STAND-UP & PRESENT
FOR CONFIDENCE & CHARACTER IN SPEAKING AND PRESENTING
I work with stand-up comedians as director, mentor and coach and I am increasingly invited into corporate contexts to run stand-up workshops. These range from half-a-day to a full 8 week stand-up course leading to a show in front of friends and colleagues! There are so many transferable skills that stand-up teaches you and what's more once you have done stand-up comedy no other kind of speaking or presenting holds any fears .
Clients include a number of ad agencies and media companies: M&C Saatchi (Lida), MRM Meteorite, 101 London, 180 Kingsday Amsterdam, McCann, Digitas, The Mill, ITV, Channel 4. Google. I have also provided workshops for legal and financial clients like Bank Paribas, UBS and Allen & Overy.
"So transferrable can stand-up skills be to other industries that Head now gets hired in-house by ad agencies, banks and law firms to give courses to employees to help them with things like pitching or giving presentations."
London Evening Standard
"Chris is - I say this rarely - a genius. He draws out your ideas and helps you shape them so they work. Then he shows you how to land them with power. And he does is with a real groundedness and calm that is hugely confidence building."
Over three million views for the TEDx talk Chris directed and script-edited.
Speaking Clients Testimonials
Creative Review magazine
Chris is interviewed about coaching stand-up skills to ad agencies to improve presentation and pitching.
In a lunchtime lecture, Chris shows how stand-up comedy skills can enliven and punch out a dry corporate message.