## Public Speaking Skills:## Funny NumbersAnother effective tool for your These are all funny ways to express the number zero, and to be remembered
is the primary focus of your If you want to exaggerate a little bit, or if you have some tough news
to deliver that involves numbers, add a touch of levity to help soothe
the sting. Making the experience count for your audience is an expected
part of your One common rule of humor that does not apply to numbers is brevity. In all other types of humor you should conserve the number of words you use. Normally you want to use the fewest words possible to get to the punch line. When using numbers in a presentation, pronounce them using the longest version possible. This gives them more punch. The digits 1,500 should be recited as one thousand five hundred, not fifteen hundred. The time of 8:15 should be a quarter past eight, not eight fifteen. '6 foot 2' should be six feet two inches not six-two. So counting up, good ## Home Articles## Copyright © 1998 - 2005 |