How to bring more humour in your life and work?
Do you want to pierce the phenomenon of humour? Put your creativity on the test? Looking for tools?
Humour is also seen as something you have or don’t have. As a gift or a talent. Something you have had since birth. But it is certainly a skill you can develop, train and practice. Like learning a language. And you can influence your environment with it. Being a role model, set the mood, show people you have self-defeating humour and take yourself a little bit less serious and inspire others to do so as well. Then you will create more connection, more safety and people will be more open to learning. That’s progress for the organisation, for a team and also for everyone individually.
Why not take humour more seriously?
✔ Humour breaks the ice in awkward situations.
✔ Humour connects.
✔ Humour mirrors and is self reflecting.
✔ Humour gives comfort and puts into perpective.
What is the content of the E-learning Humour?
This e-learning contains 7 modules, 50 lessons, 13 exercises and 24 video clips, the duration is approximately 3 hours.
- How do you seduce others (and yourself) to become more playful?
- How do you use humour to break the ice, to break the tension?
- How do you use humour when people or situations are inflexible?
- How do you create tension and then break the tension, as comedians do?
- Why do you want to use humour, what is your drive?
So the result is an accessible, amusing course directly applicable in your daily life with loads of examples and funny video clips.
- Because everybody can use more humour in his or her life.
- Because everybody can learn it, like a language.
- Because you have a positive influence on your environment.
- Because with constructive humour you create more connection, you watch over safety and everybody is more open to learn.
- Because everybody is sometimes too much in their own head.
- To make the world a little more lighthearted.
Why is this E-learning Humor unique?
Because, with her experience of 30 years, Malinca Verwiel (she is a freak) knows how to keep complicated issues simple. And she graduated Cum Laude for her paper ‘How do you change a comedy into a tragedy and how do you change a tragedy into a comedy?’
Because in this course humour is used to build and not to win.
Because the approach of humour is out of emotion (heart) and not theoretical (head).
Because the result is directly applicable in your daily life.
About the trainer
Malinca Verwiel is founder of Humor in Bedrijf. She sees comedy & humour as a way of life. ‘My drive for directing comedians, give lessons in comedy and give keynotes about playfulness started with my youth were humour was born out of a family of fighters, victims and drama-queens. It felt as if I was a spectator of a badly written Greek tragedy. There was always tension in our family. And my tendency to use humour was to get rit of this tension. I felt the unstoppable need for something more light, more fun and more happiness. So humour here wasn’t the goal, but a tool for breaking tension. In this family, she also saw that a lot of misery is cost by people who take themselves too seriously. With the result, I can’t even take myself seriously anymore’.
After working behind the scenes for about 30 years as a comedy-director and teacher, including the coaching of Claudia de Breij in her very important first years, she’s sharing her years of experience. In total, she has helped for over more than 30 starting comedians to a successful career and has infected over 1000 students with her comedy virus. She cum laude graduated with her paper about the topic: How to turn a tragedy into a comedy and a comedy into a tragedy? If you like to read more about her as a comedy-director look here.
She is also a writer of the E-book: We sale air. How humour gives organisations a break with big and small problems.
✔ Workplaces for CEO’s, managers, team leaders, HR, sales, trainers and coaches.
✔ For everyone who thinks that he or she is too serious or too rational or think they are too much in their head.
✔ For self-declared nerds or for introverts (a little bit of self-defeating humour isn’t hurting right?).
✔ For people who work too hard, because the want to prove themselves or cope with the performance society (I think we all have bin there …).
✔ For people who believe they have no humour (which I, by the way, don’t believe …).
✔ For people who want to become more social.
✔ For comedians, entertainers and comedy-writers.
✔ For people who want to become funnier.
After this E-learning you will have a deeper understanding of why you are making jokes, you see everywhere opportunities where you can do ‘your thing’ en your life is changed forever, ha, ha.
Do you want to learn how to …
Break the ice? Do the opposite? Put people’s higher status into perspective? Don’t take the granted for granted? To see the joke in awkward situations? Compare the situation with another situation? Reverse the situation? Pull walls down by self-mockery? Learn how to lie? Play with time? Dare to play with edges and borders? Take a risk? Work with the unexpected? Create surprises? Think backwards? Use misunderstandings or double meanings to shake things up? How to make it more worse? Give it more drama? Tease people by generalizing? Make the painful thing absurd? Break a taboo? Say the things that are prohibited? Confirm wrong prejudices? Pull the strings?
What are the costs?
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