Stand-up comedians need to make a connection with their audience. It starts with getting attention, then stoking interest, developing a rapport, and ultimately provoking a reaction.
To do it right, you need empathy, knowledge of your audience, creativity…oh, and a spark that makes you unique.
B2B marketers: Does any of the above sound familiar? I’ve been a professional marketer and an amateur comedian for over a decade, and it’s surprising how much the two inform each other.
Here are just a few lessons that B2B marketers can learn from standup.
Keep It Real
In the early 19th century, standup comedy depended on wordplay and absurdism. For example: “Take my wife…please!” or “The other night I shot an elephant in my pajamas… how he got into my pajamas, I’ll never know.”
As the art form of standup has evolved, however, personal observations with a unique point of view (more on that … Read more