Tips Tuesdays: Appropriate Use of Humor In Communication

Tips Tuesdays: Appropriate Use of Humor In Communication

Appropriate Use of Humor In Communication: Learn to communicate effectively with Magnovo’s Tips Tuesdays series

Using humor in communication with your audience is extremely important.One of the things you need to understand is that if you like telling jokes, they come natural to you, and most importantly – people laugh at your jokes – it is a great thing to do to connect with your audience, to build rappor, find common ground.

But I have a simple rule – if you don’t like telling jokes, if they don’t seem to come natural, and most importantly – if people don’t laugh at your jokes – don’t use them!

There’s nothing worse than having someone tell a joke that falls flat. If it falls flat, then all of a sudden everybody is looking uncomfortable because they’re wondering ‘how long is this going to last’, and ‘does this guy really think he’s that funny’?

If you like humor, use it. If it’s effective, use it. If it’s not effective, if you don’t like it, if people don’t laugh at it, use something, anything else to communicate with your audience.

About The Author


Rob Jackson

Rob has been a speaker and trainer for over 20 years specializing in public speaking, personality profiles, sales training, management, and team building. As a former corporate executive, he brings a solid blend of theory and practice to help people connect and communicate. He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and has served as President and Chairman on several Executive Leadership boards. In addition to being a Certified DiSC Trainer, Rob has logged hundreds of instructional classroom hours. Rob is one of the most requested trainers for repeat business because his engaging style of storytelling and humor captivates an audience and moves them to action.


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