Happily Ever Laughter
Copyright 2013 by Scott Friedman
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Before we begin, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Scott Friedman, your tour guide for this book. Thank you in advance for joining me on our little journey to the funnier side of speaking. Not only will you learn how to use to humor in presentations, you’ll also have plenty of healthy laughs along the way.
After all, laughter is good for you! It has no calories, no caffeine, no cholesterol, no MSG, no preservatives, no sodium, and not a sprinkle of sugar for all its sweetness. In fact, research tells us that when we’re laughing, dopamine is released, turning on our brain’s learning center. And that’s why adding humor to your repertoire is more than just fun—it’s useful and life-enriching, too!
So hold on tight—better yet, let go—of all inhibitions and preconceived beliefs on how funny you are (or not), and dare to find your most humble, vulnerable, and authentic self. Starting from that place, you can’t help but grow in wonderful ways while enjoying the ride to the funnier side of speaking.
I’m a Motivational Humorist, or so I like to tell myself. In other words, I’m a speaker who motivates by humor, or motivates humorously, or something like that. These days I speak roughly 75 times a year to audiences across the country and abroad. I also enjoy writing and have published several books, articles, and programs, mainly on humor as a positive force in the world of business and beyond.