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As a newspaper editor in the digital age, I always see if I

can make a headline funny. The funnier the headline

the more they click on it.


At the end of laughter is the height of listening.

At the end of a spreadsheet analysis...not so much.

Robert Bostick

Laughter is the great unifier of differences.

Robert Bostick

Humor adds beauty to human life.

G.K Chesterton

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost

unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.

 Bob Hope

Laughter is like a windshield wiper:

it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.


Nothing feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.

Steve Carell

You’ll be more successful if you know how to make people laugh.

Vanessa Van Edwards

Nearly everything that has ever happened

to us will be funny at some point.

Tina Fey

What is the root word of the word funny?

Robert Bostick

I'm no etymologist, but it sure seems as if humor,

humility, and human share the same root.

Makes sense to me.

Steve Tobak

If you can’t see the humour in yourself,

you could be missing the joke of the century. 

Dame Edna Everage

Laughter is the greatest feeling of release.

Jerry Seinfeld

For a presenter, humor is the holy grail of 

disarming and charming communication.

Robert Bostick

When we laugh out loud we drop our guard and our defenses and

enter the wonderful state of wholly being and enjoying ourselves.

Robert Bostick

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body.  It is the best antidote

for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset.  It attracts and

keeps friends.  It lightens human burdens.  It is the direct route

to serenity and contentment.

Grenville Kleiser

Wit is the key, I think, to anybody’s heart.

Show me the person who doesn’t like to laugh

and I’ll show you a person with a toe tag.

Julia Roberts

You can’t stay mad at someone who makes you laugh.

Jay Leno

'Humor Experts’ focus on singing humor’s praises. That's great.

We focus on sharing curated, tested, safe, professional, high-

performance, reputation enhancing, easy-to-deliver, feel good

humor that lets you shine with your audience every time.

Robert Bostick, HumorPoint Founder 

An effective, likable presenter sets the table of every talk

with a delicious mouth-watering piece of humor.

Robert Bostick

The wealth of testimonials to humor’s power is matched only

by the lack of tools and technologies to capitalize on it.

Sadly, everyone has been left to fend for themselves.

Until now.

Robert Bostick, HumorPoint Founder 


Laughter is still your best medicine.

International Pharmaceutical Association

A sense of humor is a beloved 

and coveted communication skill.

It speaks volumes about you.

All positive.

Robert Bostick

Perhaps of all the communication strategies that leaders

utilize, the use of humor is most promising,

but least understood.

C. B. Crawford

The most appealing human communication

differentiator is a sense of humor.

Robert Bostick

If you know how to make people laugh

you'll have an advantage in any professional situation.

Robert Bostick

If you can make people laugh, an open mind can't be far behind.

Sarah Jones

In order to be taking seriously in Washington, you have to be funny. Madeline Albright     

'The Best Boss' The Office

If you get em laughing they’re engaged, they’re listening, 

and they’re enjoying - rather than being glazed over

and not absorbing a word you’re saying.  You’ll land more

of your message and improve their retention too. 

Dr. Brad Nieder

If you have a serious message that

you want millions of people to see,

make it seriously funny.  

Robert Bostick

They say a laughing jury is not a hanging jury.

Ben Klandis

Never forget that humor’s ability to poison a presentation,

is exceeded only by its capacity to lift it to another level.


Laughter lights up your network...

your neural network and your social network.

Brad Bostick

If laughter is your best medicine what kind of medicine is it?

An anti-anxiety drug? An anti-depressant? A love drug?

 All three.

Robert Bostick

If you can make someone laugh, there is an emotional

connection with them. And anything you say beyond

that is going to be more meaningful.  

Tim Washer 

Understanding what makes things humorous is really an

important question. And the reason for that is that humor

has been implicated in a wide variety of things: it helps

people cope with pain, stress and adversity, the act of being

in an amused mood improves our creativity, it broadens our

perspective, it helps us problem solve, and then it’s hugely

important in terms of social interactions, so people who are

funny are well-liked, brands that are funny are well-liked, it

can help us navigate the normal stresses and strains that

come from being human and with interacting with people

who are different from us and have different opinions.

Peter McGraw

All the evidence points toward a simple conclusion:

laughter sends a message of joy and friendly engagement.

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

If you're a presenter, the most productive

use of your audience's time is laughter.

Robert Bostick

Business Development Presentations focus on pain points.

To make your presentation memorable focus on pleasure points.

That's what people remember.

Robert Bostick

When you earn somebody’s trust you gain a competitive

advantage.  You can use humor to gain this advantage. And when

you’re talking to somebody or teaching or training, according

to John Hopkins University, what you do is you create an optimal

learning environment where you reduce stress immediately. You

get right into the attentional part of their brain and they learn

better and they retain the information you’ve given them.”

David Goldman

Humor leaves the audience with a good impression of the

speaker. American poet, Maya Angelou, said, “I’ve learned that

people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

John Zimmer, The Presentation Guru

If you don't add a pinch of humor to

your presentation it's going to taste bland.

