Online Coaching

Jeremy Nicholas is the director of Talking Toolbox, teaching advanced presentation skills, media training and communication techniques based on his 30 years on TV and radio.

HOW TO BE A WHIZZ AT ZOOM – Jeremy runs group training sessions on how to use Zoom for meetings and remote presentations. For bespoke remote presentation training for your organisation, email Jem@JeremyNicholas.co.uk with your requirements. 

ADDING HUMOUR TO PRESENTATIONS.

Talking Funny For Speakers is an online group programme to help you add humour to your  presentations. It’s not about turning you into a comedian, it’s about learning the skills to make your talk more entertaining, so it engages your audience.

I run these group programmes across a six week period. There’s a programme starting on 2nd July 2020, and the next ones will start on 3rd September 2020 and then 29th October 2020.

You will learn: How to write funny lines, how to deliver them, how to make your audience smile without losing credibility, where to find humour in real life,  how to hold your audience’s attention, why stories are fantastic and jokes should be avoided, and how to get a guaranteed laugh with a simple structure anyone can implement.

THE BENEFITS

You’ll learn how to grab your audience’s attention and hold it. 

This is vital in today’s fast moving world. People won’t listen to boring speakers any more. It’s such a shame if you’ve got great content and people are tuning out. This will ensure they’ll listen to the bitter end, while keeping them sweet.

Humorous speakers get great feedback at conference and they’re much more likely to be rebooked by speakers. 

A WORD FROM JEREMY ON WHY YOU SHOULD SIGN UP

All my life I’ve operated in that small niche area between information and humour. Back in 2010 I gave a talk on using humour in business presentations to an audience in Johannesburg and split my trousers live on stage. I got a standing ovation. I’m not sure if it was for my material or my bum!

I’ve worked as a BBC News broadcaster during the week and a stand-up comic at weekends. I’ve always added funny lines into my broadcasting and that’s why I’ve been the go-to person for commentating on major events with authority, but also adding a splash of colour. I specialise in providing that spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down. I’ve taken two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe in the past two years, enjoying month-long runs of each. I’m a past-president of the Professional Speaking Association, London, and a recipient of the coveted Professional Speaking Award of Excellence. I’ve spoken across the world on to use humour in business presentations. I know how to get people to listen and it’s a shareable skill. Would you like me to share it with you?

THE PROGRAMME

There are ten people in the programme. The group comes together for an online meeting once a week where you can discuss with your fellow participants about what you’ve learnt. I’ll give feedback and there’s a chance to bounce ideas around in a Facebook group during the week. There’s only one test for humorous material and that’s to try it out on other people, so the group sessions are invaluable.

You’ll get 12 videos to watch, six exercises to complete, six live group calls and a Facebook group to discuss your material, and get and give feedback to your teammates on the programme. 

THE DATES

Programmes start on:

2nd July 2020

3rd September 2020

29th October 2020

7th January 2021

The live calls will all be at 6pm UK time on Thursdays. You can do the other parts of the programme,  the videos, exercises and Facebook group in your own time, to fit into your week. Your videos will arrive every Monday and Friday.

THE COST

It’s £504  for the six week programme, but I’m offering it at £360 while we’re all on lockdown and people are strapped for cash. This will go up once the lockdown lifts. 

If you’d like to add humour to your talks, to engage and entertain your audience click below to secure your place at the early bird price, by PayPal, credit card or direct.

If you’d rather pay electronic banking and avoid PayPal fees, just email me Jem@JeremyNicholas.co.uk and I’ll send you an invoice.

CORPORATE TRAINING SESSIONS:

Media Training– How to do the perfect TV, radio and press interview.

Crisis Communications– an advanced session on dealing with hostile and unwelcome media attention.

How to Use Humour In Business – an interactive two hour session on how to be funny and what to avoid.

Telling Tales– a two hour session on corporate storytelling. How to find the stories and how to use them with impact.

What Business Leaders Can Learn From Sport –a two hour workshop based on Jeremy’s years as a BBC sports commentator interviewing greats from the world of sport.

What Are You Talking About? – a 45 minute keynote or 90 minute workshop on the crazy things business speakers do in presentations.

 

ONE TO ONE COACHING SESSIONS

Talking Toolbox coaching sessions can help with: Writing speeches, structuring talks, developing powerful slides, overcoming nerves, delivering with impact, adding humour, coping with tricky questions, and all aspects of talking out loud in front of people.

We know that public speaking is one of the scariest things in the world, after spiders, skyscrapers and circus clowns; so we’ve a range of options to ease you on your speaking journey.

One-to-one sessions are available to help you with any part of the daunting business of speaking; especially creating killer keynotes, delivering like a true professional and adding humour to talks.

Tickle My Keynote is very popular with speakers who want help with funny lines. Jeremy’s recognised as a leader in this field and is sought out by top international speakers, as well as corporate clients in the UK, to ensure they get laughs onstage. He undertakes commissions to write funny lines into existing speeches.

Annual coaching package – Jeremy takes on six speakers a year and offers them 12 three hour sessions across a year-long period. This is very popular with professional speakers as well as corporate clients who have to speak as part of their job. There is usually a short waiting list for this option.

Jem is a legend. He’s tickled, cajoled and spurred me into action to improve both my keynotes and my marketing, with practical feedback that has very quickly yielded results. He’s a gem to work with and I’ve been recommending him to lots of friends of mine.
Caspar Craven
Round the World Sailor and Professional Speaker

Do you need some speaker coaching?

Whatever you need help with to make you a better speaker, Jeremy can help.