As we rapidly approach the Thanksgiving Holiday many people look forward to gathering with friends and family. Still others find it quite stressful, whether dealing with difficult relatives, juggling travel logistics or knowing that, as hard as you try, you know you’ll eat more than you planned!
The same stress is felt by people preparing to stand up and say something in front of other people… some of us find it easy and enjoyable, others, not so much.
A good rule of thumb for both situations is Laughter. When giving a presentation, laughter is a good thing – if people are laughing, they are listening to you and a stronger connection is made.
And a good laugh can go a long way in making your Thanksgiving gathering an enjoyable experience!
So here’s wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday filled with laughter!
And here’s an excellent TED Talk video on why we laugh.
Did you know that you’re 30 times more likely to laugh if you’re with somebody else than if you’re alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of cracking up.
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