Whether you are a professional communicator, marketer, or sales person, making people feel good will help you build a positive relationship, and when it comes to making people feel good, laughter is magic. It’s the easiest way to improve your speaking, selling, teaching and persuading. Power Point doesn’t move the heart. Videos don’t create genuine human connection. Sharing a meal comes close, but in the end, when it comes to creating closeness to others, laughter is the most powerful way to connect.
I am a comedian, mc, and a keynote speaker. I have spent my entire career honing the 5 habits of humorous people. (Stay tuned for more on this topic). For more than 25 years, I have worked with more than 1000 companies and non-profit groups to entertain and empower people. I’ve made ‘em laugh in every state in the U.S.–except for Maine, I haven’t been to Maine yet!–in companies as diverse as Apple and the Associated General Contractors.
My mission is always to inspire laughter in audiences so they can improve their lives. It nearly always works in that sequence. Laughter first. Learning next.
One of my goals here is to teach you how to up your game when it comes to humor. Many authors who seek to do this, begin their books with E.B. White’s infamous warning:
“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.”
But then for some unknown reason, the author proceeds—as though an exception is being made in his case—to spend a hundred or so pages analyzing humor. The reader dies…of boredom. In my coming blogs about The Laughter Factor, I have put the lessons and quite a few laughs into a fable, instead.
My goal is to entertain you and empower you via stories and examples.
All success in your personal and professional life comes down to mastering certain behaviors. You will soon learn the 5 habits of humorous people, and you will discover that you don’t have to be a stand-up comedian to benefit from exercising your own unique style of humor. Keep reading here and you will begin to identify which of the humor habits that best fit your personality. And you will see how you can begin to use laughter to lift others…and yourself.
Adam Christing is a popular Event MC and Funny Motivational Speaker. He is the author of Your Life is a Joke: 12 Ways to Go from Ha Ha to AHA! (For more information go to AdamChristing.com)