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Using Humor in the Workplace to Engage and Connect

  • 14 Jan 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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The world is now virtual. Virtual products, virtual meetings, virtual happy hours, and virtually little done to manage the human toll the current environment creates. The problem is that, while work can still happen in a remote environment, it does nothing for the very human emotions and feelings that impact our ability to be successful and happy.

But there is a way to put those emotions to work - and it's something they don't teach you in business school: Humor. When you systematically assess, analyze, and act on the situations around you through positivity and play, you enjoy what you do, engagement soars, and work doesn't feel like so much work, even when working from home (or your child's playroom).

In this virtual program, you will reverse-engineer the skill of humor to get better remote results while having more remote fun. You'll learn the mindset required to use humor, the tenets of humor that anyone (yes, even Bob in Accounting) can learn, and leave with a repeatable process for effectiveness and fun at work and home.

At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the biggest roadblocks to success and happiness in the current environment.
  • Apply humor strategically across the five core skills of work.
  • Follow a simple, repeatable process for creating humor for yourself, your teams, and your family.
  • A third of your awake adult life is spent at work, you might as well enjoy it!

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 14th, 6:30 pm ET
Series/Type: Collaborative / Virtual


Vandad Pourbahrami is the COO of Humor That Works and a speaker and trainer focused on training people how to use humor strategically in the workplace. He helps people find success by tapping into their natural personalities, leveraging their sense of humor, and learning ways to enjoy their work more.

Vandad graduated from the London School of Economics & Political Science with a Masters’s degree in Organizational Psychology, specifically researching the Psychology of Humor and how Humor is used in the Workplace. He spent many moons studying humor and re-watching Seinfeld episodes as ‘data research’. He also has 5 years of experience working as a business consultant (planned) and 7 years as an improv comedian (a little less planned).

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