Public Speaking Course:
Talk About Your Family
In my public speaking course I teach a fun way to build rapport with your audience is to tell a funny story about your family.
It's a good way to build a strong connection with your audience.
Most audience members get the "warm fuzzies" when you
mention your spouse or kids in a positive light. Family creates feelings
of joy and happiness in most people.
Of course, you do run the risk that a few people in the audience may
not like their spouse after a big argument or a divorce, or kids for
reasons related to rebellion or rejection. But most people do like to
hear positive family stories, even when their family might not be so
positive at the time.
Generally the benefits of talking about your family far outweigh the