• February 28, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • ASTD Suncoast Welcomes Shannon Spring At IHOP (813) 288-8828 4910 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607 Cross Streets: Between N West Shore Blvd/W Boy Scout Blvd and N Obrien St


  • This event requires ordering off the menu with no charge to ASTD or a $10 cover charge to ASTD
  • Requires you to order off the menu at the venue but there is no charge collected by ASTD

We understand that unanticipated events happen in life and business. Due to the time and expense involved, ASTD is not able to issue refunds or credits for future meetings. Feel free to have a colleague attend in your place or use this opportunity to help us grow our membership by inviting a potential new member or guest to attend. Thank you for assisting us in our endeavor to keep costs low, so we can better serve all our attendees. 3/1/13
Attendees receive 1 Continuing Education Credit – CP
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Whether you are a consultant, corporate trainer, or independent facilitator - your presentation skills are what set you apart from the others. In this presentation our Favorite Comedian Shannon Spring of  Presents "Is This Thing On?" Using Humor to Deliver Entertaining and Effective Presentations (Hint: Boring people "silly" is not an effective use of humor!)

Learn how to use humor to capture attention and increase learning retention; infuse laughter with learning; and engage people so they’ll remember your message and respect you for being both knowledgeable and entertaining. Get tips on how to develop your own fun-inspired style and incorporate humor into your training and presentations with visuals, activities, voice, delivery, handouts, and stand-outs. Power up your people and presentation skills to become more confident, creative, and skilled at using humor. You’ll be having a good time doing something that scares most people to death! There’ll be no need to fear asking “Is this thing on?” ever again. The only thing you’ll have left to fear is attending someone else’s fun-impaired presentation!


Shannon Spring is a “Professional at Play” and Founder of Just Humor Me!™ A Humor Coach & Speaker for 12 years, she earned a Masters in Education at The Citadel (no crew cut involved) and a Bachelors in Human Development and Communications at Boston College.  After years of being bored by traditional teaching, and having report cards that led her to the conclusion that she should either choose a life of comedy or a life of crime, Shannon has chosen the “crime” of leading a life of comedy! Her one of a kind, creative programs and games have engaged, amused, and inspired participants throughout the country, making her WANTED in many states. It’s her innate ability to inject fun into almost any situation and “play” with challenges that produces ideas that are just crazy enough to work!

As an Expert in Humor and Ambassador of Fun, she incorporates improv comedy techniques when teaching Communication Skills, Stress Management, and Personal & Professional Development presentations. Spring served as the Humor Coach on a segment she created for ABC’s Lowcountry Live show, where she inspired viewers with creative techniques to add more humor to their daily lives. She has the unique distinctions of being a Certified Laughter Leader, Etiquette Instructor, School Counselor, and Artbundance Coach. She leads HAHA retreatsÔ (Humor and Healing Adventures) to help corporations and individuals face all kinds of challenges with humor and creativity. Trained in Improv by The Have Nots!, Spring is also a stand-up comic trained by The American Comedy Institute and performed at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC.

In 2003, Spring received recognition from Mayor Riley of Charleston, SC for winning the Forty Under Forty Award given by The Charleston Regional Business Journal for outstanding business achievements and dedication to the community. In 2007 Shannon was recognized again for leadership and Continuing Success in Business. Shannon believes in giving back as much as possible, and strives to be the kind of person her dogs think she is. Spring believes that fur and slobber are part of any complete wardrobe.

 Meeting venue


4910 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607

Cross Streets: Between N West Shore Blvd/W Boy Scout Blvd and N Obrien St


 Event Time Frame:

11:30 - 11:45 network and order food

11:55 - 12:55 speaker (while eating)

12:55 - 1:00 Announcements

While we do anticipate a sold out event for each Lunch and Learn, events that do not have a minimum of 20 paid registrants, prior to the deadline, will be canceled. Registration deadlines are 72 hrs. before the scheduled event. Full refunds will be issued should a cancellation by ASTD occur.

“This program can be counted as _1__ point(s) towards your CPLP recertification. Save the event registration confirmation and program details to support completion of the recertification application.”

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