An 8 Week Online Coaching Program

Session Descriptions

 

Week One: Why You Want To Be A Corporate Comedian

 

It's no secret a lot of money can be made in the corporate world. I'm not talking about the CEO's who sign the checks, but for the comedians that can make a corporate audience laugh - and then cash those checks. Though there are some similarities when it comes to comedy material, performances, traveling and marketing, working in the corporate market is very different from working in comedy clubs. This session, which includes two valuable lessons to get your thought process moving in the right direction, is your first step toward becoming a working corporate comedian.

 


 

Week Two: Starting To Write Corporate Comedy Material

 

In this lesson we'll examine a writing technique used by many successful comedy writers. For beginning comedians this is a great way to start. If you're experienced and already have a writing method that works for you, this method will help you focus better on creating material aimed for the corporate market. Regardless of where you are in your career, this lesson is designed to be a guideline for both.

 


 

Week Three: The Best Comedy Writing Advice Ever

 

Congratulations! By completing the earlier session you have been writing new comedy material suitable for the corporate market. You have stories, bits, jokes, notes and ideas that probably include a WIDE range of different topics. In this session you'll learn a proven way to organize this material and begin to create your corporate comedy set. We'll also schedule our first Skype or phone one-on-one coaching session.

 


 

Week Four: Turn Too Much Material Into Workable Material

 

We've all heard the saying, "You've bitten off more than you can chew." When it comes to writing and editing your material, it's easy to feel that way. Too many topics, ideas and notes can be overwhelming and brain-numbing. What's so fun(ny) about that? Nothing - which is why this session is designed to help you clear away the clutter and focus on the corporate comedy set that will get you on stage in front of an audience. We'll also schedule another one-on-one coaching session to help you prepare for that event - a live performance!

 


 

Week Five: The Corporate Comedy Open-Mic Circuit

 

We've prepared a short corporate comedy set and you're ready - in fact, anxious - to try it out in front of live audiences. As mentioned in earlier sessions, practice performances will continue the writing process and help you make improvements to your material and develop your comedy voice based on audience reaction. In this session we'll research performance opportunities, make contacts and schedule practice gigs. In other words - welcome to the corporate comedy open-mic circuit!

 


 

Week Six: Promoting and Networking

 

What good does all the previous hard work do if no one knows they should hire you as a corporate comedian? It's all about marketing - promoting and networking. We'll cover this important and creatively fun aspect of your career as you build a contact list by using an offer they can't refuse (yeah, I quoted a movie) and ongoing marketing techniques that will keep you in touch with potential clients and easy to find for paying gigs.

 


 

Week Seven: Corporate Comedy Business Tools

 

Your marketing is paying off and clients are contacting you for paid gigs. This session covers the business aspects of your career as a corporate comedian including fees, contracts, contract riders, deposits, and providing promotional material for the client to use. Knowledge of the business is what separates professionals from amateurs.

 


 

Week Eight: Your career as a corporate comedian

 

In this final session we'll talk about your future career in the corporate comedy market and the potential that lies ahead. Topics include developing products for back of the room (BOR) and online sales, working with agencies and event planners, block bookings, promotional videos and customizing performances. Also continuing marketing techniques that will lead to bigger client lists, additional income and future paying gigs. It's all in front of you now!

 

 

 

Remember there's a seven day free trial period. You can work on the first session for a week with no obligation. If you decide not to continue - you don't pay.

The price for this 8 week course is $200 - which is $25 a week. There's no deadline to register and since it's online you can begin and work on each session at any time of the day or night that's convenient for you.

If you're ready to begin your career as a corporate comedian, click on the banner below and go to the sign-up page. Registration is through Jigsaw Box, which is the company I'm working with. Payment is through PayPal. If you have any questions, there's an email link at the bottom of this page. Once registration is complete you'll hear from me. I look forward to working with you. Until then...

 

Keep Laughing!

Dave Schwensen

 

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