Boost Your LPM Rating at Work

Everyone knows it’s a good thing to use humour in presentations. And since we all agree on the importance of humour, I’m going to go right to the nuts and bolts and show you how to write a stand-up-comedy-style joke.

Stand-up comedy involves a very specific joke-writing format. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the quickest, most efficient way to get laughs. The goal of a stand-up comedian is to get as many laughs per minute (LPMs) as possible. Doing this involves brevity and good, tight editing.

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Vancouver-based David Granirer bills himself as a Psycho Therapist/Stand-Up Comic. He has taken his laughter-in-the-workplace presentations to scores of organizations throughout North America. He is also an author and publishes his own e-zine at


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