How To Bring Humor Into Your Work: Mastering Excellence Series


The best laugh is an unexpected one.

With everyone so serious at work, many people enjoy someone who can lighten the mood. It gives people a chance to breathe, and it builds rapport. How can you weave humor and comedic timing into your work?

Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations. Discover methods to place yourself in the position to thrive in business and produce true value for your audience.

Today, learn how to bring humor into your work in this Mastering Excellence Series conversation on this episode of the Sales Maven Show.

As the CEO of her own company, Hot Red Carpet, Erin Brown works as a speaker, host, facilitator, and confidence coach helping individuals and groups step into their spotlight. With 20 years of comedy experience paired with her time working in the corporate world, Erin understands the need for people to connect, feel valued, play, and be uplifted. That’s why Erin's work centers on increasing the levity of any occasion by adding value that feels good. Now, clients on her roster include UNITED AIRLINES, PFIZER, IFF, MURAD, HOULIHAN LOKEY, NETSCOUT, FOUNDATION MEDICINE, and TACALA.

In today’s episode, Nikki and Erin talk about finding humor in work.

Erin reveals a trade secret: comedic timing has a lot to do with being present. She shares why it’s important to be fully aware in the moment while also knowing how to read the room. As Erin speaks, she gives examples of how she remains present in daily life and adds emotional intelligence to humor. Listen as Nikki and Erin discuss building rapport with humor, being funny more than offensive, and taking your cues from the environment or current situation.

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In This Episode:

[00:29] – Welcome, and thank you for listening!

[02:19] – Erin Brown has great comedic timing.

[04:18] – Then, Erin shares where her humor comes from, and how it impacted her comedic background.

[05:50] – Next, why did Erin start interviewing random strangers for a red carpet concept?

[08:37] – How did Erin’s concept lead to an interview with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson?

[10:11] – Then, Erin talks about how she kept her business momentum going before it even became a business.

[12:35] – “Be where your feet are.”

[14:55] – How does Erin stay present in her everyday life?

[17:44] – You can turn situations you’re nervous about into a game.

[19:47] – Give your all in the moment, or you might miss the experience you could have.

[21:28] – What can be fun in this moment?

[23:30] – You can always reset your day if it starts to feel off, no matter what time of day it is.

[26:00] – What is the link between humor and trust?

[28:50] – Be true to your message. There’s no need to force or rush your expression.

[31:17] – The best laugh is an unexpected one.

[34:12] – How can Erin make fun of someone without offending them?

[36:50] – Then, Erin speaks about building rapport in her humor.

[38:34] – What does Erin think of self-deprecating humor?

[40:19] – Trust your instincts.

[43:10] – Next, Erin enjoys quality time with her nieces and nephews.

[45:55] – What’s Erin up to lately? PART 1

[48:05] – What’s Erin up to lately? PART 2

[49:46] – Thank you for listening. Nikki is so grateful you are here!


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