We all know that it’s good to use humour in presentations. It makes people more open to whatever the message is, it breaks down barriers, and makes learning more fun.
But what you may not have known is that humour actually changes people’s perception of the quality of a presentation. According to a paper published in the International Journal of Humor Research, findings indicate that use of humour can cause a disorganized speech to be evaluated as better organized than a disorganized speech without humour. A rambling, somewhat incoherent presentation with some jokes thrown in comes across as well-organized, even if it isn’t.