How to Use Humor to Make Benefits Communications More Engaging and Effective

(No Joke!)


Presenter: Pat Niday, Jellyvision

Original Program Date: March 2019 (available for on-demand viewing through February 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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If you’re struggling to get your easily-bored, non-benefit-nerd employees to engage with your benefits communications, try being a little funnier. Done right, humor can pleasantly surprise your employees, put them into the right mood to make better decisions and motivate them to change their behavior for the better. Done wrong, it can make your employees groan, roll their eyes, and feel misunderstood.

In this webcast, benefits communication expert and improv actor Pat Niday will share helpful advice and actionable tips you can put in place today to build a year-round benefits communication strategy that incorporates work-appropriate humor to get the results you want.

Specifically, you’ll learn: 
  • What behavioral science research has to say about humor and learning
  • How to craft an engaging year-round benefits communication strategy
  • How to use humor in flyers, mailers, emails, live presentations, and webinars
  • How to incorporate humor in a way that doesn’t irritate people or distract from your message—even if being funny isn’t really “your thing" 

Learn about our speaker About the Presenter: Pat Niday is a benefits communication expert for Jellyvision, creators of ALEX, and an improv actor at Chicago’s esteemed iO Theater. A thin-crust pizza enthusiast and a lover of all things benefits, he has worked with clients across the country to breathe new life into employee communications. He’s also spoken to a number of audiences on the topic of benefits education, sharing tips and tricks to eliminate jargon, engage employees and win the beaming admiration of your boss.

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Recertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by ALEX by Jellyvision


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