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The Importance of Humor:
Social Medi...
The Importance of Humor In
Education, Entrepreneurship, and In Life
By Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH
Speech-Language Patho...
Taken from Penina’s ©2010 Socially Speaking™
Social Skills Curriculum/Seminars and ©2014
book,“The NICE Reboot-How to Beco...
Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
What is humor?
Humor is having
fun and laughter is the soundtrack of humans
having fun
(Cohen, 2001)
Why is humor important?
•Makes life more enjoyable & interesting
•Makes people more resilient & able to handle work/life s...
What are the developmental components of humor?
Physical Humor:
• Whatever makes you look twice!
• funny faces
• flat affe...
What are the developmental components of humor?
Linguistic Humor:
• Whatever makes you think twice!
• knock knock jokes
• ...
Implications for Education
★Problem solving is the cornerstone of good social
skills.
★Beginning problem-solving requires ...
Implications for Education
★ Physical humor emerges together with
gross motor development in the 1st year
of life.
★ It’s ...
★ Physical humor helps the child make sense of
the environment and his/her place in it, leading
to increased orientation t...
★Linguistic humor emerges in children when an intact
temporal lobe can process language and incoming auditory
stimuli, pro...
Implications for Entrepreneurship
Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
Humor helps entrepreneurs
get cre...
Humor, especially within
storytelling, is one of the train tracks
that learning, empathy, and
communication travels on, en...
Examples of Storytelling With
Embedded Humor
Examples of Storytelling With
Embedded Humor
Implications for Entrepreneurship
Humor helps entrepreneurs stay resilient and optimistic;
2 crucial traits for success!
Implications for Entrepreneurship
Visual Content Marketing is the driving force
behind new trends in social media. But at
...
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Female Entrepreneurship!
By Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, T...
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What is humor all about and why is it so important in education, in entrepreneurship, and in life? Speech-language pathologist/Autism Specialist turned social communicator and entrepreneur Penina Rybak combines some pointers in this educational and entertaining slideshow. Learn about humor, from her Socially Speaking™ Social Skills Seminars and her business book, "The NICE Reboot: A Guide to Becoming a Better Female Entrepreneur". See her related PDFs in Slideshare for a breakdown of humor 101. For more information about hiring Penina to present at your event, visit: www.niceinitiative.com OR www.sociallyspeakingLLC.com.

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  1. 1. Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved Socially Speaking LLC Presents The Importance of Humor: Social Media Train Tracks for the New Millennium
  2. 2. The Importance of Humor In Education, Entrepreneurship, and In Life By Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH Speech-Language Pathologist, Educational Technology Consultant Founder/CEO Socially Speaking LLC Author: The NICE Reboot-How to Become a Better Female Entrepreneur Creator: The Socially Speaking™ iPad App Websites: sociallyspeakingLLC.com & niceinitiative.com Twitter: @PopGoesPenina Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Taken from Penina’s ©2010 Socially Speaking™ Social Skills Curriculum/Seminars and ©2014 book,“The NICE Reboot-How to Become a Better Female Entrepreneur”, Maven House Press Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. What is humor? Humor is having fun and laughter is the soundtrack of humans having fun (Cohen, 2001)
  6. 6. Why is humor important? •Makes life more enjoyable & interesting •Makes people more resilient & able to handle work/life stress •Fosters social communication competence & emotional connections/resonance •Fosters intellectual and emotional well being: episodic memory, Theory of Mind (TOM) and creativity • Facilitates our ability to be receptive to constructive criticism Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. What are the developmental components of humor? Physical Humor: • Whatever makes you look twice! • funny faces • flat affect • vocal affect • deadpan voice • incongruity • juxtaposing objects in weird positions • pictorial humor Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. What are the developmental components of humor? Linguistic Humor: • Whatever makes you think twice! • knock knock jokes • puns • slang • feigned ignorance • novelty • make believe • shared moments of irony Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Implications for Education ★Problem solving is the cornerstone of good social skills. ★Beginning problem-solving requires the understanding of how "the world works" i.e. the causality behind events that don't go as planned. ★A child's self-concept, (which encompasses a sense of humor and the ability to transition between desirable/undesirable activities) needs to be somewhat developed so child can display problem solving skills. Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. Implications for Education ★ Physical humor emerges together with gross motor development in the 1st year of life. ★ It’s seen in the child's ability to attend/track, imitate, and take pleasure in the movements of those around him. ★ The emergence of physical humor is contingent on the child's development of body awareness and emotional attunement, which is facilitated through early play. Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. ★ Physical humor helps the child make sense of the environment and his/her place in it, leading to increased orientation to person/place/time and overall resiliency (i.e. ability to adapt and transition between activities). ★ Children with poor vision and/or eye contact, sensory processing issues, and Autism, tend to have difficulty developing a physical sense of humor on their own without intervention. Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved Implications for Education
  12. 12. ★Linguistic humor emerges in children when an intact temporal lobe can process language and incoming auditory stimuli, process the meanings behind the vocabulary, and reference it using past events stored in episodic memory (where sensory impressions and portions of the receptive lexicon are stored). ★Children with cognitive and/or language impairment, social skills challenges, Autism, hearing loss, Executive Functioning issues, or difficulty processing language other than their native tongue, all tend to be slower at understanding and using linguistic humor. Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved Implications for Education
  13. 13. Implications for Entrepreneurship Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved Humor helps entrepreneurs get creative when hiring, presenting, and repurposing content for The Hook and elevator pitch when wooing clients.
  14. 14. Humor, especially within storytelling, is one of the train tracks that learning, empathy, and communication travels on, enriching the human experience and showcasing it in business! Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved Implications for Entrepreneurship
  15. 15. Examples of Storytelling With Embedded Humor
  16. 16. Examples of Storytelling With Embedded Humor
  17. 17. Implications for Entrepreneurship Humor helps entrepreneurs stay resilient and optimistic; 2 crucial traits for success!
  18. 18. Implications for Entrepreneurship Visual Content Marketing is the driving force behind new trends in social media. But at the end of the day, it's finding the absurd in the human condition, and "sharing a moment" by collectively laughing about it, that counts. It spurs collective change, promotes branding, and gives the competitive, solitary, sometimes grueling nature of entrepreneurship in the iEra its wings to be free, and be more in touch with humanity. Text ©2014, Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. Try the Socially Speaking™ Experience! Join the NICE Initiative for Female Entrepreneurship! By Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH Speech-Language Pathologist, Educational Technology Consultant Founder/CEO Socially Speaking LLC Author: The NICE Reboot-How to Become a Better Female Entrepreneur Creator: The Socially Speaking™ iPad App Websites: sociallyspeakingLLC.com & niceinitiative.com Twitter: @PopGoesPenina

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