The Power of Humor - Interview with Karyn Buxman (Milo)


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Welcome to "Full Speech Ahead!" ? the program where we look at communication in all its many facets, with an emphasis on the spoken word. I'm your host, public speaking coach Milo Shapiro from . My guest today: What's the connection between humor and healing? Not just emotionally but in the hospital, too! Humor is like a sixth sense and our bodies crave it as much as our minds. And using humor effectively in communication can make us look smarter, more considerate, and more appealing. Karyn Buxman ( transitioned from nursing to public speaking when she realized she didn’t have to put in 12-hour shifts, didn’t have to handle body fluids, and could instead get standing ovations. Through her 20 years of research and experience—along with the notorious Patch Adams and neuroscientist researchers—she’s concluded that humor is not only funny but it can help lead an audience toward a positive, healthy and happy life. Karyn’s inspirational, entertaining, and practical message brings audiences to their feet. Karyn says her mission in life is to improve global health through laughter and heal the humor-impaired. For questions or comments on this particular show, on "Full Speech Ahead!" in general, or to speak to Milo directly on any matter, you can reach him through the Contact Info link at . [Milo is also the president of , team building events and motivational speeches that use the power of improvisational games and theater. See videos and testimonials on the link above.]

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