Friday, July 18, 2008

Business Humor...a remedy for "tough times"

We hear it everywhere: Times are tough! Disaster looms large!
When people are facing times of uncertainty and stress they desperately need two things:
  1. To connect with community
  2. To let the lid off the pressure cooker of stress

Ironically for many groups, when budgets tighten, one of the first things to go is anything that is considered "fun." This is unfortunate--we can't tell you how many times audience members come up to us after our program and say:

Thank goodness they brought you in! You hit the nail on the head. I really needed to laugh about that. It's really been stressing me out. It's nice to see that our management gets it!

Big Time ROI

So why on earth should organizations invest in anything other than The 27 Steps of the 48 Components of the 8 Laws of the Flavor of the Week?

Bottom line: Because your people need it!

When you bring a business humorist to your organization's meeting, you accomplish several goals:

  1. You build good will between organizers and attendees by creating a positive experience.

  2. You foster connection and community within your organization.

  3. You allow the audience to release tension around relevant issues through laughter.

  4. Because stress is released, your audience can look at everyday situations with a fresh perspective, thus increasing the chances of innovation rather than stagnation and burn-out.

According to Mark LeBlanc, President of the National Speakers Association, "Humor is one of those intangible elements of a presentation that is invaluable. Without it, even the best strategies and ideas can fall flat. It's the intangibles that drive the tangibles and make them stick. It turns a meeting into an experience."

To wake up your meeting with relevant, custom business humor, contact The O'Shea Report at: 303-371-2849 or check out our website at

As Corporate Comedians, The O'Shea Report offers corporate comedy, business humor, and motivational humor keynotes for meetings and conventions.

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