Speaker Yvonne Conte shares power of laughter with Poland staff
Sept. 4, 2019
Guest speaker Yvonne Conte shared a message about the power of laugher, smiling and a positive attitude during a presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to all Poland Central School District staff.
According to her webiste yvonneconte.com, Conte "is a former award winning sales executive. She has spent the past 28 years studying the benefits of Humor, Laughter and Joy. Today she is nationally recognized Corporate Culture Expert, Motivational keynote speaker and author helping fortune 500 companies create a positive corporate climate where laughter and humor is encouraged and productivity soars."
Conte's "Changing Our World, One Smile at a Time" presentation at Poland included stories about her family and advice about how to laugh through life's challenges. She had Poland staff laughing throughout the presentation.
Conte said young children laugh up to 400 times per day, but by the time people are 35, it's down to 15 laughs per day. She spoke about how to bring back the laughter.
One story Conte told was about how she and two of her neighbors experienced snowfall on their vehicles differently one day. Life isn't about what happens to you, but about how you perceive it and move forward from it, she said.
"In that sense, you have control of how your life is," she said.
Conte also talked about applying "humor skills" in various ways.
"It's the ability to take your work seriously, while you take your life a little bit lighter," she said.