How to Use Randomness and Jokes to Make Yourself More Likable | Using Humor to Win Friends and Influence People (Part 2)

Show Notes

Ever wanted to become a funnier person so that you can navigate awkward business moments in a more likable way? Clay Clark teaches how to use randomness, and effective joke telling to improve your humor delivery skills.

  • Random
    1. DEFINITION – Random – “Made, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision.”
    2. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “I opened the show with this line: “I have decided to give the greatest performance of my life! Oh, wait, sorry, that’s tomorrow night.”- Steve Martin (In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours)
    3. NOTABLE QUOTABLE  – “Whenever I travel with my young children, I’m always reminded of an important travel lesson: Never travel with my young children.”― Jim Gaffigan (From the New York Times best-selling book, Dad Is Fat)
  • Jokes
    1. DEFINITION – Joke – “A thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punchline.”

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun. You don’t stare at it. It’s too risky. Ya get a sense of it and then you look away.” – Jerry Seinfeld (An American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is widely known for playing himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he created and wrote with Larry David. As a stand-up comedian, Seinfeld specializes in observational comedy; in 2005, Comedy Central named Seinfeld the “12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time. He is the creator and host of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.)

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I want to attend the legendary drive time show business workshop for free, subscribe on itunes, leave an objective business coaching review and send his confirmation at info at drivetime show.Com to claim your tickets want to live in a van down by the river, come by and see it’s in our riverwatch offices and will be able to make your dreams come true. All right, drive, nation, welcome back to the conversation is it on your radio doctor I would like to give a shout out to all the great business coaching owners in tulsa that have decided they’re going to help sponsor that workshop in the in the pre. The load up right there on the little preamble has an accounting, firm 1000 of customers, and they obviously by ads on the radio station or the other at the other station done by scripture, can hear their ads, but paul and I were talking. He goes, you know, as an accountant, I would bet you 90% of business owners. I have worked with need a coachand I said to him. I bet you 90% of the client I’ve worked with her having massive gross revenue.

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South korea and make sure you would love to see you now he hears arthur tips on how to win friends and influence people using humor how to use humor to win friends and influence people with a lot of times. I have to have tough calls I’ll give an example of something I do all the time. I don’t realize. I do it, but I was pointed out to me last what tuesday of every my team said:i see you do it and that’s hilarious. So the meeting you have a staff meeting. This is boo. Number 3 give a staff meeting code random guy. This is the third tip for being funny. It’s randomization, being random random means happening without a seeming like a conscious business coaching decision. It’s a seemingly no connection to it. All the time. People in our staff meeting will recommend ideas that somewhere range between terrible, an awfulbecause. What they want to do is they don’t want to sit there silently? They almost feel like they need to suggest something to oye. Anybody else have a question. Somebody will go shoot up. Button bigger, you know, cuz, it’s like they just had to grab some daddy say something so a lot of times. I’ll say like hey i, don’t mean to slap your baby, but that’s not some I can commit to right now and what kind of go? Do you say slap my baby or a lot of times? I’ll say you know, you know you can’t put a perm on the frog, but I’ll circle back to you realize about 10 minutes later I think he said something random to change the subject or or I’ll say this is my favorite movie is like it’s really I mean I’ve clearly stated I believe what you want to do is not right. It’s only reason. He really wanted to drastically change the pricing model of elephant in the room and I said you know what am I showing you my business coaching rash and I just walk out of that remove cuz I just sometimes, and then they kind of chuckle, but humor makes things powered of onesies.

Do not have delivered deliver. Bad news is a business owner. I mean quite often I absolutely and you more does she would lessen it and tell you what, if you think about your favorite commercials, he has think about your favorite commercial, that move you to purchase things. I want you to spend your money on stuff. You may or may not need I like the ones that are not memorable actually, which is why I can’t remember the ones I love the most. Have you were in them, humor, making someone smile making someone laugh is endorphins kick off gill of dopamine in seoul human, it wow wow, wow, wow, there’s no freeway from steve martin as we talked about randomness, because steve martin is the master of business coaching randomness chuck, with with great bravado and enthusiasm attempt to make us laugh where stonewall to open the show. With this line, I have decided to give the greatest performance of my life. Sorry! That’s tomorrow night, it sometimes I see people paying attention. I’ll, say things like i, often use large words that I don’t understand. Just so I could sound more photosynthesis. She always tells to because listen you don’t want to go to that place. It’s it’s! So busy, no one goes there anymore, exactly clay of all the people. I’ve ever met you’re, one of them of them you’re, one of them. He says it all of the time he’s got so many of these all yogi berra isms that he does, and it’s just you know he talks about guys.

