Our tailored comedy helps you connect with your audience and supports the messages of your meeting. You provide the details, and we will find the hysterical side of your strategy, industry, campaigns (and colleagues). Our shows combine tailor-written scenes with sharp improvisations. Boom Chicago’s high energy shows grab attention, reinforce your message and create a lasting impression.
Great hosts make a difference and our English speaking MCs are some of the best. We balance a light touch with serious messages to support your speakers and help the day reach its goals.
Are you planning a conference? Armed with comedy, we will help at many different moments in the day. We will energize a crowd, lead a conversation, introduce ideas and even address skepticism about changes.
Here are some of the roles we will help with at a conference:
- Start the day with an energizer that encourages active participation.
- Host interactive activities that reinforce themes and goals.
- Run plenary or break out sessions.
- Lead brainstorm sessions.
- Interview a panel. This could be ‘straight’ or with one of us ‘on the panel’.
- Coach speakers on their presentation.
- Wrap up the day to reflect and reiterate. Make sure your message stays top of mind.
The earlier you bring us in the planning process, the more we can help.
Case Study: Topcon Xperience Cannes 2018
The Brief: After seven years of being small and ‘doing it themselves,’ Topcon EMEA wanted to raise the stakes, impact and excitement around their annual three day Topcon Xperience. An additional goal was to encourage participants (employees and business partners) to tell their stories and take more pride in their successes so the Topcon awards were introduced for the first time.
The Execution: Boom Chicago hosted the three day event in Cannes and wrote tailored material. The awards presentation after dinner was a triumph as was the end of conference wrap up. We even were able to stall while the audio problems were solved for the CEO’s welcome message which turned a potentially embarrassing moments into an impromptu comedy performance.
The Response: “We had the pleasure to have Andrew Moskos and Michael Orton-Toliver act as moderators / stand up comedians during our Topcon Xperience in Cannes last week. It was a great success! Looking forward to work again with Boom Chicago for our future events!“
Case Study: Oracle EMEA
The Brief: For two years in a row, we were asked to co-create a day-long program with Oracle’s EMEA Inside Sales team. The goal: communicate the new sales strategy to the sales teams in a way that was clear, engaging and set the team up to be able to explain the strategy and how to implement it in their own words.
The Execution: We co-created and executed a program that made what could’ve been a dull, forgettable day into a fun, memorable one. The program ran in six cities Dubai, Berlin, Dublin, Prague, Malaga and Moscow) over three weeks. In each city we helped solve technical problems that came up due to the local technicians; that wasn’t quite in the brief, but we can’t help it. We solve problems.
The Response: Take a look for yourself. Spoiler Alert: it went great!
NO ONE MODERATES EVENTS LIKE PEP ROSENFELD
Pep Rosenfeld is a partner in Boom Chicago for Business and writes tailored presentations for companies about innovation, strategy, and trends. He is one of the best and most sought after English speaking hosts in Europe. Pep hosts events all over the world including The Next Web, The Nordic Business Forum, TEDx, NEXT, Accenture Innovation Awards, Liberty Global Awards and Heineken’s Global Bartender Finals.
Intelligent, sharp and quick witted, Pep provides the balance between seriousness and humor that good events thrive on. With his background in improvisational theater he brings an exceptional ability to deal with last minute changes and unforeseen events.