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Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr.

Engagement & Leadership Speaker; Author of "The Humor Hack" & Founder of Mirth Management,

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Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. Biography

Dr. Cundall is a speaker, author, and university professor. His talks focus on improving leadership and engagement by focusing on using the power of humor. His recent books focus on helping people learn how to use humor to better improve their work life, engagement. He has given talks to the US Army on Humor and Leadership, medical organizations on the importance of humor for patient and provider, as well as other talks focusing on creativity, marketing, and unit morale. His research has been published in leading academic journals as well as on industry websites. He has been featured on podcasts discussing the importance of humor in leadership, teaching, and corporate culture. His talks are unique, engaging, and fun.

Speaking Topics
  • Why The Best Leaders Lead with a Joke

    Leaders who know how to use humor, who are confident enough to share what they find funny with others, who share humor with others are more effective. Their companies have less burnout, less turnover, and have workers that are more resilient, healthier, and more engaged. Some of the best and most engaging leaders knew how to use humor. Leaders that know how and when to use humor are simply better leaders.

    Attendee Outcomes:

    • Attendees will know why humor is an important leadership tool
    • Attendees will learn how and when to use humor
    • Attendees will understand the effects humor has on those around them-And finally, attendees will enjoy and laugh during the presentation

  • Simple, Fun, and Easy Ways to Increase Engagement

    Disengagement has remained high for years. Some have it as high as 80% of the workforce. The Great Resignation should not have been a surprise nor should the high levels of turnover. People routinely feel separated from their work and the people they work with. We continue to make work less enjoyable and less engaging. But we can fix it with some basic easy steps. The first thing to realize is that humor is one of the easiest, most enjoyable, and effective ways to help build a culture of engagement--where people are more resilient, healthier, and who overall find more enjoyment and fulfillment in their work.

    Attendee Outcomes:

    • Attendees will learn about the research showing humor's positive effects on engagement
    • Attendees will learn what humor is and how it works
    • Attendees will learn how they can use humor effectively as a leader or employee to improve engagement

  • The Humor Hack: Getting Past Procrastination, Lack of Motivation, and Laziness

    Research now shows that procrastination, lack of motivation, and laziness are not problems of character. They are actually the result of negative thoughts that impede us from getting to the task at hand. We can overcome these thoughts by interrupting the cycles of bad thoughts and emotions through the careful use of humor.

    Attendee Outcomes

    • Attendees will learn why procrastination, laziness, and lack of motivation are not character flaws, but responses to unhealthy patterns.
    • Attendees will learn how to use humor to interrupt those patterns and reduce the effects of laziness and procrastination.
    • Attendees will leave with a better sense of how and what can more effectively motivate them.

  • Our Unhealthy Relationship with Work: Laughter is Not the Opposite of Seriousness, Humor is Not the Opposite of Work

    Ask anyone if they've ever worked somewhere where there wasn't much laughter and humor. They'll tell you it was awful. But the fact remains that humor and laughter are often discouraged in most organizations. This is simply wrong and we know it. We need to work to create atmospheres where levity and laughter are encouraged. This talk shows people why laughter and humor are so important to a meaningful life, and how they can achieve that.

    Attendee Outcomes:

    • Learn why we have such an unhealthy relationship with work
    • Learn why that view has lead to the high levels of disengagement that we see across workplaces
    • Learn how they can start to work against these patterns to increase the levity and laughter in their lives.

Videos
Books
The Humor Hack: Using Humor to Feel Better, Increase Resilience, and (Yes) Enjoy Your Work

The Humor Hack: Using Humor to Feel Better, Increase Resilience, and (Yes) Enjoy Your Work

Cases on Applied and Therapeutic Humor

Cases on Applied and Therapeutic Humor

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  • What topics does Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. speak about?

    Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Comedians, Corporate Culture, Education, Entertainment, Leadership Speakers, Personal Growth, Professors, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. travel from?

    Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. generally travels from Greensboro, NC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr.’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Engagement & Leadership Speaker; Author of "The Humor Hack" & Founder of Mirth Management,

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Greensboro, NC, USA
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Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. Biography

Dr. Cundall is a speaker, author, and university professor. His talks focus on improving leadership and engagement by focusing on using the power of humor. His recent books focus on helping people learn how to use humor to better improve their work life, engagement. He has given talks to the US Army on Humor and Leadership, medical organizations on the importance of humor for patient and provider, as well as other talks focusing on creativity, marketing, and unit morale. His research has been published in leading academic journals as well as on industry websites. He has been featured on podcasts discussing the importance of humor in leadership, teaching, and corporate culture. His talks are unique, engaging, and fun.

Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. Speaking Topics

  • Why The Best Leaders Lead with a Joke

    Leaders who know how to use humor, who are confident enough to share what they find funny with others, who share humor with others are more effective. Their companies have less burnout, less turnover, and have workers that are more resilient, healthier, and more engaged. Some of the best and most engaging leaders knew how to use humor. Leaders that know how and when to use humor are simply better leaders.

    Attendee Outcomes:

    • Attendees will know why humor is an important leadership tool
    • Attendees will learn how and when to use humor
    • Attendees will understand the effects humor has on those around them-And finally, attendees will enjoy and laugh during the presentation

  • Simple, Fun, and Easy Ways to Increase Engagement

    Disengagement has remained high for years. Some have it as high as 80% of the workforce. The Great Resignation should not have been a surprise nor should the high levels of turnover. People routinely feel separated from their work and the people they work with. We continue to make work less enjoyable and less engaging. But we can fix it with some basic easy steps. The first thing to realize is that humor is one of the easiest, most enjoyable, and effective ways to help build a culture of engagement--where people are more resilient, healthier, and who overall find more enjoyment and fulfillment in their work.

