Humour In Business – Air New Zealand

In my Foundations of Funny Workshops I talk about the “Humour Zone” – which is where your business message crosses over with your customers world.   The reason to use the humour zone is so that humour is relevant to both your business and your target market.  Otherwise your humour will not be used with…

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How to use Humour to Break Down Barriers

One way to use humour effectively is to break down the barriers with your audience.  You can use it to address uncomfortable things, call out the ‘elephant in the room’, say the thing that everyone is thinking and dissolve basically anything that will stop people from listening to you.   Once those barriers are broken…

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Are you cheerful enough to be in charge?

A recent article by the Sydney Morning Herald  attracted my attention.  Titled “Are you cheerful enough to be in charge?” Basically, the article suggested that if you are a grumble bum at work you might get your staff to do things for you, but if you are cheerful and positive then people will be more…

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