Karyn Buxman

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Author and Co-Founder of The World Laughing Tour

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Karyn Buxman – TEDx

6 Programs By This Presenter

A crisis can occur on a personal level, a family level, a community level, a regional level, a national level—and as we’ve experienced with CoVid19—a global level. As leaders, we must leverage all the resources we can to take care of those we serve, as well as ourselves. One of the most powerful—and yet underestimated—resources is humor. Discover how to harness the power of humor to rewire your brain to boost resilience and enhance influence, so that you can not only endure, but rise above any crisis in your life.

In this 1 to 3-hour keynote/breakout/workshop, Karyn Buxman will cover:

  • How to overcome an amygdala hijack and access better problem-solving abilities
  • How to empower yourself through the art of reframing
  • How to build resilience to withstand a crisis that is ongoing

Successful people—in business, politics and life in general—have something in common: they understand that applied humor is an important trait for effective leaders. Churchill, Kennedy and Reagan were all masters at using wit on the world stage; the characters in M*A*S*H used gallows 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, High Performance Humor is a dynamic strategy that enhances communication, strengthens resilience, and boosts engagement. Karyn uses (hysterical) anecdotes, (solid) research, and (practical) tips to help your audience leverage humor in the service of better leadership.

You don’t need to use humor in sales…unless you want to be successful! Any salesperson worth his or her salt knows humor is an important sales skill. But knowing it and doing it well can be the difference in closing that sale—or not. Neuroscience reveals that “Logic tells, but emotion sells.” Humor is a fast, simple and cost-effective route to the emotions. When used strategically, humor helps the seller break down objections, hold the buyer’s attention, open the buyer’s mind, increase the seller’s likability, and strengthen rapport. When used incorrectly… well, don’t go there. Instead, join neurohumorist Karyn Buxman and laugh all the way to the bank.

Expanding responsibilities, shrinking budgets, cranky clients, 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.

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. Neurohumorist and TEDx speaker Karyn Buxman will take you on a life-changing journey of humor and hope.

Get your attendees to relate better with one another despite differences in age, gender, cultures or work experiences. This brand-new and highly interactive presentation (based on Karyn’s new game, Funny You Should Say That) combines the power of story and the power of humor, to connect your audience through their common experiences and their laughter.
Additional benefits: your people will increase their emotional intelligence, boost their resilience and build their communication

In this 1 to 3-hour keynote/breakout/workshop, Karyn Buxman will cover:

  • How to use humorous stories to connect with clients, employees, and coworkers
  • How to engage others in conversations that create positivity and goodwill
  • How to skillfully use humor—even if you’re not funny—to experience a better quality of life


“She was great! She was interactive with the audience got them up moving, laughing, and drove home so key points.”

— Marshfield Clinic Health Systems
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