We all are going to face setbacks, rejections and unexpected circumstances in life. As someone who attempts to make people laugh, there are times you fail and you stare at blank faces and you really don’t have much time to think about it. You have to keep going with the next joke and that requires falling and getting back up. Once I got used to that, handling rejections and challenges in my business became a lot easier for me. Much easier than the blank faces staring at me
Have you ever wondered why stand-up comedians are such confident speakers? Behind the Comedian who is sharing his or her philosophy of the World with you, there is someone who has practiced saying that joke dozens and sometimes 100’s of times.
Being a good comedian requires hours and even years of speaking practice to be so comfortable on stage. And that would naturally make such a person a very powerful communicator.
Encourage you to educate yourself
Depending on the type of humour you use, sooner or later you will find the need to educate yourself about various topics, current affairs, economics, business & life to make subtle observations in everything. Humour encourage me to expose myself to various subjects which I would have not thought of doing earlier which enhanced my knowledge about various topics and about life. Something I wouldn’t have thought of doing otherwise.
Exercise your creativity
I am sure you understand that this one is needless to mention. For a joke to work it has to be funny, for it to be funny it has to be written well and very often rewritten a number of times. If you have any creative information such as writing stories, poetry, memes , it will make it a practice for you to stretch your creativity and connect dots all the time so you can come up with a unique joke that people will love. The same habit of exercising your creativity can be stretched to other forms of writing you love doing.
Humour is the fastest way to break ice and connect with people needless to mention if you are someone who can crack jokes and connect well with people you will become popular in social circles, workplaces which will boost your overall confidence. A word of caution I would like to add here is that use jokes like salt. Dont be overindulgent as that will put people off. With time you will realise the right time and suitable moment to crack the right jokes.