January Lunch Meeting - The Emotional and Physical Benefits of Humor in the Workplace - Presented by Yvonne Conte

  • 10 Jan 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza - Bell Tower, Fort Myers, FL (See Map Below)


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

Please join us for our January lunch meeting! 

The Emotional and Physical Benefits of Humor in the Workplace

This fast paced humorous presentation is peppered with personal anecdotes and real life experience. Yvonne provides insights into the trials and triumphs we face at home and in the workplace. She has met personal challenges- major career changes, death, illness, divorce and single parenthood with unshakable optimism, deep faith, and a sense of humor. She brings laughter and encouragement, delighting her audiences as she offers life-changing material.

A seasoned motivational humorist, Yvonne takes good clean real-life experiences and adds a delightful serving of laughter helping her audience to discover how thoughts, feelings and behavior can affect work performance, relationships and personal success. This is a common sense no-nonsense and hysterical look at life.

Over 80,000 people throughout the country have attended this hilarious, interactive, educational and inspiring session. Find out how humor and joy:

Improves Communication, Stimulates Creativity, Builds Confidence, Promotes Good Health, Encourages Problem Solving, Reduces Stress, creates team spirit and company morale, Helps to Overcome Fear, Increases Productivity, Prevents Burnout.

Yvonne Conte is a keynote speaker and author who has attracted clients such as Merck and Medeva Pharmaceutical' Xerox Corporation, Time Warner, G E Global, Continental Tire, Lucent Technology, AT&T, AARP, and over 700 other leading organizations.

Her speaking typically includes 60 keynotes a year at major conferences. Her publishing credits includes over 28 articles and essays and five books including best seller, Serious Laughter (Amsterdam-Berwick Publishing) which has been translated into Chinese. Her books have been on the curricula at Monroe Community College and Corning College. Her career has taken her to 31 states and 7 countries.

She is a member of The Corinthian Club, President of the Westvale Neighborhood Watch, and partner at The Syracuse Vineyard Church. She has volunteered for the Arthritis Foundation Joints in Motion, Heart Association Heart Run, Vera House and Gilda Club. She served on the Monroe Community College Foundation Alumni Council and as Director of The Vineyard Art Show. She lectured for Communication Classes at Monroe Community College, is the founder and CEO of Humor Advantage, Incorporated and creator of “Humor Advantage Pay It Forward Program”. Humor Advantage is a member of Greater Fort Myers and Greater Syracuse Chambers of Commerce.

Yvonne is proud grandmother to three handsome boys and she once appeared nationally on the popular ABC daytime talk show, The Caryl and Marilyn Show as a silly old woman who talks to an iron.

Yvonne says:

The difference between those people who consistently make their ideas work and those who say, "Now, why didn't I think of that?" is their ability to make creativity happen instead of leaving it to chance!

Looking Ahead to 2018    

SHRM SWFL will host a "Supply Drive" each quarter of 2018 to benefit a local charity. For the first quarter we have selected Gulf Coast Humane Society. Items will be collected at the January, February, and March Chapter Meetings and will be taken to the Humane Society in March. Please follow this link for a "Supplies Wish List" of items to benefit the Humane Society. 


Cost for Students: $15

Cost for Members: $21

Cost for Non-Members/Guests: $25

Walk-In/Pay at the Door: $25


Please RSVP by Monday, January 8, 2018.

No shows will be billed.


Address: 144 Street Name, City, State, Country, Postal Code

Phone: +1 (877) 493-60-90


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software