National Humor Month was founded in 1976 by best-selling humorist Larry Wilde, Director of The Carmel Institute of Humor. Steve Wilson, Joyologist and Founder of World Laughter Tour, is the new Director of National Humor Month.
Funny Sells! Just ask Sarah Lefton! Her quirky sense of humor and her Jewish pride were the impetus for a successful home based business. As the marketing director for a Jewish summer camp at Yosemite National Park, Lefton discovered that by changing the emphasis of the word Yosemite she created “Yo Semite”. She silk screened the term on a few T-shirts for herself and wore the Yo Semite T-shirts around the streets of San Francisco. People started coming up to her and asking her where they could buy one. Two days later, she had taken orders for 36 shirts and her Internet based business, Jewish Fashion Conspiracy www.JewishFashionConspiracy.com was born.
Her Yo Semite shirts took off and Lefton has now added additional designs to her product line. They include Chanukah panties, and a “Jews for Jeter” shirt to honor the New York Yankee’s star Derek Jeter. She created her designs as a way to celebrate being Jewish and have fun at the same time. Her ingenuity and humor has received media attention from a variety of Jewish publications as well as Time Magazine.
Today Sarah has a successful Marketing Communications and PR Consulting Firm and is the founder of G_DCast a weekly web-based Jewish cartoon podcast for teens and young adults that debuted in Fall ‘08,
Her work has received media attention in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and dozens of other national publications.
Share 30 Ways to Add Humor to Your Life in 30 Days with your colleagues, friends and clients at http://www.humormonth.com/30-ways-in-30-days.pdf
Check out The Humor Project started by Joel Goodman and Margie Ingram. They host a national conference each year in Saratoga New York featuring international celebrity comedians and well known humorists.
Check out the World Laughter Tour. They offer a Certified Laughter Leader Program which will tickle your funny bone and maybe even garner you some local and national recognition. I got my CLL in 2000 in Columbus Ohio.
Happy April Fools DAY! Last year on April 1st I posted more than 100 resources using Social OOMPH to publish them during the 24 hours of April fools day. It was lots of fun, I had some great conversations with people AND more than 100 new people followed me that day. If you are on Twitter, be sure to check out all the great and zany resources that will be shared today. Follow me @HeidiRichards
Be sure to check out Quirky Marketing Calendar ~ How to Use Zany and Non-traditional Holidays to Promote Your Business 365 Days a Year for More great marketing ideas.