Skill of Humor Part 1: Share Your Point of View

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One of our more popular programs recently has been How to Be Funny(er): An Actionable Guide to Creating Humor. It’s hands-on workshop that’s centered around the three principles skills of humor: Share your point of view. Explore and heighten. Practice, perform, repeat. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to do a deeper dive on each… Read more

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Humor Across Cultures

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I landed here in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday morning for a week of relaxation and a little bit of work. When I landed, I had in my inbox an email from a fellow humor speaker from Norway, Piotr Pluta. He was sharing with me his recent TEDx talk, An Intercultural Guide to Humor. It’s a… Read more

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Mind Meld – Creativity Exercise

The best team-building exercises not only help you build relationships with your peers, but also helps you achieve another outcome. Mind Meld is a great improv warm-up that helps you think creatively while also getting to know your fellow players better. The exercise requires two or more people. The goal is for two people in… Read more

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Creating a Joke with 185

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How do you create puns? It’s a question that I’m (not all that) frequently asked. And the key, like any skill, is practice. However, coming up with something out of nothing is difficult. As I shared a few weeks ago, there is structure in creativity. And that structure makes things easier. One way to get better… Read more

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How Humor Can Be Inappropriate

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The consequences of inappropriate humor are nothing new (in fact I wrote about humor as an HR issue back in 2013). But in light of the recent happenings with a certain TV show and its titular actor, I figured it was worth re-visiting. There are three reasons humor tends to be inappropriate in the workplace: 1) Inappropriate… Read more

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