Juli Burney

What Makes Juli Great!

Whether she is presenting a motivational speech or headlining a comedy club, Juli Burney is a well seasoned performer!

Multiple award winning teacher, humorist and author, Juli makes an amazing connection with her audiences. She is able to entertain with the ability of a headlining comedian while either motivating or instructing with the ease of a nationally recognized speaker. Juli has been honored by her state as Artist of the Year because of her ability to help improve people’s lives through humor and effective use of communication tools.

Juli has worked in all 48 continental United States and Canada, and has been commissioned by a variety of associations, from the National Endowment of the Arts to Fortune 500 companies, to develop training programs that stick. She has filmed for Showtime and HBO, along with making several guest appearances on radio and television programs. Her humor is insightful, delightful, universal, and enlightening whichever topic she presents.

Quote: “She is so likable, bright, quick and witty, has an original humor, has great timing, and on top of it all is very funny. She makes you think, and she makes you feel good.”

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Staying Alive Mentally - or They Who Laugh Last
Often people have said there is no room for HUMOR in the workplace, however, having good humor means having a positive attitude toward situations. Everyone has a sense of humor, they just don’t use it to their full potential. It shows that you can remain cool under pressure and keep problems in perspective. Stress is a perception of an event. You may not be in control of the events happening around you, but you can control your response to those events. This is when a sense of humor is essential in the workplace.

Just a Spoonful of Humor
Being a care giver is time consuming and at times quite challenging. Our attitude toward our tasks can make all the difference in the world to help us maintain our own lives in the midst of caring for others. Humor is the key to balance, and just a spoonful of humor can change everything. This presentation will share specific care giving examples, when a different perspective brought with humor improved both the patient's and the care giver's situation. Come and learn how to "lighten" the load.

After this session, participants will be able to recognize opportunities for appropriate humor as a healing technique, be able to set appropriate boundaries for themselves, while giving the best care to their patients and be aware of opportunities for attitude changes to improve care giving.

Different Perspectives
Juli is able to apply this title to any presentation or workshop concerning Interpersonal Communication. This subject is adaptable to the needs of the organization and, of course, always available to humor. The topics that could be covered are listed below. Her presentation shows how each of us needs to own our communication and responses, as well as the skills necessary to be more effective communicators, thus being better business people. Topics discussed are verbal and nonverbal abilities, listening skills, personal space, perceptions, appropriate humor, and positive thinking.

Gender Benders
This presentation deals specifically with gender communication and how to understand and avoid Common Communication Collisions. Juli is able to help us accept and appreciate our differences with good humor and teaches us that when approached in a positive manner, gender teams can accomplish amazing things.

You Are a Winner
Everyone encourages us to have good self esteem, but HOW?!?!? With the growing pressures put upon the work-force today, it is important that your employees feel good about themselves. A happy employee is a productive employee. Being able to like and laugh at ourselves combats fatigue and alleviates burnout.

Break the Pattern
Patterns of negative thinking and negative communication can create inefficiency in our personal and professional lives. Learn how to change the negative patterns of communication. Why, it’s as easy as going on a diet (argh!).

Note:
These are basic descriptions of presentations and workshops. All presentations are personalized for the audience involved. Topics can be rearranged and combined upon request. Or be creative, if you have some special information that needs a clever presentation, perhaps Juli can help you.

Testimonials 
Supervisors and managers can use the skills they’ve learned right away. Not only do they get great training, but Juli is such a fun presenter that they also have a great time at her training sessions.” Nancy Conway – Cabella’s Foremost Fitters

“You will never laugh so hard or learn so much! Life seems a little less difficult and the bumps in the road smaller after hearing Juli. Juli Burney is simply a gifted, inspired teacher reaching out to anyone who wants to learn how to unwrap their life and discover the joy that awaits them.” – Shirlee Lempe, President of U.S. Adjutant General’s Assn. Spouse Group

 “I was impressed with Juli’s ability to immediately engulf her audience. Juli is a wonderful addition to any conference. Her follow through during conference planning is stress less.” – Lana Molczyk, Olson Center for Women’s Health

 Juli’s talents lie in truly understanding and liking people, and because of that, being able to relate to the human experience, whatever that may be.” – Cindy Schuerman, UNL Graduate Studies

You are marvelous and we all fell in love with you! You give your audience a very precious gift – yourself. You have a unique ability to combine thoughtfulness with wonderful humor.” – Executive Director, North Dakota School Boards Association

 

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