Speaking to Engage: Become a Better and Funnier Public Speaker
6

Wednesday, 6 March

5:30 7:30 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco, CA 94104
$50 USD
Regular Ticket
$50 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Speaking to Engage: Become a Better and Funnier Public Speaker

David Nihill Photo


Founder, Funnybizz

6

Wednesday, 6 March

5:30 7:30 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco, CA 94104
$50 USD
Regular Ticket
$50 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?

'Awesome! Funny!' — Jessica Aragon

'Might be my favorite class I've taken at GA!' — Neeti Chokshi

'The most value for my time and money I have received in a long time. Thank you.' — Lisa LaMagna

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.

Preparation

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

About the Instructor

David Nihill Photo

Founder,
Funnybizz

“One of the best speaking coaches out there” - Forbes.com

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, David 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, Fast Company, Entrepreneur,Forbes, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times, TV3, Newstalk and the Irish Independent.

“One of the best speaking coaches out there” according to Forbes.com, David’s program with over 29,000 students has also been featured by Prezi as one of the best training courses for presenters. His book remains one of the highest rated in the world on the (usually not so wildly exciting) topic of public speaking, and his content has been read by over one million people.

A sought after international business speaker, David has also performed standup comedy and was the winner of the prestigious 43rd annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition. As a storyteller he finished runner up in NPR’s the Moth’s largest US story telling competition. As a lecturer he has taught at Stanford Graduate Business School, UC Berkeley, Hult Business School and University College Dublin.

A graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School he calls San Francisco home when immigration officials permit, and was named on the 2017 Irish America 100 List, which recognizes the accomplishments of the best and the brightest Irish-American and Irish-born leaders.

A big fan of travel and languages David has lived and worked in 12 countries and visited 73 and counting. More info: http://davidnihill.com/speaking/

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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