I was chatting with a client recently about networking situations, and how laughter really helps to break the ice, engage an audience and build connections.
It got me thinking, what does make people laugh?
Do you have to be a comedian? I don’t think so. The times I’ve made people laugh I haven’t necessarily intended to. I didn’t tell a joke (thank goodness – my jokes are rubbish!).
Actually, I think it’s humility. Having a sense of humour, taking yourself lightly, sharing situations, mistakes, being real, honest and open, that others can relate to. That’s when I find people chuckling with me.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments box below…