Speaking of Joy Blog

You Must Be This Tall (to avoid conflict)

by Dave Caperton - on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Do You Have a Job or a Calling?

by Dave Caperton - on Thursday, February 21, 2019
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The Happiness-Success Formula

by Dave Caperton - on Thursday, February 07, 2019
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Success Means Happiness, Right? Maybe Not.   Read More...

You're More Powerful Than You Think

by Dave Caperton - on Monday, January 21, 2019
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One Can Be a Breakthrough for Big Problems
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What You Get From Giving Thanks

by Dave Caperton - on Monday, November 19, 2018
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Vets Know Why They Sacrifice

by Dave Caperton - on Monday, May 28, 2018
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Watch this video about why combat veterans put their lives on the line to do their duty. What drives them into harms way is a force much more compelling than the cause or even military authority. And it's a lesson that institutions and organizations should heed.  Read More...

A Recipe from My Mom

by Dave Caperton - on Saturday, May 12, 2018
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How One Person Can Fix a Traffic Jam -video

by Dave Caperton - on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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How Will You Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day?

by Dave Caperton - on Friday, March 02, 2018
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It’s the first Friday in March and you know what that means. That’s right! It’s National Employee Appreciation Day! Oh, you didn’t know that? Well, you’re not alone. The day was created back in 1995, but after almost a quarter century, it is still mostly unknown. That it is not a high-profile observance is probably the best argument for why it’s needed.  Read More...

Vets Know Why They Sacrifice

by Dave Caperton - on Monday, November 13, 2017
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The veterans we honor each November 11,  have much to teach us about the price of freedom and the value of service. But those who have served under fire are mysteries to me and to all of us who have never known the perils of combat. How, when the air around you is thick and hot with fire and bullets, do you find the courage to move in the direction of the fight? How does a person override their own sense of self-preservation to face danger and manage to lead others into the battle, with them? The military teaches its recruits about chain of command and unquestioned obedience to authority. But I've always wondered, in combat, are those things sufficient to drive soldiers in the direction of their duty?      Read More...


Funny Motivational Speaker Dave Caperton

About the Author, Funny Motivational Speaker, Dave Caperton

Dave Caperton is a motivational speaker, author, humorist and educator who teaches organizations and individuals the many benefits of humor to manage stress, to improve communication and to strengthen teams. Dave began his professional career as a school teacher, later writing and performing comedy onstage and on radio. For almost 20 years, Dave has been a professional speaker serving individuals and organization all over North America. He provides tailored conference keynotes, closings and breakouts all aimed at creating a joyful and successful culture that includes healing and compassionate humor. Dave is also the author of Happiness Is a Funny Thing, a book he calls a “why-to” book for making the choices that will result in greater joy at work and at home.

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