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Jack Milner

Comedy Director at Stand Up & Deliver and Co-Founder of We Do Things Differently

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Jack enjoys simultaneous careers as a director, producer, writer and business facilitator. He has over 15 years experience helping organisations and individuals articulate and memorably communicate their ideas, working with the likes of Google, Virgin Media and Commerzbank and as varied as Microsoft, London Business School, the Department for International Development, the NHS, Cisco and MacMillan.

He is a pitch coach to DDB and McCann, two of the largest three advertising agencies in the UK. His approach to communication coaching is very different. “Skills learnt from the world of stand up comedy and theatre mean fresh, natural and compelling communication…” says Jack. “…helping audiences understand complex stories.”

As director for the West End, film, and radio, Jack knows how to take often dry, technical information and render it clear and memorable, no matter who the audience. His experience of working with top comedians, theatre and Soap stars means he is also unlikely to be phased by stressed out executives.

He has participated in over one hundred productions, both on stage and behind the scenes, with notable success in all fields, for The National Theatre, Channel 4 and ITV, amongst others. A production of his comedy, the Mummy toured in 2014 in several countries. 

Jack is also the Co-Founder of We Do Things Differently (WDTD), a cultural change practice, staffed by people who are aren't just successful entrepreneurs and business people, they're also independently successful artists, performers and writers. WDTD have a deep understanding of what will engage people on an emotional level to embrace new challenges as well as what it takes to continually re-enforce a culture of creativity. The company is based in London but works internationally with clients as diverse as UK Sport, RSA, Molson Coors, Standard Chartered Bank, Abbvie, Citigroup, Pru Health, Lloyds, Pfizer, Starcom Mediavest, AIG and the BBC.

In another life, Jack ran comedy workshops for The National Theatre, Channel 4 and ITV amongst many others. He has run over 1,200 comedy and stand up workshops and seen an assortment of over 15,000 comedians, wannabe comedians and even don’t wannabe comedians. In Malcolm Gladwell terms, he has done his 10,000 hours.

  • Communication Coaching
  • Presentation Skills
  • Bespoke Training & Workshops
  • Team Building
  • Executive One to One Speaker Programme
  • Presenting You! 
  • Masterclass 

"We were given Jack’s expert guidance via our EL HR Partner, and we were very lucky for the referral! We needed to provide an advanced experience for a team of tenured Trainers to push their facilitation skills and co-presentation abilities. Lately, more than ever our trainers were in need to be pushed in a new direction based on the amount of training they do. With Jack, we utilised his expertise to set up a series of modules (he already had) to build on a framework of improvisation and public speaking. Jack energised the team to such an extent they are still talking about it now! It was very refreshing to give Jack a series of briefs, and he provided exactly what we were looking for and the team had the best time ever! Jack was the perfect fit for us in advancing our teams' skill sets. I hope we have the chance to work with him again." – MAC Cosmetics

"A brilliant , eye-opening workshop." – DDB Adam & Eve

"By far the best workshop I have ever attended, because the balance between learning and presenting was just right." – Commerzbank

"Jack has done an excellent job with our GP Update presenters. The improvement in all the presenters, even 3 months after the training, is startling. They are all performing superbly. We are just so pleased that not only has the training made a big difference in both the content and delivery of our presentations but that the lessons from Jack's workshops have stayed learned!" – GP Update

"I am delighted with the success of our kick-off. Comedy added such a buzz to the event. Jack Milner's approach and dedication to making it work, ensured this was a successful event. I recommend Jack and Standup & Deliver as a brilliant team to bring something completely different to a company conference." – Microsoft

"Jack is the purveyor of exceedingly fine comedy-based workshops. He leaves everyone, from CEO to junior trainee, with the agreeable sensation that we are much wittier and more talented than we thought we were. Being on the same wavelength as the people you are talking to, getting your message across succinctly and looking for the less-trodden path to a solution are highly transferable skills, and Jack's methods produce real results. With various clients, I have now spent several afternoons pretending to be a teapot and I am all the better for it." – ECA

"Jack brings a refreshing and personal style to the art of public speaking. His energetic and different approach landed well with me and has made a striking difference" – Virgin Media

"We wanted to present a new, engaging, creative angle to our company at our conference for our 300 hoteliers. Jack personified that by entertaining the audience whilst helping them understand how to better connect at the human level. A great success!" – World Hotels

"I really got a huge amount from the session.... so much so, I volunteered to speak at our People Team Conference last week in front of 250 people! My performance wasn't perfect but I am more than satisfied with my first attempt at a big audience. There is no way I could have done it without your help!  Will definitely be in touch some point in the future as my team would really benefit from working with you also." – Head of H&S at Virgin Media

Jack presents in English

Fees

UK :up to £7k

Europe :up to £7k

US :up to £7k

Asia/Middle East :up to £7k

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