Malcolm Kushner

Attorney turned humor consultant and author of Public Speaking For Dummies.

Malcolm Kushner, "America' Favorite Humor Consultant," is an internationally acclaimed expert on humor and communication. Since 1982, he has trained thousands of managers, executives and professionals how to gain a competitive edge with humor. His clients include IBM, Bank of America, Aetna, HP, American Bar Association, American Medical Association and Michigan Municipal League. Kushner is the author of The Light Touch: How to Use Humor for Business Success (Simon & Schuster), Public Speaking For Dummies (Wiley Books) and Presentations For Dummies (Wiley Books) which has sold over 100,000 copies. He is also a co-creator of a humor exhibit that appeared at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Kushner holds an M.A. in Communication from the University of Southern California. and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He has served as a staff attorney for the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, and practiced law with a major San Francisco firm. Frequently interviewed by the media, he has been profiled in Time Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post and numerous other publications. His television and radio appearances include CNN, National Public Radio, CNBC, "Voice of America" and "The Larry King Show." The Wall Street Journal has called him “irrepressible.” And his annual “Cost of Laughing Index” appears in print and electronic media around the world. A popular speaker at corporate and association meetings, Kushner is based in Sacramento, California.

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