While traveling in Spain, I noticed something. All the movies I decided to watch on the flight (Bless Air France for giving you about 40 choices even in coach and letting you watch as many as you want on your own private screen) were kind of heavy relationship dramas or romantic comedies, while my brother was laughing with delight at Madagascar 2 next to me. Hmm.
I am thinking that perhaps it is time to incorporate humor into my entertainment queue.
We all need a good laugh. Remember school lunches when laughing was the main portion of the conversation? I think that during this economic trend, we have all been so focused on work and adapting to the new world we now live in that we have forgotten to laugh.
Laughter is the most wonderful stress relief. That isn't a new idea- much like being reminded to take a deep breath, we all know we should but rarely remember to do it.
So, as I haven't interviewed anyone for this week's podcast, I offer instead the Ricky Gervais show which my brother was kind enough to play for me while we were traveling. It's a bit naughty and ridiculous, but I still have learned things from it and it has made me think.
And it reminded me that humor is one of the best ways to make your business stand out from the pack. If you can find a way to bring a laugh into your message, you will be even more enticing to your audience than you can imagine.
A laugh is a gift to the world right now. Let's have more of them. Enjoy Ricky and try to branch out that way yourself...
And... if you know of other funny podcasts, please do share them in the comments. I would so love to have more to listen to and I am sure others would as well.