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Speaker shares importance of fun at work

Motivational speaker and consultant Craig Zablocki will explain Thursday in Nevada City how to use fun to foster creativity and increase productivity at two presentations.

“I don’t necessarily advocate joke telling, but making a safe environment for creativity and fun to happen,” he said Monday from his home in Denver.

Zablocki makes about 100 presentations a year to corporations, professional groups, nonprofit organizations and victims’ rights groups on how to use fun at work and in people’s personal lives.

“Adults take themselves too seriously and it gets in the way of good business,” he said. “There are all kinds of studies that point to productivity increasing when people are having fun, when they’re enjoying their work and laughter comes from it.”

He said there are several studies that show laughter is good for personal health. “I talk a lot about having fun – not necessarily being funny, but having fun,” he said.

A former school teacher, Zablocki has worked with the families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and was the first outside speaker to address the student body at Columbine High School after the shooting spree at the Colorado school.

“I work a lot with victim groups trying to find laughter again,” he said. “I believe in the healing nature of humor, the ability to laugh again.”


WHAT: Presentation by Craig Zablocki, nationally recognized speaker on the use of fun to foster creativity and increase productivity in the workplace.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday

WHERE: Imaginarium, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City

ADMISSION: $10 each. Available by calling 273-4667.

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