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Jack Milner

Jack Milner

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

Jack Milner enjoys simultaneous careers as a director, producer, writer and business facilitator. He has over 20 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.

Listen to Jack's podcast to learn more about him here

He is a pitch coach to Adam & Eve DDB and McCann, two of the largest 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.”

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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 Milner 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.

View Jack Milner’s blog: How to Speak so People want to Listen

View Jack Milner’s presentation skills masterclass.

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“Team MFL are proactive, attentive, inspirational, super professional, challenging (in a good way), supportive, there-for-you, FUN!" Jack

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Topics

Presentation Skills for all

According to research 25-40%* of business presentations require additional work from the audience after the presentation, just to understand what it was they were listening to in the first place.

The cost of such poor public speaking is estimated by the Swiss anti PowerPoint League, as costing the European economy €110 billion per annum. The number of PowerPoint presentations has increased on average by 15% per annum and is double the number delivered in 2006.

The good news is that the old days of endless, pointless PowerPoint led presentations are drawing to a close.

Presentation Skills for Executives

Today, being dull but worthy, is no longer an option. TED talks, YouTube and MTV have changed all that. We judge leaders not just by their track record but by the delivery and content of their presentation.

In the future, the best public speakers will probably look and sound like stand ups. In fact, many of the best ones already do. Leaders who communicate poorly will be left by the wayside.

Communication & Listening Skills for Team

Audiences will learn to appreciate their own talents and those of their colleagues, uncover hidden talents within the group (often the shyest people are the best performers), realise the joy of working as a group towards a common creative goal and understand how mutual support within their group contributes to its success.

Improvisation skillsare particularly useful in workplaces that rely on adaptability. Studies have shown that people can improve their communication skills and lower their anxiety with regular practice. Improv’s low-stakes training increases the likelihood that team members will feel comfortable communicating in a variety of work situations.

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

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 Stand up & Deliver as a brilliant team to bring something completely different to a company conference.

Microsoft

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

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

Commerzbank

Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    Up to £7k

  • Europe:

    Up to £7k

  • US:

    Up to £7k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    Up to £7k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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