Rick, an authority on humor and laughter, has been working in the field for over 30 years:
Professional Clown: Rick was a featured clown for Ringling Bros. Circus.
Comedy Professional: Rick has performed and produced comedy acts for nightclubs, television, and film. His ability to understand humor and its
theatrical applications make him a much sought-after comedy coach and writer.
Corporate President: As president of a nationwide special events production company, Rick utilized humor in sales presentations, shows, and teambuilding events for leading corporations, and honed his special gift for building morale in the face of any corporate situation.
Corporate Consultant: Rick shares his humor and special events expertise to help improve corporate morale and productivity.
Rick has a unique gift in finding humor in the face of adversity and turning it into a positive experience. One instance of this occurred while Rick was serving in Vietnam. During the horrors of wartime, he often used his humor to
perform for U.S. G.I.s and Vietnamese orphans to improve their morale.
Rick is a member of and contributor to:
- The American Association of Therapeutic Humor
- The Humor and Health Journal
- The National Speakers Association
Rick's presentation, Humor—The Necessity of Life, offers practical methods to reduce stress while improving health and productivity. As with all of Rick's programs, this can be tailored to meet any client's specific needs. Participants will:
- Rediscover their sense of humor.
- Learn to enhance their ability to be more productive as part of a team.
- Discover methods to increase sales productivity with humor.
- Acquire skills to lighten the tone of traditionally stale business meetings.
HUMOR AND STRESS WORKSHOPS
Rick's workshops are designed to be hands-on, sparking enthusiastic audience interaction. As with Rick's seminars, participants will:
- Learn to tap into their sense of humor.
- Become a more effective team player.
- Receive insight on how to employ humor to increase sales productivity.
- Work on methods to improve the atmosphere of staid business meetings.
Rick's comedy background and refreshing delivery make him a powerful public speaker.
The theme that Rick's audiences have found most inspiring has been how humor got him through the horrors of war and the various personal and professional
difficulties that everyone encounters at some point in their lives.
Morale: Businesses often face changes that affect employee morale and productivity. Rick's expertise can help employees accept new corporate cultures and realities with a positive outlook for the future.
Special events are increasingly important in business. They can deliver an important message, such as introducing a new product or helping improve company morale.
Such events permit employees to share in the company's success, thus fostering a climate of pride.
Rick can design unique special events that are memorable experiences for any business's
employees and/or clients.
Why Humor Therapy?
Everyone deals with certain tension and pressure. Problems arise from work, family, health, personal relationships, and job security.
Humor Therapy is a new alternative for coping with stress. Learning to find humor in situations and laughing freely with others is a powerful tool for reducing anxiety.
Modern research has proven that laughter strengthens the immune system, relieves pain, inspires creativity, and boosts morale.
Studies conducted in medical schools and health-related corporations around the world support the positive effects of humor.
WHY HUMOR WORKS?
Stress is one problem that affects each person, and therefore is a topic of great interest to everyone. Research has proven that significant health benefits can be achieved when large doses of
laughter become a part of daily life.
Humor refreshes and awakens your audience and makes your event more memorable. Additionally, humor can deliver serious messages that will have more impact and be retained longer than if they were communicated in a staid setting.
The most successful meeting planners will tell you that humor dramatically improves the
overall effectiveness of traditional meetings and conventions.
Exciting Programs for:
• Corporations • Associations • Banquets
Business Meetings • Training Sessions
• Health Care Organizations • Conventions
• Educational Forums • Motivational Programs
• Breakout Sessions • Safety Programs
Discover ways in which to deal with the common stressful situations in their lives.
Learn how to improve morale at work and at home.
Awaken their sense of well-being through humor.
Realize new ways to reach maximum productivity.
Programs will be custom designed to meet the particular needs of each group. Every presentation includes large amounts of visual comedy and audience participation. Those who attend will not forget Rick's presentations nor the educational and inspirational message that humor is the necessity of life!