Humor And Humor In Persuasion

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In compositions and conversations, humor indicates a state of entertainment or laughing that, during speech, can influence the outcome of the conversations persuasiveness. Humor can play a significant role in the outcome or intension of persuasion intended in a conversation. Information being exchanged between persons is influenced by the intended persuasion, as well as the possible level of humor within the intended subject. This, in turn, plays a significant role in the outcome of the persuasion, as humor can, sometimes, create influence on other’s decisions, or way of thinking about the intended subject. Persuading others to take your outlook on a subject can sometimes be greater influenced by the amount of humor within the persuasion.…show more content…
Humor is believed to be a mood changing stimulant generally offering more effective persuasion outcomes. In addition, the happier moods established can effectively intensify the friendliness of those around them, which can create friendlier conversations between others within the conversations. With everyone’s enlightened friendly demeaner it can aid in the persuasive outcome of the interaction. “If we accept that ability to process humorous messages is not compromised, then we must consider its effects on processing motivation” (Nabi, Moyer-Guseé, & Byrne 2007, pg. 33). In the least, when humor creates lower levels of anxiety, persuasion tends to be more effective. In circumstances such as this, rapport is more easily created, and information to be communicated has a greater effect. Persuasion, in this instance, is more effectively negotiated, and a happier mood is created by the…show more content…
164). Humor has a specific purpose in speech, and without connecting it with the right part of the persuasion it can seem a bit confusing for those trying to be persuaded. Proper use of humor in a persuasion speech can only relate to the initial intent, if connecting humor with the wrong part of the speech, it can create confusion, or even make the recipient lose interest in the conversation. Humor cannot always be helpful in every persuasion situation. The creator of the communication of persuasion may have the intention of humoring the recipient, but does not apply the humor in a way that proves to keep the recipient engaged in the persuasion. Strategic placement of humor in the line of communication is a key part of successfully persuading any party. Sometimes discussing something sad or overwhelming cannot be a perfect situation for the use of humor in the communication. Correctly persuading parties can be difficult if the communication is involving something sad or
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