Customer service is the easiest and least expensive way to keep your business profitable. Did you know that it costs five times as much to attract a new customer, than to keep an existing one? Tweet This The first rule of any business should be to retain customers and thereby avoid customer acquisition costs. Yet, […]
There’s nothing funny about humor. Tweet this
At least that’s what professional comedians think about the subject. It turns out that the route to a person’s funny bone is quite strategic and even cerebral.
And the trip to the funny bone is often goes through some dangerous territory. All humor makes fun of something or someone, so the art of comedy should be be handled very carefully.
That’s why so few professional speakers are funny. Humor is not easy.
Recently, Detroit’s Metro Times, interviewed several comedians on the art of being funny. Here are their suggestions, along with a few of my own.
Comedy tips from the pros
Training events can be a lot of fun. A good event can motivate your team or train them on a particular initiative. But game-changing improvements cannot happen in one day. Improving sales, for example, is an iterative process that must take place over time. The same is true for shaping great leadership teams. Not even […]
Famous people are fascinating.
I’ve been fortunate to meet many well-known people through the years–Mike Love (Beach Boys), George Herbert Walker Bush (photo of us on my Web site), pop star Rick Springfield, speaker Tony Robbins (pictured at bottom), best-selling authors Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Dr. Stephen Covey (author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People), many more and counting.
But luck isn’t the only determining factor when it come to meet
Professional speakers get tons of feedback.
MAC green purple speak 300 dpi crpd We may get formally evaluated more than almost any profession. Conference chairpersons, meeting planners and Human Resource executives love to collect exit evaluations after every program. This data is then analyzed and computed before it is shared with all concerned.