Motivational Speaker Brad Montgomery shares tips, ideas and wisdom about getting more out of yourself.

If you write the funniest caption for this photo, you can win a free copy of my book:
Humor Us: America’s Funniest Humorists On the Power of Laughter

Leave your submission below in the comment field, and if you’re one of the top two chosen submissions, we’ll send you a book. (Humor Me: America’s Funniest Humorists On the Power of Laughter.) (You’ll get the electronic version of the book.)

Here are some caption ideas submitted by other readers to help get your creative juices going. Have fun!

– – All we need are 132 gallons of ice cream, a bucket of chocolate, and 1339 cherries and it’s Banana Splits for the whole neighborhood!

– – What I’d give for a steak!

– – Potassium? Not a problem.

– – Whadda YOU looking at?

Submit your captions below as a comment.

Why is this caption writing relevant to you? Caption writing is a great exercise to loosen up your creativity skills. I’ve done this at the beginning of meetings with a few different photos and the result is a fun, relaxing, team-building exercise. Remember the rules: there is no such thing as a bad caption or idea. Write them all down, and celebrate the VOLUME of captions more than the QUALITY.

Need to kick start a meeting? Try this exercise and see the energy and creativity get a boost even before you start.

Learn more about my work as a motivational keynote speaker here.

Cheers,

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Keynote Speaker, Humorist, Caption Writer,

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Here’s a REALLy funny practical joke that could get you fired.

Humor in the workplace? You can count on it if your from a company I recently worked for in Kentucky.

(I’m gonna leave their name off this post, because this idea is a tiny bit.. er …near the edge, if not way past it.)

Ok, so here’s the story: A guy at this Kentucky company orders a gift for his wife, and in order to keep the gift secret from his bride he had the gift sent to work. Then he forgot it about it, and left for a vacation.)

A few days later the gift arrives at work in a plane brown box. This is where the office practical joke comes in.

One of this guy’s co-workers printed up the sign you see. (I thought it was so funny I took a photo of it.)

It reads:

THE MAN PUMP
We Help Pump You Up
Self Enlargement Pump

And then it listed an address.
man pump

After attaching this home-made label to the box, they passed it around the office, had some laughs, and left it on the guy’s desk for him to find upon his return.

I think for some people ‘d1 and for some offices ‘d1 this would be WAY past the line. In fact, as funny as I thought it was, I’d recommend that you don’t steal this idea, unless you’re eager to look for a new job.

But for this guy, and this company, and at this time, it was a hilarious and creative practical joke for the office. Because of this creative joke, they bumped their morale, shared some laughs, and cemented their “team.”

Again… don’t do it. It’s a bad idea. But darn! It cracked me up!

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Cheers,

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Keynote Speaker, Humorist, Humor in the Workplace Consultant