Power of Humor Testimonials
Presentations - Marketing - Leadership
As a newspaper editor in the digital age, I always see if I
can make a headline funny. The funnier the headline
the more they click on it.
At the end of laughter is the height of listening.
At the end of a spreadsheet analysis...not so much.
Laughter is the great unifier of differences.
Humor adds beauty to human life.
I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost
unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.
Laughter is like a windshield wiper:
it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.
Nothing feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.
You’ll be more successful if you know how to make people laugh.
Vanessa Van Edwards
Nearly everything that has ever happened
to us will be funny at some point.
What is the root word of the word funny?
I'm no etymologist, but it sure seems as if humor,
humility, and human share the same root.
Makes sense to me.
If you can’t see the humour in yourself,
you could be missing the joke of the century.
Dame Edna Everage
Laughter is the greatest feeling of release.
For a presenter, humor is the holy grail of
disarming and charming communication.
When we laugh out loud we drop our guard and our defenses and
enter the wonderful state of wholly being and enjoying ourselves.
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote
for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and
keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route
to serenity and contentment.
Wit is the key, I think, to anybody’s heart.
Show me the person who doesn’t like to laugh
and I’ll show you a person with a toe tag.
You can’t stay mad at someone who makes you laugh.
'Humor Experts’ focus on singing humor’s praises. That's great.
We focus on sharing curated, tested, safe, professional, high-
performance, reputation enhancing, easy-to-deliver, feel good
humor that lets you shine with your audience every time.
Robert Bostick, HumorPoint Founder
An effective, likable presenter sets the table of every talk
with a delicious mouth-watering piece of humor.
The wealth of testimonials to humor’s power is matched only
by the lack of tools and technologies to capitalize on it.
Sadly, everyone has been left to fend for themselves.
Robert Bostick, HumorPoint Founder
Laughter is still your best medicine.
International Pharmaceutical Association
A sense of humor is a beloved
and coveted communication skill.
It speaks volumes about you.
Perhaps of all the communication strategies that leaders
utilize, the use of humor is most promising,
but least understood.
C. B. Crawford
The most appealing human communication
differentiator is a sense of humor.
If you know how to make people laugh
you'll have an advantage in any professional situation.
If you can make people laugh, an open mind can't be far behind.
In order to be taking seriously in Washington, you have to be funny. Madeline Albright
'The Best Boss' The Office
If you get em laughing they’re engaged, they’re listening,
and they’re enjoying - rather than being glazed over
and not absorbing a word you’re saying. You’ll land more
of your message and improve their retention too.
Dr. Brad Nieder
If you have a serious message that
you want millions of people to see,
make it seriously funny.
They say a laughing jury is not a hanging jury.
Never forget that humor’s ability to poison a presentation,
is exceeded only by its capacity to lift it to another level.
Laughter lights up your network...
your neural network and your social network.
If laughter is your best medicine what kind of medicine is it?
An anti-anxiety drug? An anti-depressant? A love drug?
If you can make someone laugh, there is an emotional
connection with them. And anything you say beyond
that is going to be more meaningful.
Understanding what makes things humorous is really an
important question. And the reason for that is that humor
has been implicated in a wide variety of things: it helps
people cope with pain, stress and adversity, the act of being
in an amused mood improves our creativity, it broadens our
perspective, it helps us problem solve, and then it’s hugely
important in terms of social interactions, so people who are
funny are well-liked, brands that are funny are well-liked, it
can help us navigate the normal stresses and strains that
come from being human and with interacting with people
who are different from us and have different opinions.
All the evidence points toward a simple conclusion:
laughter sends a message of joy and friendly engagement.
Erman Misirlisoy, PhD
If you're a presenter, the most productive
use of your audience's time is laughter.
Business Development Presentations focus on pain points.
To make your presentation memorable focus on pleasure points.
That's what people remember.
When you earn somebody’s trust you gain a competitive
advantage. You can use humor to gain this advantage. And when
you’re talking to somebody or teaching or training, according
to John Hopkins University, what you do is you create an optimal
learning environment where you reduce stress immediately. You
get right into the attentional part of their brain and they learn
better and they retain the information you’ve given them.”
