humor skeptic

Watch this video for actionable tips and exercises designed for Humor Skeptics, so you can start using your natural humor skills right now, today 👇

Tap into your natural humor persona and become (more) memorable, improve productivity, relieve stress and simply have more fun, with the Humor Skeptic Booklet 📙



skeptic, your humor is a superpower 💪

Your Mantra - "Better to be safe, than sorry"

As a Humor Skeptic, you know that, while there may be some nice benefits to using humor ✔️ there are some serious dangers ❌ (especially in a professional environment). There’s a big difference between someone laughing WITH you versus someone laughing AT you.

Other people recognize that you are serious about what you do 🤓. They know that interactions with you will cut straight to the chase, even if it means forgoing the pleasantries.

Like philosopher Plato, rapper Kanye West (Ye?), and entrepreneur Steve Jobs, you can appreciate a good chuckle now and then, but you’re not entirely convinced that fun and games lead to the success you crave.

(this is you 👇


Entrepreneur Steve Jobs

Kanye West (Ye)

You might even think that laughter can sidetrack you from the stuff that truly counts. As a result, you zero in 🔎 on the task at hand and find yourself in the company of like-minded, no-nonsense people 👔. While others try to find joy, you concentrate on the work itself.

but it’s not all rosy in the land of the Skeptic 🙄

Do you ever find yourself focusing on your work only to realize people think you’re a bit of a curmudgeon or killjoy? 🥱🙄

I bet your humor (or lack thereof) has gotten you into trouble once or twice before, hasn’t it?

Here you are, just wanting to work on the task at hand, because, you know, there are already so many distractions out there… but the people around you somehow see it as being a party pooper ❌🎉

You know you’re fun to be around… when you’re around the right people and in the right mood, but not a lot of people ever get to see that side of you 😕

the good news is this…

Now that you know your humor persona, I can help you master it in a way that will allow you to fully embrace your sense of humor without having to censor yourself or hinder your relationships with friends, family and coworkers.

🗣 humor is a language we all speak… 

Whether it’s “hahaha” in English, “jajaja” in Spanish, “55555” in Thai or “wwww” in Japanese, humor is a language we all speak.

I know this because I’ve spoken to hundreds of thousands of people all around the world. And even though the language changes, the message always resonates 😄📈

Humor connects. It builds trust, defuses tension and creates a positive shared experience that brings people closer together. Humor forces you to put your guard down, to stop being defensive and become more receptive. It’s like a little reminder in your brain that says “let’s have an open mind here.”

And humor is just so… much… fun…
What is laughter if not the physical expression of joy?

so how do we unlock this incredible skill? 🔓

Knowing and mastering your humor persona is crucial. However, you are never 100% of anything, even people who “keep it 💯” This is particularly true when it comes to how you use humor.

There are 7 Humor Personas, and while the Skeptic is the persona you scored the highest for, there’s certainly a bit of each of the other personas in you as well. So if you feel like this doesn’t apply to you 100% all of the time, this is why.

Having an awareness of your primary humor persona is important because you’ll learn how to use the cards given to you by the Humor Gods. But being able to adapt, mix and match in a way that is authentic to you, is just as, if not more important.

But, to help Humor Skeptics incorporate humor at work and at home immediately, I’ve put together a very simple booklet 📙

Introducing… 🥁

humor skeptic booklet

build a happier, healthier and more productive life with humor

With the Humor Skeptic Booklet, you will be able to incorporate humor at work and at home to improve your connection with co-workers and fellow humans, become (more) memorable, improve productivity, relieve stress and simply want to have more fun to… you know, enjoy life (if you’re into that sort of thing 🤷)

You will know exactly what to do, even if you don’t have a lot of free time, or if you don’t have a funny bone in your body 🦴 (Well technically everyone has a “funny bone,” which funnily enough isn’t a bone but the ulnar nerve bumping against your humerus.)

It’s only 20 pages long, and I designed it specifically to give you just enough to get you some quick wins immediately 🤓 but not so much that you’re left feeling overwhelmed 🤯

You have to crawl before you can walk, right? Or in this case, chuckle before you can laugh.

Here's what you'll find inside:

😎 benefits of being a Humor Skeptic
🛑 naughty habits to watch out for
💼 how you’re perceived at work
💪 your humor superpowers
🎓 exercises to nurture your persona
🧍‍♂️ how to efficiently interact and learn from the other 6 personas: the curator, inventor, entertainer, engineer, advocate and enthusiast.

is this guide for you?

Well, I want you to ask yourself:

How would your life be different if you knew how to diffuse a tense moment with an observation?

How much more memorable could you be if you knew how to capture people’s attention in a presentation or an email?

What if you knew exactly what to say to get someone to respond to a message?

What if you simply had more fun at work? What would you gain?

What would the rest of your day-to-day look like? At home, with your friends and family?

If you just turned dreamy eyed at the thought of obtaining one or all of the above.
Then you’re going to want to get your hands (or cursor) on this guide.




🍯 to sweeten the pot even more, I'm also giving you access to...


fancy pants mastermind club

Get 3 months free access to Fancy Pants Mastermind Club. We hold monthly meetings where you learn practical tips and strategies for using humor to enhance productivity and discuss real-life problems and challenges in a supportive group setting.

Rest assured, after the 3 months are over, your membership will not automaticaly renew. I just wanted to give you the opportunity to meet the community, choosing to stay (or not) is completely up to your discretion.


remotely funny

A virtual comedy special my team and I filmed during the lockdown.
It’s full of stories, anecdotes, and one of my favorite jokes I’ve ever written (it’s about my wife and I getting married on Zoom)

"This book is hilariously useful. Think of it as practical playbook that helps you reconsider the way you do things and results in heightened levels of happiness. Every leader should read this book, work with the tools provided, and get serious about making people smile."

best-selling author, Exactly What to Say

"Taking you through the what, why, and how of humor, Tarvin will make a believer out of anyone skeptical that humor is a must-have skill in the workplace. This book will level up your efficiency and effectiveness with unique strategies you don’t find in your average business book."

adjunct professor, Duke University

"The evidence is irrefutable: Humor has improved my humanitarian work. Thanks to Drew’s approach, I can bring science and innovation to overburdened disaster managers and the vulnerable communities they serve, in memorable and surprisingly effective ways."

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

“If Brian Regan and Warren Buffett had a baby, and that baby could write a book, it would be this book! Drew’s Humor That Works gives real-world examples of how humor increases effectiveness and job satisfaction and sets the stage for more meaningful human interactions."

Global Solution Manager, Procter & Gamble

“Pay attention to the strategies Drew shares in this fantastic book—filled with ideas on how to help you incorporate humor as a daily habit in your personal and professional life. His ideas will drive productivity, credibility, and connectivity. A must read for every leader."

Attention Expert and author, Attention Pays

"In today’s world we are constantly bombarded by noise, a noise that manifests itself as pressure, process, and back-to back meetings. Too easily noise prevails. Drew, with Humor That Works, shows us we can take control. Even better, we can have a good time."

Chief Sales Enablement Officer, ibm Cloud

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