    Attendee Outcomes:

    • Attendees will learn about the research showing humor's positive effects on engagement
    • Attendees will learn what humor is and how it works
    • Attendees will learn how they can use humor effectively as a leader or employee to improve engagement

  • The Humor Hack: Getting Past Procrastination, Lack of Motivation, and Laziness

    Research now shows that procrastination, lack of motivation, and laziness are not problems of character. They are actually the result of negative thoughts that impede us from getting to the task at hand. We can overcome these thoughts by interrupting the cycles of bad thoughts and emotions through the careful use of humor.

    Attendee Outcomes

    • Attendees will learn why procrastination, laziness, and lack of motivation are not character flaws, but responses to unhealthy patterns.
    • Attendees will learn how to use humor to interrupt those patterns and reduce the effects of laziness and procrastination.
    • Attendees will leave with a better sense of how and what can more effectively motivate them.

  • Our Unhealthy Relationship with Work: Laughter is Not the Opposite of Seriousness, Humor is Not the Opposite of Work

    Ask anyone if they've ever worked somewhere where there wasn't much laughter and humor. They'll tell you it was awful. But the fact remains that humor and laughter are often discouraged in most organizations. This is simply wrong and we know it. We need to work to create atmospheres where levity and laughter are encouraged. This talk shows people why laughter and humor are so important to a meaningful life, and how they can achieve that.

    Attendee Outcomes:

    • Learn why we have such an unhealthy relationship with work
    • Learn why that view has lead to the high levels of disengagement that we see across workplaces
    • Learn how they can start to work against these patterns to increase the levity and laughter in their lives.

Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. Videos

  • What all those leadership lists get wrong!
    If you've ever though those leadership lists you find on the web are missing something, you've come to right place. I tell you what they're missing,...

Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. Books

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  • How do I book Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr., or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr.

    Speaking fees for Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr., or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr., click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. speak about?

    Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Comedians, Corporate Culture, Education, Entertainment, Leadership Speakers, Personal Growth, Professors, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. travel from?

    Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. generally travels from Greensboro, NC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr.’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Why The Best Leaders Lead with a Joke, Simple, Fun, and Easy Ways to Increase Engagement, The Humor Hack: Getting Past Procrastination, Lack of Motivation, and Laziness and Our Unhealthy Relationship with Work: Laughter is Not the Opposite of Seriousness, Humor is Not the Opposite of Work. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. generally travels from Greensboro, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton, Dr. Kimberly Harden, Paul Krismer and Michael C. Bush. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. Speaking Topics

  • Why The Best Leaders Lead with a Joke

    Leaders who know how to use humor, who are confident enough to share what they find funny with others, who share humor with others are more effective. Their companies have less burnout, less turnover, and have workers that are more resilient, healthier, and more engaged. Some of the best and most engaging leaders knew how to use humor. Leaders that know how and when to use humor are simply better leaders.

    Attendee Outcomes:

    • Attendees will know why humor is an important leadership tool
    • Attendees will learn how and when to use humor
    • Attendees will understand the effects humor has on those around them-And finally, attendees will enjoy and laugh during the presentation

  • Simple, Fun, and Easy Ways to Increase Engagement

    Disengagement has remained high for years. Some have it as high as 80% of the workforce. The Great Resignation should not have been a surprise nor should the high levels of turnover. People routinely feel separated from their work and the people they work with. We continue to make work less enjoyable and less engaging. But we can fix it with some basic easy steps. The first thing to realize is that humor is one of the easiest, most enjoyable, and effective ways to help build a culture of engagement--where people are more resilient, healthier, and who overall find more enjoyment and fulfillment in their work.

    Attendee Outcomes:

    • Attendees will learn about the research showing humor's positive effects on engagement
    • Attendees will learn what humor is and how it works
    • Attendees will learn how they can use humor effectively as a leader or employee to improve engagement

  • The Humor Hack: Getting Past Procrastination, Lack of Motivation, and Laziness

    Research now shows that procrastination, lack of motivation, and laziness are not problems of character. They are actually the result of negative thoughts that impede us from getting to the task at hand. We can overcome these thoughts by interrupting the cycles of bad thoughts and emotions through the careful use of humor.

    Attendee Outcomes

    • Attendees will learn why procrastination, laziness, and lack of motivation are not character flaws, but responses to unhealthy patterns.
    • Attendees will learn how to use humor to interrupt those patterns and reduce the effects of laziness and procrastination.
    • Attendees will leave with a better sense of how and what can more effectively motivate them.

  • Our Unhealthy Relationship with Work: Laughter is Not the Opposite of Seriousness, Humor is Not the Opposite of Work

    Ask anyone if they've ever worked somewhere where there wasn't much laughter and humor. They'll tell you it was awful. But the fact remains that humor and laughter are often discouraged in most organizations. This is simply wrong and we know it. We need to work to create atmospheres where levity and laughter are encouraged. This talk shows people why laughter and humor are so important to a meaningful life, and how they can achieve that.

    Attendee Outcomes:

    • Learn why we have such an unhealthy relationship with work
    • Learn why that view has lead to the high levels of disengagement that we see across workplaces
    • Learn how they can start to work against these patterns to increase the levity and laughter in their lives.

Dr. Michael K. Cundall, Jr. Speaker Videos

  • What all those leadership lists get wrong!
    If you've ever though those leadership lists you find on the web are missing something, you've come to right place. I tell you what they're missing, and what they're missing begins with a smile.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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