Robert Bostick

Humor is the fastest and easiest way to create

rapport with your audience.

Robert Bostick

Your meeting, training or workshop might be serious,

but people learn best when they are having fun.


They say Laughter is the Best Medicine.

It’s fun to share a good laugh,

but did you know it can actually improve your health?

Learn how to harness the powerful benefits of laughter and humor.

Authors: Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D

The reason laughter is the best medicine is

because it releases blockages of love.

Steven Adler


Is laughter contagious?  Absolutely.

That’s why they have laugh tracks.

Robert Provine

When we were babies we always laughed

at the surprise of someone saying “Peekaboo.”

Think of a great punchline as a peekaboo.

Robert Bostick

If you deliver an emotionally challenging and difficult talk and

do not inject any moments of levity, you are asking a lot from

your audience. Humor allows the audience to laugh and relax,

even if only for a moment or two. The effect is the same as that

for a swimmer who finally surfaces for air after having been

underwater for an extended period of time.

John Zimmer, The Presentation Guru

Remember, until you make your audience laugh,

they may still be deciding whether or not they like you.

Robert Bostick

"Do you think your peers will appreciate a little
timely comic relief in your next meeting?"  
"Let me ask you, does a drowning man enjoy air?"  
Robert Bostick

The fastest 'in' to any audience is laughter.

Robert Bostick

Funny is money that earns interest.

Robert Bostick

Any justification your mind conjures up

for not using humor is laughable.

Robert Bostick

To make an actor funny in a movie you don’t teach

him to be funny - you give him great lines.

Robert Bostick


Nobody likes being marketed to, but by taking the funny

approach, your message won’t just get received by your target

audience, it may actually be welcomed.


In social media the unofficial mantra is

'be useful or be amusing, in that order.'

Andrew Hanelly

In a world of clutter you must entertain before you educate.

Arnie Degeorge, World Famous Ad Man

Viral Marketing Rule #1. The funnier it is the wider is spreads.

Robert Bostick

The Funniest SuperBowl Ad Was The Most Popular Again.

And the most viral.

Just like every year.

Robert Bostick

Humorous advertising is more likely to secure audience

attention, increase memorability, overcome sales

resistance, and enhance message persuasiveness.'

Lou Dubois: How to Use Humor in Advertising


When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other.

Alan Alda

There’s a saying that “people learn when they laugh” and

it’s very true.  The reason is that laughter short-circuits

the natural human instinct to judge. When you’re laughing,

you stop judging the messenger (the speaker) and focus

on the message instead. Like I said, I truly believe I could

double or triple my business if I was funnier, and you should

think about your own instincts with humor and how you can use

them to your advantage. Whether you’re a professional speaker

like me or a business owner or a manager with a team at work,

humor can be an invaluable tool for building trust and affection

from those you work with.

Patrick Schwerdtfeger 

A leader without a sense of humor is apt to be like the

grass mower at the cemetery--he has lots of people under him,

but nobody is paying him much attention.
Bob Ross

A sense of humor costs nothing

but not having one can be very costly.

Bob Ross

I think the next best thing to solving a problem

is finding some humor in it.

Frank Clark

If you aren't having some fun, you might wonder just what

you are doing in your business life...if employees, customers,

and vendors don't laugh and have a good time at your company,

something is wrong.

Paul  Hawken

Business leaders and political leaders have embraced

humor because humor works. Humor has gone from being

an admirable part of a leader's character to a mandatory one.

Bob Orben

Humor in politics is a politician's most effective weapon.

It's the strongest shield and the sharpest blade. It doesn’t just

amuse, leaven and comfort. It defangs, attracts, and mobilizes.

Bret Stephens

Laughter removes the burden of seriousness

from the problem,and often times it’s that very

serious attitude that is the problem itself.  

Bob Basso

So long as there’s a bit of a laugh going, things are all right.

As soon as this infernal seriousness,

like a greasy sea, heaves up, everything is lost.

D.H. Lawrence

I know adding humor to your presentation is not easy,

but what do you think they will remember most from

your presentation?  A great graph, or a great laugh?

Any graph you remember?

Robert Bostick

We found the two most desirable traits in leaders

were a strong work ethic and a good sense of humor.

Bell Leadership Institute 

Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others.


In all endeavors, the likeability factor is always the tie breaker. 

Tim Sanders

You’re never going to get the really serious

stuff done if you’re serious all the time.

Tim Ferriss

A sense of humor costs nothing, yet creates much.

It enriches those who receive without impoverishing those who give.

It happens in a flash and the memory of it can last forever.

No one is so wealthy; they can get along without it.

No one is so poor that he is not enriched by its benefits.

It creates happiness in the home,

Fosters goodwill in business, and is the counter-sign of friends.

It is rest to the weary,

Daylight to the discouraged,

Sunshine to the sad,

And nature’s best antidote for troubles.


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