Funny Business: How to Make You Laugh on the Job Every Day [NOOK Book]

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Funny Business: How to Make You Laugh on the Job Every Day. Based on Kerr’s ExecuProv workshop with the same name, this handy guidebook provides readers with tips, ideas, and personal anecdotes that demonstrate how to lighten the mood at work. “I believe we can all foster a lighter touch at work if only we would employ a decent sense of humor,” Kerr writes.
Whether you’re a “Wall Street hot shot or a burger flipper at McDonald’s,” Kerr believes that relieving the stress and ...
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Funny Business: How to Make You Laugh on the Job Every Day

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Overview

Funny Business: How to Make You Laugh on the Job Every Day. Based on Kerr’s ExecuProv workshop with the same name, this handy guidebook provides readers with tips, ideas, and personal anecdotes that demonstrate how to lighten the mood at work. “I believe we can all foster a lighter touch at work if only we would employ a decent sense of humor,” Kerr writes.
Whether you’re a “Wall Street hot shot or a burger flipper at McDonald’s,” Kerr believes that relieving the stress and exercising the humor muscle are the keys to making a work environment more pleasant. And Kerr, a mother of three, the owner of her own P.R. firm, and a professional comedian, actor, writer, and director, knows exactly how to maintain a sense of humor while wearing various hats.
She even guides businesspeople who want to implement her humor tactics at their own jobs, holding seminars, classes, and tip sessions for clients desperate for change.
Humor can also be the key to making a sale. Making a client feel comfortable is definitely important, and Kerr argues that using humor is just the way to do that.
While all of us may not have the time to devote to a class on how to cultivate humor, this book is a good starting place. Kerr promises that humor can and will change your outlook with regard to your job, your life, and your relationships. The average child laughs 200 times per day, while the average adult only laughs seven times. Count how many times you laugh each day. If the figure is lower than
10, you might just need a booster shot of funny.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012703231
  • Publisher: ExecuProv Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 150
  • File size: 121 KB

Meet the Author

Cherie Kerr founded ExecuProv in 1983, and has provided a variety of classes on presentation and communication skills to hundreds of business professionals from Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Her clients include BP America, Toyota, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi,Volcom, Nissan, Honda, Bank of America, BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse, Southern California Edison, Panasonic, Black & Decker and Office Depot, to name but a few.
Kerr has also provided a number of classes to various universities and collegiate departments including University of Southern California; California State University, Fullerton; the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis; and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She also has worked for a number of governmental agencies including the L.A. City Attorney's Office, the L.A. District Attorney's office, the County of Orange, the Orange County Bar Foundation and the Orange County Juvenile Drug Court Program. She is a certified Provider for the Continuing Legal Education Program for the State Bar of California, and has served as that organization's official speaker-trainer for its Board of Governors.
A founding member of the world-famous L.A. Groundlings, Kerr was the founder in 1990, Executive Producer and Artistic Director for the Orange County Crazies, a sketch and improvisational comedy troupe in Santa Ana, California. She also served as the group's head writer. She has received rave reviews for her work as a writer, performer and director.
Kerr has taught improvisational comedy to actors since 1973, and teaches other classes as well, including a class on how to develop original characters and how to write sketch comedy. She has studied with some of the best improv and comedy teachers in the business.
A writer for more than 35 years, Kerr has owned an award-winning public relations firm since 1978, KerrPR, that offers public relations services to a variety of clients. She handles many crisis situations and is regarded as a prime source by media to provide expert sources for commentary.
Another of Kerr’s many endeavors, Ex-Serp Productions, ExecuProv’s sister company, provides services as a media consulting firm and production company specializing in the development of documentary television programming, Internet commercial webisodes and public service announcements.
Kerr is frequently sought out as a keynote speaker addressing presentation and communication skills and humor in the workplace, and
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