We’ve all heard the expression, ‘smile and the whole world smiles with you’. However, few people have embodied it like Ebony Rainford-Brent. She has proved herself at the highest level as a World Cup winner, superb performance coach and an elite level broadcaster. How has she done this? What’s her secret? In this edition of The Humourology Podcast she explains how she feels humour has been instrumental in her exceptional life.
In recent research, scientists state that the simple act of smiling not only transforms you but also the world around you. A smile can lift our mood, make us seem more attractive to others and can even lengthen our lives. The mere act of smiling activates the neural pathways that boost your health and happiness. It also activates the release of neuropeptides that work to help fight stress and produce serotonin which is a natural anti-depressant.
On the podcast Ebony gives a masterclass in congruent communication with real tips and techniques around how humour can be the difference in sport, business and life. She explains how levity can lift the performance of any team so that it can concentrate on being creative.
When you are around Ebony you can feel her energy and enthusiasm and understand why this one-time brilliant batter and bowler is boon to any boardroom or broadcast studio.
As Ebony says, “Find three things to smile about today and notice what’s different and better.”
“The shortest distance between two people is a smile.”
― Victor Borge
Speaking of smiling… if you haven’t listened to episode one yet, now is the chance to catch up and laugh and learn from the master impressionist Alistair McGowan. People are already raving about the debut episode…