It’s important. We put the right in fastest on the right. Syllables, okay, cuz I’m, tired of this, this mispronunciation of things, but again it’s a great way to delight in the mood it’s a jump. It works it’s and there’s an aura of silliness to the random that if you just embrace-and if you have your stuff together, the rest of your life and then all the sudden you go with that random. Silly humor people eat it up. If the best movie of some of the guys and ladies in our office random nicknames, can you share some of your favorite nicknames you conjured up on my page couple of my foot, you you do it and it’s like marshall, marshall, morris right now in business, go to super big, so I made up a business coaching negative, a negative term that I made up I call him at all. E I go oh you’re, one of those people. Can you also always come in and help proportionate? Yes, I say:hey guys are all out of proportion, but man you are so proportional. It’s like a rhyming nicknames in different conference. Just a few up there, jim gaffigan he’s famous for telling these family stories that are always received as being like did he just say that so he says he says whenever I travel with my young children, I’m always reminded of an important travel lesson. Never travel travel with my young children, of course, raising kids and he always give you the business coaching phone and he’s oblivious to how to do it. But I can you run a business it colaw fitness? Why does somebody out there have to learn to be at least loveable or likable? Why is that so important of your personal training or growing a business I think whenever you’re connecting with people-and you laugh and have fun people like you, they like to be around you and when you have a client that you’re working with and they feel like you know, I hate. This is just you know, a session that working out and they enjoy it.

They have fun with it. You know if they keep going back, so they try to skip over the importance of joy in the office sometime, you were working a soul-sucking labyrinth of corporate america people just want to get out of it. I’m, tired of the energy is not good to talk about how you can use a joke, maybe to start a meeting to lighten the business coaching mood, I’m excited and didn’t end in geometry:reference, joel, osteen, jokes, so I can break for joel osteen jokes in a row and see if one of them will eventually where us down and get us laughing throughout time show on your radio want to attend the legendary drive time show business workshop for free, subscribe and itunes leave an objective review and send his confirmation at info at drivetime show.Com to claim your tickets want to live in a van down by the river, come by and see it’s in our riverwatch offices and will be able to make your dreams come true. All right, trap, nation! Welcome back to the thrive time show on your radio and today we’re teaching how to use humor to win friends and influence. People who says I don’t need to learn how to be likeable i, don’t see it’s all about who’s, the best at their profession, i, don’t I’m the top optometrist my knowledge of the human eyeball, the cornea, the pupil, the retina. It’s amazing, my iris business coaching knowledge isn’t I know what your men’s hair is incredible. I can have a scale at the workplace. Everyday and I can just be intense and I’m just going to be able to. But then, if you watch the behind-the-scenes video of the patriots and watch mr. Belichick, he is hilarious. Very very few times is a soup nazi style of business, successful or not get a bowl of soup depending on their mood and how you look in the, witcher interactions with them I mean really that those types of businesses don’t succeed. Did you ever when you were seeing a patient?

Tell him a joke and then say I know:i can be a little tortilla. No, but I know it sucks. I did I got a joke. I got to tell you that I did that I got a job, so I walked in the room and there’s said old. Can a farmer in the chair and his wife olga buttoned-up personal app? You know all kind of tightened up in the corner and I thought him cuz. This tough crowd, hey I’m working on myself, and why are you here and-and he just kind of he just said-he’s real kind of sodom and she went over my glasses with the truck and I said to myself. I said I’m sure hope you are wearing them at the time where I was I was wrong with you, I said okay, but this thing happens get through this,. Here we go there’s so many people out there that need to embrace this idea except, for example, we can’t tell the listeners about the janitorial service that we’ve, just we could say, hey. You know what drive time show we decided to hire a professional business coaching janitorial service. We wanted to not screw around with a small cup we would have to screw around with like a star toilets. We could just say you know what we saw a problem, the bathroom for dirty and we decided to hire the company’s worth of dupont google. Google. You know when to use a reputable company, so we hired classic janitorial higher than what we do is. We will actually eat our breakfast on the floor in the bathroom on a monday morning to show our dedication and, if you’re, going to put your money where my mouth is. One of our proud show sponsored I am going to eat my eggs off of the floor of the men’s restroom, and then that is good.

