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. The next programme starts on 1st April 2021.
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.
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 Hall of Fame Award the PSAE – Professional Speaking Award of Excellence. I’ve spoken across the world on how 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?
There are a maximum of eight 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 mastermind group to discuss your material, and get and give feedback to your teammates on the programme.
TESTIMONIALS FOR THE PROGRAMME
“I learned loads of techniques and strategies on how to structure my stores and make them even more funny, engaging and impactful.” – Stuart Harris, customer retention expert.
“Jem helped me to craft funny lines within my style that I can use again and again.” – Dr. Lynda Shaw, neuroscientist and speaker.
Mel Sherwood – pitch and presentation specialist.
Paul Du Toit – Congruence, South Africa.
Caroline Hopkins – presentation skills expert.
UPCOMING PROGRAMME DATES
Six-week programmes start on Thursdays 4th Feb, 1st April, 3rd June, 16th Sep 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.
It’s £504 for the six week programme, but I’m offering it at £360 (£300 + VAT) while we’re all facing the pandemic 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 just email Jem@JeremyNicholas.co.uk to secure your place and we’ll send you an invoice.
CORPORATE TRAINING SESSIONS:
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.
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.
Whatever you need help with to make you a better speaker, Jeremy can help.