Is it ok to be funny on a business call?

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"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Is it ok to be funny on a business call?

Have you noticed most top speakers & salespeople use humour?

I enjoy listening to funny personal stories more now than ever before in a sales or partnership call.

We have so many calls, its ok to enjoy some of them too!

It’s such a good way to connect more deeply with people and have a chuckle at the same time.

So how do you go beyond always having “business talk” and make deeper connections and even win sales by being funny?

Here are 5 tips:

1. Tell a good story
2. Add business-friendly humour into the story
3. Watch stand-up comedy online to learn how to structure and create pun lines
4. Be real & authentic
5. Make sure the story has meaning/impact/a key lesson or informs of a new idea

Laughing together is a great way to connect and make more sales too ;-)

Written by:

Ash Ali

Published on:

November 23, 2020