San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
HOW TO WIN, KEEP AND CHARM YOUR AUDIENCE – a half-day presentation skills training workshop with one of the UK’s leading trainers of stand-up comedians, Chris Head.
At The Art of New Business, we like to offer events that inspire people. This masterclass is for anyone who has to pitch ideas as part of their job; whether that's to a client as part of the client-services team, the board of your agency as a member of the management team, or as part of an agency creative or new business team.
Whilst you won't usually be going for several laughs a minute, the range of communication tools stand-ups use are totally adaptable and applicable to a corporate and business environment to enhance your message and its delivery, as well as giving you increased confidence.
Our trainer Chris Head has established himself as one of the UK's leading comedy coaches and has fifteen years experience as a director of live comedy. His unique training programme of stand-up communication tools applies comedians' techniques in corporate and business contexts.
Clients have included Channel 4, Google, BNP Paribas and advertising agencies Lida and BBH. His coaching style is analytical, clear, warm and inspiring – and highly practical.
13th August 2013
09.30 – 13:00
The Groucho Club, 45 Dean Street, Soho, London. W1D 4QB
Bacon sarnies and coffee will be served on arrival.
£150 per person + VAT
*Only 16 places available
ABOUT THE SESSION:
In this confidence building workshop you will acquire a range of tools to charm, engage, surprise, delight, stimulate and of course get laughs.
Learn how to:
- Get the audience engaged with you and your message from the off,
- Make what you have to say seems natural and motivated,
- Make it personal,
- Get the timing right and find the pace and rhythm,
- Use questions in a controlled way to create a conversational feel,
- Find laughs when you want them,
- Recover from a gag falling flat,
- Use the classic set-up/ punch rhythm to give impact to your message however serious,
- Use misdirection to get a laugh or to make a fact or statement more striking and memorable,
- Maximise the impact of the first minute.
- Finish on a high.
You will leave the session with a full tool kit of stand-up techniques that you can draw on naturally and seamlessly to enhance your communication.
When & Where
The Art of New Business
The Art of New Business is a collaborative network of like-minded individuals set up by Karla Morales-Lee and Sarah Bradley. Our focus is on finding new ways of winning business, and giving support and advice to each other. We run events in London and Manchester for new business executives, managers and directors working in the creative sector. For each event we select speakers who can inspire our network to think differently about what they do and how to do it. We want to lead the search for ‘a better way’. That means better people, better processes, better tools and better results. Bringing in new business for your agency can often be a lonely, high pressured job, so this network has been set up to support and inspire those of you facing daily pressure to bring in new business, often in silo from the rest of their organisation.