Want To Be Funnier At Work?

  1. Actively listen and catalogue everything that piques people’s attention in a conversation. For example, when a group is together, they may discuss the fog in SF and that the fog is named Karl (a reference to the 2003 film Big Fish), that Susan in accounting is really fast with numbers, and that the middle elevator always breaks down. Just random things that might come up naturally in conversation.
  2. Now part two takes a little practice, but before long you can do it effortlessly. Connect those piques from earlier to what is currently happening in the conversation. It is called a callback or a re-incorporation. If the quality of the zoom call is pixelated, blame Karl. ‘I guess Karl is in charge of the internet today.’ If the team has an off-site in Las Vegas, announce, ‘I would never play poker against Susan, she is too fast.’ When a shipment of LaCroix sparkling water shows up and Susan says it is fancy, you say, ‘I guess that means we are never going to fix that middle elevator.’ Who knows, Susan may top your joke by simply saying, ‘priorities’. You can top Susan’s joke with, ‘funny for you, you are so fast that you don’t even need the elevator.’
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Virtual Entertainment Comedy Magician Corporate Events Robert Strong San Francisco 1
Virtual Entertainment Comedy Magician Corporate Events Robert Strong San Francisco 1
Virtual Entertainment Comedy Magician Corporate Events Robert Strong San Francisco 1
Virtual Entertainment Comedy Magician Corporate Events Robert Strong San Francisco 1
Virtual Entertainment Comedy Magician Corporate Events Robert Strong San Francisco 1
Virtual Entertainment Comedy Magician Corporate Events Robert Strong San Francisco 1
Virtual Entertainment Comedy Magician Corporate Events Robert Strong San Francisco 1
Virtual Entertainment Comedy Magician Corporate Events Robert Strong San Francisco 1

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