How to Lead with Laughter: Humor as a Competitive Advantage in Business

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The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
09:30 AM
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How to Lead with Laughter: Humor as a Competitive Advantage in Business with Paul Osincup 
Being a founder is incredibly hard and often stressful. Learn how injecting humor and fun at work can lower stress while improving productivity, creativity and ultimately, success for yourselves and your team.  TED speaker and humor strategist, Paul Osincup, will teach you tangible strategies how to incorporate humor and fun to your leadership style, work culture, marketing strategies, and even how to make your content stand out.
This content-rich and entertaining session will also help founders from all stages and industries find the right balance between confidence and humility, crucial from fundraising and sales to hiring and leading teams.
 Attendees will learn:

Why humor is a crucial skill for leaders and in business

Tangible strategies of how to showcase your sense of humor as a leader and representative of your business without losing credibility

Tangible ways to incorporate more humor into your work culture


Paul Osincup is a Speaker, Consultant, and Humorist who helps companies create positive work climates. With a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Administration, Paul’s previous roles had him addressing high-risk behaviors and potential threats to college campuses. In 2013 he was a consultant at the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention and he still delivers school violence prevention consultation on behalf of several non-profit agencies. 
Despite the serious nature of his work, Paul’s been a “Jack-of-all-Jokes” since grade school as well as a stand-up and improv comic. His TED Talk on Humor in Leadership has been viewed over 30,000 times (only 12 of which are from him) and occasionally he even makes his wife laugh. Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor and works with companies all over the world to increase employee performance by using humor as competitive advantage.


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