Rocket Steps. The art of communication.

Selling with Humour

I’ve been busy on a new workshop and will be delivering it in Manchester in January 2020. It’s about how we can use humour and improv in the sales process. I’ve read tons of books on sales for my own business. The excellent ‘To Sell is Human’ by Dan Pink, and recently released ‘Humor That Works’ by Drew Tarvin combined with my own learning from stand up comedy, form the basis of this session.


This workshop addresses face to face networking skills, fostering better client relationships and overcoming the fear of rejection when pitching.
Comedian and improv coach John Cooper will cover how we can use appropriate humour, avoid sales scripts and get more effective results in a way that is human and fulfilling.… Continue Reading

America Improv Training and The Edinburgh Fringe

This summer I attended the annual Comedysportz Championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for shows and improv workshops. Then headed straight to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. It was an intense and enjoyable three weeks of of improv training and performing.

There’s nothing in the UK that’s really comparable the annual improv championship. It’s not really a competition,  more a convention of comedy shows and improv workshops where performers from all over the us – and UK – come together for one week to collaborate and learn new skills.

Improv is on the rise in the UK, but no where near as well established as it is in the US, with it’s dedicating schools of improvisation, not just for performance skill, but also as a tool for learning.… Continue Reading

Rocket Steps. The art of communication.

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The Art of Communication

John Cooper, Comedian, Illustrator and Improviser