Speaking to Engage

David Nihill
Irish-born comedian David Nihill looks at how stand-up comedy principles can be applied to public speaking, drawing from his book Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (And Funnier) Public Speaker. Learn to deliver a speech with perfect timing, just the right touch of humor, and no flop sweat.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Program: 
6:30 pm

You’re scheduled to give a business presentation, pitch investors, or deliver a wedding toast. And you’re petrified. You’re simply not cut out for public speaking.

David Nihill has walked—and talked—in your shoes. The Irish-born comedian and public speaker went from being deathly afraid of standing in front of an audience to regularly performing stand-up routines and winning storytelling competitions in front of packed houses. He did it by learning from some of the world’s best public speakers: stand-up comics.

Drawing from his book Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (And Funnier) Public Speaker, Nihill walks through the principles and techniques of the world’s best speakers. Listen, and learn to deliver a speech with perfect timing, just the right touch of humor, and no flop sweat.

From Dublin, Ireland, and based in Silicon Valley, Nihill has been described by Forbes as "one of the best public speaking coaches out there;" and his company of ghostwriters are behind some of the world's most high profile CEO talks. His program, with over 34,000 students, has been named one of the best training courses for presenters by Prezi. His book remains one of the highest rated in the world  on the subject.