Tue, 8 March 2016
David Nihill like many people, was terrified of public speaking. But unlike most people, to conquer his fear of speaking in front of groups, David spent a year studying and performing stand-up. After performing at The Improv, The Comedy Store, & Cobb's he realized that anyone can be funny when giving a talk. Yes, that means even you, or someone that thinks they aren't funny. He also learned that even people who hated public speaking like himself, could also become a great public speaker while being funny.
David has created a 7 step framework to help normal people become better and funnier public speakers. His books is called: Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. David studied Stand-up comedians, the group of people who are the best public speakers in the world. And what he learned is that we all can be funny giving a public speech, even people who are deftly afraid of crowds.
I'm a former stand-up comedian and I know how terrified I was performing in front of crowds. But to this day, I give better presentations to bosses, work crowds better during talks and I give funnier speeches based on my stand-up comedy practice. I'm not recommending you go sign-up for open mic comedy nights to get funnier and more comfortable in front of crowds. Instead, I recommend listening to this episode and reading Davd's book. In this episode you will learn:
Listen to the Stories from the Influencer Economy archives: http://www.influencereconomy.com/
Please leave a review on iTunes, it greatly helps us get our podcast discovered on iTunes with new listeners: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/influencer-economy-ryan-williams/id820744212?mt=2
83: Finding the Funny, Delivering Jokes and Adding Humor to Your Public Speaking with David Nihill
David's Funny Biz Conference: http://funnybizz.
David's speaking blog: http://www.
David's Do You Talk Funny book: http://www.amazon.com/