The Skill of Humor – TEDx Talk

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I’m excited to announce that my second TEDx talk is now available online: In the talk, given at TEDxTAMU, I talk about: My grandma’s definition of WTF. 30 benefits from learning how to use humor. The skill of humor and why anyone can learn it. Three steps to creating humor. Why my grandmother is the… Continue Reading >

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Five TED Talks to Help You Work Happier

In honor of my TEDx talk on humor at work reaching over 11,000 views, I thought I’d share 5 videos that can help you work happier. Yes #5 is my own talk, but I truly believe humor can help you enjoy your work more (while doing it better). 1). Shawn Achor – The Happy Secret to Better Work… Continue Reading >

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Insights and Takeaways from AIN Conference 2012

This year’s Applied Improvisation Network annual conference took place in San Francisco, and as usual, I walked away with a ton of insights, great connections and new exercises to use in my programs. Below are some the highlights from the weekend. To find out more about the organization, check out the Applied Improvisation site. To… Continue Reading >

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Inspiration from the Humor Project Conference 2012

I attended the 55th International Humor Project Conference this past weekend and learned from a number of great speakers. While a lot of the tips below are more inspirational than actionable (which isn’t a bad thing), there are also some great ideas on things you can do today. A huge thanks to Dr. Joel Goodman… Continue Reading >

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Humor at Work: Humor Project Conference 2012

Silver Bay, NY – This past weekend I spoke at the 55th International Humor Project Conference and had a great time. The people were welcoming, the speakers fantastic and the location incredible. I conducted three different sessions, including a day-long Stand-up Comedy Bootcamp and two 75-minute sessions, one on the ROI of using humor in… Continue Reading >

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