Silence Is a Powerful Measure of Engagement

How you can tell if your audience is paying attention

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Yes, it’s ironic that a comedian looks at the quantum of silence as the indicator of success, but hear me out.

A Comedian’s Dilemma

One day I’m doing a college gig where the crowd is going insane. They are clapping after every joke…




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Papa CJ

Papa CJ

Professional comedian. Published author. Disappointing lover. Oxford MBA. Executive coach. Website: Newsletter:

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