Brian wondered if his attention had wandered when,
on the first day the speaker told a story
and about 10, in an auditorium of 200,
It happened again the next day,
same story he thought and about 10 began laughing –
then second take joined by 15 or 20.
It happened again on day 3,4 & 5 –
each day for the week-long conference
the same story – not clever, funny or quirky,
and more people laughing.
Brian said they must have chosen well
because it didn’t leak out – not a whiff,
10 selected, and told to laugh loudly on cue.
By week’s end the entire audience laughed with them.
The leader of the leadership conference said
the participants all had a long way to go.