June 11, 2020
Humor Me: Engaging Your Stakeholders with Wit and Whimsy

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

Do you want to bore your audience to tears?

If so, you've landed in the wrong place. Please hit the back button and proceed on with your life.

If, however, you are looking for some tips on using humor to spice things up, then you can stop right here. Well, not right here. I mean you need to keep reading.

Maybe you've always wanted to sprinkle a little humor in your newsletter. Maybe late at night, you've dreamed of making your students laugh. Maybe you've wondered if you can actually do fundraising without having to turn on the waterworks. But...you've been afraid to try it because everyone knows that humor is just for stand-up comedians and you're not a comedian, right?

Guess what? Neither am I!

If I can do it, so can you.

Who is this for?

Higher education professionals
Nonprofit communicators
Anyone who wants to use humor to engage

Webinar Details 

Date: June 11, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT
Cost: $25
Log-in link: This will be sent to you prior to the webinar.
Recording: All registrants will receive a copy of the recording.

25% of all proceeds will go to support adult literacy through ReadWest Adult Literacy Program.

Dog with pink heart glasses.

Chance this webinar may include:

  • Goofy photos

  • Star Wars

  • Memes

  • Pink Mustaches


Your Presenter

Morgan O'Donnell saw the need for humor in higher education when she was assigned to emcee an online orientation for distance students using a traditional script and almost fell asleep. Determined to spice things up, she wrote her own script and her next orientation featured outlandish introductions for faculty presenters as well as a pop culture theme. Hello Hogwarts!

Unfortunately, that backfired as she was then tasked with creating and hosting orientations for all of the programs!

However, Morgan got the last laugh by roasting retiring leaders. In fact, one dean announced her intention to postpone retirement until Morgan had left the university!

Later when Morgan started volunteering for and working with nonprofits, she brought that same approach.

Humor and Speaking Credentials 

  • Co-coordinated and emceed university-wide online graduate information sessions
  • Presented Witches, Wookies, and Blarney: Using Humor to Engage Distance Students at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference
  • Presented Using Humor to Engage Stakeholders to the Texas Christian University Nonprofit Communicators Conference
  • Spent 15 years in Toastmasters competing in humorous speech and tall tale contests
  • Created and emceed a roast for a retiring dean
  • Routinely showed up to meetings wearing a pink mustache


Your Facilitator

Eilis (A-lish) Wasserman is a higher education professional & virtual career coach focused on cultivating confidence and inspiring self-discovery. She is passionate about working with introverts & promoting remote work/flexibility in one’s life. Eilis recently worked at the Ball State University Career Center and The University of Michigan as a Career Coach. She is currently a trusted Coach on The Muse and has her own career coaching business, Introvert Career Coach, LLC. She received a B.A. in Communication Studies from Saint Mary's College and a M.S.E. in College Student Personnel from the University of Dayton.