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Leadership

Lead with Levity

Leadership: Keynote or Breakout

Successful people—in business, politics and life in general—have something in common: they understand that humor is an important trait for effective leaders. Ronald Reagan was a master at using humor on the world stage; the characters in M*A*S*H used 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, humor is a dynamic strategy that strengthens resilience, enhances communication, and increases engagement. Karyn uses (hysterical) personal anecdotes, (solid) medical research, and (practical) tips to help your audience enhance their humor skills in the service of better leadership.

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Sales

When Funny Means Money: Humor as a Serious Business Strategy

General Business/Entertainment: Keynote

Do you think that humor and business don’t go together? Think again! There’s a good reason why American Express paid Jerry Seinfeld millions of dollars to star in their ads. They know that “While logic tells, emotion sells”—and that humor is the quickest route to the emotions. In this keynote you will learn: How humor functions as a leadership tool, a sales aid, and a customer service strategy; how humor goes to the bottom line; the neuroscience behind how and why humor bypasses people’s logic circuits, and influences their buying decisions through emotion; and specific strategies for utilizing humor in your business—and your life.

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Personal Development

Amazed & Amused: Strategies of the Sane & Successful

Inspiration/Entertainment: Keynote

Success is not measured only in dollars and cents, but also in the moments that you live amazed and amused. Customers are not really “yours” until they have been amazed and/or amused by your products, your services, or your people. Leadership finds its inspiration not in duty, but in grasping the amazing power of one’s vision and will, and in motivating the amusing diversity of many people’s personalities and skills. Bestselling author, business consultant, and observer of the human condition Karyn Buxman will take you on a life-changing journey of humor and hope.

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

Resilience/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? Discover how to survive and thrive in a world of change. Find out how taking care of yourself can affect 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.

10 Quick Strategies for Soothing Stress

I Know You Think You Understood What You Thought I Said

Communication: Keynote/Breakout/Workshop

Whether you’re communicating one-on-one, in a small group, or before a large audience—humor can give you a serious advantage. Want to convey information? Do you need to deal difficult person? Do you want to avoid putting your foot in your mouth? Join Karyn Buxman for the opportunity to laugh and to learn how to ramp up the effectiveness of your communication and reap the rewards.

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When You Book Karyn Buxman To Speak, Here’s What You Get:

  • Engaging, eye-opening custom presentations that educate, empower & entertain
  • Simple, easy-to-implement strategies your team can use to start changing now
  • Behind the scenes support to make sure the message gets through to your team
  • Social media promotion: a great way to share the message that your brand cares
  • And more! Ask about Karyn’s fully customizable Lead With Laughter packages!

See Karyn Buxman Live!

Karyn performs all across the country on a regular basis. Most of her performances are for closed or private audiences, but with a little notice you may be able to catch the show. If you’d like to make arrangements to attend a performance please Click Here to email Karyn your request. Please let us know which performance you’d like to attend and how many people you’d like to bring as your guests.

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