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Vistage CEO Climb | Comedy Workshop for CEOs

Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

Comedy Workshop for CEOs: How to Use Humor to Be a Better Leader

Is your leadership style a joke? That just might be the good news!

Humor is more than telling a joke and can be just the tool you need as a leader. If you are having a hard time getting and keeping people’s attention, you might want to learn comedy techniques so you can instantly command the attention of any audience, unite your team no matter how diverse they are, make yourself more likeable, and inspire others with LOL stories.

As a stand-up comic, Judy Carter has had to develop techniques to command the attention of a drunk audience, defuse hecklers, and instantly get a room of strangers to love her. Although (hopefully), your team is sober, the same skills are necessary for every executive. It’s no wonder why senior executives from Disney, Fedex, and Genentech, as well as politicians, have taken her comedy training – not to become a comic, but rather, to learn the secrets of grabbing people’s attention, getting over fear, and having a profound effect on others.

In Judy Carter’s comedy webinar for executives, you will learn how to:

  • Command immediate attention from any audience.
  • Inspire staff with LOL stories that get people to listen, laugh, and applaud.
  • Defuse the “hecklers” in your office.
  • Use improv techniques to come up with counter-intuitive solutions.
  • Use light-hearted self-mocking to create instant likeability.
  • Utilize funny stories to motivate your staff.

There is something more powerful to get you going than a double latte. It’s your purpose in life. Knowing your life’s purpose is perhaps the BOOST your life and career need right now.

Judy Carter is a high-wattage keynote speaker who wakes up audiences to living and working a purposeful life. As a headlining stand up comic for 17 years, performing in three HBO and Showtime specials, as well as a 2018 TED Talk, Judy learned first hand that problems not only make good punchlines, but are actually the first ingredients of one’s essential life message.

By discovering your essential life message and implementing it in your work and personal life, you become a part of something bigger than yourself.

About Vistage CEO Climb Events

Peak performers climb higher when they surround themselves with peers who’ve got their back.

Our CEO climb event is an exclusive monthly event for business leaders to take their companies — and their teams — to a whole new level of success. There is no charge or obligation — just a great opportunity to:

  • Join other business leaders around the country who are dedicated to elevating their company and leadership.
  • Participate in an engaging Q&A session.
  • Gain insight into what gives some of the world’s top-performing CEOs a tremendous competitive advantage.


Event Speakers

Judy Carter

Judy Carter doesn’t like to brag, but she did write the Bible. No joke… She’s the author of “The New Comedy Bible” and is known as the guru of comedy. She teaches comedy classes internationally and her students include comics Hannah Gadsby, Seth Rogen, and Sherri Sheppard, as well as many of today’s top international keynotes. Not only does she help professionals find their essential life message and make it funny, but also gets them TED Talks, writes their speeches, and puts them on the map as influencers. Judy started her career as a magician and was the first woman to perform in the Close-up Gallery at the World-Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood before she became a headlining comic touring with Prince. Currently, Judy is an in-demand keynote speaker speaking on the power of humor to “Laugh Your Way Out of Stress.” As a speaker, Judy talks on how to use humor to cure burnout and has keynoted at many Fortune 500 companies, as well as the less fortunate including Fedex, The Federal Reserve Board, Disney, P & J and more. Judy is also in demand as a comedy and speaking coach showing business leaders how to add humor and stories to their communication and make them memorable. Judy’s latest book, “The Message of You” has become the go-to guide for anyone wanting to learn the power of their stories and how to use them to promote their business and create a TED Talk. One such talk presented by Muslim scholar, Dalia Mogahed, has been viewed over 7 million times. Judy’s message of using humor and stories as a business tool has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and New York Times.

Mikki Williams, Vistage Chair

Mikki Williams is an award-winning speaker and Master Chair of two Vistage groups. She is an inspirational keynote, a DISC trainer, and a topic expert in executive presence, speaking, storytelling and sales. Mikki is the founder of Speakers School, that many top speakers, Vistage members, and Chairs participate in, both live and virtual. A serial entrepreneur, she has created 10 companies and now runs Mikki Williams Unltd. with six divisions including The Mikki Mouth Club, Speakers School, Keynote Kamp, Outrageous Orators, Speakers Source and Accountability Academy. From the corporate world to the ever changing world we live in, she is a breath of fresh air; outrageous, fun, stimulating, informative and most of all, real! Mikki has spoken in every US state, every Canadian province and every continent except Antarctica… where she can’t wear her stilettos. Her mantra is "Be Outrageous, It’s The Only Place That Isn’t Crowded!"


Virtual event

8:00 - 8:05 AM

8:05 - 9:00 AM
Judy Carter - Comedy Workshop for CEOs: How to Use Humor to be a Better Leader

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Q&A with Judy Carter

9:15 - 9:25 AM
Vistage Member Ambassador story

9:25 - 9:30 AM
Closing remarks

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