Posts tagged "Laughter"

“Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” -Mark Twain When I give my talks, people often ask, “What is it about comedians that separate them from everyone else?” My answer is simple – it’s the way we/they look at life. A comedian views life and all of its obstacles, tragedies, mistakes and embarrassing moments […]

We’re living in a world that’s moving incredibly fast. On top of our personal problems and everyday pressures, newspapers and evening newscasts tell us our economy is falling apart, corporations are being forced to downsize and massive technological advances are causing people to re-evaluate, adjust and change their lives. Cell phones, Blackberries, iPhones and tablet […]

Laughter is surely one of our greatest gifts.  What good is a gift that we don’t use?  (The fruitcakes at Christmas don’t count.  Those are always best left uneaten.)   I understand that there are times when your problems and concerns are so overwhelming that it feels disrespectful to laugh, you just don’t want to […]

“Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” -Mark Twain When I give my talks, people often ask, “What is it about comedians that separate them from everyone else?”  My answer is simple – it’s the way we/they look at life.  A comedian views life and all of its obstacles, tragedies, mistakes and embarrassing moments […]

Years ago, I was speaking in the Midwest. I needed to stock up on writing accessories, so I drove to a nearby K-Mart. As I proceeded to purchase my goods, I noticed there was only one register open, so I took my place at the end of a long line.  While waiting, I heard the […]

No matter what group I’m speaking to or what program I’m giving, I always start off with 5 to 10 minutes of non-stop comedy.  Why?  Because nothing can captivate an audience and hold their attention more than “The Power of Laughter.” As soon as the laughter starts I can actually feel the tension in the […]

Did you know that laughter is essential for a healthy and productive workplace?  If you didn’t, you do now.  Whether you are in sales, in service, or in any other business using humor in your process will not only reduce stress, but improve morale, increase efficiency, and help you create lifelong relationships for success.  Humor […]

One Saturday night in 1980, I was performing at East Side Comedy Club on Long Island.  I was fairly new in the comedy arena and this was my first weekend appearance at a premiere comedy club.  To say that I was a bit nervous would be an understatement. Sharing the marquee with me was a […]