The Skill of Humor | Andrew Tarvin | TEDxTAMU

Humor is something that transcends most barriers. It is a common unification; a concept understood by all. Despite this, there exists a large portion of the population that does not think they can utilize humor. Andrew Tarvin will show you that everyone can use humor.
Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with thousands of people at 200+ organizations, including P&G, GE, and Microsoft. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as an international comedian, Andrew’s program are engaging, entertaining, and most important, effective. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and TEDx, and has delivered programs in 50 states, 18 countries, and 3 continents. He loves the color orange and is obsessed with chocolate.
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    16:24 *"NO ADULTS ALLOWED UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY CHILDREN"* ~This is 23rd century mate 😎

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    “ we all need humour as much as we all need air”, great talk!

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    Do you trade it yourself?

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    Do you trade forex

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    This is great !

    THELASTSTAN MAN7 hari yang lalu

    Voice says imature, but to most can be entertaining , doesnt mean the information is acurate or usefull, maybe manipulative . And joy is a real emotion. Useful wether or not it is used properly. Imo.

  • Eliane LUTY
    Eliane LUTY8 hari yang lalu

    thank you very much

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    @14:39 he says he did not go to sri lanka and take the picture.. ME : being a sri lankan not knowing they invented new places in our country

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    So funny 😂👍👍❤️❤️🤣🤣🤣

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    WTF :D

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    not funny didn't laugh

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    I couldn’t even laugh because of how witty he is. I was like ohhh that was so smart!

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    wtf = way too fun :))

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    the comment section: "to laugh or not to laugh"

  • Jason Crittenden
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    I learned a while ago that if I make people laugh when trying to explain something they get it better. So I shifted my language in general to be more comedic just in my general speaking, now people understand what I say better

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    This guy: Hi The Audience: HAHAHAJAHAHA

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    As someone with PBA....why am I watching this? lol

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    Its very interesting

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    WTF !!

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    Introverts don't come out on stage to reflect on their "nutty professor" narcissism.

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    The guy who loves fictional world17 hari yang lalu

    I think her grandma was more funnier, no hate tho

  • Sam Riggleman
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    I loved this video.

  • HasanRamay1991
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    Assalamualykum, is anyone keeping a record of this? lol JazakAllah Khairan.

  • Klayton Peterson
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    Wow That's Fun!!

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    You know what? im funny, look at this Look! A parir of boobs -> (.Y.)

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    A time traveller from the 40s has come to understand today's humor "Hi, fellow citizen!" "Uhh... hi?" "Can you PLEASE explain humor of our society today?" "Idk but you didn't have to be so aggressive to ask" "Oh... sorry..." "But by the way, WHO IS JOE?!?!!?"

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    It's funny and meaningful too.(that's how I can watch 19 mins talk ) Funny+meaninful =best combination and skills any speaker should have.Othwerwise if it's meaningful but boring,no one watches till end or if it's funny but a waste of time if there is no learning and growing. Loved this talk

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    15:16 , should we tell him about twitter ?

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    I love this so much!

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    Louis C K, Ellen DeGeneres, whose line is it anyway, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, tig notaro, UCB, Comedy sports... For my reference so kindly ignore

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    02:30 - When humor is not funny anymore.

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    I don't think that you can 'teach'/learn sense of humor. You can teach people to look 'for' the humor in different situations, but in terms of that *sense* of humor--you either have it, or you don't, IMO.

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    And yet it is often true that if you're a person that can make people laugh, so few of them will take you seriously. I know.

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    Andrew Tarvin - If only you were funny.

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    “Nobody can stop you from creating a Twitter account and writing puns”. Much simpler times indeed.

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    I am already feeling like humor master. Thenx to the video its really educative and funny ofcourse.

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    When I have to interact with people who think they are funny, I feel like my time is being wasted by telling me unimportant things only they (possibly) benefit from. I don't see these people as funny, but people who need to be liked and I am kind of sorry for them.

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    I hate humour. It distracts you from the truth

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    the combination of stand up and presentation is jarring and uncomfortable

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    The Office came to my mind😂

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    Nice guy A bit selfcentered but absolutely not funny.

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    Like humour isn't a skill The kind of jokes he's making yeah... Too repetitive: Keeps using "human version" Certainly i don't see myself ever making these kinds of jokes on stage

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