Yes. This week it’s National Nurses Week, last week was National Municipal Clerks Week, National Tourism Week, and National Teachers Week. There is literally a week for EVERYONE. And they all need a little humor.
When you’re adding humor, check out what week it is – by adding a little humor for people celebrating that week, you can make an instant connection with people in that profession. You’ll also get a better chance of people posting and re-posting and passing your humor around to others in their profession.
Below are some jokes I posted for the various weeks. I’ve also included the jokes in a sharable form AND I included quotes from people in those industries. These quotes are nice proof to others that I have spoken successfully in those industries and perhaps they would want me at their event.
National Nurses Week Humor:
“I read in AARP magazine that baby boomers are tattooing medical instructions on their chests, like COPD or GERD. This is so if they get sick in public, then when the medical people arrive, they’ll know what to do. I’m going to do that too. I’m going to tattoo PMSBO – PUT MY SHIRT BACK ON! I’m in public!” Jan McInnis
National Tourism Week Humor:
“Southwest Airlines says they are the ‘Dating Airline’ because they have that open seating policy where you can sit wherever you want. Really? Nobody meets on Southwest. What’s the pickup line – Hey, I’m cheap too!” Jan McInnis
Municipal Clerks Week Humor:
“At my last company we did all of
this team building & TQM stuff, which means employee empowerment and ownership . . . so I took the copier. I never owned one of these!” Jan McInnis
Teacher Appreciation Week Humor:
“Kids are lucky. They’ve got all sorts of great technology, like the Internet, to do their research. What did we have? Encyclopedia Britannica which your parents bought ONCE. Which means you could only be as smart as your oldest sibling.” Jan McInnis
I hope you’re saying thanks to the people in your life who work in these professions – they totally deserve it!
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Today I turn my blog over to another blog . . the Happiness Journey podcast and blog! I was on it recently talking about humor and happiness.
I made the point that no one can MAKE you laugh . . .people have to be open to finding the humor in situations and in their own life. BUT I can share ways to find the humor in your life.
This is an interesting podcast, and I was happy to be interviewed on it. Here’s the link below. Please check it out!
About the Happiness Journey Podcast
Life is challenging, no doubt about that. Stress may keep you anxious and with time, it can take its toll on you. Many can struggle when dealing with these uncertainties, and it can be hard to have someone encouraging you and help you keep moving forward. My many inspiring guests and their stories will uplift you, bring back the love for life and provide you with key insights on how to manage your difficult challenges. Stay motivated by those who made it happen and changed their own life by taking affirmative action and start living their lives mindfully. Happiness is from within. Support this podcast:
And this is a little about me:
For over 25 years Jan McInnis has traveled the country as a keynote speaker, comedian, comedy writer, author, and Master of Ceremonies. She has shared her unique and practical tips on how to use humor in business (yes it’s a business skill!) with thousands of organizations from the Federal Reserve Banks to health care groups, education groups, and more. She is the author of 2 books: “Finding the Funny Fast – How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers and Crowds,” and “Convention Comedian: Stories and Wisdom From Two Decades of Chicken Dinners and Comedy Clubs.”
Jan’s clean humor has landed her in featured articles in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington post, along with hundreds of radio stations and TV interviews.
Jan is also an established comedy writer who has written for Jay Leno’s Tonight Show monologue as well as many other people, places and groups – radio, TV, syndicated cartoon strips, guests on the Jerry Springer show (her parents are proud).
Jan’s popular keynotes include “Finding the Funny in Change” which addresses how to use humor to handle change, and “Bouncing Back: Handling Setbacks Like a Comedian,” which is on resilience. Jan can be reached directly at TheWorkLady.com
Check out my other blog posts like this one . . .click here for other blog posts
Can you spend 6.5 million in 30 seconds???? Well the Super Bowl advertisers did! That’s what an ad costs in 2022.
And according to a USA Today Survey,
the top ad was Rocket Mortgage’s ad starring Barbie. A link to the ad is below.
I’ve also noted below the three things that they used to make the ad a hit. People get intimidated by using humor because they think they have to start from scratch . . .but you probably already have things that you can make fun of. So do it!
Here’s the ad: https://youtu.be/ukLeyxOA8uk
Humor in Business IS a Billion dollar business.
Below are 3 of the things they used to make this ad a funny hit. It’s not rocket science and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Humor is all around us if we just start looking for it.
How can you use these ideas to add humor to your message WITHOUT spending millions?
1. Acknowledgement. Their ad totally empathizes with what people are going through now when trying to buy a house. Multiple offers and words like “all cash” and “good bones” were used because that’s what people are probably hearing a lot. What are your clients going through that you can acknowledge with a little humor?
2. Familiarity. Even if you never had a Barbie, you know about Barbie. So of course we’re interested in seeing what happens when Barbie goes to buy a house. What do you have in your industry that people are familiar with and would like to follow?
3. Cuteness. They had cute kids dressed up as adults. The old saying in comedy is never follow kids or animals. That’s because you will not win! So use it to your advantage in your marketing. What thing can you use in your marketing that makes people go Awwwww.
I’ve been preaching forever about using humor in business because it works. Companies know that HUMOR SELLS whether you’re trying to sell a house, a car, crypto, your services, yourself, or whatever it is, HUMOR SELLS. Use it in business and you will see some positive rewards!!
Check out my other blog articles including this one on Resilience – click here.
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