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Cally is an experienced comedian, MC and after-dinner speaker in the corporate, education and charity sectors.
As well as being a successful stand-up, Cally has worked in the media industry for over 25 years (under her birth name Caroline Beaton). She has operated at senior management level in companies including ITV, MTV and Comedy Central and founded Road Trip Media in 2004. She is a BAFTA voting member and holds a seat on the Development Board of MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation. In short, she knows how to work a room!
For a number of years, Cally Beaton has led a hugely successful, not to mention gloriously unorthodox, double-life as both business leader and stand-up comedian. By day heading up a multi-million dollar global business for Viacom International Media Networks and by night taking her intelligent and subversive material to UK comedy venues and further afield. Cally spent over 25 years working in high profile roles in the international Media, under her birth name Caroline Beaton. She has operated at senior management level in companies including ITV, MTV and Comedy Central. She has held consultancy roles advising on change and business growth helping release potential and equipping employees with decision-making as well as creative tools. She is a BAFTA voting member and holds a seat on the Development Board of MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation. A naturally gifted speaker with rare insight combined with a distinctive voice and comedy bones, Cally has worked with – to name a few – Deutsche Bank, AFAR Media, The PA Club and UCL.
As well as her stand up material, Cally has authored keynote speeches based on her experiences:
The Secret Seller
Not many people want to think of themselves as sales people, but ultimately, like it or not, that's what we're all doing - personally, professionally, every day, in every way. In this talk, Cally looks at how you can master the art of the sell, without taking on the traits of a used car trader. It includes: the neuroscience of communication (including a transformative exploration of the amygdala hijack), how to influence, communicate and negotiate to maximum effect, how creative meets commercial (some whizzy left and right brain stuff), how fight or flight can be your best friend and your very worst enemy and how to start creating new habits, right now, today, for life.
As well as walking away feeling motivated and full of non-gimmicky selling energy, other take outs include:
- What selling and negotiation is
- Triggers, responses and choices that can be made
- Filters and thinking patterns - the varying ways in which you and others see the world, and how to use it to your advantage
- The ability to build and enhance difficult relationships - what to do when the going gets tough
- The power of the 'curious' mindset and how to use it
What the most successful people do at work:
In this talk, Cally looks at what the most successful people around us have in common, and what you can do to be up there with them, apart from wondering why you don't have their 'good luck'. This informative, funny and above all practical talk covers everything from belief systems and the unconscious mind, to time and task planning and delegation, to managing upwards, downwards and across, to appropriate assertiveness and communication/presentation styles, to the formula behind charisma - what is it? can you bottle it? And if so, what's the recipe?
Take outs include:
- Compelling outcomes - how to create them, and identify other options when you think you've hit a 'dead end'
- The art of flexibility and moving forward, even in seemingly inflexible surroundings
- An understanding of belief systems, the impact they have, and what you can do about them
- Enhanced ability to build rapport - even on stony ground
- Increased self-belief and motivation
Cally has produced and hosted many prestigious international events, including regular bookings in London, New York and Cannes. She is a sought-after comedian, public speaker and panellist and a highly-skilled and experienced presenter.