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Malcolm Kushner, Humor Speaker

Malcolm Kushner

    • "America's Favorite Humor Consultant"
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Malcolm Kushner Speaker Biography


Malcolm Kushner, America's Favorite Humor Consultant, is an internationally acclaimed expert on humor and communication. Since 1982, he has trained thousands of managers, executives and professionals how to gain a competitive edge with humor. His clients include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Digital Equipment Corporation, AT&T, SONY, Aetna, CIGNA Healthcare of California, and Baxter International.

He is the author of The Light Touch: How to Use Humor for Business Success (Simon & Schuster). Widely praised for its practical approach, it was a main selection of the MacMillan Business Book Club. And it has been translated into five languages. His latest book is Successful Presentations For Dummies (Click here to see a review.)

Kushner is also the co-creator of Well...There You Go Again: The Humor That Shaped America (Volume I) -- the first multimedia product devoted solely to Ronald Reagan and the single most comprehensive source of information available on his humor. It is now on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Kushner holds an M.A. in Communication from the University of Southern California. and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He has served as a staff attorney for the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, and practiced law with a major San Francisco firm.

Frequently interviewed by the media, he has been profiled in Time Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post and numerous other publications. His television and radio appearances include CNN, National Public Radio, CNBC, Voice of America and The Larry King Show.

Kushner is also the creator of the widely quoted Cost of Laughing Index -- a price index of the 16 leading humor indicators in America. The annual Index has been featured on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson and the front page of The Wall Street Journal.

A popular speaker at corporate and association meetings, Malcolm Kushner has been a keynote speaker at the Inc. 500 Conference and a featured speaker at the APICS Top Management Summit. He is based in Menasha, Wisconsin. To book humor and communications speaker Malcolm Kushner call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

Leading With Laughter: How U.S. Presidents Use Humor ToRelate, Motivate And Communicate -- And How You Can Too!

Humor is a powerful leadership tool. It can command attention, create rapport and make ideas more memorable. It can also relieve tension, defuse conflict and motivate people – if it’s used appropriately. 
In this program, you will learn simple, proven humor techniques to become a more effective leader – even if you can’t tell a joke. Malcolm and eight former U.S. presidents will show you how.

  • Watch Ronald Reagan defuse a tough question with humor.
  • Hear Richard Nixon create rapport with laughter.
  • Watch George Bush demonstrate simple humor techniques.
  • Watch Jimmy Carter score points poking fun at himself.
  • See Gerald Ford get a 28 second laugh -- on purpose!

A unique collection of rare video clips allows you to see each humor technique modeled by a U.S. president.

You'll learn:

  • the secret of not "bombing"
  • 16 simple non-joke humor techniques
  • to avoid the two most common mistakes for using humor effectively to develop humorous responses that defuse conflicts without hurt feelings
  • to select humor appropriate to your message
  • how to use humor to motivate yourself and others around you.
  • how to turn your sense of humor into a powerful professional asset
  • And much more!

Jest For Success: Using Humor As A Communication Tool

Anyone can learn to use humor effectively. You don't have to be "naturally funny." Or know how to tell jokes. The secret lies in understanding the difference between "being funny" and communicating a "sense of humor."

In an entertaining and informative program, Malcolm Kushner explains how to:

  • Use humor to relieve awkward situations
  • Develop personal anecdotes that make a point
  • Use simple types of humor that don't require comic delivery
  • Relate humor to presentation points
  • Select appropriate humor
  • Avoid the two biggest mistakes in humor use 

His simple, proven techniques will transform your sense of humor into a powerful professional asset. Emphasis is on business examples. 

Public Speaking For Dummies

Public speaking is one of the most important skills for succeeding in today’s competitive world.

In our “Information Age,” getting your ideas across with conviction and credibility is absolutely essential. It can make the difference between success and failure – on the job, at home and in life.

Whether you’re dealing with one person or one thousand, you need to have impact. You’re not a modern day Cicero? Don’t worry. You can learn to give a great speech -- even if you suffer from stage-fright.

Just avoid some common mistakes, fascinate your audience and make your message mesmerizing. Malcolm will show you how. Lots of tips and tricks you won't hear from anyone else. Go ahead, learn how to change your next speech from remarks to remarkable. 

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