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Chapter 14. Punching Up the Story with E... > HaHa and Aha! Sprinkling in Humor

HaHa and Aha! Sprinkling in Humor

Laughter builds a sense of community. Recent studies on laughter tell us that people who laugh together feel relaxed and connected. Adding humor to your story is an effective way to be memorable and unique.

Look for humor in situations that were once challenging, frustrating, and difficult. These situations offer opportunities to laugh at yourself and to let your audience empathize with you while enjoying a chuckle. Remember, the most effective humor is usually directed at yourself. Be wary of using humor at someone else’s expense.


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