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Eight Mile – Movie Recommendation

by Izzy Kalman (July 2005) I had been intending to watch this movie for a long time, but when a seminar participant last week in Baltimore recommended it to me because she said it illustrated what I teach, I decided to see it right away. I’m often told by mental health professionals who work in […]

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Toastmasters and Humor

by Izzy Kalman (July 2005) I love Toastmasters. I wrote about it in a newsletter a couple of years ago. Few group activities improved my life the way my one year of participating in Toastmasters did. And it is practically free to attend. The central theme of the latest issue of Toastmaster magazine was humor. […]

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More on the Nature of Humor

by Izzy Kalman (July 2005) At my seminars I teach that humor is not positive; it is negative. It is a mirror of human faults. We laugh at people’s stupidity, clumsiness and misery. Compliments will not make people laugh – unless there is an insult embedded in it. Only insults have the potential of being […]

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