In a recent post I shared my thoughts on using cuss words and gross humor in one’s presentations, posts, tweets, and other types of communication.
May I touch on one point I neglected but believe to be just as important in effectively communicating your message?
Joking with a target: These are jokes or quips that hurt, poke fun at, insult, or in any way utilize another human being as a negative focal point. The intent is often nothing personal but merely a way to get a laugh. If I may opine…it is inappropriate at best; wrong at worst.
The best communicators know: if you’re gonna’ poke fun at anyone, it should be at yourself.
Of course, I did say I was “opining.” I’d love to know what you think?