From Idea to Ovation

Make your ideas irresistible using the most powerful concepts from comedy, poetry, and storytelling to create a captivating performance

Jesse Warren
Tucker Bryant

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Jesse Warren, Tucker Bryant

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You'll start this course with an idea you want people to hear. You'll leave having molded that idea into a captivating message and an electrifying performance that your audience will want to listen to - and will never forget.

Take this course if you want people to say stuff like this about you:

        I attended one of Jesse's comedy workshops and it has had a huge impact on my business. His coaching made me much more comfortable and engaging in both small groups of executives as well as large groups of client employees.
Cory Bray
Cory Bray
Managing Director, ClozeLoop
        We were so impressed with Tucker's performance as a featured presenter As tough as business owners and professionals can be, they were mesmerized and touched. Highly recommended.
Ron Wills
Ron Wills
CEO, National Association of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
        Jesse is a master of his craft. He brings out your comedic genius — and helps you access the most engaging version of yourself. The experience is thrilling and the outcome is transformative.
Michael Gendler
Michael Gendler
Founder, Ultraspeaking
        Tucker captured our attention masterfully, and left us charged up for mindset changes to improve our work and our selves.
Jeremy Milo
Jeremy Milo
Senior Director of Marketing, Google
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But also, take this course if you're...

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A founder who wants to leave an unforgettable impression with your pitch

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A course creator who wants to keep students on the edge of their seats

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Literally anyone with an idea that needs to be heard

Topics covered

Dependable creativity

None of us should ever have to fall prey to the most cliché creative plight in history: writer’s block. Thankfully, these tools ensure that you never will. 


"1+1=3" stories

The best stories start with what the storyteller says, but succeed because of what they make the listener imagine. Ignite your audience’s imagination with the frameworks used by the world’s best poets and comedians. 

How to be funny

Funny is something that can only be learned. We’ll dissect and demystify jokes that kill and leave you feeling confident in writing your own. 

Crafting an idea that sticks

Work with a community of peers equipped with a toolbox of poetic and comedic devices. Get expert feedback to make your idea get the engagement it deserves.

Finding your poetic voice

Analogy, imagery, metaphor are techniques typically only found in poetry. That's exactly why crafting them into your ideas will make you stand out and form a bond with your audience that will leave them wanting more from you.

Stagecraft mastery

When you present your idea, you want your audience to hang on every word you say. We'll get your presentation stage-ready, and equip you with techniques that will make every presentation you make in the future that much better.

Meet your instructor

Jesse Warren
Jesse Warren

Graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering, I went on to work for Microsoft, SpaceX, and a small AI startup called MindMeld. I left tech in 2016 with the goal of mastering the arts of improv and standup comedy. Having never written or performed before I knew I had to leverage the only skillset that made me unique in this space: engineering. 


For the last 5 years I’ve reverse engineered comedy, performed thousands of times, and was ultimately able to make my living performing. In the last year I’ve leveraged these skills to garner millions of views and over 100,000 followers across social media. In this course I’ll convince you that being funny is the fastest way to stand out online and show you exactly how to do it.  

Tucker Bryant
Tucker Bryant

When I wrote my first poem a decade ago, I assumed that a hobby so obscure would remain that: a hobby. That changed when I realized that in every audience I encountered, from Stanford to Google, it didn't matter who spoke the language of poetry - all of them understood it. And because they understood it, they were vulnerable to its impact.


Since then, poetic frameworks have propelled me through job interviews, promotions, and ultimately out of the corporate world and into a career as an international keynote speaker that lets me make my living with nothing but my story and my voice.


In this course, I'll help you discover the concepts that have helped me capture my audience's attention and imagination so that you and your ideas stand out at every performance you give.

So, how we doing this?

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Creativity fundamentals

Creativity is a skillset that can be honed. You'll learn reliable processes for generating original material. Then, just as importantly as your originality, you'll also learn how to steal like an artist. Lastly, you'll discover what it means to find your authentic voice - and you'll begin to find yours. 

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Frameworks for memorable stories

You'll explore how to tell stories without being beholden to the "once upon a time" framework. You'll discover how poets and comedians craft their stories around expectation and surprise, and how to integrate those concepts into the stories you tell. 

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Advanced mechanics

You'll dig one layer deeper into the tools that make poems sing and stand-up sets pop. You'll take apart jokes piece by piece and learn how to write your own, and you'll apply the poetic concept of analogy to make a complex idea clear, simple, and sticky. 

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Performance mastery

Here comes the fun part. You'll take what you've started to construct on the page and translate it to the stage. You'll learn how to apply the dynamics, timing, and stage choreography that turn a speech into a performance that will have your audience on the edge of their seats.

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Active learning, not passive watching

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community

Learn with a cohort of peers

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want to grow alongside you

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