Coming out of graduate school I had a deep desire to work for Disney.  I noticed an ad in The Wall Street Journal for a marketing position.  I quickly ran to the Disney store, bought Dumbo the elephant, put Dumbo in a box, filled the box with peanuts, wrapped Dumbo’s trunk around a pennant, and on the pennant it read “If you’re going NUTS over resumes, read this one!”

I was one of a handful, out of thousands, to receive an interview.

Upon arrival for the interview guess who the first to greet me…. DUMBO!  Needless to say, he served as a great ice-breaker.

Use appropriate humor to gain favorable attention and make for an easy transition to business.

What creative presentation skills can you use to gain attention over the competition?


“Humor is mankind's greatest blessing”. 
-Mark Twain