Meet the Humor University Staff!
Ann Fry, Your Founder, CEO, and Dean of Fun
Ann has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years (yes,
she's old), which certainly prompted her to balance her
life with humor. She has, for the last 15 years, been
a corporate trainer and professional speaker, specializing
in Stress Management and Team Building Through Humor and
how to create a FUN workplace culture.
In both her coaching and training, Ann helps people to
be more productive through having a healthy sense of humor.
She is committed to making the world a happier place and
believes that in the workplace, "a happy employee is a
productive employee." She helps people manage their stress,
build their people skills, balance their lives and most
importantly have a healthy sense of humor.
Ann is the author of Laughing
Matters: The Value of Humor in the Workplace,
and also of 35 Ways to Endure
the Madness and Laugh Your Way Through the Holidays.
She is the co-author of the book, When
Was The Last Time You...?, as well as the
co-author of 139 Ways to Lighten Up the Workplace. more...
Check out Ann's one-sheet!
Terrill Fischer, Co-founder of Humor University and the Dean of Humor
He is a "Recovering Serious Person" who has been educating and entertaining thousands of conference and seminar participants from corporations, associations, schools, and events all over the U.S. With a background as an investment media broker and management consultant, he learned how effective humor can be in difficult business situations. He discovered several years ago that his passion was getting people to laugh and lighten up. He's given over 1000 paid presentations to audiences of all ages as a professional comedian and improvisational performer. He has earned a reputation for fresh, insightful, interactive, clean comedy. Terrill has been training and coaching people in how to bring humor to their lives to reduce stress, promote creativity, and have more fun. As a humor coach, Terrill reminds us to enjoy our own sense of humor and take active part enjoying the humor that is all around us. He is the co-author of the book 139 Ways to Lighten Up the Workplace.
Bernie DeKoven, Guru of Glee
Bernie DeKoven is the founder DeepFUN Meditation, originator of the concept of the Playful Path and author of The Well-Played Game, a book that helped to revolutionize physical education worldwide. Through his DeepFUN website and discussion group he helps people from all over the world learn how to enrich their lives through cooperative, open-ended, spontaneous games. He conducts his "DeepFUN Retreats" for government and charitable organizations, businesses and individuals in recovery. Visit http://www.deepfun.com/.
Linda MacNeal, Chief Elation Officer
Linda never leaves home without her funnybone. She is a veteran of and a refugee from the staid and somber world of corporate seriousness.
Linda is a seasoned trainer, a professional devoted to teaching people how to lighten up so they can reap the health benefits of humor and laughter. Linda's lectures energize, empower and entertain while delivering practical ideas about how to incorporate humor into one's personal life and workplace.
Linda was a mainframe Marketing Representative at IBM. Then she founded ComputerEase, a New York City-based PC training company. She consulted for dozens of the top stress-producing corporations, better known as the Fortune 100. She kept her students laughing and learning, while teaching financial applications to corporate cash managers. She authored several heavy computer books (including many sleep remedy titles like Excel for Treasury Managers, Cash Management Templates, and other lucrative but studious computer books).
Her serious education includes a Master's Degree in Japanese Linguistics from the University of Hawaii as well as her credential of being a bona fide graduate of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Clown College. Along the way, she taught clowning courses at the famous 92nd Street Y, became a Clown Professor at New School for Social Research, a regularly scheduled Hula Dancer at NYC Museum of Natural History, and the entertainment at Margaret Mead's 75th birthday dinner.
Linda will remind you that life is too serious to be taken seriously!
Barry Roberts, Provost of Pundits
A humorist, helping businesses and individuals achieve maximum profitability by reducing stress and developing innovative thinking skills. Barry combines his skills as an educator, entertainer, businessman and serious researcher Barry offers five of the most effective and entertaining programs you will experience. Practice Safe Stress (Minimize Stress to Maximize Performance & Profitability), How to Use Your Innovative Thinking Skills (Developing the Skills to Generate More Business & Spark Your Sales), Is That Your Final Answer? (Turning Problems Into Possibilities for Success), Esteem-Rolling Your Way To Success (Building a More Confident, Efficient Person) and The L.I.F.E. Approach to Positive Humor are regularly receiving kudos from organizations across the United States and Canada.
When Barry Roberts talks (and sings) about stress, innovative thinking, self-esteem and humor in the business world, or in life, he talks from empirical knowledge and practical experience. These presentations deliver laughs and valuable information. Barry is an acclaimed professional speaker and dedicated researcher investigating the functions of humor on human effectiveness and how they affect productivity, efficiency and profitability. His articles have appeared in national magazines and his books Practice Safe Stress and The Sales Coach II have been very well received. Barry has been featured on the radio in New York and on NBC-TV news. He has starred in off-Broadway musicals in New York, been the featured soloist in numerous concerts, and has twice appeared in musical productions at The White House.
Barry's easygoing sense of humor and unique approach, developed during eighteen years as an educator and performer, will inform and enchant your audience right from the start. Each program includes audience participation, useful handouts and real-life anecdotes that make their point and clearly relate to the needs of the audience. The meeting planner is always the hero! Visit www.BarryRoberts.com for more information and video.
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