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Stand Up Comedy Skills for Presenting

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

Taking experience from the demanding environment of stand-up comedy,  John uses stand-up  techniques to help unlock new creative thinking. Focusing on skills required to engage, maintain and entertain an audience while staying on topic.

Training workshops for small groups with individual feedback, or 1on1. There are no scripts and no rehearsals, just laughs and lots of learning.

Many thanks to John, a real master in the craft of improvised speaking. – Andy Atkins, Resonant

“Didn’t feel like training and it was interactive, good fun.”
– Staff at Avecto, Manchester

“Amazing workshop, thank you for making the storytelling so much fun”
The Coalville Hero Project

“Excellent workshop on telling your story”
Jax Lovelock – Dewsbury Park Mansion

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Increase engagement • Gain presence
Better storytelling • Authentic confidence


There’s a book too. Public Speaking.

Public speaking and building confidenceThe Present Yourself! book is a fully illustrated guide offering loads of help to get better at speaking and presenting. To get a free sampler of the bok (in PDF format) fill in the form below.

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More Testimonials

“Excellent session. John made us feel at ease and have fun whilst giving us valuable advice and skills.”
– Liz Whitely

“Eye-opening and something that I’d do again”
– David Norris

“Scary but loads of fun too, brilliant.”
– Terry Corbett

“Really enjoyed it and got out of my comfort zone.
– Connor Aston


How are outcomes recorded?
Feedback is recorded during the workshop and reviewed during an end of workshop discussion.

How long will it last?
Duration is flexible, based on number of attendees.

Where does it take place?
Location is flexible. Either on-site with the client or at a designated venue space.

How Much does it cost?
The cost of the workshop is dependant on number attendees and duration.

What makes a ‘Present Yourself’ workshop different?

  • We can come and do it where you work, no need to travel.
  • It’s an entertaining learning experience where you get to be the centre of attention.
  • Happier people create more productive places of work.

Better soft skills in the work place.

Why are good soft skills important? Advances in technology and  are leading to a decrease in jobs and career choices. Futurologists predict this trend is set to continue in sectors such as transport, accountancy, law and customer services.

In addition to this the culture of social media has led to an increase in screen use for simple conversations. We live in a wonderfully connected world, however  methods of communicating are creating a damaging social dynamic, leading to a decrease in quality soft skills and human interaction. Check out Susan Greenfield’s TED talk; Ted Talk: Susan Greenfield: technology and the human mind.

With these issues in mind, it’s more important than ever to re-invest in ourselves and each other,  at work and at home.

Rocket Steps. The art of communication.

Rocket Steps Ltd

The Art of Communication

John Cooper, Comedian. Improviser. Illustrator. Trainer.