To put in your mind, the listener, a vivid image of us, actually happen. If you don’t find yourself, this is a guy who ran for mayor. He probably do that and then you run this guy got, kicked out of college, didn’t realize. Oh no, this is happening and then we go a step further and shop has talked about this. He has he’s begun using the urinals. What has a drinking fountain but I thought they were just over delito some people at the hotel with an idea and I thought, will hey that’s just going to go to waste right. I should take care of that and clay wants and he’s like what. If I don’t know I’m going to drink to that, I’m committed I’m sold out. If you’re looking for a janitorial service ozzy, they have the phone number. You could call him at the business coaching rumor has it today but I like all of them. Young kids are using phone 918-671-2046 backwards, real quickly, 9 when I don’t hate the 9185 hate, don’t hate the 918-671-2046. Up at 9. In the morning, the 8 to 6 and 7 to 1220 put another number,, that’s the classic clean. Went on the website. It’s it’s a cool website, good free quote, for you in fact, I’m having my optometry clinics call and I think we’re set the free quote. We may have already had it, he’s in charge of that. Thank goodness i, don’t charge of those kinds of things. Quiktrip clean, clean, their likes, your chick-fil-a clean chick-fil-a gas station. If you want a shell of a quick trip, probably if you want to go to third world country inside the bathroom cabinet third world country, and no thank you. If you want these by just using the restroom in your office and don’t call classic country the other guys cuz, you said you were very interested. I want to show you the doctor, but I’m kind of a doctor, we’re here to talk about how to use humor to win and influence an itch out of win friends and influence people right, and so this move or talk like in his jokes.

What is a joke? A joke is something hilarious that makes you laugh. I use this on the toilet, joke i, see if I think that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punchline. So did you have some joel osteen jokes are always clean and always fun is that, where the top pastors on the planet, he always starts off with a joke and shameless attempt at humor, I love the guy. Every sermon he’s committed to to give us a few in a row seating make us laugh all right, that’s what he would say to your old man and she was wrong and she said I had to slap him three times in the doctor said you mean he tried to get fresh. She said, no, no I thought he was dead, little girl drawing so intently and she asked her. What are you drawing the little girl said she was drawing a picture of god and the teacher kind of laughed and she said, oh honey. Nobody really knows what god looks like the little girl without missing a beat said they will in a minute I make you read all the chuck norris jokes I’ll. Do it okay, I heard about this elderly lady who makes an old people a lot i, don’t know what she said. I’d like to sit in the very front row, and he said:oh man, you don’t want to do that. Pastor was very boring. He’ll put you to sleep, let me see you somewhere else. She was appalled and she said. Sir, do you know I know who I am he said? No, she said he hung his head and an embarrassment. Finally, he looked up and said:ma’am do you know who I am she said? No, he said alright, alright, chuck, norris, jokes and you counter with something better. Chuck norris threw a grenade and killed 50 people. Then it exploded.

Cpr chuck norris actually brought the practice business coaching dummy to life. Norris died 20 years ago. That’s just hasn’t, build up the courage to tell me why why are we doing? This is because cute jokes will lighten the mood I’m telling your office if all your meetings are starting flat, that I’ve one of my clients, who literally reads chuck norris, joke text to start every meeting until the mood gets lighter because of the mood feels heavy. It just doesn’t work. We had a coaches meeting last week on a monday. It was. It was just to pg&e and clap for no reason state of your of your office, or it gets weird the dogs that you had a joke. You promised a joke. What’s that joke story than a joke? To be honest, with you, I’m going to be out there, cuz I know somebody who’s dealing with a terminal disease I had a business coaching friend of mine went into the doctor and he was diagnosed with a terminal disease and said you have 6 months to live until my friend appalled and it end up setting. So what do I do when I do? What do I do? What do i? He said. There’s three things to do. She pulls out his notepad and pen start writing, taking notes, as all good people should do. They said first thing you should do. Is you should move to southern mississippi mississippi should do is to buy a pig farm you should do is to find a widow with at least a dozen kids, all under the age of 16 and marry her, but I am I got my buddies, taking notes. He looks at me and says:is this going to cure me and the doctors talk about the importance of stories and why stories are so good at grabbing the attention of your team galvanized, your team motivating your team and check it out.

We’re going to forget the principles they’re going to forget the actions tips but they’re going to remember those stories about jesus, actually use parables chase jesus used parable of parables. Apparently it worked in the son of god will work for you to stay tuned

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