Karyn Buxman

Karyn Buxman

Author and Co-Founder of The World Laughing Tour
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Lead with Levity: Strategic Humor for Successful Leaders
Successful people—in business, politics and life in general—have something in common: they understand that humor is an important trait for effective leaders. Ronald Reagan was a master at using humor on the world stage; the characters in M*A*S*H used humor to retain their sanity amid horrendous conditions; and your audience can learn how to use humor effectively in their daily work lives. Properly used, humor is a dynamic strategy that enhances communication, strengthens resilience, and increases engagement.

Karyn uses (hysterical) personal anecdotes, (solid) medical research, and (practical) tips to help your audience leverage levity in the service of better leadership. *New Book: Lead with Levity will be released in 2015 and be available for pre-purchase. Multiple book discounts available. Call to discuss.

Amazed & Amused: Strategies of the Sane & Successful
Success is not measured only in dollars and cents, but also in the moments that you live amazed and amused. Customers are not really "yours" until they have been amazed and/or amused by your products, your services, or your people. Leadership finds its inspiration not in duty, but in grasping the amazing power of one's vision and will, and in motivating the amusing diversity of many people’s personalities and skills. Bestselling author, business consultant, and observer of the human condition Karyn Buxman will take you on a life-changing journey of humor and hope.

I’ve Got One Nerve Left—and You’re Standing on It (Alternate title: What’s So Funny about Stress?)
Expanding responsibilities, shrinking budgets, cranky coworkers, family demands, too much to do and not enough time to do it! Is it any wonder that we’re all a little edgy? Find out how taking care of yourself can affect your sanity, your success and everyone’s bottom line. Learn how to get through the toughest of days and still remain smiling. Discover how to survive and thrive in a world of change.

Funny Means Money! Humor as a Serious Business Strategy
Do you think that humor and business don’t go together? Think again! There’s a good reason why American Express paid Jerry Seinfeld millions of dollars to star in their ads. They know that “While logic tells, emotion sells”—and that humor is the quickest route to the emotions. In this keynote you will learn: How humor functions as a leadership tool, a sales aid, and a customer service strategy; how humor goes to the bottom line; the neuroscience behind how and why humor bypasses people’s logic circuits, and influences their buying decisions through emotion; and specific strategies for utilizing humor in your business—and your life.

Build a Better Brain—Through Humor (New!)
Scientists have shown that the health of our brain plays a crucial role in our overall health and resilience; our ability to perform and succeed; our ability to connect and be significant; and our overall happiness. Author, RN, and neurohumorist, Karyn Buxman, will share tactics on how to practice humor strategically to improve our brains and experience better health, wealth, and happiness.

I Know You Think You Understood What You Thought I Said
Whether it’s one-on-one, in a classroom setting, or an important meeting, humor can give you a serious advantage. Want to convey information? Do you need to deal with an unpleasant situation? Do your circumstances call for negotiation? Join Karyn Buxman for the opportunity to laugh and to learn how to ramp up the effectiveness of your communication and reap the rewards.

Why Book Karyn Buxman?

  • She helps organizations of every size realize the benefits of humor by showing people how to harness the power of thought and the spirit of humor.

  • Her mission is to improve global health through laughter and help heal the humor impaired.

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    Through her 20+ years of research and experience Karyn Buxman concluded that “Humor is Power,” and it can help lead an audience toward a positive, healthy and happy life. 

    Karyn’s audiences are diverse. In one month she spoke for the Mayo Clinic, Pfizer, AORN, the Air Force, and the Million Dollar Round Table! Her clients hire Karyn to entertain, educate and inspire their audiences over and over again. Karyn has addressed thousands of audiences around the world, to groups from 10 to 10,000. Whether it’s healthcare, corporate, education, government, or associations, Karyn’s inspirational, entertaining, and practical message brings audiences to their feet.

    “It ain’t braggin’ if it’s so!” Karyn is an inductee into the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. She serves on the advisory boards of the Invisible Disabilities Association and the American Happiness Association. And she is the co-founder of World Laughter Tour.

    If writing burned calories, Karyn would be a size 2. She is a contributing author of several Chicken Soup books, a co-author of The Service Prescription: Healthcare the Way It Was Meant to Be, and author of Amazed & Amused: How to Survive and Thrive as a Healthcare Professional. Karyn is also the creator, author, and publisher of the multiple book series: What’s So Funny About…? 

    The media loves Karyn’s wit and wisdom. Karyn has appeared in many magazines such as Women’s Day, Shape, Marie Claire, and Investor’s Business Daily as well as professional journals such as AJN, AORN, AACN, and Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. She is a frequent radio and television guest. 

    Karyn, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE. (CSP—Certified Speaking Professional—means she speaks a lot. CPAE—Council of Peers Award for Excellence—means her peers think she’s really, really good!)

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