Jon's worked as a designer at games companies including Sony Cambridge and Criterion, and as a professional stand-up comic for a few years, so he knows how to engage and motivate. Occasionally he can be funny too.
For the past ten years as a coach and speaker, he has taught confident communication, using his personal skills to both show and tell. He has delivered training for Creative Assembly, Ninja Theory, Rare, Sumo and Jagex.
Unique insights from the worlds of computer game design and stand-up comedy enable even the most introverted of his clients to deliver presentations that delight and motivate their audiences.
'Once in a generation, someone comes along who changes everything. Jon Torrens is not that person, but he met them once and tried to wow them with his Alec Guinness impression.'
Jon Torrens is speaking at the following session/s
The Real-Time Pitch Review
Pitching your idea can be terrifying, but is vital for your idea to reach its potential. Like a baby bird leaving the nest for the first time.
In this interactive session, there will be a live pitch situation on stage where communication Coach Jon Torrens will ‘pause’ developers during their pitch to give them real-time feedback on how to improve (don’t worry, he’s kind). Jon will use his years of experience to help each individual, and also share techniques with the whole audience on how to communicate effectively during your pitch or high-level meetings.
At the end of the session, you have the chance to pick Jon’s brain on specifics for your next pitch.
• Keep an audience’s attention
• Make your pitch concise
• Not fall apart in a messy pile of nerves