Corporate training testimonials

  • University of Oxford

    I had tremendous feedback from the event - we were amazed by how much we learnt about how useful comedy can be. Jill put it across really well, and with great humour 

    Judith Secker, Professional Development Adviser, University of Oxford

  • Sheila’s Wheels

    I’ve been hosting PR events with journalists for almost 9 years and this was the best one by far. At first I thought everyone would need a lot of encouragement – and alcohol – to stand up and take centre stage but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Jill pitched it perfectly so everyone dropped their guard immediately, let their hair down and were almost fighting for the mike by the end of the night!

    Niki Bolton, Corporate Communications Manager, Sheila’s Wheels

  • Legal & General

    "I thought it was a really good day, and took away a few things to work with and a confidence boost. I wasn't the only one. Jill was great. She gave lots of techniques to work with, created a safe space to practise in, and was really positive and supportive. A fun, collaborative day, and I would thoroughly recommend Jill and the Workshop."

    Paula Cox, Learning & Development Consultant, Legal & General

  • Varian Medical

    The team building, the atmosphere, the working in small groups culminating in the individual presentations, all worked extremely well. Without question, our Managers voted it the best course that they have been on...ever!

    Stephen Turner – Varian Medical 

  • BBC Sussex

    I wanted to write to you personally to thank you for your time and support for "Stand Up for Comic Relief." You were a fantastic mentor to Neil (Pringle), who triumphed under your guidance at the Komedia Comedy club last night. He was truly brilliant and I know really appreciated your expertise in developing his confidence and routine. Thank you on behalf of myself, BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey and Comic Relief.

    Nicci Holiday, Managing Editor, BBC Sussex

  • UK Borders Office

    Staff used to "talk and chalk" style learning sessions were treated to Jill's unique style of training that involved everyone in the room. Delegates were amazed to find they could use techniques from the world of comedy to really connect with audiences when public speaking and/or delivering presentations without compromising the gravitas of sensitive topics.

    Jo Gibson, UK Borders Agency, Home Office

  • Anheuser-Busch

    Learning from you really was invaluable. You gave such good advice that will stick with me; so for that I’m really appreciative. Not only that but you gave me a huge boost in confidence and your personal feedback is now tucked away in my filofax I carry around with me at work!

    Vicki Davies, National Accounts Manager, Anheuser-Busch

  • Imperial

    Jill brought a unique perspective and fantastic coaching skills to the training sessions we ran together at London's Imperial College. Watching academics realise that boring isn't a prerequisite of intelligent communication and that they could use humour to make their work accessible gave us some unexpected comedy moments. Who knew that Condensed Matter Theory could be that funny? 

    Pauline Buchanan-Black, Agents for Change

  • Sussex Enterprise

    Jill was a phenomenal success at our Business Women in Sussex event. Her unique style is not only fun and entertaining but her workshop inspirational and thought-provoking. Our delegates all went away with invaluable ideas about how to make their presentations stand out from the crowd.

    Sussex Enterprise

  • Diane Piper Hamwic Speakers

    The unifying goal of our participants from eight Southern Toastmasters Clubs was to learn how to develop and deliver speeches that make people laugh. Jill's methods are highly effective, very powerful stuff and by the end of the afternoon, the room buzzed with energy and fun. This was a fantastic workshop.

    Diane Piper, Hamwic Speakers, Toastmasters International

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

    We were bombarded with e-mails congratulating us for the success of our "Learning at Work" day, and in particular from those who had attended Jill Edwards "Presenting with Confidence and Humour" workshop. Since the event, we have received further positive feedback from staff who have put their new learning into practise and feel confident to use appropriate humour in a memorable and engaging way.

    Maryam Boroumand, Learning & Development Manager, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

  • Brian Schofield, Head of Politics, Hurstpierpoint College

    As part of our commitment to innovative training, we asked Jill to deliver a comedy skills workshop to our Humanities teachers, and it was hugely beneficial and stimulating, as well as an excellent team-building and stress-busting experience. Staff feedback was universally positive and I would happily recommend this workshop to any school looking to add spice to their next INSET.

    Brian Schofield, Head of Politics, Hurstpierpoint College

  • Bernard Richmond QC

    From the moment I spoke to Jill about organising a “Comedy Night” as a PR event for the opening of our Chamber’s Annexe in Brighton I was treated to one of the most professional pieces of organisation it has been my pleasure to experience. It was one of the few occasions I have "organised" where I could just relax and enjoy the evening. It was a great success for us.

    Bernard Richmond QC, barrister, Lamb building

  • Chellozone

    Jill organised an informative and fun-filled workshop for our largeish team, many of whom had little or no experience of public speaking and presenting, let alone being funny! Using the basic techniques of stand-up comedy is a brilliant and engaging way to build confidence and teamwork and everyone raved about it afterwards. Not only did we learn some great techniques - we all laughed, a lot

    Andrew Kidger, Chellozone

  • Bright’n’Queer

    Jill Edwards ran a workshop for us as part of Brighton’s Winter Pride event, aimed at the LGBT community. Jill’s ability to take participants from complete beginners to performing a short set in one day is remarkable. Accessible, engaging and great fun! Highly recommended.

    Steve Bustin, Bright ’n’ Queer. Workshop funded by Pride.

  • Housing Benefit Consultancy

    One of the most effective trainers I've seen in twenty years of organising training.

    Chris Smith HB Help - Housing Benefit Consultancy