Ethics in the Workplace Humor
It’s not often that the words ‘humor’ and ‘ethics’ are used in the same sentence. As a keynote speaker on fraud and ethics in the workplace, Jerome has found that by including humor and comic relief into his presentations, it is considered to be the strongest form of effective communication and will therefore be retained for a longer period of time. This is called workplace humor.
Keynote Speaker’s Comedy Background
Jerome Mayne began his comedy career in Minneapolis at the Stevie Ray’s Improv Company, in 1989. He quickly became a performer with their main stage improv comedy troupe as well as an instructor for their school of improv comedy. He still teaches two improv classes a week for business professionals as well as the general public.
From 1999 to 2003 he toured the mid-west as a stand-up comedian. It was this experience that his speaking skills, and topics developed into what they are today.
There was a significant gap in touring as a stand up comedian. It was when he was serving his 21 month prison sentence at the federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota – between 1999 and 2001. He did however, perform stand up comedy and taught improv to the other inmates while serving his sentence.
His experience in federal prison is the primary story of his keynote presentation titled ‘Fraud and Consequences‘. He did not facilitate any workshops on ethics in the workplace while in prison.
Ethics | Workplace Humor
Research shows that information is absorbed better when presented in a humorous fashion. With each presentation, his audiences get a feel for the consequences of crossing the line as well as riveting accounts of his experiences. These are serious topics presented with just the right amount of comic relief. They will remember these sessions for the rest of their lives.