Make Them Laugh and They Will Listen
I have always been a firm believer in using humor in all aspects of life, including business. After all, if we don’t laugh at some things, we will cry, right? The Social Media Examiner agrees with me. Check out: 5 Tips for Using Humor in Your Social Media Activities and watch their videos – they are really funny.
What is it about laughing that makes it “work”?
- Laughter releases a chemical called serotonin into our brains. This is often called the ‘feel good’ hormone because that is the effect it has on our feelings.
- Laughter eases stress and helps relax us. You can’t be tense and stressed while laughing. Try it and see for yourself.
- Researchers have found that laughter can also help our immune system work better – a pretty good side-effect.
Many of you know that I create videos with goofy images flying in and out. Imagine my surprise when I got a call from a gentleman working in a global investment firm. The company he works for is running a video contest for its 8000 employees to see who can come up with the best video about the advantages this firm offers. He told me he found my videos on Youtube and wanted one just like that. I asked him if he was sure he wanted something that wacky LOL – after all, financial firms are usually a tad more conservative. He assured me that this is what he wanted – something different, something unique, something to stand out. So that is what he got and is quite pleased with his video. The contest winner will be announced next month. How neat would it be it he won? So without further ado, I present to you, a generic version of his video, minus some neat animations I used for him but am unable to share because he does not own the company and can’t use their logo and branding. But before I do, you better laugh or that lady up there will hit you with her cane