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Speaking in public: Sanne Wallis de Vries

Corporate training

Speaking in public

Sanne Wallis de Vries

How to make comedy work for you when speaking in public.

“Speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear. Number two is death. That would mean that the general person at a funeral would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.” (Jerry Seinfeld)

It is common knowledge that speaking in front of a group is scary. Yet, especially in business, it is often necessary to speak in or in front of a larger group. Those who feel comfortable doing so will be able to get their message across much better.

It is a great feeling when an entertaining speech, a moving story or a fine piece of stand-up comedy has the desired effect on the audience. It is precisely this magnificent experience that we are looking for in this master class.

Writing, deleting, rehearsing

The best public speaking is preceded by a lot of writing, deletion, rehearsal, and then the whole lot again. Writing, deleting, rehearsing, and then the whole thing all over again… A spoken performance is successful if none of that preparation is noticeable during the performance. “It’s as if you’ve just got it out of your sleeve” is a great compliment after the performance of a text rehearsed down to the last detail. In this master class you can develop yourself as a public speaker, where the emphasis will be on the use of humor, cabaret and comedy.

Through theater and comedy classes, writing assignments, analysis and improvisation, each participant will learn to develop themselves as a public speaker. The length of this corporate training can be adapted to your wishes, from a (long) day to several hours a day during a midweek. Of course the training ends with a performance by all participants for each other, with a playful speech or serious stand up comedy!

General information Corporate Training

Home Of The Muse

Home of the Muse’s inspirational corporate training courses are led by teachers whose roots are deeply rooted in creative soil. The participants stay in our country house built in classic Antillean style. Home Of The Muse has twelve luxurious hotel rooms, and thus offers ample space for up to 24 guests.

On the mezzanine of the main building, under the high rafters, is an inspiring air-conditioned room with a grand piano, a conference table and a presentation screen. Home Of The Muse also has a cozy lobby, a large magnesium pool, and a rooftop bar with stunning views. Our open-air theater offers the opportunity to host on-site performances or lectures, and the surrounding area guarantees unforgettable drinks and dinners. Naturally, the entire estate is at the exclusive disposal of your company during your stay.

The standard length of stay for our Creative Company Trainings is a midweek, but this can of course be adapted to your wishes.

About Sanne Wallis de Vries

After acting as a hobby and theater as a study, direct contact with the audience during a course in Kleinkunst in 1992 proved to be a match made in heaven for Sanne. Talking to people with self-written material is what she does to this day. She was hired in 1995 by Comedytrain, a group of comedians that Raoul Heertje gathered around him. The course in cabaret grew into a course co-founded by Sanne and her director Selma: Theater Opleiding Selma Susanna. In 1996 Sanne won the Leids Cabaret Festival, after which she made a series of solo performances. She also played in musicals (Foxtrot, Sweeney Todd), did film (Moordwijven, Mees Kees, Soof) and youth theater (Woest Water). She became world famous in the Netherlands thanks to her impersonations of Beatrix, Femke Halsema and Connie Palmen in the television programs Kopspijkers and Koefnoen. In her last two solo shows (Gut and Kom) Sanne is assisted by her now regular musicians Wouter Planteijdt and Dionys Breukers.

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