A Summary of 150 responses in LinkedIn to How much of entertaining is advisable in Training?

A Summary of 150 responses in LinkedIn to How much of entertaining is advisable in Training?

I have posted the discussion question, “How much of Entertaining advisable in Training?” in LinkedIn groups earlier this week. There were more than 150 responses.

Here is a snapshot of responses:

Here are some relatively more detailed responses in verbatim:

A balance of Humor

  • Humor and fun create energy
  • Humor can also serve as a welcome
  • It’s all about the content you’re delivering
  • People can’t learn if they’re asleep
  • Planned humor
  • Humor breaks down barriers

Humor: Audience, Culture & Topic is the Key!

  • Primarily you will need to consider the audience
  • Learners have different learning styles
  • Knowing your audience is the key
  • Depends on the topic being delivered
  • Keep in tune with the cultures of your audience

Engagement instead of Entertainment

  • The better term is “engagement”
  • Engagement is the key
  • Think of “entertainment” in training like special effects in a movie
  • “Entertaining” and “Engaging” are partners

No Entertainment in Training

  • Training is a serious business

Humor and Online Training

  • Pictures promote laughter louder than words
  • eLearning is different proposition as you cannot read body language
  • Difficult to acquire as to what the learner connects
  • Be careful with humor

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Thank you

RK Prasad



  • Paul McKelvey

    Interesting. No one came up with the idea of creating a game that incorporated elements from the course. When I was teaching technology in Indonesia, a simple game helped change the mood from very respectful to very participatory.
    Cross-cultural humor is difficult. The differences in taboos really make it a minefield.

  • Great headline. If your cookie has a bite-sized action and your reader completes the action, I think two things happen. Their self-confidence goes up (which feels good) and their trust in you increases.

  • yeh right.. great post, Thank You

  • Very much helpful enter but there are some point where I will not agree. But comprehensive its pure good.