Closing General Session: Finding the Funny
Thursday, September 22
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Humor is a business skill anyone can learn and master, like leadership or management skills. The use of humor isn’t about telling jokes; it’s about learning how and why humor is the fastest, easiest, funniest way to connect with someone – someone you want to sell to, someone you want to lead, or even someone you just met. It’s also a highly effective way to deal with and avoid stress. It begins with the realization that we all smile and laugh in the same language; laughter unites us.
- Learn to use humor as a business skill to connect with co-workers, customers, and vendors.
- Discover how to use Tim’s three-step method to be able to act and not react to stress.
- Finding out how to change your perception of events to create a reality more within your control keynote address is a hilarious way to start or close your meeting.
Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud speaker. He teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful and coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm. Talented, innovative and memorable, Tim delivers excellent take-home value with his one-of-a-kind presentation style. Tim "walks his talk" as a successful business owner for over 20 years. Before starting his business, he worked in the sales industry and the state and federal government in human services as a fraud investigator and is a navy veteran. He is recognized as a pioneer in humor-based training. Tim is a certified speaking professional (CSP) and a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, an elite honor held by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide. His published works include Just Plane Funny, My Policy Manual, Motivational Leaders and Humor Me. Tim humorously delivers messages as universal as his audiences are diverse.
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