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Today is a great day. I have four PowerPoint-heavy Zoom calls!" — No One Ever

Although we can’t eliminate PowerPoint, we can help you improve your technical and scientific communication skills with humor by helping you be:

  • Relevant
  • Concise
  • Actionable
  • . . . And funny!

When used carefully, humor can improve your communication and presentation skills. Learn how to create and polish jokes and develop a personalized delivery style that enhances your ability to tell a story, connect to your audience and meet those KPIs!

What You Learn

  • Identifying audience relevance
  • Succinct communication of technical topics
  • Storytelling
  • Comedy and improv techniques to improve communication and presentations

Why Storytelling and Humor?

Science has shown that a story is a great way to connect with your audience and make your message more memorable. Our brains are hard-wired to remember narratives, and our eyes are programmed to roll back in our heads when data is spewed forth. Humor and improv are great techniques for embracing your awkwardness and breaking down communication barriers.

Jazz Hands 2020 | Science for Georgia
Jazz Hands | Science for Georgia
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Workshop Options

All workshops are priced based on working with about 25 participants.

60-min Workshop | $1,000

  • Improv exercises
  • Basic storytelling
  • Snacks provided

90-min Workshop | $1,500

  • Improv exercises
  • Basic storytelling
  • “To the point” messaging
  • Snacks provided

Afternoon Workshop | $5,000
Lunch and/or happy hour vibe recommended

  • Improv exercises
  • Basic storytelling
  • “To the point” messaging
  • The art of comedy
  • Creation of a 3-min. funny elevator pitch
  • Food provided

Ready to get started?

Use this form to contact us to learn more!

Why Science for Georgia?

Our staff has taught science communications for more than five years, science stand-up comedy for 10 years, and science classes for 40 years!

Science for Georgia has a well-earned reputation for delivering audience-relevant best-practice technical information about literacy, chicken poop, food insecurity, clean water, and environmental justice. We routinely work with community advocates to ensure that policies and programs have maximum impact.

With Humor Me! we combine two of our most successful programs into one unique offering:

  • Our stand-up Science Comedy Jazz Hands programs that routinely sell out
  • Our academic Science Communication training at universities and colleges around Georgia teach students how to engage with audiences and tell their science story

Your Participation Supports Local Students

Workshops support SciComm Academy classes at Georgia post-secondary institutions with your organization listed as a program sponsor.

We also offer additional opportunities to host a workshop at the location of your choosing and use it as a recruiting tool.

Science for Georgia is a 501(c)(3). We work to build a bridge between scientists and the public and advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy.

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