Creative improvisation to create positive dialogue

Following the workshop the Laughology team Kerry Leigh, Dave keeling and Stephanie Davies were invited to one of the main stages to deliver an interactive improvisation session.  

The focus was on the recent shift in HR away from being process-driven to being more human. It’s a phrase that’s almost become a cliché now – ‘putting the human back in to HR’ - but it is an apt one that sums up the need to address wellbeing, communication and how we engage with people more creatively in business.  

Using improvisation the team engaged the audience in discussions as to how to deal with HR challenges such as poor management, engaging teams and individuals and positive dialogues.

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Join us for a chat, a twitter chat 8th October 7.45pm

Join us for a chat, a twitter chat 8th October 7.45pm

What’s a twitter chat we hear you ask? Simply put it’s a chat you can join in with, but on twitter!

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Personal brand conference keynote at St James’s Place 

Personal brand conference keynote at St James’s Place 

Both Dave Keeling and Laura Drury got to take part in St James’s Place Wealth Management  annual conference this year where they delivered sessions on personal brand.

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School inset sessions - Positive Mindsets, Communication and Relationship Building

School inset sessions - Positive Mindsets, Communication and Relationship Building

The start of the school year is always a busy one for Laughologists.

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Menopause awareness at work for Scottish Police and Scottish Water

Menopause awareness at work for Scottish Police and Scottish Water

Laughology were invited back to talk to Scottish Police about the menopause, providing workshops as part of a full-day conference organised by the inspiring Scottish Women’s Development Forum (SWDF)

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Hey International Week of Happiness at Work people, can we be friends?

Hey International Week of Happiness at Work people, can we be friends?

Here at The National Happiness Awards HQ, we don’t just have Facebook friends, we have real ones too.

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Free stand-up-comedian training at Constellations bar in Liverpool

Free stand-up-comedian training at Constellations bar in Liverpool

So you think you’re funny do you? Now you can test out just how funny you are, while learning new skills, raising money for a very worthy cause and, in some cases, you might even change your life.

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Laughology on TV

Laughology on TV

It’s fair to say that with so many trained entertainers and stand-up comedians using their expertise to sprinkle Laughology magic across the globe, there’s always a bit of gentle rivalry between Laughologists to see who can get on TV the most.

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Pukka team building

Pukka team building

Laura Drury drove down the M4 last month to deliver a team building session for Pukka in the glorious surroundings of Bristol Botanic Gardens.

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Mental Health & Wellbeing with Marie Curie

Mental Health & Wellbeing with Marie Curie

Last week Laura Drury received a card in the post. This was not unusual, but the card was. It was from Marie Curie. Laura had delivered a session for them on Mental Health and Wellbeing. The card contained personal messages of thanks and brought a lump to her throat. It was very much appreciated.

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Growth mindset with Vodaphone

Growth mindset with Vodaphone

During August, Lead Happiness Consultant, Dave Keeling, likes nothing better than slapping on his factor 50, sipping a couple of G&Ts and putting his feet up. But when Vodaphone came calling with the promise of an audience of 200 members of the Youth Communities, made up of graduates, apprentices and industrial placement students, how could he resist?

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Menopause in the workplace - FREE Laughter and Learning at Lunchtime event

Menopause in the workplace - FREE Laughter and Learning at Lunchtime event

We have joined up with NatWest to deliver a FREE Menopause session.

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Laughology CIPD people awards finalists

Laughology CIPD people awards finalists

We are proud of the programmes we create. We know they are different, fun and innovative, so do our partners and clients. It’s great when others recognise this too. 

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Graduate training programme with O2

Graduate training programme with O2

There’s always plenty in the media about graduates not being work ready, but what does that actually mean?

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Resilience, curiosity and relationships at NWG Innovation Festival

Resilience, curiosity and relationships at NWG Innovation Festival

The NWG Innovation Festival in Newcastle is one of the biggest festivals of innovation in the world.

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The science of happiness at Tesco Mobile

The science of happiness at Tesco Mobile

Tesco Mobile are a growing, fast-paced business and Laughology were invited to deliver a keynote on the Science of Happiness and how this can help the business and its people to grow.

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Communication, Influence and Growth Mindset at Wellcome Sanger Institute

Communication, Influence and Growth Mindset at Wellcome Sanger Institute

Laura paid a visit to Cambridge at the start of this month to talk to the support and admin teams for Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science, EMBL – EBI, Redgate and Babraham Institute! We needed two sessions to fit everyone in! The subject matters were Communication, Influence and Growth Mindset and she had to engage a bit of the latter on her way to the venue after taking an accidental wrong turn into a traffic jam! Thankfully she arrived on time to the beautiful surroundings of Hinxton Hall.

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Creative Facilitation, Manchester

Creative Facilitation, Manchester

Those attending this Manchester workshop were varied in their backgrounds and roles but united in their desires to engage with people more when delivering what might be considered ‘dry’ content, and to learn how to manage nerves.

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Team building at Venners

Team building at Venners

Laughologist Dave Keeling is a professionally trained actor and so was thrilled to be invited to Stratford Upon Avon, home of the Bard. As a young thesp, Dave always wanted to work at the RSC.

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Growth mindset and Flip it at King

Growth mindset and Flip it at King

Laughologist Dave Keeling loves a fridge magnet and so leapt at the chance to hot-foot it to Barcelona for a half-day event with King, the makers of cross-platform app and game sensation Candy Crush.

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The psychology of humour and laughter at Autotrader

The psychology of humour and laughter at Autotrader

Lead happiness consultant Dave Keeling likes to think he’s a bit rock’ n ’roll, so he was thrilled to be stepping on stage at O2 Academy Victoria Warehouse, Manchester. Thankfully he chose not to perform his one-man Queen tribute and delivered a one-hour keynote for Autotrader on the psychology of humour and laughter laughter-as-a-personal-development-to) instead.

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