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Sunday 21st April


Only £40

This confidence-building workshop is unique because it’s taught by someone (me) who overcame a fear of public speaking, who has personal experience of being fired from a job handing out flyers because he couldn't talk to people but, are you ready for this? Went on to become a stand-up comedian and perform in front of a thousand people at a sold-out Hackney Empire Theatre.

Most confidence or public speaking workshops are by professors who have studied the brain or professional speakers rewriting the step-by-step guide that they read. My workshop is a “misstep by misstep” guide from my personal experience of failures (and successes) as I learned to overcome my biggest fears live on stage. This fun and laid-back workshop uses examples of times it went wrong and passes on the lessons that I learned along the way.


I was once fired from a job because I was too nervous to hand fliers out and speak to people.   

Since then, I have performed...

  • In front of 1000 people at a show

  • In ten different countries

  • On the largest cruise ship in the world

  • In thirteen Edinburgh festival shows 

  • Over ten years experience

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This workshop is not just for the 77% of people in the country who fear Public Speaking (or Glossophobia if you want to be posh). I would break it down a bit deeper to what I used to fear.

You will gain strategies that provide you with the skills to fight all the above fears and help you...

  • A fear of being judged.

  • A fear of failing.

  • A fear of how will I physically feel.

  • A fear that I’ll panic and quit halfway through.

  • A fear that I won’t be able to show my face afterwards.

  • Overcome your fear of public speaking

  • Improve your communication skills

  • Build your confidence

  • Advance your career

  • Become a more effective leader / make that step up into management

  • Improve their presentation skills

  • Prepare for a job interview or first date

  • Give a toast or speech at a wedding or other event

  • Teach a class or workshop

We will look at some of the terrible advice that people give when it comes to public speaking, I mean, picturing the audience naked is not only silly advice, but it's an HR nightmare. We will also look at some of the best excuses that people have used to get out of public speaking, I have heard some great ones including a guy who hid in the toilets, fell asleep and ended up locked in the office overnight.

The workshop breaks down into four sections before the stage, on stage, after the stage, and then we will look at how those steps and skills can be used in off-stage situations to help build your confidence elsewhere.

"The worst thing about public speaking is that 75% of your audience is thinking about what they're going to have for dinner."

- Robin Williams


Saturday 21st April 2024

Only £40 




To reserve your place or if you have any questions

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Nelson Mandela

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