What Is Funny?
Being humorous is not easy. It takes work. Perhaps the biggest mistake that people make is inserting a cheesy joke at the beginning of a presentation and ticking the humor box. The best humor is something more organic that comes from our experience. Good humor is relatable, and people should be able to either see themselves in the situation being described or have directly experienced it. Our lives are full of experiences that are wonderful raw material for humor. The following questions will help you bring to mind experiences and stories that have great potential for humor.
As with any presentation its always advisable to try out any humorous story in front of a few people to test how it lands. It is also important to watch comedy and observe what people are laughing at. This also extends to our daily life. When people are laughing, stop and be curious at what made them laugh.