An Engineer’s Guide to Using Humor

Virtual Local Section Webinar
Originally delivered Jan 23, 2014

Engineers strive for efficiency and effectiveness. Sadly, humans aren’t always either one. Luckily we have a tool to help us get the most out of ourselves and our co-workers.

Humor has been shown to improve communication, build relationships, enhance problem-solving, increase productivity, and reduce stress, all while helping you to enjoy work more (and get paid more doing it).

This session will cover how to use humor to be more effective with people, have more fun at work, and get more done.

The session attendees will learn:

  1. The Definition of Humor
  2. Why Engineers Should Use Humor
  3. Appropriate vs Inappropriate Humor
  4. The Humor MAP and How to Get Started
  5. Humor That You Can Use Today
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Andrew Tarvin

Andrew Tarvin is a computer science engineer turned award-winning speaker and best-selling author. Through his company, Humor That Works, he teaches individuals and organizations how to use humor to be more effective, more productive, and more awesome.

Andrew has worked with more than 100 organizations including Procter & Gamble, GE, and IBM on topics including humor in the workplace, communicating confidently, and strategic disengagement

He loves the color orange and is obsessed with milkshakes. For more, visit

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