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43. Engineering Humour Into Your Speaking With Andrew Tarvin

Hello and welcome to episode forty-three of The Presentation Boss Podcast. Way back in episode three, this guy got a mention and Kate has been following his work for years and years. Thomas too wanted Andrew Tarvin on this podcast to share his unique perspective on adding humour into any and every presentation. Kate and Thomas sat down for a fascinating chat which of course includes a lot of laughs along the way!


About Our Guest
Andrew Tarvin is the founder and CEO of Humor That Works, a consultancy that strategically leverages humour for better business results. He has partnered with some of the worlds leading organisations including Microsoft, United Nations and the FBI to solve human challenges with humour solutions. Andrew is a best-selling author, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes and was named a visionary under 40 by the P&G Alumni Network. His TEDx Talk on ‘The Skill of Humor’ has been viewed more than six million times, only half of which were his mother. He loves puns and chocolate.


What You’ll Learn

• Whether humour and seriousness are mutually exclusive

• The difference between comedy and humour

• How having a go at stand-up can benefit your presentations, even if you don’t want to be funny

• Exactly the difference between effective and efficient, and which is better for communication

• The ‘MAP Method’ for building humour into a presentation

• Exactly where to start with adding humour into your presentations

• Why you should be collecting humorous material always


Mentioned In The Show

• Andrew’s website: Humor That Works

• Phil M Jones, Exactly How To Sell

• Ian Altman, Same Side Selling

• Michael Port’s Podcast, Steal the Show


Resources and Links
• Email us: [email protected]
• The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/
• Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-norris/
• Thomas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-krafft/
• Presentation Boss on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationboss/
• Presentation Boss on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/presentation-boss

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1 Comment

  1. Marietta Wetzig on March 4, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks Kate and Thomas for your excellent Presentation Boss podcast. I get something out of each and every one of them. They are easy to understand, entertaining and informative. You have a knack of inviting very interesting people onto your show to interview.