Speaking of Influence

Finding the funny - with guest Michael Kerr

July 24, 2020 John Ball and Mike Kerr Season 2 Episode 8
Speaking of Influence
Finding the funny - with guest Michael Kerr
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Speaking of Influence
Finding the funny - with guest Michael Kerr
Jul 24, 2020 Season 2 Episode 8
John Ball and Mike Kerr

Do you ever want to use humour in your presentations but feel a bit too scared? It can seem daunting. Things seem to either be funny or not, and easy to get wrong. Why is it that the North American spelling of humour drops the 'u'? I want to start a rallying call to put the U back into North American humour... or maybe I'll just take a quick nap first?

My guest this week is a highly experienced speaker who is known for bringing the humour and delivering exceptional and engaging talks. He's a hall of fame speaker and he travels the world helping companies find the benefits of humour and helping people to stop taking life too seriously.

We got to chatting about the theory of humour and what makes things funny but most importantly, how you can start bringing some humour into your own presentations.

Enjoy the listen but look out for the YouTube episode, as Michael got up to a little mischief that you'll only see on the YouTube edit.

To find out more about Michael Kerr go to MikeKerr.com

Michael says “Life is too short to work in a soul-sucking, fun-sucking workplace, and life is too short to take yourself seriously!  If you take yourself too seriously the irony becomes that no one around you ends up taking you remotely seriously!” 

You can find out more from Michael in his book 'The Humor Advantage' and from his writings at his Humor at Work blog

Subscribe for more great episodes coming up and feel free to connect on Linked In. I share a lot of content there or check out Present Influence



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Show Notes

Do you ever want to use humour in your presentations but feel a bit too scared? It can seem daunting. Things seem to either be funny or not, and easy to get wrong. Why is it that the North American spelling of humour drops the 'u'? I want to start a rallying call to put the U back into North American humour... or maybe I'll just take a quick nap first?

My guest this week is a highly experienced speaker who is known for bringing the humour and delivering exceptional and engaging talks. He's a hall of fame speaker and he travels the world helping companies find the benefits of humour and helping people to stop taking life too seriously.

We got to chatting about the theory of humour and what makes things funny but most importantly, how you can start bringing some humour into your own presentations.

Enjoy the listen but look out for the YouTube episode, as Michael got up to a little mischief that you'll only see on the YouTube edit.

To find out more about Michael Kerr go to MikeKerr.com

Michael says “Life is too short to work in a soul-sucking, fun-sucking workplace, and life is too short to take yourself seriously!  If you take yourself too seriously the irony becomes that no one around you ends up taking you remotely seriously!” 

You can find out more from Michael in his book 'The Humor Advantage' and from his writings at his Humor at Work blog

Subscribe for more great episodes coming up and feel free to connect on Linked In. I share a lot of content there or check out Present Influence



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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.