Standing-Up to Fear
Inspired by his TEDTalk as well as his internationally popular keynotes, DAVID NIHILL offers a hilarious and thought-provoking talk on how he studied comedy to get over his fear of public speaking. Now considered “one of the best speaking coaches out there” according to Forbes, David offers strategies his audience can use to overcome fear, share their message with a crowd, and make their point while making people laugh.
Comedy & Conversation: A Moderated Q&A with David Nihill
In addition to his empowering and comedic keynotes, international business speaker DAVID NIHILL offers a candid and engaging moderated Q&A to get to the heart of what matters most to his audience.
Interactive Workshop: Learning to Make People Laugh with David Nihill
Based on his bestselling book Do You Talk Funny?, DAVID NIHILL offers this interactive workshop featuring his proven strategies for becoming a funnier public speaker – and using comedy to make a point and get past fear. If you’re looking for an uproariously funny and engaging activity for your sales kickoff or team-building event, David’s expertise as a business speaker and award-winning comedian are a powerful combination that will make a major impact with your group.
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, Amazon Prime Video, Dry Bar Comedy, TED and the Irish Independent.
“One of the best speaking coaches out there” according to Forbes.com, David’s program with over 34,000 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 also performs standup comedy where his videos have received over 300 million views and amassed a social following of over 1.5 million people. David was the winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition and runner up in NPR’s the Moth’s largest US story telling competition. As a lecturer he has taught at Stanford Graduate Business School, University of Oxford, UC Berkeley 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 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 74 and counting.