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5 Lessons Standup Comedians Can Teach You About Public Speaking

5 Lessons Standup Comedians Can Teach You About Public Speaking | Serious Play | Scoop.it
If you want to improve your public speaking, there is no better place to look than the world of standup comedy. Here's great advice you can learn from comedians to improve your own communication skills.
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These hilarious flight announcements prove nothing grabs attention like laughter - Sparkol

These hilarious flight announcements prove nothing grabs attention like laughter - Sparkol | Serious Play | Scoop.it

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Sparkol's curator insight, November 2, 2015 5:40 AM

Public speaking venues don’t come much tougher than aircraft. Few crowds are tetchier than air passengers. So what can we learn from the people who have to communicate at 35,000 ft?

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How to Avoid the Wet Blanket Phenomena In Creative Collaborations

How to Avoid the Wet Blanket Phenomena In Creative Collaborations | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Maybe the one wheel car was not a good idea
Exploring effective practices that support teams engaged in a collaborative creative endeavor.
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Humour and Serious Play “Jar”

Humour and Serious Play “Jar” | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Humour and Play fostering creative thinking

(studies show creativity is enhanced after experiencing humour)

“Laughter provides a train wreck for the mind, suspending thought and being in the moment, which opens the channels for innovative, creative thinking. You can’t think while you are laughing. Try it. Try doing a calculus problem (or moving a couch) while in the throes of laughter. It can’t be done. But what it does do is metaphorically open the cranial channels and allow for creative, innovative thinking to emerge.” (Lemons, G. 2005)

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5 of the Funniest Workplace Commercials of All Time

5 of the Funniest Workplace Commercials of All Time | Serious Play | Scoop.it
I'll admit it — I watch the Super Bowl just for the great commercials. (Super Bowl ads should be considered an art form in their own right.) Personally, I really appreciate a clever commercial. But, when you set a great ad in the context of work, the magic can really happen!  Somehow, other people poking…
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8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader

8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Looking for a powerful tool to improve your leadership skills? Headlining comedian George Wallace shares how to help people laugh you all the way to the top.
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6 Things Comedians Can Teach You About Public Speaking

6 Things Comedians Can Teach You About Public Speaking | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Comedians are the ultimate public speakers. They have to hold an audience's attention for an hour or more. They don’t get a break during their talks, and they don’t get to lean on the audience for Q&A. They are expected to make the audience laugh constantly. And they don’t even get to use a PowerPoint bullet list of discussion points.

Comedians know that the secret to keeping an audience engaged is following the commandments of powerful public speaking. Here are their secrets.

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8 Tips for Using Workplace Humor - Forbes

8 Tips for Using Workplace Humor - Forbes | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The old saying ”everybody loves a comedian” has regretfully given birth to a time where everybody thinks they’re a comedian.
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