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By Jack Milner
Communicating effectively and possessing good public speaking skills has never been so important. Today, being dull but worthy is no longer an option. TED talks, YouTube and MTV have changed all that. We judge leaders not by their track record but by the delivery and content of their presentation. People aren’t prepared to sit down and watch corporate bland wash any longer. In the future, the best public speakers will probably look and sound like stand-ups. In fact, many of the greatest ones already do. The good news is that the old days of endless, pointless PowerPoint presentations are drawing to a close and the skills required for public speaking can easily be learnt.
Master class leader Jack Milner provides organisations and individuals with all the tools required to influence, persuade and engage – in short, he shows attendees ‘how to speak like a stand-up’. A director for the West End, film and radio, Milner’s funny, insightful and refreshingly interactive class helps organisations and individuals avoid boring their audiences – Death by Powerpoint.
Jack Milner is one of the most versatile and prolific creators on the London comedy scene and a leading expert on the future of public speaking. For many years, he has pursued simultaneous careers as director, writer, comedy actor, facilitator and producer in theatre, television, film and radio. He has participated in more than one hundred productions, both on stage and behind the scenes. He has run comedy workshops for The National Theatre, Channel 4 and ITV. He has also run more than 1,200 comedy and stand-up workshops. His stand-up approach to presenting is valued by a wide-range of clients including Microsoft, Citigroup, AIG, Pru Health, Lloyds, Pfizer, Innocent, Cisco, Innovia and Starcom Mediavest.
THE MASTER CLASS – what it covers
Jack Milner combines expert insights, humour and unique exercises. Most communication skills coaching focuses on just the work environment, but this highly engaging master class focuses on improving day-to-day communication, so that skills learnt can be used in a range of situations.
The master class is divided into three parts – the ABC of presenting – and can be booked either over a half day or a full day.
Audience – The most important component of any presentation, neglected by most presenters. How to grab them every time; how to make your material emotionally relevant and how to win over the hard to reach.
Brilliant – How to deliver naturally, authentically and with energy (in other words like a stand-up but with gravitas); how to make your content unforgettable and how to average at least one laugh a minute, even when you’re presenting on the driest of topics.
Clarity – How to ensure ideas flow logically and dynamically from one to another; how to use colleague feedback.
A deep understanding of public speaking and the way to avoid being stranded alone in the land of the PowerPoint
The skills to read an audience and guarantee you win them over every tme
The knowledge to create and deliver information that is clear, valuable and human
The tools needed to influence, persuade and inspire your audience