THE FUN FACTOR
- CREATING MORE FUN THROUGH THE POWER OF LAUGHTER
- NOT LETTING OTHER PEOPLE’S BEHAVIOR AFFECT YOU
- UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION STYLES
- LOWERING STRESS BY MANAGING YOUR HAPPINESS
- HOW YOUR ATTITUDE AND SELF-TALK CREATES YOUR DAY
- AND MUCH MORE…
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Study after study shows that organizations and teams that have fun on a regular basis get more done. Having more fun at work improves morale, keeps people motivated, lowers stress, and leads to a happier workplace environment. At home, the benefits are just as evident. Get ready to bring more fun into your personal and professional life, as expert speaker and motivator Christine Cashen brings you this fast-paced, entertaining program. You’ll discover keys to having more fun, ideas for managing challenging situations, tactics for lowering stress, exercises for creative thinking, methods for understanding others more effectively, and much more. Whether it’s other people who are driving you crazy, or you just need a little more fun in your own life, this program is guaranteed to add more joy to everything you do.
Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride! Christine Cashen delivers a fast-paced, hilarious program with useful content that makes her a sought after speaker worldwide. For more than 14 years, she has jazzed an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia. Christine is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress and energizing employees..
What makes her unique is the “fun” factor. Whether talking about her “hottie engineer” husband, her pet peeves or growing up in an Italian/Irish household, audiences always relate to her experiences, struggles and lessons. She combines a down-to-earth attitude with a colorful artistic streak. Comments such as “I feel like I’ve known her forever,” “we must take her back to our workplace” and “it felt as if Christine was speaking directly to me,” are a testament to her effectiveness and style..
Christine has been featured as a creativity expert in HOW Designs at Work magazine and is co-author of the book Mission Possible, Volume Eight. She has also developed the A Dynamic Speaker series of learning resources: Get What You Want With What You’ve Got DVD, Why Can’t Everybody Just Get Along CD and Got Humor Video. Her new book, The Good Stuff, really is good stuff! Christine resides in Dallas with her husband, their two children and Murphy, the chocolate lab.
I think half of the fun in ‘Fun Factor’ is also learning how to communicate with people the right way. You know we teach people how to treat us. By the way we communicate – did you know this? Oh yeah, it’s like the person that comes running by your desk yelling, “The copier’s jammed, the copier’s jammed.” You jump up – the copier’s jammed, dunt-da-duh. I can fix it, that’s what I do, I fix everything around here. You show them how to unjam the copier. You do this and hit it with your hips. Are they paying attention? No, they’re like, “They’re fixin’ it, whew, they’re fixin’ it,” and you become the copier repair person. You come home after a rough day, the house is a mess. “You’d better start picking up after yourself young lady. I work hard all day long; I don’t have time to pick up after you. And what do they hear; “Whomp, whomp, whomp, whomp,” they’re picking it up – BONUS! We teach people how to treat us. Most of us are not the victims, we’re the volunteers. We’re the volunteers and we wonder why… Bring on the fun yourself. And sometimes it doesn’t have be the person with all the energy and excitement. Maybe it’s just the way you approach people. When you meet people don’t say the first thing, “Hey, how are you doing? Hi. So what do you do?” Why do we care so much? People are so much more than what they do for a living and if you don’t do something that’s very exciting, it can be a real buzz kill to the conversation. I did a job for the IRS. They never tell people what the do because people run. Well, my name, I said it was Bob. No, no, it’s Steve. “I’m an accountant.” “Oh great, welcome to the party.” I know some fun accountants but when people here that it’s like, oh you just make judgments about that person that may or may not be true. Instead when you meet people don’t ask what do you do for a living; ask them what they like to do for fun. It’s a much better question to ask than what they do, especially if they’re unemployed right now or they’re going through some issues at work… Moving on to task. The why people need to know the why even if it’s none of their business. In fact, especially if it’s none of their business, they need to know the why. How people need the details. I’m a why what combo married to the how. I can say, “Honey guess what; I’m speaking in Vegas, let’s go.” He’ll look at me, “Well when is it? How much are the tickets? Who’s going to watch the kids, whose going to watch the dog? Where are we staying? Can I golf? Can I golf everyday? Can we stay in golf?” I don’t know the answer to any of these questions.