Andrew Tarvin is the CEO of Humor That Works, a leadership development company that teaches professionals how to use humor to achieve better business results. He has partnered with top organizations--including IBM, the UN, and the FBI--to solve human challenges with humor solutions. A best-selling author, Andrew has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc, and FastCompany, and was named a ‘Visionary Under 40’ by the P&G Alumni Network. His TEDx talk on the skill of humor has been viewed more than ten million times, only half of which were by his mother. He loves chocolate and tweeting puns.
Keynote: Find Your Funny: Unlocking Your Sense of Humor for Serious Work
As the world settles back into some form of this new normal, you may have noticed something is missing. No, not hugs but humor. Amidst all the Zoom calls, reply-to-all emails, and attempts at hybrid work environments, many workers have lost their sense of humor and the workplace has lost its sense of humanity. Luckily, you can learn how to restore both. There’s no doubt that humor is a superpower: people who use humor in their work are more productive, less stressed, and happier. They also make more money and are seen as more attractive… but how do you effectively use humor in the workplace, especially when the work you do is "serious?" Whether you know you’re hilarious or you’re currently thinking “But I’m not funny,” the truth is that you are far more capable than you realize. And when it comes to learning the skill of humor, the question isn’t, “Are you funny?” The question is “What kind of funny are you?” In this mindset-shifting keynote, you’ll discover the 7 primary humor personas, identify your natural style, and learn exactly how to start bringing your humor (and authentic self) to work.