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
, 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