Humor and Ethics

Ethics in the Workplace Humor

The phrases ‘ethics in the workplace’ and ‘humor’ don’t often go together.  As a keynote speaker on fraud and ethics in the workplace, Jerome found that by including humor and comic relief into his presentations his messages were extremely effective.

Jerome Mayne Humor Ethics Speaker

“Your personal stories and your message captured and entertained the audiences at two of our biggest corporate events of the year.

Greg Strohm – Regional Director of Quality, Stewart Title Guaranty Company


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 ‘Choice and Consequences‘. He did not facilitate any workshops on ethics in the workplace while in prison.

Fraud and Ethics in the Workplace

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.

Learning about ethics in the workplace can be a powerful professional development tool.