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Tracy Morgan

Our guests have provided us with valuable insights and terrific tips on how to lead with laughter. Here are the how-to’s that give you the useable tips to start applying the benefits of Humourology to your daily life. A truly applicable tutorial is here to teach you how to apply humour to your business and your life.

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Tessy Ojo | Humour, Hope and Humanity

Tessy Ojo knows that gratitude is the best attitude. When you approach your work with an openness to gratitude it is much easier to see the lighter side. Approaching difficult situations with an attitude of gratitude can help you bring hope to the hardest of times. When things get difficult, get thankful!

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Rick Wilson | Powerful Political Punchlines

Rick Wilson is an expert when it comes to using humour to reach people. How can you connect with others and move your message along? Rick says to be your authentic self. Be who you are, not who they expect you to be. When your audience sees that you are being authentic, they will be more willing to listen.

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Dry Humour January

Discovering that humour, and being kind to ourselves can be the way to navigate our path through testing times and keep focussed on our goals.

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The Laws of Laughter

Member of the House of Lords and a Champion of Human rights, Helena Kennedy KC discusses the value of humour in the fight for everyone’s rights.

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William Hague | Lord of the Laugh

William Hague has had a hell of a career in the Houses of Parliament. As former Foreign Secretary, Hague has hosted and humoured the World’s most headstrong (and sometimes humourless) leaders. Hague knows that the best speakers and politicians alike can use humour to support their message when appropriate. Hague is a firm believer that humour can create a connection across cultures.

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Robin Ince: The Infinite Laughter Cage

Robin Ince says that the best ideas never come when you are sitting at the computer. Robin recommends a regular romp around to get those creative juices flowing. Watching funny things with other people will help build positive neural pathways that will put the punch back into your productivity.

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A Clash With the Law of Jante!

The Law of Jante is one of those cultural peculiarities that could only come about in a place where the sun always shines, and the people yearn for Koselig. Originally derived from fiction, the laws of Jante have become the social norm for social modesty

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An Attitude of Gratitude

People have survived extraordinary trials, tribulations, and turmoil by approaching their problems with an attitude of gratitude and a sense of humour to combat the slings and arrows that life throws at everyone.

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Alastair Campbell | Gallows Humour, Government’s Secret Weapon

Author Alastair Campbell joins the Humourology podcast to discuss the importance of appropriate humour. As the former spokesman, press secretary and director of communications to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Campbell knows how vital a moment of levity can be for a great leader. He shares that the right kind of humour can help even the most divided houses work together.

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The Science of Silliness: How Laughter Can Save Your Sanity

Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of the business world? Do you find yourself longing for a break from the stress and monotony of daily life? Well, I have some good news for you: the solution to your woes may be as simple as a good laugh. Science shows us that a smile may be all it takes to save your sanity. 

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A time for giving

The joy of reaching out and helping others and how that enables us to view the world positively, Paul reminisces about those who helped him and how he loves to pay it forward to the next generation.

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Success? It’s a Shared Smile

Success is a shared smile and when we think of success, don’t measure our wins by the awards, distinctions, promotions, and accolades that we receive from others. Always winning, always.

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Honoured to be Honoured

Last week, I had the honour to receive my honour at Buckingham Palace from Anne, Princess Royal – the person who is renowned for having the best sense of humour in the Royal Family.

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Humour in their Heads and Hearts

Over the last few weeks, The Humourology Podcast has played host to two brilliant minds in communication and humour. Together they have shared with us how comedy can help you connect with crowds and how humour can build resilience

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Bobby Kerr | Build Back Banter

Bobby knows that in business, building bridges with banter is a great way to form meaningful relationships with your clientele. If you are looking to bring people together, a bit of well-placed banter is the answer for bosses and businesses alike.

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Ainsley Harriott | Smiles with a side of sunshine

Ainsley has built a career on connecting with people. How does he do it? Through lightening life with laughter. He says the best thing you can do is connect through your humour and humanity. Identify the energy of the room, listen to your audience, and trust the process.

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Black Friday chaos

Who’s Afraid of Black Friday?

Black Friday is such a successful sales tactic because it turns an ordinary ‘sale’ into a spectacle. Not only are consumers excited to save, but they are excited to be a part of the crowd. Shopping isn’t what makes Black Friday special, it’s the feeling of being part of the spectacle for better or for worse. 

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Penny Mallory | Chuckling to the Checkered Flag

Penny Mallory is a master of building mental toughness. Whether you are racing rally cars or steering your business to success, Penny says that a sense of humour can build resilience. Especially in times of relentlessness, a laugh can provide some much-needed rest.

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Dr. Phil Hammond | A Spoonful of Humour

Dr. Phil Hammond knows that laughter is the best medicine. He suggests scheduling fun into your day if you are looking for a healthier life. Diarizing fun can help bolster your brain and body. Force yourself to have fun and the benefits will soon follow.

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Simon Evans

Confidence is the Key to Comedy

Prolific, respected and best loved comedian and commentator Simon Evans joins Paul Boross and the Humourology Podcast for an insightful discussion around captivating crowds with confidence at a comedy show and in life.

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Trust through humour for business

Humour Strengthens Business Relationships. Trust me.

Laughter builds trust and humour strengthens business relationships. Building great business relationships is a valuable tool in creating a network of people that you can trust to help you succeed. Business relationships come in all shapes and sizes, but most share a similar characteristic: Trust.

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The Joy of JOMO: Finding Happiness in Missing Out

JOMO is the art of embracing the beauty of missing out on the noise and chaos of the world around us. It’s about finding contentment in solitude, enjoying the simple pleasures of life, and cherishing our own company without feeling the need to constantly chase after what everyone else is doing.

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John La Valle | Taking the NLP

John knows that a great sense of humour is what it takes to be successful in the board room. He suggests punching up your linguistic skills to build your sense of humour. Mastering mirthful language will help you lighten up colleagues and close the deal.

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Jo Brand | Wit Wipes Out W*nkers

Jo knows that a well delivered joke can act as a jab to those who wish to put you down or catch you off guard. She suggests having a wisecrack ready to whip out at any malicious moment. When humour can turn the tide, Jo says to have your paddle ready!

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How I got to the Palace!

I have always held the belief that everyone should have an opportunity to improve their lives and achieve their goals. Read about how I achieved the success I did by helping others, and how that might help you.

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Arthur Smith | Comedy King Arthur

Arthur Smith knows that it can be difficult to speak in front of large crowds. As the Self-appointed Mayor of Balham, he has the keys to city as well as the key to overcoming your fear of public speaking. Smith says to focus on the moment. He knows that great public speakers clear their mind and put all their thought on the present.

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Sir Tony Robinson | No Cunning Plan

Sir Tony Robinson knows that listening is everything. For Robinson, active listening is the best way to hear the heart of your audience. Want to connect with your crowd and get your message across? Robinson says listening is the key!

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Alastair Campbell – Coping with Confidence

Alastair Campbell – author, journalist, and former political partner to Tony Blair – returns to The Humourology Podcast to discuss how laughter, leadership, and learning go hand in hand. Hear how Campbell’s new book can help you take your passion and turn it into political action.

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Arabella Weir | Thinking Fast and Show

Arabella knows that sometimes it is okay to admit your fallibility. Have the self-confidence to admit when you have lost your way or when you know you can do better. When we are transparent with our trip ups, we build trust with those we talk to.

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