Seminar Speaker Malcolm Kushner


Malcolm Kushner, “America’s Favorite Humor Consultant,” is an internationally acclaimed expert on humor & communication. A co-creator of the humor exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Kushner has also written several books, including Public Speaking for Dummies, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Other publications are: Presentations for Dummies, The Light Touch: How to Use Humor for Business Success, & Vintage Humor for Wine Lovers.

Since 1982, he has trained thousands of managers, executives, & professionals how to gain a competitive edge with humor. His clients include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Digital Equipment Corporation, AT&T, SONY, Aetna, CIGNA Healthcare of California, Baxter International, & the IRS.

Kushner has been profiled in Time Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, & numerous other publications. His television and radio appearances include CNN, National Public Radio, CNBC, "Voice of America," & "Larry King Live."  Prior to becoming a humor consultant, he practiced law with a major San Francisco law firm.

For more information, and lots of humor you can use in your next presentation, check out The Museum of Humor & Kushner Group websites.

The Museum of promotes humor skills among speakers, writers, teachers, clergy, & other professional communicators. But mostly, it’s meant to give you a kick in the laughs. The Resources section provides material for speakers sorted by type of humor: quotes, one-liners, anecdotes, definitions, etc. It also features tools for creating humorous material.

A popular speaker at corporate & association meetings, Kushner has been a keynote speaker at the Inc. 500 Conference & a featured speaker at the APICS Top Management Summit. His company, Kushner Group, is based in Santa Cruz, California.