Speaking to Engage: Become a Better and Funnier Public Speaker
25

Wednesday, 25 January

6 8 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco , CA 94104
$65 USD
Regular Ticket
$65 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Speaking to Engage: Become a Better and Funnier Public Speaker

David Nihill Photo


Founder, Funnybizz

25

Wednesday, 25 January

6 8 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco , CA 94104
$65 USD
Regular Ticket
$65 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

Learn Comedy Habits to be a better public speaker, consistently funnier and help rid the world of boring presentations!

  • Top business speakers are using humor.
  • They are developing laugh lines using the same process as comedians.
  • You don't need to be a natural comedian to get laughs.

This courses teachings, as referenced in Inc, Forbes, Fast Company, Lifehacker and featured by Prezi as one of the 5 best online training courses for presenters, outlines easy to apply steps from the world of standup comedy to improve your presentation and public speaking skills, using one of the most powerful tools available to us: Laughter.

We de-construct the process from standup comedy into Habits and show you how to translate them into public speaking skills for the world of business. These Comedic Habits are aimed at helping you deliver a more memorable, entertaining and engaging presentation, every time.

Whether you are a seasoned presenter or someone with a real 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!

What are students saying?

'David Nihill was brilliant and we got exactly what was advertised (& more)!! Highly recommendable for anyone who may be interested in learning to present information in a powerful way without boring the audience to tears. Thank you for such a great seminar!' — Anonymous, Saturday, November 5th

'A somewhat unorthodox class, but extremely valuable. I would love to take a follow up class from the instructor.' — Ales Koprivnikar, Saturday, November 5th

Takeaways

  • How to craft a 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.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • A good sense of humor!
  • Lots of energy!

About the Instructor

David Nihill Photo

Founder,
Funnybizz

David was born in Dublin, Ireland. After graduating with a Master's Degree in Business in 2003, he moved to San Francisco where he worked for the Irish government helping startups expand rapidly. He has been involved with startup companies ever since. David is the Founder of FunnyBizz, a community and conference series helping content creators tap into the power of storytelling, comedy and improv to create better content. He has performed standup 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 learning, taken from one year's intensive experiments in comedy, performed on someone from the business community with a huge initial fear of public speaking (i.e. him!) have been featured in Inc., Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Fast Company. and became the bestselling book Do You Talk Funny. He loves sharks, still dislikes public speaking, and calls San Francisco home.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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