JOHN MORREALL

THIS SPEAKER'S SET FEE PLACES HIM/HER WITHIN THE RANGE OF:

$7,500 and under
 
TRAVELS FROM: Virginia

VIDEOS:
No videos listed.

SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS   Click Here for Detailed Description

  • Humor Works: The Many Benefits of Humor in the Workplace
  • Laugh for the Health of It: The Value of Humor in Healthcare
  • Sold on Humor: The Uses of Humor in Sales and Marketing
  • Laughing Learning: The Uses of Humor in Teaching and Training
  • Putting the "Fun" Back in "Funeral": Getting through Crises with Humor
  • Soul Laughter: The Comic Core of Spirituality

Categories

Humor | Education | Marketing | Stress Management | Healthcare | Motivation | Sales

Biography

John Morreall, Ph.D. is far more than a funny speaker--he's an internationally recognized authority on humor and its benefits. He has been teaching university courses on humor since 1983, and has done hundreds of training programs since 1988. His fifty articles and five books include Humor Works, published by Human Resource Development Press. In 2000 an international Humor Congress was held in Amsterdam based on this book. He is past President of the International Society for Humor Studies, and is on the board of Humor: International Journal of Humor Research. He has also served on the editorial board of the International Journal for Humor and Health. His work has been featured in The New York Times (four times), The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Economist. His 1994 Chautauqua Institution presentation, "The Many Values of Humor," was rated as the best of the season. His clients include AT&T, IBM, and the IRS, along with several medical schools, two breweries, and a potato growers' coop. His hobbies include plumbing and looking for the remote.

Audiences at Dr. Morreall's presentations don't just laugh a lot--they learn a lot. He amuses, and amazes them with real examples of how humor reduces stress, boosts morale and teamwork, and makes communication more effective. Ever try a "Worst Customer of the Week Contest"? It may sound negative, but it can have surprisingly positive results. As his research shows, humor helps us focus on problems in a relaxed, constructive way.

Using real examples, lots of visual materials, and interactive exercises, Dr. Morreall explores three benefits of humor. First, it's healthy, especially in the way it reduces stress. Secondly, humor makes us mentally flexible--able to cope with change, more creative, and less defensive. And thirdly, humor serves as a social lubricant. It can improve almost any kind of communication, especially potentially threatening messages like warning, criticizing, and saying no. And because humor short-circuits conflict, it's useful in dealing with difficult people. He shows how humor blocks negative emotions so that we think our way through problems, instead of feeling our way through them. He also explores the differences between positive humor that unites us and negative humor, such as sarcasm. Here he concentrates on the differences between men's humor, which is often competitive, and women's humor, which is usually cooperative.

Dr. Morreall's books include: Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion (State University of New York Press, 1999), andHumor Work (Human Resource Development Press, 1997).

By the end of Dr. Morreall's presentations, everyone has shared a month's worth of laughs, and they're ready to harness the power of humor in their work and in their lives.

BOOKS    Search For A Book

  • Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor
  • Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion
  • Humor Work
  • The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor
  • Taking Laughter Seriously

Live chat by BoldChat
My Favorite Speakers
 

Similar Speaker

Janet Rush
Janet Sue Rush's rich and varied background includes sales, customer service, and public relations. She co-founded Strawberry Communications at the age of 32, and the company was so successful that the Zig Ziglar Corporation eventually acquired it. There,
More>>

Peter Vidmar
Peter Vidmar is a powerful and entertaining speaker at corporate meetings and trade shows. With over two decades of experience helping people throughout the country to realize their own potential, he does much more than just speak about his
More>>

Walter Bond
For more than 10 years, Walter Bond has been helping people remove self-limiting beliefs into self-empowering strategies.

Mr. Bond is called the Accountability Leader because he forces each one of his listeners to learn to be responsible for whatever their
More>>

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton is the living example that “good guys CAN finish first!” He is an Olympic Champion, television broadcaster, philanthropist, motivational speaker, author, husband, father, cancer survivor, and eternal optimist.

In 1984, Scott captured the hearts of millions of viewers worldwide
More>>


TRANSLATE:

The luxury christian louboutin schuhe can make you perfect in your life. I just like Christian Louboutin Schuhe.

Cartier's achievements in Swiss Fake Rolex Watchmaking are the fruit of a constantly innovative approach at the service of highly distinctive aesthetics. You should know men always like watches. They will cost much for fake watches. Sometimes men also like réplique montres in fact. And sometimes you may need replica watches when you went out. The luxury replica watches can make you perfect in your life. I just like Replica Watches for some reasons! Their freedom and importance have enabled the representation of time with replica watches market. The pieces that adhere to the replica watches uk highest standards.You may like designer replica watches online. They are high quality replica watches to men. Its past as an inventor has given rise to a style that favours volume and shapes. All kinds of Replica Watches UK store for sale.