Brett “Fish” Anderson is an entertaining, creative, out-of-the-box speaker with almost twenty years of Improv Comedy experience who is particularly passionate about South Africa and seeing us work better together. As an author, public speaker and workshop presenter, Brett has focused more specifically on Diversity conversations in the last three years, crafting spaces for people to really see and hear each other and work towards beginning to build bridges together.
Brett “Fish” Anderson is a dynamic and humourous motivational speaker who inspires South Africans of different races to work together to build a more diverse society.
As an author, blogger and magazine article writer, Brett has written into areas of lifestyle, culture and faith to a variety of audiences ranging from schools to businesses and churches. His topics include social justice issues such as race, gender and poverty to motivational, spiritual formation and team-building.
As a member of Cape Town’s longest-running Improv troupe, Improguise, Brett has developed his think-on-your-feet conversational style of communication to engage with a wide variety of people on a range of topics. Brett connects well with audiences which makes it easy for him to speak about deeply challenging issues in a way that engages the audience and inspires them to invest themselves personally in the solutions. His Improv background has helped equip him with a dynamic ability to shape and adapt each talk to cater to the specific needs of the group.
Brett “Fish” has a profound way of deeply connecting with an audience. 20 years experience of Improv and teaching has helped him find his voice which he employs with much humour and a refreshing directness.
If you are looking for a hands-on learning experience then Brett “Fish” has some ideas to take you on a journey where learning happens without you even realising because the lessons are so much fun.
From recruitment training to learning improv skills to team-building, Brett “Fish” has a toolkit of improv skills and team exercises ready to transform your training sessions from a boring Powerpoint to an engaging practical learning experience.
Alongside his Improv friend and colleague Megan Furniss, Brett has been working on a dialogue-styled workshop titled ‘Race: The Elephant in the Room’ to deal with matters of diversity and race.
Available for middle to senior management in companies across South Africa. as well as staff, parents and learners at schools.
Predominantly using Improv and Story-telling they explore the concept of race which many people struggle to speak about and create spaces of safety for sharing stories as bridges to invite people to step towards each other.
“Brett and Megan have this incredible skill to create a space where our corporate sponsors can engage with poorest in society in a meaningful and fun way, creating more understanding and caring between the two very different ends of society” [Jesse Laitinen, Khulisa Social Solutions]
Together with Charles Matthews, Brett has developed a number of practical and dynamic workshops in the field of Recruitment Training. With a combination of training tips, stories from the field and improv games, these workshops are a far cry from the typical Powerpoint Presentation that can lack imagination and struggle to keep participant’s attention. Covering topics such as Cold Calling, Business Development, Counter Offers, Information gathering and Closing, the fun and hands-on aspect of the training ensures that more information will be retained with the likelihood of far greater productivity outcomes.
As the author of ‘i, church’, Brett is always up for a conversation on what the church might look like if it honestly lived out the things God called us to be about. Brett has a wide variety of topics he can speak about in this area including ‘Jesus and Social Justice’, ‘People who love Jesus but struggle with the church’, and ‘Is it okay to doubt?’
Get Hold of Me:
I would love to talk to you about leading a workshop for your group or speaking at an event you are running. For more information drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to engaging with you, Brett “Fish”