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Hacking Public Speaking

Quick, easy & fun steps to become a more engaging presenter with proven techniques from the world of stand-up comedy.
David Nihill
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Tried and Tested Techniques from Public Speaking's True 10,000 Hour Masters: Stand Up Comedians

Hi, I’m David Nihill. I’ve spent over 10,000 hours on stage. Here’s how I can help you:

I’ve always been afraid of public speaking but I’m lucky enough to have the option to get paid to do it. Wacky I know. To try and overcome my own fears I spent the last 8 years on every stage I could find. I’ve won storytelling and standup comedy competitions, have a talk on TED, spoke at many of the world’s largest tech and business conferences, recorded a comedy special, and taught this topic at some of the world’s leading institutions, like Stanford Business School and University of Oxford. I wrote a bestselling book on the not so sexy subject and run a high level ghostwriting company that’s behind many of the world’s highest profile leaders talks.

I’ve applied a lot of what I’ve learned to help thousands of students manage fear of public speaking, give TED talks, be the one who speaks at conferences on behalf of their company, get promoted, get paid to speak (and get paid more to speak), deliver more engaging lectures, tell better and more impactful stories, and nail that wedding speech, job interview or non profit funding. Everything I learned clocking up over 10,000 hours on stage you’ll learn in a fast and fun way. It will save you years of learning the hard way and is the most fun and laugh out loud way to become a better and more engaging public speaker.

What they’re saying about it: 

“My audiences were engaged, emotional, and laughing out loud. David Nihill is a master.” Blake Irving – Former CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy

“I’ve given quite a few talks and David’s content is the most helpful I’ve found on becoming a better speaker. Plus it made me laugh out loud!.” Justin Mares – Bestselling Author, Speaker, Founder of Kettle & Fire

“This course is great. I haven’t taken it yet but David drew a picture when he was 6 years old of a penguin drinking beer in a Chinese restaurant and it was clear the potential for slight wisdom and misguided creativity were there.” —Marita Nihill, David’s Mother

Most Presentations Are Glorified Snoozefests! Let’s Change That

Aside from making your day a little less fun, boring presentations are also bad for business. Now, more than ever, your message is competing against hungry pets, rambunctious children, and everything happening on Tiktok. The good news: knowing a few techniques will make sure yours are never dull. The even better news: The bar out there is pretty low. No matter what your experience level, you can stand out fast. This course will make sure you do just that and in a fast and fun way, no matter what level you are. This is everything you’ll ever need to know about public speaking in one place.


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