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Keynote Speaker Karyn Buxman
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Karyn Buxman

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The Neurohumorist

Karyn Buxman talks about how humor is a competitive edge in a variety of situations.

Summary of Karyn Buxman

Audiences love Karyn’s message of laughter and leadership. Karyn is a neurohumorist, one who researches the neurobiology of humor, and then translates these cutting-edge findings for professionals. She shows how they can harness applied humor to improve and empower themselves. Karyn’s presentations inspire cultural change within organizations that result in better customer service, greater productivity, enhanced morale, and employee loyalty. Karyn is committed to teaching as many people as possible to transform their lives with laughter. In addition to speaking to thousands of people every year, she is the author of Amazed and Amused, Lead with Laughter, and has an online training program. Karyn shows all audiences that change within an organization is possible- and it can be fun!

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Audiences love Karyn’s message of laughter and leadership. Kayrn is a neurohumorist, one who researches the neurobiology of humor, and then translates these cutting-edge findings for professionals. She shows audiences how to harness applied humor to improve and empower themselves. Change is possible- and it can be fun!

Because Karyn’s main goal is to improve business through laughter, she lives and breathes humor for resilience, communication and engagement. She delivers life lessons in a fun, laugh-out-loud kind of way that is powerful, practical and inspiring.

Karyn is committed to teaching as many people as possible to transform their lives with laughter. That’s why in addition to speaking to thousands of people every year, she’s:

  • Author of “Amazed & Amused”
  • Contributing Author to several “Chicken Soup” books
  • Author of “Lead with Laughter” (book) and “Lead with Levity” (online training)
  • Created, wrote & published the multiple book series: “What’s So Funny About…?”

You’ll also find Karyn in Investor’s Business Daily, US News, World Report, Women’s Day, Shape and Marie Claire as well as professional journals including AJN, AORN, AACN, and Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. Still want more? Karyn is a frequent radio and television guest.

Karyn is in the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame. She is a proud recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. She serves on the advisory boards of the Invisible Disabilities Association and the American Happiness Association. She is also the co-founder of World Laughter Tour.

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Lead with Levity
Strategic Humor for Successful Leaders

[Leadership: Keynote/breakout/workshop]

Successful people—in business, politics and life in general—have something in common: they understand that levity is an important trait for effective leaders. Churchill, Kennedy and Reagan were all masters at using wit on the world stage; the characters in M*A*S*H used gallows humor to retain their sanity amid horrendous conditions; and your audience can learn how to use humor effectively in their daily work lives. Properly used, levity is a dynamic strategy that enhances communication, strengthens resilience, and increases engagement. Karyn uses (hysterical) anecdotes, (solid) research, and (practical) tips to help your audience leverage levity in the service of better leadership.

This program provides leaders at every level with the skills to harness humor so that you—and those you lead—can build resilience, enhance communication, and boost engagement. Lessons include how to utilize humor even if you’re not funny; how to use humor to inspire and motivate; how humor can enhance creativity; and how to keep humor from blowing-up in your face. When humor occurs by chance it’s entertainment. But when you use humor by choice you get results. Now you’re harnessing an amazingly powerful tool that will help your people experience more success, significance, and happiness.

I’ve Got One Nerve Left—and You’re Standing on It

[Resilience/Change/Stress Management/: Keynote or Breakout]

Expanding responsibilities, shrinking budgets, cranky coworkers, family demands, too much to do and not enough time to do it! Is it any wonder that we’re all a little edgy? Find out how taking care of yourself can affect your sanity, your success and everyone’s bottom line. Learn how to get through the toughest of days and still remain smiling. Discover how to survive and thrive in a world of change.

Funny Means Money!
Humor in Sales as a Competitive Business Edge

[Sales: Keynote or breakout]

You don’t need to use humor in sales… unless you want to be profitable! Any salesperson worth his or her salt knows humor is a great sales tool. But knowing it and doing it can be the difference in closing that sale—or not. Neuroscience reveals that “logic tells—emotion sells.” Humor is a fast, simple, and cost-effective route to the emotions. When used correctly, humor helps the seller break down objections, holds the buyer’s attention, opens the buyer’s mind, increases the seller’s likability, and strengthens rapport. When used incorrectly… well, don’t go there. Instead, join neurohumorist Karyn Buxman and laugh all the way to the bank.

How Humor can Save the World- TEDx

What's So Funny About... Heart Disease? by Karyn Buxman

What's So Funny About... Heart Disease?

A Creative Approach to Coping with Your Condition
What's So Funny About Diabetes? by Karyn Buxman

What's So Funny About Diabetes?

A Creative Approach to Coping with Your Disease
What's So Funny About... Nursing? by Karyn Buxman

What's So Funny About... Nursing?

A Creative Approach to Celebrating Your Profession
Amazed & Amused by Karyn Buxman

Amazed & Amused

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