Audiences love Karyn’s message of laughter and leadership. Karyn is a neurohumorist, one who researches the neurobiology of humor, and then translates these cutting-edge findings for professionals. She shows how they can harness applied humor to improve and empower themselves. Karyn’s presentations inspire cultural change within organizations that result in better customer service, greater productivity, enhanced morale, and employee loyalty. Karyn is committed to teaching as many people as possible to transform their lives with laughter. In addition to speaking to thousands of people every year, she is the author of Amazed and Amused, Lead with Laughter, and has an online training program. Karyn shows all audiences that change within an organization is possible—and it can be fun!
Lead with Levity: Strategic Humor for Successful Leaders
Successful people—in business, politics and life in general—have something in common: they understand
that levity is an important trait for effective leaders. Churchill, Kennedy and Reagan were all masters at using wit on the world stage; the characters in M*A*S*H used gallows humor to retain their sanity amid horrendous conditions; and your audience can learn how to use humor effectively in their daily work lives. Properly used, levity is a dynamic strategy that enhances communication, strengthens resilience, and increases engagement. Karyn uses (hysterical) anecdotes, (solid) research, and (practical) tips to help your audience leverage levity in the service of better leadership.
This program provides leaders at every level with the skills to harness humor so that you—and those you lead—can build resilience, enhance communication, and boost engagement. Lessons include how to utilize humor even if you’re not funny; how to use humor to inspire and motivate; how humor can enhance creativity; and how to keep humor from blowing up in your face. When humor occurs by chance it’s entertainment. But when you use humor by choice you get results. Now you’re harnessing an amazingly powerful tool that will help your people experience more success, significance, and happiness.
I’ve Got One Nerve Left—and You’re Standing on It
Resilience/Change/Stress Management: keynote or breakout
Expanding responsibilities, shrinking budgets, cranky co-workers, family demands, too much to do and not enough time to do it! Is it any wonder that we’re all a little edgy? Find out how taking care of yourself can affect your sanity, your success and everyone’s bottom line. Learn how to get through the toughest of days and still remain smiling. Discover how to survive and thrive in a world of change.
Funny Means Money! Humor in Sales as a Competitive Business Edge
Sales: keynote or breakout
You don’t need to use humor in sales… unless you want to be profitable! Any salesperson worth his or her salt knows humor is a great sales tool. But knowing it and doing it can be the difference in closing that sale —or not. Neuroscience reveals that “logic tells—emotion sells.” Humor is a fast, simple, and cost-effective route to the emotions. When used correctly, humor helps the seller break down objections, holds the buyer’s attention, opens the buyer’s mind, increases the seller’s likability, and strengthens rapport. When used incorrectly… well, don’t go there. Instead, join neurohumorist Karyn Buxman and laugh all the way to