,i konw that some people concernd about age as being an issue in this selection,but i promise i will not use my opponent"youth and inexperience aginst him." how wisedom is he !it was showmanship. so i think humor plays an important role in speech .
2 responses
@nilouette (635)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
Yes I agree, especially when the audience are a bit bore already or they can't relay to the flow of the speech. A good sense of humor and a good sense of timing is best.
@clarkmy (428)
• China
19 Sep 08
thank your response, and maybe huomour is a turning point in the dabate when you are traped in embarassment,
@msedge (4012)
• United States
20 Oct 08
It could make the audience alive.Mostly people never listen to any speech specially when its boring but if theres something that could catch the audience attention it would be something that would make them listen and i guess a good sense of humour could help.