Yvonne Conte is a highly respected, gifted storyteller with a comic edge and a powerful message about life. She has authored six books and holds a degree in communication. Yvonne has carved out a unique niche as an ordinary woman overcoming adversity. Her straightforward, uplifting style sets a positive tone for any conference, and her closing talks leave her audience spellbound and looking at life from a new perspective. Her live presentations generate outstanding audience evaluations: “She's so genuine, easy to understand and relate to, a breath of fresh air, she's hysterical, full of personality, gripping tale of courage and faith, really makes you think."
Her speaking typically includes 60 keynotes a year at major conferences. Her publishing credits includes over 28 articles and essays and five books including her latest, Remarkable Women of Faith, (Insight Publishing) and best seller, Serious Laughter (Amsterdam-Berwick Publishing) which has been translated into Chinese. Her books have been on the curricula at Monroe Community College and Corning College. She has appeared on CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates. Her career has taken her to 31 states and 7 countries.
Yvonne is the founder and CEO of Humor Advantage, Incorporated and creator of “Humor Advantage Pay It Forward Program”. Humor Advantage is a member of Greater Fort Myers and Greater Syracuse Chambers of Commerce. Yvonne believes that life is a never-ending process of growth. Each person is infinitely valuable and possesses vast untapped resources for greater success, contribution, joy and personal satisfaction. Yvonne believes people can live abundant fulfilling lives if they accept personal responsibility, learn and apply timeless principles, practice wellness producing habits, discover their dreams, set life goals, and have a challenging career or viable business vehicle for creating financial abundance, along with the time and freedom to enjoy it. Yvonne believes true success is experienced when our lives are balanced. All of our programs, products and services are designed to guide you towards that balance.
"Our membership of over 700 felt Yvonne was one of the best keynote speakers we have ever had for our conference. -Denise Obrecht, Iowa State Association of Counties
"Judges, Magistrate Judges, and court staff alike have commented on how truly excellent your program was. I believe it was evident by the amount of laughter that swelled the large conference room." -Mary D'Andrea. US District Court for Middle District of Pennsylvania
"You truly set the tone for the balance of our conference-we are so lucky to have had your wisdom and inspiration three times in one year! Thank you for making me look so good!" -Ruth Kemmerer President's East Coast Conference, Arthritis Foundation, Philadelphia
"Your presentation exceeded our expectations! Your ability to encapsulate, in a humorous manner, a number of important concepts regarding personal attitudes within the context of a work environment was masterful. -Richard Degus, Executive Assistant to President Monroe Community College
The Humor Advantage This fast paced humorous presentation is peppered with personal anecdotes and real life experience. Yvonne provides insights into the trials and triumphs we face at home and in the workplace. She has met personal challenges- major career changes, death, illness, divorce and single parenthood with unshakable optimism, deep faith, and a sense of humor. She brings laughter and encouragement, delighting her audiences as she offers life-changing material. A seasoned motivational humorist, Yvonne takes good clean real-life experiences and adds a delightful serving of laughter helping her audience to discover how thoughts, feelings and behavior can affect work performance, relationships and personal success.
This is a common sense no-nonsense and hysterical look at life.Improves Communication Stimulates Creativity Builds Confidence Promotes Good Health Encourages Problem Solving Reduces Stress Helps to Overcome Fear Increases Productivity Prevents Burnout