What you will learn:

The legendary comedian Victor Borge said it best when he declared, “laughing with someone is the shortest distance between two people.” Studies prove that when you laugh with a person it creates trust, making it easier to feel comfortable working together toward a common goal and to take risks. Leaders who are able to demonstrate a sense of humor are perceived as authentic, relatable and courageous. What I have learned from my 25+ years performing and teaching comedy tools is that what shared laughter does best is say to a person, or team, "I'm human and I see you. I get you. It’s going to be okay.” When we can laugh about a circumstance or even an error, we know it is not hopeless. Now more than ever business cultures need to feel inclusive and safe giving employees an irrefutable sense of belonging against tough odds to thrive. In this 60 minute workshop, Modisett shares her expertise in the form of 6 specific tools to help you create this kind of communication with your teams, your clients and frankly all your relationships.

About the instructor:

Dani Klein Modisett is the comedian and author of the book L.A. Magazine picked as one of 7 must read books, “Take My Spouse, Please.” (Shambhala Press, 2015). Her first book, “Afterbirth…stories you won’t read in Parents magazine,” (St. Martin’s Press, 2009), was based on a live show she created by the same name. Dani taught Stand-Up at UCLA for 10 years and privately for 10 more. She has coached keynote speakers, business leaders, and Congressional candidates to use more humor in their interactions. Her writing has appeared in AARP, NY Times, LA Times, Parents Magazine and many websites. In 2018, after her mother became depressed facing Alzheimer's Modisett had the idea to hire a comedian to work one-on-one with her to make her laugh. It worked and changed the quality of her end of life care. Modisett launched Laughter On Call (www.laughteroncall.com) to bring shared laughter to those who need it most. Since COVID, LOC has taken their programs virtually, now running workshops globally for Fortune 500 companies and healthcare staffs in need of comic relief and connection. She has teaches comedian's tools for creating connection and bringing vulnerability and humanity to the workplace at business schools including HBS, Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Duke and UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons. Modisett is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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