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present yourself public speaking presenting workshops


Present Yourself! use stand up comedy skills to improve your performance at presenting and public speaking events.

These are 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.

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

What’s covered in a Present Yourself! comedy workshop

  • Reviewing your current approach
  • Adding performance
  • Scripted content vs improvisation
  • Storytelling
  • Editing for impact and humour
  • Stage presence

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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

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What makes a ‘Present Yourself’ comedy workshops different?

  • Flexibility, venue and duration can change to suit individual needs
  • It’s an entertaining learning experience where you get to be the centre of attention.
  • A focus on improving engagement, better storytelling and ad-libbing while staying on topic.

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.

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

There’s a book too. 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