Beam Up my Teeth!
Starbase Dental proves that a little humor in the dentistry
business can go a long way. Dressed in Star Trek uniforms, with
a Star Trek/sci-fi movie-themed office, this Orlando-based dental
office shatters all dentists stereotypes!
Despite their playful Star Trek theme, they still convey a
professional, caring image in everything they do. Starbase
Dental has simply adopted an unusual, fun theme to help them
stand out from the herd, and to send the message to their
patients that they don’t take themselves too seriously.
(And heck, considering the stress that most dental patients
experience, why wouldn’t a dental office use loads of humor?)
So as you ponder your future in this universe, think of creative,
fun ways you can reduce your own customers’ stress levels.
Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
For a wacky theme day or meeting icebreaker, Google “name anagram generators” and use everyone’s anagram-generated names for the meeting or for the day. For example, my name Michael Kerr got spit out as ‘Like Charmer’. My full name, Michael Douglas Kerr got rearranged to: ‘Hacker’s Idle Glamour’, which I rather like! ================================================================
Quote of the Week
“Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It’s a Wacky World
The Ig Nobel prizes were announced last week, honoring wacky
science research projects. This year’s winners included a study
that showed that swearing helps people withstand pain, and a
scientist who invented a remote-control helicopter to collect
Happy Hump Day everyone, and happy “Bring Your Teddy Bear to
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