Humor leaves the audience with a good impression of the
speaker. American poet, Maya Angelou, said, “I’ve learned that
people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
John Zimmer, The Presentation Guru
If you don't add a pinch of humor to
your presentation it's going to taste bland.
Humor is the fastest and easiest way to create
rapport with your audience.
Your meeting, training or workshop might be serious,
but people learn best when they are having fun.
They say Laughter is the Best Medicine.
It’s fun to share a good laugh,
but did you know it can actually improve your health?
Authors: Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D
The reason laughter is the best medicine is
because it releases blockages of love.
Is laughter contagious? Absolutely.
That’s why they have laugh tracks.
When we were babies we always laughed
at the surprise of someone saying “Peekaboo.”
Think of a great punchline as a peekaboo.
If you deliver an emotionally challenging and difficult talk and
do not inject any moments of levity, you are asking a lot from
your audience. Humor allows the audience to laugh and relax,
even if only for a moment or two. The effect is the same as that
for a swimmer who finally surfaces for air after having been
underwater for an extended period of time.
John Zimmer, The Presentation Guru
Remember, until you make your audience laugh,
they may still be deciding whether or not they like you.
"Do you think your peers will appreciate a little
timely comic relief in your next meeting?"
"Let me ask you, does a drowning man enjoy air?"
The fastest 'in' to any audience is laughter.
Funny is money that earns interest.
Any justification your mind conjures up
for not using humor is laughable.
To make an actor funny in a movie you don’t teach
him to be funny - you give him great lines.
Nobody likes being marketed to, but by taking the funny
approach, your message won’t just get received by your target
audience, it may actually be welcomed.
In social media the unofficial mantra is
'be useful or be amusing, in that order.'
In a world of clutter you must entertain before you educate.
Arnie Degeorge, World Famous Ad Man
Viral Marketing Rule #1. The funnier it is the wider is spreads.
The Funniest SuperBowl Ad Was The Most Popular Again.
And the most viral.
Just like every year.
Humorous advertising is more likely to secure audience
attention, increase memorability, overcome sales
resistance, and enhance message persuasiveness.'
When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other.
There’s a saying that “people learn when they laugh” and
it’s very true. The reason is that laughter short-circuits
the natural human instinct to judge. When you’re laughing,
you stop judging the messenger (the speaker) and focus
on the message instead. Like I said, I truly believe I could
double or triple my business if I was funnier, and you should
think about your own instincts with humor and how you can use
them to your advantage. Whether you’re a professional speaker
like me or a business owner or a manager with a team at work,
humor can be an invaluable tool for building trust and affection
from those you work with.
A leader without a sense of humor is apt to be like the
grass mower at the cemetery--he has lots of people under him,
but nobody is paying him much attention.
A sense of humor costs nothing
but not having one can be very costly.
I think the next best thing to solving a problem
is finding some humor in it.
If you aren't having some fun, you might wonder just what
you are doing in your business life...if employees, customers,
and vendors don't laugh and have a good time at your company,
something is wrong.
Business leaders and political leaders have embraced
humor because humor works. Humor has gone from being
an admirable part of a leader's character to a mandatory one.
Humor in politics is a politician's most effective weapon.
It's the strongest shield and the sharpest blade. It doesn’t just
amuse, leaven and comfort. It defangs, attracts, and mobilizes.
Laughter removes the burden of seriousness
from the problem,and often times it’s that very
serious attitude that is the problem itself.
So long as there’s a bit of a laugh going, things are all right.
As soon as this infernal seriousness,
like a greasy sea, heaves up, everything is lost.
I know adding humor to your presentation is not easy,
but what do you think they will remember most from
your presentation? A great graph, or a great laugh?
Any graph you remember?
We found the two most desirable traits in leaders
were a strong work ethic and a good sense of humor.
Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others.
In all endeavors, the likeability factor is always the tie breaker.
You’re never going to get the really serious
stuff done if you’re serious all the time.
A sense of humor costs nothing, yet creates much.
It enriches those who receive without impoverishing those who give.
It happens in a flash and the memory of it can last forever.
No one is so wealthy; they can get along without it.
No one is so poor that he is not enriched by its benefits.
It creates happiness in the home,
Fosters goodwill in business, and is the counter-sign of friends.
It is rest to the weary,
Daylight to the discouraged,
Sunshine to the sad,
And nature’s best antidote for troubles.