Are you funny looking or funny ha ha?

Today I had the pleasure of participating in Social Media Success Summit’s session with Guy Kawasaki.

His session about How to Use Social Media to Enchant People was not only full of interesting facts, but his delivery style was easy to understand and enjoyable.  Why?  Because Guy has a sense of humour.

So much so that I tweeted:  The only point that @GuyKawasaki missed in his list was: Have a Sense of Humour.  Which he has in spades. #smss11.

Guy responded:  @LaurindaShaver But humor cannot be taught so why mention it? 🙂

If humour can’t be taught, is it essential in Social Media?

Humour is not just about making you laugh.  It is also about not taking yourself too seriously.  We all have those moments where we write a tweet and press SEND and walk away.  Only to come back later and realize that you wrote “asses” instead of “assess”. Or is that just me?

What do you do?  I laughed.  I laughed so hard it hurt.  Why?  because I made of ass of myself (pardon the pun) and I can just picture the looks on people’s faces when they read it.

So I believe that not only do you provide info, insight, and assistance as per Guy’s presentation, but you also need to do so with a sense of humour.

What do you think?


2 comments on “Are you funny looking or funny ha ha?”

  1. Will Coatney says:

    Laurinda, I totally agree. People’s first inclination is to freak out and worry about the most minor mistakes – especially if it happens on a public platform. But really to take the opposite approach and relax, laugh a little and choose not to add more stress to your life (as if there is not enough) will treat you well. Personally, I think it speaks to a persons security – whether they can laugh at them selves or not. Great post !! P.S. is coming where is love your comments and feedback 🙂

  2. Thanx for your comment Will. Yes.. its all in about confidence and your ability to look silly, but know that you are ok.

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