When clients hear that my training includes applied improvisation, they often have no idea what I'm talking about or immediately fear the worst. They worry that it means their employees will have to tell jokes, will be forced to do silly exercises, or will have to do some form of trust fall. Applied improv is none of the above. At… Continue Reading >

Quill.com has put out an excellent infographic on the state of meetings in the corporate world, with some scary statistics, including that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that unnecessary meetings cost $37 billion every year. That's a lot of wasted time and resources. Check out the full details in the graphic below. Or… Continue Reading >

humor at work pie

A majority of the questions I receive after delivering a humor keynote are about how: How do you know what humor to use? How often should you use humor? How do you get started using humor? Using humor at work can seem intimidating but the reality is that you already know most of what you need… Continue Reading >

funny work jokes

Office jokes aren't just a way to pass the time, they're also a great way to experience the benefits of humor at work. So if you're in need of a laugh, or are looking for something fun to add to the bottom of your email signature, try one of these funny work jokes. A guy goes… Continue Reading >

the candle problem

You walk into a room where you find a table pushed against the back wall with three things on it: a book of matches, a box of tacks, and a candle. Above the table is a corkboard. Your instructions are to affix the candle to the corkboard in such a way that when you light the… Continue Reading >