Ask A Master Facilitator

In this series of short videos posted every Monday, Master Facilitator Sardek Love answers questions and provides specific, actionable steps to take to overcome the top challenges training professionals face when designing and facilitating virtual training programs.


This Week's Question - The most engaging speakers and presenters use humor. What can I do to be funny if I'm not naturally funny?

Scroll down to view 4 additional videos containing examples of how to add humor to your training sessions.

Adding Humor Using Storytelling

Stories, whether they are your own or someone else's story, are a fantastic way to add humor to any presentation. In this short clip, Sardek shares a funny story of his actual experience before boarding a flight at Dulles International airport.

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Adding Humor Using Current or Every Day Events

Current events and every day life present an endless source of absurdities that can easily be transformed into humorous situations. In this clip, Sardek takes a light-hearted approach to the working from home experience.

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Adding Humor Using Images, Memes, and Quotes

We all see them and we laugh. Images, memes, and funny quotes are all over social media. If you're like Sardek, you create them yourself. In this clip, you'll see how he embedded several in a Keynote speech to keep the audience laughing while reinforcing the key content in his speech.

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Adding Humor Using Self-Deprecation

John Maxwell says, "Laugh at yourself. Everybody else does." He's right. One of the easiest and most authentic ways to connect with an audience is to use self-deprecating humor. People always ask Sardek about the origin of his first name. In this clip, he interacts directly with the audience to create a hilarious exchange as he explains how his mom came up with his name.

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