Recently, I walked on stage to speak to about 700 people.
I sat in the front row, watching the other speakers first so that I could get a feel of the room.
As I stood to climb the stairs at the front of the stage, the crowd started roaring in laughter.
I immediately thought, “That’s weird, they’re already laughing. They must really love me! This crowd is already laughing and I haven’t even said a single thing yet. Wait until they hear what I have to say.”
As I turned around to face them, people on the front row were yelling and pointing at me.
Turns out the crowd wasn’t laughing because they’ve heard I’m funny. They were laughing because I had this sign on my back: