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World Renowned Humorists to Present Program During Ocean City's Doo Dah Days

Two world renowned speakers from the Humor Project in Saratoga Springs, New York will present a free program on Fri., April 17 at the Ocean City Public Works Building, 12th and Haven Ave. starting 7 p.m.

Dr. Joel Goodman, founder and director of the project, and Margie Ingram, vice president and director of special programs, will be featured. Ingram will begin the program at 7 p.m. Her topic will be “Top Ten Hints for Aging Well (at any age or stage of life”). Goodman will entertain and enlighten his audience starting at 8:15 p.m. with “Save Your Dollars and Sense of Humor: How to Tickle Tough Times.”

The talks will combine humor with wisdom and are sponsored by the Ocean City Free Public Library. This is the fifth time the Humor Project has presented a program in Ocean City during Doo Dah Days. The zany parade is set for the next day, Sat., April 18 starting at noon.

Goodman is a popular speaker, consultant and workshop leader on the positive power of humor. He has appeared extensively throughout the United States and countries on all seven continents including Antarctica. He is one of only two speakers in the world to accomplish this feat.

Joel has presented in Australia, Panama, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, Sweden, England, Germany and South Africa. He has addressed over two million people at training programs for corporations, government agencies and professional groups.

His organization has sponsored 52 international humor conferences and workshops over the past 31 years that have attracted thousands for all 50 states and six continents.

Goodman has authored eight books and edits Laughing Matters magazine. Dr. Laurence Peter, author of the Peter Principle, has called the publication “Clearly the best periodical on the subject of humor and its uses.”

Goodman’s work has been featured in over 4700 television shows, newspapers and magazines including The Today Show, the Daily Show with John Stewart, PBS, ABC News, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Readers Digest and many more.

Described as the “the first full time humor educator in the world, Joel joined Willard Scott and Meadowbrook Lemon in receiving the prestigious International Lifetime of Laughter Award. He was also honored by Business Review as the Business person of the year.

Margie Ingram is one of the pioneers in the field of stress management and the benefits of humor. She speaks at national and international conferences on humor in the work place, preventing burn out and related topics. Recently, she has been serving as a life coach to help individuals and small groups create the futures they want.

Ingram’s speaking career began 35 years ago and grew out of her love of teaching. Her programs are lively and engaging. She creates opportunities for participants to apply the content of her programs to their lives and jobs.

She has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Reed Foundation and the Hometown Hero Award from Saratoga Springs. In addition to her work throughout the world, she finds time to assist in many community projects at home.

Photos available at www.HumorProject.com