Using Humor to Stand Out – HigherEdJobs Podcast Recap


“There’s a lot of funny stuff on campus” says Andy Hibel in episode 10 of the HigherEdJobs Podcast.

In this episode Kelly and Andy laugh with comedian Harry Teinowitz. Harry shares how humor has helped him cope with some of life’s most challenging times, but also how it can improve your daily career habits and outlook on life.

Harry says that when it comes to using humor in the workplace, a job search, or in a sales pitch, “What you’re doing is you’re standing out, you’re separating yourself from the room and, you know, I think that that’s a very likable quality. And I think that you’re going to find most people will appreciate that.”

Harry cautions though that “you don’t have the right to make fun of anyone and everyone until you make fun of yourself.”

Bringing a light-hearted joke into conversation can have real benefits. Kelly shares “Research shows that leaders with any sense of humor are seen as 27% more motivating and admired than those who don’t joke around their employees are 15% more engaged and their teams are more than twice as likely to solve a creativity challenge .”

To hear more jokes from Harry, learn more about Harry’s career, and how he has used humor over the years check out ‘E10: Using Humor in the Workplace.’

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