Be Funny, make more friends, get further

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Everyone can be funny if they can follow a process.

I'll never forget a Chris Rock Interview that I listened to.  That was when it dawned on me.  Comedians don't just get up on stage and start making people laugh.  They follow a rigorous process.  The discovery lead me to the San Francisco Comedy College and introduced me to my guest, Rich Stimbra.  Rich helped me learn that everyone is funny and he taught me the creative process that comedians use to develop jokes and perform stand up comedy.  I use many of these tools in my business meetings and sales conversations today.

In this episode Rich and  I talk about:

  • Using humor in  business to create rapport and relieve tension
  • The process of creating comedy
  • How do you write a joke
  • A great idea for your next company event

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Acknowledgements – I didn’t come up with any of this on my own.  I’ve learned from others.  Click here to meet my teachers.

About Jason Clause

Originally from the great state of Ohio I relocated to the Bay Area to work in high-tech. A veteran of the dot com boom and bust, I have more than 15 years experience helping small businesses apply information technology to improve business process and increase revenue. I live in Livermore, California with my wife Jennifer and enjoy hiking, having friends over for dinner and quiet time at home. My hobbies include golf, snowboarding, creative writing and performing amateur standup comedy.