Microsoft Has a Serious Sense of Humor Training Website

Microsoft ‘s Humor TrainingHello!  We’re glad you stopped by to see how seriously we take humor.  No, this page isn’t a joke.  It’s part of a complete set of professional development competencies that we developed with educators for educators.  Seriously. 
Humor Proficiency Levels:
Level 1:  Basic
    • Generally uses humor in a positive way
    • Is conscientious about timing and setting for humor
    • Tries to defuse tense situations with appropriate humor
    • Can laugh at self and others
Level 2:  Intermediate
    • Uses humor to bring people together
    • Uses humor to boost morale or decrease tension
    • Uses humor to make for a more relaxed and productive atmosphere
    • Allows others to be funny
Level 3:  Advanced
    • Knows exactly when and where a joke or story will be effective
    • Has a great sense of timing
    • Realizes when and where humor will backfire, and withholds
    • Understands that laughter makes a more comfortable meeting, classroom, etc
Level 4:  Expert
    • Can see humor in almost everything
    • Sought out by others for guidance in this area
    • Uses humor as a uniting dynamic across a range of situations
    • Recognizing and appreciates a great sense of humor in others

About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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