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Humour Workshops

I’ve delivered workshops the effectiveness of humour for Google’s Digital Garage, Power to Change, The Locality Conference, The Business Growth Hub, Avecto Cyber Security, and many others.

Recent workshops

Present Yourself!

Present Yourself! uses stand up comedy to improve presenting and public speaking skills.

Taking experience from the demanding environment of stand-up comedy, These Present Yourself! comedy workshops use humour to help unlock creative thinking and build confidence in front of an audience.
It’s an active workshops with plenty of side coaching and feedback from the perspective of a stand up comedian. There are no scripts, just learning and laughter.

What’s covered:

  • Performance
  • Scripted content vs improvisation
  • Storytelling
  • Editing for impact and humour
  • Stage presence

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A different and refreshing way of looking at the skills that we use in presenting. I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop.
– Raj Patel MBE

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

“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” – Ollie, Business Growth Hub

“Got a lot from it. Hope to implement in my workplace.” – Manchester Business Growth Hub

“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

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

“Brilliant – straight away comfortably out of my comfort zone!”- Manchester Business Growth Hub event

“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

Got a question?

John Cooper at the Comedy Store Manchester
John Cooper at the Comedy Store Manchester

There’s a book. Public Speaking.

The 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.

Rocket Steps. The art of communication.

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The Art of Communication

John Cooper, Comedian, Illustrator and Improviser