Discover the Secrets of How To Think Like Your Favorite Stand Up Comedian!

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Develop Your Seventh Sense...

Your Sense of Humor

Why is Humor Important to You?

Our Seventh Sense Workshop participants say:
  • Humor actually makes my life better
  • Humor makes my job less stressful.
  • I'd rather laugh with my spouse than fight.
  • My kids are at an age where they take everything so seriously. I want to help lighten them up.
  • It's magnetic. Humor really draws people to you.
  • Humor just seems to make my life flow better
  • My sales go better. I seem to close a lot of sales when I interject humor.

Research by Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) found that the most effective leaders are funny. These leaders have their charges laughing three times more often than their managerial counterparts. Humor is showing itself to be an accurate marker for managerial effectiveness.
- Daniel Pink - A Whole New Mind

Laughter can make your "RealAge" as much as eight years younger.
- Dr Michael Roizen - Success Magazine (April 2009)

According to the November, 2007 issue of the Harvard Business Review, one of the ways to build the brain and exercise "cognitive fitness" is to "Read Funny Books."

"Humor promotes insight and enhances our health - even the immune system seems to love a good joke, as it is strengthened by the user of humor and the perspective it offers."

Bottom Line: Funny is good for your brain.

Want to decrease your stress and increase your fun? Learn how to think like a comedian. They do it all the time.

Ever notice how people respond to humorists, comedians, and class clowns? People like to be near them don't they?

Do you ever marvel at a comedian's ability to take even our worst tragedies and turn them into something we can all laugh at?

And doesn't it feel good to laugh when you've been stressed out at work or at home?

Wouldn't it feel good to be able to do that even when times are tough?

Comedians make us laugh at even the most tragic of events. Comedians help us cope with the good and the bad in a time of terrorists, budget deficits, and cranky coworkers.

How do they do it and can anyone learn it? The answer is yes; anyone can learn to be funny if they develop the right mindset.

Now you can too!

People rarely succeed at anything unless they are having fun doing it.
- Southwest Airlines Mission Statement

For the last seven years, I have been using the science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to reverse engineer how comedians think. And I discovered a few simple secrets that separate the comic mind from yours or mine.

During that time, I've also had the good fortune to work with Karyn Ruth White, a standup comedian and speaker, with over 20 years experience. Together, Karyn and I have done comedy workshops to test out my findings.

Using her experience with comedy and my research into the comic mind, we've created a 176 page book to help you learn how to think like a comedian.

Wouldn't it be great to "channel" your favorite comedian when you're dealing with an especially difficult customer or family member? You can! There's an exercise I call: "Channelling Robin Williams" because I used Robin to help me deal with my teenaged step-daughter.

And, if you want to step up to becoming a standup comedian, you'll find a step-by-step guide to creating and developing humor. There are four main steps:

  1. Prospecting for Humor - How to develop your comedy radar.
  2. Mining the Humor - The next step for a comedian involves creative lateral thinking. They ask themselves: "What's this like?" How are women like cars? How is dating like a laundromat? Learning comedy is a great way to develop your creativity.
  3. Refining the Humor - Next, comedians distill their thinking down into the traditional joke format: setup-punchline-punchword. "Take my wife…please!
  4. Presenting humor - What point of view, attitude, and character would be best for this particular joke. Are you mad, sad, or glad? Is it hard, weird, scary, or stupid? What do you do when you bomb? Open mike night-bootcamp for fledgling standups.
The book has detailed examples from actual workshops about how to develop a joke from start to finish.

It's full of humor from Karyn Ruth's joke file.

It's time to rescue humor from its status as mere entertainment and recognize it for what it is--a sophisticated and peculiarly human form of intelligence that can't be replicated by computers and that is becoming increasingly valuable in a high-concept, high-touch world.
- Daniel Pink - A Whole New Mind

And as members of the Colorado Chapter of the National Speakers Association, Jay and Karyn Ruth included a chapter about how to add humor to any speech; it's ideal for corporate executives or anyone who speaks to groups.

Anyone can do it. It's up to you to decide how far you'll take your comedy career...Maybe just to a backyard barbeque or all the way to comedy club.
How to Think Like A Comedian
Just $19.95 plus S&H!

Here's what Midwest Book Review had to say about Your Seventh Sense:

Jay Arthur is a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Karyn Ruth White is a standup comedian and professional speaker. In Your Seventh Sense: How To Think Like A Comedian these two quite diverse experts work together to offer the reader an introduction of the essential skills required to "think like a comedian". Chapters address how to hone one's comedy radar, learning to refine one's act before taking it public, transforming random ideas into belly-laugh gold, and much more. Each two-page spread offers solid advice on one page, and a humorous or inspirational comedy-related quote on the other. An excellent guide not only for aspiring comedians, but also for those seeking to learn just enough of the art to liven up their speeches and presentations.

The book has detailed examples from actual workshops about how to develop a joke from start to finish. It's full of humor from Karyn Ruth's joke file. And as members of the Colorado Chapter of the National Speakers Association, Jay and Karyn Ruth included a chapter about how to add humor to any speech; it's ideal for corporate executives or anyone who speaks to groups.



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