It's often suggested that as trainers, we begin our sessions with a story, perhaps a humorous one. But once you're done telling your tale, you must figure out how to maintain the energy generated by the story. While we know humor can be a useful attribute to any training program, the question becomes how best to use it?
Use humor to get attention. Trainees enter training programs with ideas of new opportunity, so there is already some built-up motivation the minute they enter the room.