Humor Improves Persuasive Communication Skills

Humor Improves Persuasive Communication Skills

Skillful, bridge-building communication wants a cool head and a relaxed body. Worry and tension work against you.

Plus, laughter has lots of other health benefits. I even read about a cancer patient who effected her own cure by watching funny movies.

Lately, I’ve been finding plenty to worry and tense about. Laughter has been my tonic. I bet you all could use a few humor breaks as well.

Here are links to some of my favorite humor medications.

Among my favorites are clips of Jim Nabors, in the character of Gomer Pyle, dancing:

Gomer’s Cha Cha lesson . If you don’t want to watch the entire episode, go down the scroll bar to about 5 min. in and start there. You should see Gomer with the lady dance instructor by the record player, they will dance for awhile, then there’s a cut to the man instructor behind the desk, and after is the very funniest part. Sometimes these YouTube links seem to change themselves, so if you don’t see Gomer dancing with the lady, type, “Dance, Marine, Dance” in the YouTube search line.

Gomer dancing to Led Zeppelin.

With Colonel’s daughter .

At a high school party .

Finally, “Shipwrecked in Tahiti.” a hilarious skit—Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Jim Nabors, and Vicki Lawrence. It gets funnier as it goes along. Hint: you’ll especially appreciate the humor if you remember the movie Singin’ in the Rain.

Have a funny weekend!

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