A fun, one-day event aimed at Corporate individuals, teams and organisations, exploring how to become a more powerful and authentic communicator using comedy techniques.
This is a Learning Thru Laughter workshop - Communication & Personal Impact Skills for Individuals, Teams & Organisations
A well judged injection of comedy into any situation can provide light relief or, with some careful planning, a thought-provoking alternative view to serious matters. Comedy is a great medium for communication - when you are laughing you're listening, and when you're listening you're learning.
What techniques do comedians use to establish immediate rapport with their audiences? Why are these techniques so effective and how can they be used in business situations? And how can we tell stories that move and engage our audience? We'll explore authenticity and personas, and examine the assumptions about one another. We'll also look at issues that can hinder us from presenting effectively and demystify some common fears.
Awareness of how you come across to others
Strategies for dealing with your challenges in communication
Tools and tips for authentic and powerful communicatio
Tools to help you deliver difficult messages and become a master story teller
[The recommended minimum age for this class is 16. If anyone under 16 would like to attend, we are happy to assess this on an individual basis; please contact us before booking.]
Keith Palmer MBE is the founder and director of The Comedy School. He is an experienced producer, facilitator, and consultant on the comedy circuit, in television and arts education projects.
Over the last 20 years, he has provided bespoke training and personal development programmes for organisations including The Princes Trust, British American Drama Academy, The ICA, The National Youth Theatre, Equity, St Marys University, 20th Century Fox and the NHS.
As an events producer, Keith organised Nelson Mandela's visit to Brixton in 1996, has run a number of comedy festivals with high profile professional comedians, such as Jo Brand, Hugh Dennis, Arthur Smith and Neil Mullarkey, and most recently, produced the sell-out tribute to the late Felix Dexter at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo.
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