Be confident & comfortable presenting, whatever the situation. Enhance your voice and presence.

Taking experiences from the demanding environment of stand-up comedy, Present Yourself! focuses on the skills required to engage, maintain and entertain an audience of any size. The workshops are designed to increase confidence for those new to public speaking and aid advanced presenters in their capability to inform and inspire. There are no scripts or rehearsals, the emphasis is on laughter and lots of learning.

If you deliver presentations, or want to advance your presentation skills this training will show you how to get the results you’re after. Present Yourself! training workshops explore all aspects of what it takes to engage and maintain presence for presenting and public speaking.

“Excellent session. John made us feel at ease and have fun whilst giving us valuable advice and skills.”
– Liz Whitely
“Eye-opening and
something that I’d do again”

– David Norris
“Scary but loads
of fun too, brilliant.”
– Terry Corbett

Increase engagement • Gain presence
Better storytelling • Authentic confidence

Funny is a serious business

Stand-up comedians have developed ways to survive and thrive in front of a crowd – this workshop consists of practical methods and discussions which explore them. There is no requirement for participants to prepare a speech or script. Everyone who participates…everyone… will speak, present and discover the edge of their comfort zone.

An agile approach

Present Yourself workshops help create more agile workforce’s capable of thriving in the current climate. Performance skills and applied improvisation (a framework of observing, listening and responding1) are valuable tools to utilise in today’s workplace and are set to increase in demand in the future job market.

Future-proofing skills

1. Advances in technological automation are leading to a decrease in available jobs, futurologists predict this trend is set to continue in sectors such as transport, accountancy and customer services.
“By 2021 a disruptive tidal wave will begin. Solutions powered by AI/cognitive technology will displace jobs, with the biggest impact felt in transportation, logistics, customer service and consumer services.”
Brian Hopkins. Forrester Report2

2. The culture of social media and increase in screen use for conversation, while making a more connected world are also creating a damaging social dynamic is leading to a decrease in quality soft skills and human interaction.
Ted Talk: Susan Greenfield: technology and the human mind.

With these issues in mind, it’s more important than ever to re-invest in people in the workplace to deliver lean and efficient training solutions.

What makes Present Yourself workshops different?

Traditional training workshops often involve taking groups out of the workplace to bond and grow, using outdoor activities and themed events. Set up fees and travel logistics can make this costly, and while successful, they should not be seen as an escape.

Present Yourself brings together a tools from a broad range of training disciplines to deliver a practical on-site entertaining solution within a work environment, making the benefits easier to associate and apply, creating better workforce’s and happier people.

The rewards are scalable and long term, giving companies and their employees greater cognitive agility in their roles to prosper in an uncertain changing world.


How are outcomes recorded?
Feedback is recorded during the workshop and reviewed during an end of workshop discussion.

How long will it last?
Duration is flexible, based on number of attendees.

Where does it take place?
Location is flexible. Either on-site with the client or at a designated venue space.

How Much does it cost?
The cost of the workshop is dependant on number attendees and duration.


Get The Book.

The companion book is a fully illustrated guide covering core basics of performance and offering creative solutions relevant for overcoming fears of public speaking and building personal confidence.

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1. Jill Bernard and Patrick Short

blic speaking training. Stand up comedy workshop. Presentation skills workshop. Manchester Public speaking.