While the majority of my work is as speaker and trainer at conferences and off-site days, a significant proportion of my evenings are spent working as an after-dinner speaker where the two golden rules are levity and brevity.
Often I speak after-dinner after having already spoken during the day but usually my work as an after-dinner speaker goes hand in hand with my work organising corporate poker events. The focus is very much on entertainment and light-hearted fun.
I should stress that I am not a comedian. There is an enormous demand these days for after-dinner speakers who specialise in sports and guild events. This is not me. If you want rapid-fire jokes or improvised audience interaction then I am not the man for you. But if you’re organising a business event and you’re looking for an after-dinner speaker who will make a business-related message in a very funny, punchy way and follow it all up with a poker evening for anyone who wants to play, then give me shout.
“The most enjoyable corporate event I have ever attended.” Charles Spragg, Partner, TLT Solicitors
“The talk and post-dinner poker tournament was very entertaining. Overall, our customers thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Highly recommended.” Declan McEvoy, Senior Proprietary Trader,Citigroup
“We have done plenty of corporate evenings over the years and I can say without hesitation that a poker night with Caspar is amongst the very best.” Gary Head, Underwriting Director, Hiscox Insurance
“His skilled approach finds his groups caught up in a hilarious game of poker which combines competition with learning. We haven’t had so much fun in ages!” Dena Michelli, Programme Director, Executive Education, London Business School
“You combined a critical message with a huge amount of fun and everyone really enjoyed it. I had high hopes starting out which you comfortably exceeded!” Conor O’Kelly, Chief Executive, NCB Stockbrokers
“Thanks for a great session at our meeting last week. The energy and humour you brought to the session was infectious! A great session.” Caroline Dickie, HR Director, Europe Beverages, Twinings