|Just admit it. This guy is FUNNY!|
Let's be honest.Training isn't always very funny. Just say the words, "multiple choice exam," and a deep snore resonates throughout the training room (second only to the words "power" and "point").
Funny works. Funny is memorable, and funny takes away the insecurities that people feel when learning new things. This doesn't mean that a person has to be a stand-up comic. Humor needs to come across as genuine and appropriate--not forced.
There are some easy ways to use humor.
Some examples are:
- To introduce a topic
- To illustrate what NOT to do (think customer service)
- To convey a situation that is "over-the-top"
- To break the ice (think timid technology users)