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Present Yourself at Google Digital Garage (Manchester)


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Present Yourself comes to the Google Digital Garage in Manchester.

I’m really please to reveal that Google’s Digital Garage in Manchester will be hosting a taster session of Present Yourself, my comedy skills for presenting workshop .

It’s taking place on the 4th June at 17:00pm and there are 20 spaces available.

What is a Present Yourself workshop? – Stand up comedy skills for presenting and speaking

Want to put some ‘pop’ into your speaking and presenting? Be confident, relaxed, and inspiring, whatever the situation.

Taking experiences from the demanding environment of stand-up comedy, this ‘Present Yourself’ taster session uses stand-up comedy to help unlock creative thinking and build confidence. Aimed those new to presenting who wish to build confidence, and advanced presenters seeking side coaching and fresh feedback.

The focus is on improving engagement, storytelling, body language and ad-libbing while staying on topic. There are no scripts or rehearsals, the emphasis is on laughter and lots of learning. Presented by John Cooper, a professional stand-up comedian and improviser.

 

Google Digital Garage in Manchester
Google Digital Garage in Manchester

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Previous clients:

Building Confidence Through Comedy with the Growth Hub

I recently took a Present Yourself! workshop with The Growth Company in Manchester, helping a group of their members build confidence through comedy.

Late last year I took part in their ‘Spark 2 Scale’ programme –  to help grow my own business, and it’s been a real boost for my networking and marketing. So it only made sense then for me to then approach them at the end  and offer the service they’d helped me develop in return.

The idea for ‘Present Yourself!’ was born out of the stand up comedy class I had been  teaching, and has slowly ‘iterated’ from there over the last 2 years. Slowly adding in ‘bits’ from other disciples such as personal development,  solo improvisation and side coaching, and clarifying what it is – and what it isn’t.  It’s great finally see growth myself, the help running the event the feedback on the day was incredibly rewarding.

Stand up comedy workshop for presenting and storytelling
Stand up comedy workshop for presenting and storytelling in business

Feedback from the event:

“I came away with more confidence, and an understanding that I can talk about topics that I’m passionate about in a way to engage the audience without losing them … probably one of the most rewarding growth hub events and totally valuable use of my time.”

“Brilliant – straight away comfortably out of my comfort zone!”

“Really enjoyable. Got a lot from it. Hope to implement in my workplace.”

“It will push tour boundaries, but well worth it.”

“Amazing use of 3 hours to develop confidence & presentation skills.”

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