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Careers Webinar: ‘Confident Online Speaking’ with Jon Torrens

Date & timeFriday, 19 February 6:30pm - 7:30pm
CostFree of charge
Booking closing date Thursday, 18 February 12:00pm
Event type Webinar

Join us on Friday 19 February 2021 for our second Careers Webinar. We look forward to welcoming Communication Coach and former stand-up comedian Jon Torrens to share his expertise on ‘Confident Online Speaking‘.

The webinar will take place at 6.30pm (GMT) on Friday 19 February and will last approximately 1 hour with an opportunity for Q&A at the end. There is no charge to attend, however booking is required. The webinar will be hosted using Zoom.


About the event

‘Confident Online Speaking’

Communicating online in meetings and presentations can be a real challenge. Communication Coach and former stand-up comedian Jon Torrens will present tools for creating concise and engaging material. He will also present techniques that will help you deliver it in a way that looks confident, grabs your audience’s attention and keeps it until the very end.

At the end of the session there will be a Q+A in which you can ask questions about anything to do with confident communication. In order to keep the content as relevant and as practical as possible, questions are welcome during the talk as well. So have a think about the key situations and challenges you’d like to address – the trickier the better!


Jon Torrens on himself

“I’ve worked as a designer (and experienced the joy of deadlines) at games companies including Sony and Electronic Arts, and as a professional stand-up comic for a few years, so I know how to engage and motivate. Occasionally I can be funny too. You can learn more on my website, where you can watch me striding confidently up a hill near Cambridge, delivering an inspiring talk about my philosophy.

Now, as a coach and speaker, I teach effective communication, using my personal skills to both show and tell. I deliver training for a range of clients in London and Cambridge, including Foster + Partners, Raspberry Pi, Redgate, Microsoft Research, Creative Assembly and the University of Cambridge.

Unique insights from the worlds of computer game design and stand-up comedy enable even the most introverted of my clients to deliver presentations that delight and motivate their audiences.”


How to register

Online: Online booking is now open – please click here.

By email: Contact with your name and how you are affiliated with the College. If you are an alumnus/alumna of the College, please include your matriculation year.

Please register no later than midday on Thursday 18 February.

You will receive the joining instructions by 3.30pm (GMT) on Thursday 18 February, which will include a link to Zoom. If you have not received the link by this date and time, please check your spam box before contacting



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Once in a generation, someone comes along who changes everything. Jon Torrens is not that person, but he met them once and tried to impress them with his Alec Guinness impression.