How to Be Humorous and Entertaining In Any Social Situation by yomoms

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									     HOW TO BE FUNNY

                                             By Mike Moore                  

                         copyright(c)Mike Moore 2009

I can just hear you saying, “ Come on now, Mike , can you really
teach someone to be funny and entertaining in just 60 minutes?”
The answer is a definite YES I CAN.

I can teach you the skills you need in 60 minutes. What I can’t do is
give you the courage to go out there and use the skills in social
situations. But I even try to help you with this in the section on
shyness and confidence.

There is no doubt that some people have the gift of humor and wit in
abundance. It seems to come naturally to them. The danger many
naturally gifted humorists face is hogging the platform and not
appreciating the humor of others.

While I love being in the presence of naturally funny people I do
begin to get irritated when they dominate the social setting and
don’t appreciate what others have to offer.

I don’t take a back seat to them. Neither should you. Just look for
an opening and jump in.

Even if you don’t have the gift to the same degree as others you can
still shine when it comes to humorous and entertaining conversation.

Only you can provide the DESIRE, DETERMINATION AND

So stay with me, read and digest my suggestions, practise them daily
and watch yourself transform into a humorous entertaining social
Everyone wants to be funny and entertaining when engaged in social
interaction but many have difficulty doing so. Join me in unleashing
your Humor Potential.

What’s Stopping You from Being Funny and Entertaining?

* Shyness
* Fear of failure
* Fear of looking foolish
* low self esteem and self image
* negative self talk
* Embarrassment
* You love your comfort zone

To achieve your Funny potential make friends with your discomfort

Force yourself to do what you are uncomfortable doing and watch great
things begin to happen.

Funny Types

When considering your funny potential you have to examine yourself
closely to determine how you relate to others humorously. In my
thinking there are 5 types of “ humorous” people.

1. People who can entertain and make others laugh easily in both large
and small group settings.

2. People who can entertain and make others laugh in small groups but
not in larger ones.
3. People who appreciate the humor of others and laugh easily but are
not bold or confident enough to take the humor lead.

4. Those who think they’re real jokers but no one else does. These
people can be real pains when they try to be the constant comic in every
situation. When they tell a story they drag it out tediously, get confused
regarding details, flow and sequence and when they do get to the punch
line it flops BIG TIME.

5. Very shy people who have a sense of humor but who just are not
comfortable or confident when it comes to general conversation let alone
making someone laugh.

No matter which of the above types you fit into there is hope. I am sure
that if you follow my suggestions you can begin a process of emergence
from whatever type you are into the type you’d like to be.

Ten Terrific Self- motivating Tips

No one can motivate anyone to do anything. All a person can do for
another is provide them with incentives to motivate themselves. Here are
ten very effective strategies to help you get up and get moving toward
actualizing your enormous, untapped funny potential.

* Be willing to leave your comfort zone. The greatest barrier to
achieving your funny potential is your comfort zone. Great things
happen when you make friends with your discomfort zone.

* Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Wisdom helps us avoid making
mistakes and comes from making a million of them.
* Don't indulge in self-limiting thinking. Think positive, empowering,
expansive thoughts.

*Choose to be happy. Happy people are easily motivated. Happiness is
your birthright so don't settle for anything else.

* Spend at least one hour a day in self-development. Read good books or
listen to inspiring tapes. Driving to and from work provides an excellent
opportunity to listen to self-improvement tapes.

* Train yourself to finish what you start. So many of us become
scattered as we try to accomplish a task. Finish one task before you
begin another.

* Live fully in the present moment. When you live in the past or the
future you aren't able to make things happen in the present.

* Commit yourself to joy. C.S. Lewis once said, " Joy is the serious
business of heaven."

* Never quit when you experience a setback or frustration. Success
could be just around the corner.

* Dare to dream big dreams. If there is anything to the law of
expectation then we are moving in the direction of our dreams, goals and

The real tragedy in life is not in how much we suffer, but rather in how
much of our potential we fail to achieve.

Charles Dubois once said, " We must be prepared, at any moment, to
sacrifice who we are for who we are capable of becoming."
          How to Overcome Shyness and Connect with People

The one thing that is vital to achieving your funny and entertaining
potential is overcoming shyness and the one thing absolutely necessary
to overcoming shyness is DESIRE. You must want to, badly.


We must begin to talk to ourselves about ourselves in a more positive
way. Instead of defining ourselves negatively we mus
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