Oct
26

Laughter and Learning

I spent the day teaching Social Styles to a wonderful group from PwC.  Smart, engaged, funny, sincere – these folks were simply delightful.

When I’m working with groups, I love to combine practicality and fun: I’ve noticed, over the years, that if you can teach people with humor, it works better.  If I can illustrate an important point by telling a story that makes people laugh – they tend to remember the point better.

Years ago, I read a story about Jewish children in New York in the 19th century learning Hebrew: every time they fully learned a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, they received a cookie in the shape of the letter, because “when learning is sweet, it is remembered.”

I agree.  Humor makes learning sweet, whether you’re teaching children or grownups, colleagues or family members, in person or at a distance.

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