Discover the Secrets of How To Think Like Your Favorite Stand Up Comedian!
Develop Your Seventh Sense...
Your Sense of Humor
Why is Humor Important to You?Our Seventh Sense Workshop participants say:
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!
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:
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.
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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Download and Read Chapter One
The next time someone tells you
that they're having a Deja-Vu. Look at them with a straight face and say: "You
told me that already."