Putting the Humor in HR, An Interview with LuAnn Tarvin

On this episode of Humor Talks, we’re chatting with LuAnn Tarvin. LuAnn is an HR Manager at the Gorilla Glue Company where she has helped oversee the company’s rapid growth… She’s also my mom! We talk about how she learned humor, simple ways you can start to build humor into your culture, and just how… Read more

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Humor for Climate Work

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A few months after Pablo Suarez’s successful case study of humor for humanitarian work, he wanted to share the value of humor at the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Poland in December 2018. He once again reached out and we worked together to develop not just humor he could use in his presentation… Read more

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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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What is Applied Improvisation?

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. What… Read more

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Training to Imagine

Training to Imagine, by Kat Koppett, is our goto resource when it comes to sharing new improv exercises and activities with people. Kat Koppett is a veteran applied improviser and the book contains clear, concise instructions that anyone can follow to start bringing a little improv into their group. Buy Now… Read more

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