If you’ve ever wanted to have more confidence when talking, learn to speak in public, or at least not run for the hills when your name is called, then do we have the funny talking show for you!
Today I’ll be speaking with David Nihill, known affectionately by his stage name Irish Dave, about one of my new favorite public speaking, AND standup comedy books, Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker.
We’ll discuss his one year stunt to go from scared stupid of public speaking, to hosting a business conference, regularly performing stand-up comedy, and winning story-telling competitions in front of packed houses…all by studying some of the best public speakers in the world: stand up comedians. (Fantastic knowledge for self-improvement!)
That plus we’ll talk about Shakin’ Steven’s, poking sharks, and why you don’t want to give a macbook pro to a goat…unless he’s a good typist.
MORE ON DAVID NIHILL:
David is the Founder of FunnyBizz, a community, writer platform, and conference series, where business meets humor to abolish boring content. 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, and became the best selling book Do You Talk 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.
David Nihill Online: Twitter
7 Comedy Habits Website: http://www.7comedyhabits.com/
FunnyBizz Website: http://funnybizz.co/
David’s Winning Story at the 2014 Moth Story Slam: