Become a Better and Funnier Public Speaker
Monday, January 3rd, 2017 6 PM
Learn comedic techniques to be a better public speaker. Be consistently funnier and help rid the world of boring presentations through funny story!
This class, featured in Inc, Forbes, Fast Company, and Lifehacker, outlines easy to apply steps from the world of stand-up comedy. You will improve your presentation and public speaking skills using two of the most powerful tools available: Laughter and Story.
We will de-construct processes used by stand-up comedians, transform them into habits and translate them into public speaking and storytelling skills for the world of business. These comedic habits will help you deliver more memorable, entertaining and engaging presentations, every time.
Whether you are a seasoned presenter or someone with a fear of public speaking (like me!), these easy to apply steps will help you stand out from the crowd. These techniques are being applied by numerous TED talks, start-ups, entrepreneurs, keynotes, interviewees and professional speakers to further engage their audiences and we take you through how to do the same.
Most presentations are really boring. With application of these habits yours will not be!
– How to craft a funny story that your audience will want to listen to.
– How to find the funniest parts of your material and how to get to them faster.
– How to deal with stage fright and flop sweat.
– How to master the two most important parts of your performance: timing and delivery.
Registration required. COMPLETE
David Nihill is the author of the best-selling book Do You Talk Funny? and the Founder of FunnyBizz Conference. His work has been featured in Inc., Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, The Irish Times, NPR, Fast Company and Forbes.
He works with San Francisco State University, General Assembly, and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center as a course instructor. His program has been featured by Prezi as one of the five best online training courses for presenters, and his book remains one of the highest rated in the world on the (usually not so wildly exciting) topic of public speaking.
As a storyteller, he finished runner-up in NPR’s the Moth’s largest US story telling competition and has won multiple Moth Storyslam competitions. He has performed stand-up comedy at California’s leading clubs including Cobbs, the Comedy Store, the Improv and the Punchline even though he strongly denies being a comedian and is well aware most people don’t understand his accent.
His clients include top companies like LinkedIn, best-selling authors, TV personalities, CEO’s, TED speakers and a penguin he once failed to make funny. A graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Ireland, he wears a tie but only to bungee jump, and calls San Francisco home when immigration officials permit.