Well-Liked Leaders Know The Secret: Make Us Laugh

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Read Michael Phillips-Anderson's Piece For Lapham's Quarterly, 'Working The Room'

Funny lines, well-delivered can help a president's popularity. Whether they're spontaneous or carefully crafted, they have the power to persuade. Michael Phillips-Anderson, assistant professor at Monmouth University, says laughter helps us believe politicians will govern in a way we like.

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