£60 – £75

Be a Superhero at Public Speaking

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Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough

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  • Do you cringe when delivering your elevator pitch?

  • Do you panic if you’re asked to do a presentation?

  • Would you rather die than speak on camera?


The engaging speaker deals with these problems by stepping into a personality that is different to their everyday character. They prepare rich, original material, and then engage their audience with natural, conversational enthusiasm.

Actors and comedians are known for being introspective and withdrawn when they’re not performing, but using a public persona that they’re happy and comfortable with.

Help! I'm Not Sure What the Workshop Will Be Like and It Might Be Scary

You'll be fine. Here's why: I believe that my workshops are the safest environment to improve your speaking confidence.

If my workshops were any more informal, we'd be having a chat in a coffee shop (which, let’s face it, would be fun but not that beneficial). In my opinion, you learn the most through doing, so I ask you to bring a presentation to deliver on the day, but you don't have to speak at all in the session if you don't want to. The gentlest way I can teach people to speak with confidence is always by watching them speak. By pushing people a little out of their comfort zone they learn a huge amount and often gain transformational feedback from the other delegates.

Generally, we have a lot of fun: laughs, interaction and substantial breakthroughs always happen, in a natural and relaxed way. Strangely enough, this leads to huge satisfaction and memorable learning. Lovely.

What You Get:

If you’d like to be relaxed and natural when talking to strangers, feel in control and know you’ll never be caught on the hop or unprepared, this workshop is exactly what you need. All you need to do is bring a 10-minute presentation and a willingness to develop your skills. I'll do the rest.

Here's an overview of the day:


  • Introduction: objectives for the day.

  • Writing and Delivery practical: everyone speaks and receives feedback.

  • Writing theory: techniques for creating and editing concise material with a story.

  • Writing theory: identifying your speaking personality.

  • Technical theory: how to use visuals for maximum effect without relying on them.

  • Delivery theory: how to handle your nerves and engage your audience.

  • Delivery practical: delegates try techniques including movement and emoting.


  • Half an hour to edit and rehearse the presentations based on what was learnt in the morning.

  • All delegates deliver their presentations (10-minute time limit) with feedback from me and the other delegates.

  • Conclusion – key points learnt from the day are discussed and reinforced.

Tea and coffee are available throughout the day, and food is available at the Grow Cafe, which is on-site. (Everything on the menu is under £5.00 (the main meal of the day is £4.50, a sandwich (toasted or not) is £3.00, hot drinks range from £1.60 - £2.50, cans of drinks are £0.80).


The workshop takes place at the suitably futuristic Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough.

Who Are You, Anyway?

Your tutor is Jon Torrens, who took himself out of his introverted comfort zone to train as a stand-up comedian and spent two years performing professionally, before becoming a coach and trainer to help other people to enjoy being in the spotlight.

Here's what people have said about my training:

Karen Arnott – Web and Graphic Designer

'I’d definitely go as far as saying Jon’s workshops are life changing…'

Jack Griffin – World Art Manager, Criterion Games, Electronic Arts

'Jon was an excellent coach and mentor, and his depth of experience in public speaking was clearly evident. His feedback was always precise and extremely useful, and I was able to put it into practice successfully in a presentation shortly after for visiting students. Jon’s attention to detail, positive approach, and light-hearted and approachable manner were very motivating and instilled confidence in myself and other members of the team.'

James Cotton – CEO/Founder, Onespacemedia

'If you want to improve your communications game – whether you want to get better at presenting, public speaking, networking or selling, Jon is your man. I have learned so much from Jon over the past couple of months and he has transformed my public speaking. An added bonus is that working with Jon doesn’t feel like work at all, in fact it’s a lot of fun. So if you have the opportunity to work with Jon, then I suggest that you do so, immediately.

David Priddle – Software Engineer, Red Gate Software

You can’t fault Jon; his unusual approach to tailor sessions to individual’s requirements makes you come away both satisfied and wanting more! The best public speaking and confidence coach I’ve had the pleasure to meet. Highly recommended.

Pete Ellis – Level Designer at Guerrilla Cambridge

Jon is a superb communication coach. His approach to teaching is fresh, exciting, interactive, and above all else, memorable.

I went to Jon to get help with confidence during presentations and public speaking, and this is exactly what he delivered. I have attended so many sessions that teach you what to put in your presentation, but none of how to act and deliver them. This is exactly what Jon taught us, effortlessly filling a gap in the market with his knowledge and expertise in public speaking and stand-up comedy.

Best of all, he got us to actively try out the techniques he taught, including how to deal with interruptions or setbacks. This experience in this session was invaluable and has given me extra confidence to deal with public speaking that I have already used since.

I highly recommend Jon as a Communication coach for anyone looking to improve their presentations skills, delivery and public speaking.

Chris Thorne – Gene Editing Community Specialist at Horizon Discovery

Jon whipped us all up into a presenting frenzy with his enthusiasm and ideas – I hope to apply everything I learned in the coming months.

If you have any questions, just fire them my way!

You can learn more about me on my LinkedIn page.

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