Should I tell a joke when I start my presentation?
Ha, ha – don’t do that. Don’t start with a joke.
That is an antiquated piece of advice given to novice presenters by other novices.
I’ve seen it done and it was painful to witness.
There’s nothing wrong with making people laugh but you should avoid telling jokes. Maybe you heard a joke over coffee or while having drinks and it sounded funny – but don’t use it in your presentation.
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