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Do You Work with the Living Dead? examines people who drag themselves into work, bite and devour one another with their words, respond negatively to almost everything, cause trouble, go through life with no enthusiasm at all, and in general act as lifeless as zombies. Desi Payne, author and humorous motivational speaker, gives strategies on how to deal with negative people. You will also learn how stress affects your attitude, how enthusiasm is contagious, how gratitude will change an attitude, how power words will give life, and how your attitude affects your health. You will learn about the different types of workplace zombies and what to do if you get infected by one of them. This book will help you: Learn how to administer "CPR," reboot your brain, manage stress, apply strategies that work, laugh more at work and in life, and get along with other people.
"Very funny and engaging!"
Meet the Author
Desi Payne loves to inspire her audiences as a humorous motivational speaker and is known as the “Attitude Adjuster.” She motivates employees by helping them adjust their attitudes to create a positive work environment. Desi also likes to boost the morale of employees by helping them reduce stress in the workplace. Desi has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and is an international speaker and trainer. Her “Humor Therapy” program has touched thousands of patients ranging from children to adult cancer patients. She is an award-winning entertainer and has worked with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and appeared with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Desi and her husband, Craig, reside in Iowa; they have two grown children.
“Desi’s book aims to breathe life into lifeless workplaces through humor, heart, and honest observations. She’s on a mission to inject positivity into every leader—and the people they lead!”
– Mark Cole, CEO, John Maxwell Enterprises
“It turns out the zombies aren't here to eat our brains. They're here to tell us how busy they are, whine that there's no cake in the break room, and count the hours until Friday. Desi Payne's witty comparison of the zombie apocalypse and the workplace downer is a fun read with actionable strategies to survive the workday!”
– Paul Osincup, TedX Speaker & Positive Workplace Strategist
“In today's complex, competitive working environment, it takes the entire team to make things go. Desi Payne has taken some complex issues on motivating the team and creating a positive, productive working environment and distilled them down to easily actionable strategies that leaders can use immediately. If you're a leader wanting to make a difference, I highly recommend Desi's book Do You Work with the Living Dead? You'll walk away from reading it with a new lease on work life.”
– Lieutenant Commander Chip Lutz, United States Navy (Retired), MSEd, CSP, CHP
“With stress and information overload on the rise, it’s easy to feel like we’re constantly running on empty. Desi Payne takes a serious problem and engages readers with humor to emphasize the magnitude of where we’re heading if we don’t take serious action soon. Read this book and recharge your life.”
– Dr. Heidi Hanna, PhD, NY Times best-selling author and founder of the Stress Mastery Academy
Sample Interview Questions for TV Appearances
In your book, Do You work with the Living Dead?, you talk about rebooting the brain. What does that mean? (Show demonstration with brain)
Since laughter helps reboot the brain, you’re going to take us through the “Evolution of a Laugh. We’ve got five volunteers from the audience that are going to help us out. (Desi takes audience, other TV guests, or host through the “Evolution of a Laugh.”) See YouTube video
You brought your lifeless zombie friend, “Z” today. Shouldn’t we stay away from people who act like zombies? What are you and “Z” going to do today? (Desi & Z make “Brain Healthy Ice Cream” and see YouTube Video)
In your book, you mention that your attitude affects your health. You have some “blood vessels” to help explain what you meant. (Demonstration with “blood vessels”)
Any of the questions in the radio and podcast section below.
Sample Interview Questions for Radio or Podcast Interviews
Do You Work with the Living Dead is an interesting title. Can you tell me how you came up with that title?
In your book, you mention 22 workplace zombies. Can you list a few of them?
You give five strategies on surviving among lifeless and negative people. Can you tell me a few?
You talk a lot about the power of laughter in your book and I noticed you have a YouTube video on the evolution of a laugh. Why is laughter so important?
Your nickname is The Attitude Adjuster; do you ever get a bad attitude?
You said that stress affects your attitude. What can a person do about stress?
What is your 3-step strategy for managing stress?
You talk about CPR for a lifeless attitude. I know what CPR is for the heart, what do you mean by CPR for an attitude?
What are benefits of having a positive attitude?
Title: Do You Work with the Living Dead?
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-64085-764-3
Published Date: October 29, 2019
Page Count: 176
Who Book is for: Leaders, employees, or anyone who needs an attitude adjustment
“Local Author has Book Published”
Desi Payne, author and speaker, has just released her new book, “Do You Work with the Living Dead?”
The book addresses people who drag themselves into work, bite and devour one another with their words, act negative, cause trouble, or go through life with no enthusiasm at all, and in general act as lifeless as zombies. Desi Payne, gives strategies on how to deal with negative people. You will also learn how stress affects your attitude, enthusiasm is contagious, how gratitude will change an attitude, how power words will give life, and how your attitude affects your health. You will learn about the different types of workplace zombies and what to do if you get infected by one of them. This book will help you: Learn how to administer "CPR," reboot your brain, manage stress, apply strategies that work, laugh more at work and in life, and get along with other people. The book is now available on Amazon.com