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Enjoy this sizzler reel for my training & workshop, "Funny: You Should Say That!".

A top 7 list for anyone planning a sales kickoff or meeting.

 Punch Up THE Pitch!

Selling enterprise & startup technology for 12 years was well-paid internship for my career in stand-up comedy - which I curiously began in 2011. This mid-career swerve has forced me to put off my dream of buying retirement homes in The Hamptons, Napa, and Narnia.

Comedy is extremely rewarding in every way - except financially.  So, I offer a training & workshop where I show sales teams and other professionals why humor connects them with audiences and keeps them engaged. I then lead them through the process of crafting tasteful, relatable jokes specifically for their presentations & audiences.

It's practical, fun, and unique!  I'd love to email you info to see if it's a fit for an upcoming kickoff/QBR/day of training/ retreat (I love relaxing settings!).  

I offer:

Training  

Training

 

ONSITE TRAINING

I weave my stand-up with practical insight to demonstrate how/why/when/where to use humor effectively when presenting/selling, the impact it can have, as well as why stuff makes us laugh. My objective is to demonstrate how & why humor helps to better connect, engage, and influence. 

ONSITE WORKSHOPS

We'll tackle writing jokes specifically for your presentations & prospects. The workshop enhances your team's creative thinking, teamwork, presentation skills, and leaves them with some concrete steps to making prospects & audiences laugh, and increase likeability. Full disclaimer:  cannot operate screwdrivers or wrenches. 

 

REMOTE COACHING

The kerfuffle of trainings & workshops may not make sense for you or your organization.  Happy to remotely help you funny-up your presentation, speech, or pitch, in a bespoke fashion.  I'd like to help your team find an excuse to use the word "bespoke" or any other cool word of your choice. 

My References!

"I'd recommend this to any organization that's looking for a team-building exercise, especially for (employees) that are public-facing." - Lorne Goloff, VP Sales, CM Labs

"I'd recommend this to any organization that's looking for a team-building exercise, especially for (employees) that are public-facing."

- Lorne Goloff, VP Sales, CM Labs

"Jon does a great job of relating the business world and comedy. It’s a pleasure meeting someone who’s done both." — Robert Therriault, Business Coach at YES Montreal

"Jon does a great job of relating the business world and comedy. It’s a pleasure meeting someone who’s done both."


— Robert Therriault, Business Coach at YES Montreal

"It was really neat to see (DMZ cohort) companies identify how to incorporate the humour for different settings & people, and practically using these jokes they created.  It was a really unique way for (our cohort companies) to think outside of the box and stand out....this was a really unique way to separate them apart.  I'd recommend this to any startup, SMB, accelerators, or incubators that are looking to improve upon their pitch." — Yashin Shah, Startup Services Lead, The DMZ at Ryerson

"It was really neat to see (DMZ cohort) companies identify how to incorporate the humour for different settings & people, and practically using these jokes they created. 

It was a really unique way for (our cohort companies) to think outside of the box and stand out....this was a really unique way to separate them apart.  I'd recommend this to any startup, SMB, accelerators, or incubators that are looking to improve upon their pitch."

Yashin Shah, Startup Services Lead, The DMZ at Ryerson

It was fantastic, fabulous.... everybody was engaged. I'd recommend this to anyone working with startups. This session will improve how they pitch. - Mark Taylor, Shipbuilding Strategy Manager, Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI)

It was fantastic, fabulous.... everybody was engaged. I'd recommend this to anyone working with startups. This session will improve how they pitch.

- Mark Taylor, Shipbuilding Strategy Manager, Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI)

"I've been to many different sales training sessions, but never have I been able to make it so human!  And with your approach, inserting comedy makes it more human & more relatable.  I thought it was very refreshing and would highly recommend you to anyone that's interested in looking at a new approach to their sales pitches." — David Inzlicht, President, Proforce Personnel

"I've been to many different sales training sessions, but never have I been able to make it so human!  And with your approach, inserting comedy makes it more human & more relatable.  I thought it was very refreshing and would highly recommend you to anyone that's interested in looking at a new approach to their sales pitches."

David Inzlicht, President, Proforce Personnel

"He practices what he preaches during his presentation, so that’s super cool!" — Nader Baydoun, D3 Training attendee

"He practices what he preaches during his presentation, so that’s super cool!"

— Nader Baydoun, D3 Training attendee

"We're not as funny as we think, so Jon's session helped us frame our problem in a funny manner" — Kathy Bennemann, CEO, Erudite AI

"We're not as funny as we think, so Jon's session helped us frame our problem in a funny manner"

— Kathy Bennemann, CEO, Erudite AI

"We’re dealing with a sensitive topic...Jon was very cognizant of that, and helped us identify places where we could insert humor, and explain our concepts in a more relatable manner." — Abhishek Gupta, Founder & CEO of AIfred

"We’re dealing with a sensitive topic...Jon was very cognizant of that, and helped us identify places where we could insert humor, and explain our concepts in a more relatable manner."

Abhishek Gupta, Founder & CEO of AIfred

Who is this guy?

Jon Selig coaches business & sales professionals on how to make audiences laugh so they can better connect, engage, and influence.  He's a far less serious in person than his copywriting leads you believe.

Jon received his BComm & MBA followed by a 12 year career selling technology before his career took a sharp left-turn in 2011, and he started performing stand-up comedy. In that time, he's performed at JFL Zoofest, The Comedy Nest's Young Guns of Comedy, and he's also also appeared in a segment on The Daily Show.   

He's the founder of Comedy Abroad, a social enterprise which has helped 8 nonprofits in 3 Latin American countries raise $23K USD, with live English stand-up comedy fundraisers for travellers, expats, & snowbirds.  His eyebrows demonstrate a lack of photoshop expertise.

He'd love to deliver his training session "Funny: You Should Say That!" to your team.  Contact him to make that happen. 

Jon presenting "Funny: You Should Say That!" to YES Montreal, July 4, 2017

Jon presenting "Funny: You Should Say That!" to YES Montreal, July 4, 2017