Adding Humor to Presentations

Think about the last time you laughed while listening to a presentation. Would you like to be that kind of presenter? Humor helps your presentation “stick,” and elevates your audience. And it can help you bring energy and enthusiasm to the sometimes daunting task of speaking. Yes, humor is serious business! Join us for this inter-active workshop to learn techniques for adding humor including the use of stories, cartoons, and improv. Bring a slide, a story, or humorous “idea in progress” and present it to a supportive group to increase your H.Q. (Humor Quotient)! 
    
Objectives: 
   1. Experience at least 3 ways to add humor to presentations 
   2. Understand how humor can help your presentation, and the elements that make humor more effective 
   3. Practice presenting a humorous piece with feedback from facilitators and participants 
    
 Join us for this highly experiential 1.5-hour workshop! Due to the interactive nature of this session, the maximum capacity will be 24 participants. 
    
Facilitated by: John Schmidt, MD, and David Fessell, MD 

 

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu or 734-764-2574.
Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.
 

Upcoming Sessions

There are no scheduled sessions for this workshop. Interested in attending a future session? Let us know.