Humor is human. Humor makes you feel good. People like to feel good. Therefore, humor is a good thing. It is a good thing in social and business settings….if it is used the right way. Humor used in the wrong way can be embarrassing, insulting, even hurtful. Using it in the right way can be motivating, energizing and persuasive. That is why we are so excited about sharing the skills of humor. In this workshop we focus on both the proven techniques and the pitfalls of using humor in either a social or business setting. You’ll learn that it is not about just being funny, it is both an art and science. Participants will learn how to develop and deliver humor with comfort and impact.
People typically approach pleasure and avoid pain. Finally, humor smoothes potentially awkward social and cultural interactions.Think about how much easier an uncomfortable situation can be when humor is available. Not surprisingly, humorous people receive positive attention and admiration.
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Using Humor is one of the fastest ways to build rapport, persuade and influence others. Humor comes in many forms and a ‘sense of humor’ can be identified and developed by anyone.
The Storytelling and Humor workshops also offer the unique opportunity for an “apprenticeship”. If appropriate, this allows our clients to practice and strengthen these advance communication skills in a low risk environment. The acquisition of these skills is invaluable in large meetings such as conferences and conventions as well as in small groups and private conversations. Apprenticeship is one on one coaching which also provides preparation, support and the opportunity to practice in front of a live audience in a professional venue.