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May 30th, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Register today to attend IABC/BC Professional Development Event – Secrets from the world of stand-up: using comedy to create high impact presentations.

Humour is a powerful way to connect with your audience at an emotional level so that you and your ideas have a lasting impact.

In this session, Jackie Amsden will share tips and strategies from the field of stand-up comedy that you can use to enhance the impact of your business presentations. 

We will explore:

    • Authenticity and freshness
    • Never trash the venue: avoiding risk
    • How to craft a joke: comedy writing 101

 About the speaker:

Jackie Amsden is a communications officer at Simon Fraser University, mother and stand-up comic. She has performed at venues across Greater Vancouver including Yuk Yuk’s Surrey and the House of Comedy. She was a finalist in the Fraser Valley’s Comedy Competition and is currently a semi-finalist in the Funniest Person with a Day Job Competition.