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The "hidden" power of humour


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Humour and benefits of using it.

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The "hidden" power of humour

  1. 1. The “Hidden” Power of Humour
  2. 2. Prolog  It was inappropriate to use humour in many circumstances  It is an advanced intellectual means of developing new perspectives and coping with extreme circumstances  Holocaust survivor Emil Fackenheim said, “We kept our morale through humour”
  3. 3. Humour is Selling  Use humour if:  To reinforce and support your basic promise.  To be friendly, not funny. Use it to attract, not to distract.  NEVER lose sight of what you're really doing: selling. “Does Humor Sell?”, Mordechai (Morty) Schiller
  4. 4. Humour is the Best Medicine  reduce stress  boost the immune system  enhance brain chemistry through the release of serotonin and endorphins “The Hidden Power of Humour”, World of Psychology, Nichole Force “Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.” ~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.
  5. 5. Humour “Breaks” the Ice  It helps to grab attention  Makes others feel more comfortable  Distracts from awkwardness, anger, etc  Helps to ease the difficult things
  6. 6. Humour Lowers Level of Intensity  Enable to talk about fears and concerns  Concealed fears  Distracts from intensity
  7. 7. Humour is Beneficial  Distracts from anger  Breaks resistance to influence  Creates credibility  Increases ratings
  8. 8. “You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humour in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.” – Bill Cosby “Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is.” – Francis Bacon “I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humour in it. ” – Frank Howard Clark What They Say
  9. 9. Thank You