Scott Christopher

Speaker


Scott Christopher

Co-Author of The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up

Scott Christopher travels the world entertaining and motivating thousands of people through his laugh-a-minute lectures, sharing how levity, humor, and becoming more of a “people person” can help you excel in business and at home. Practising what he preaches, Scott presents meaningful data, research, case studies and stories in a relaxed, interactive, and hilarious way.

Scott is the co-author of the bestselling book The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up, and the author of People People: Who They Are, Why They Win, and How to be One and Lighten Up: Managing with Mirth Ain’t Rocket Surgery. He was also a contributing author to A Carrot a Day, and is a regular columnist for Workplace HR magazine.

Scott has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Fox Business Channel, CNBC, National Public Radio, BBC and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New York Post, Newsweek, The Economist, Ladies Home Journal, and many other publications.


The Levity Effect: It Pays to Lighten Up

 

Humorist and corporate culture expert Scott Christopher debunks the myth that levity is somehow a frivolous non-issue and detrimental to an organization’s success. In a lively and hilarious speech, Christopher establishes the case for levity leadership using:

  • Data from the Great Place to Work Institute’s million person study establishing the connection between “fun at work” and “best places”
  • Statistics from various surveys and research supporting the importance of having a sense of humor
  • Case studies and stories from KPMG, Boeing, Microsoft, Virgin, Southwest Airlines and many other organizations where levity has moved the needle
  • Proven tips, tools, and ideas on how to lighten up a workplace NOW

This presentation is a high level look at all aspects of the levity effect, including:

  • The business relevance of humor and fun
  • Energizing fun at work
  • Building trust
  • Creating dynamic presentations
  • Holding more effective meetings
  • Enhancing creativity
  • Levity for home and life

People People: Learning to Put "People First" and Why You Should Even Care

In an increasingly competitive business climate, People People provide more tangible value to a company than ever before.

Why?

As constantly-improving technology dehumanizes relationships and communications–allowing ‘users’ to hide behind their e-personas–People People lift their organizations above the competition by refusing to lose touch with humanity.

They prefer a phone call over text.
A face-to-face chat over an email.
A handshake over a ‘poke’ or ‘nudge.’

Most of today’s ‘best’ companies rely heavily on the human touch to help differentiate their market brand, their public image and their employee culture.

In People People best-selling author and speaker Scott Christopher (The Levity Effect) explains the four fundamental attributes (C.A.R.E.™) of People People, how to become a true Type III People Person, why ‘People First’ organizations excel, and how to do it.

Sharing a mix of business cases, research data and compelling stories, Scott builds a convincing case that winning organizations are flush with People People and that ‘nice guys’ really do finish first: People People are healthier, wealthier, happier and live longer than their less-caring cohorts. The simple truth is that being a People Person is less about being good WITH people, as being good TO people.

The Daily Carrot Principle

Simple but powerful employee recognition that aligns with business strategies and pushes performance.

The Levity Effect: A Safe Bet for Risky Businesses

The realization of safety initiatives, as with any workplace goal, is in the hands of leaders. Poor safety compliance, like poor performance, is merely a symptom of poor leadership and culture. So, how do leaders at any level INSPIRE safety? How do they COMMUNICATE safety? How do they deliberately mold a workplace where people CARE about safety, or anything else, for that matter?

It’s called The Levity Effect and it’s not just about throwing parties and riffing with jokes (although a ‘sense’ of humor is an absolute must.) It’s more about lightening up. Levity is defined by three umbrella concepts: latitude, attitude and gratitude.  Things like trust, respect, accountability, communication, recognition, and teamwork all contribute to creating a work culture where people actually care about and carry out goals, strategies and initiatives — like safety.

Safety on Set

  • Hollyweird and famous injuries
  • Personal stories of filmed mishaps
  • A humorous (but true) review of current workplace injury trends

Leadership and Culture

  • What employees REALLY want
  • Workplace management done wrong
  • The real reasons TOP employees perform
  • Trusting teams

What is LEVITY?

  • Defined
  • Latitude, Attitude and Gratitude
  • Inspiring examples of LAG
  • The business relevance of LAG

Why LEVITY?

  • Data/statistical review
  • Serious” industries and LEVITY case samples
  • Powerful stories of recognition

A Culture where people CARE

  • Examples of good/bad Communication
  • The refreshing odor of Authenticity
  • Appreciation and Respect
  • Enjoyment is a crucial component

The keynote is characterized by its adherence to a ‘practice what you preach’ philosophy. In other words, the presenter is hilarious and the audience laughs A LOT. There is audience interaction and enough laugh-out-loud, off-the-cuff humor to drive home the point that levity at work is serious business.

The Seven Ups

In this wise & witty new keynote and book (Fall 2017), author and culture consultant Scott Christopher shares the SEVEN UPs that everyone—leaders and staff–should master to happily ‘manage at work.’ From dealing with change (Suck It UP) and employee recognition (Give It UP) to handling generational (Grow UP) and morale (Cheer UP) issues, Scott shares the funDUHmentals of felicity for managing at work or just managing at work.

As a long-time actor, humorist and ‘everyman,’ Scott’s presentations and books are renowned for getting to the heart of the matter; sharing simple business-relevant concepts with lots of laughs.

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