A Spoonful of Sugar Helps The Medicine Go Down – Ethics, Compliance & Entertainment

Apr 22, 2022

In this episode, Tom and Ronnie draw connections from the famous Mary Poppins quote to ethics & compliance training and communications.


Tom Fox

Ronnie Feldmen


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About This Episode

In this episode of Creativity and Compliance, Tom and Ronnie use a quote from Mary Poppins to discuss:

  • Why entertainment is a helpful tool, even around serious, important topics.
  • Share examples from outside of ethics & compliance.
  • Debunk common misconceptions around the use of entertainment and humor.

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Entertainment increases our influence. In a noisy environment, if we’re interesting, entertaining and fun, we’ll get real estate and airtime on more communication channels, we’ll get increased frequency of our messaging and we’ll have a greater likelihood that others (Leaders, Ethics Ambassadors, etc.) will help carry these important messages forward on our behalf. Being entertaining with how we train and communicate will give us increased visibility, approachability and influence.