10 Benefits of Humor for Organizations

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There is no denying the benefits humor has for an individual’s career.  It is the basis for our most popular blogpost: 30 Benefits of Humor at Work. These benefits focus mostly on the individual using the humor though, so what does an organization gain when they create a culture of humor?  Why should company leadership… Read more

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Why you should start doing Standup Comedy

Tired of sending follow-up email after follow-up email and not getting any responses? Sick of feeling nervous before the smallest of presentations? Ever thought, “maybe I should try standup comedy?” Regardless of your answers, you should try standup comedy! Seriously, we believe humor is a skill that anyone can learn and everyone can use to… Read more

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Improv Brain Warm Ups

Improv exercises can be a great way to warm-up the brain for creative thinking. Here are three easy activities you can do with your team to get the creative juices going. 1. Mind Meld Mind Meld is all about getting on the same page while thinking out of the box. Take a look at the… Read more

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Skill of Humor Part 2: Explore and Heighten

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Last week, we talked about the first principle of being funnier: sharing your point of view. This week we’re talking about step two: exploring and heightening that point of view. Improv teaches us how to do that. Improvisers at UCB, Second City, and ComedySportz accept and build, explore and heighten, and find the interesting thing… Read more

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Sources of Creative Inspiration

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the David Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s an immersive experience that includes audio that changes based on where you are in the museum (similar to the beginning of the book Origin by Dan Brown). While there are a number of great things to take away from the exhibit… Read more

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