Most public speakers are boring. And dull presentations are bad for business.
Audiences have become conditioned to receiving information with a dose of entertainment. That makes humor a critical tool for any professional communicator.
We want our data with a punchline these days. Witness the success of The Daily Show. Every one of the current top ten TED talks are funny.
It’s not just about getting some laughs to make yourself feel good; it’s about using humor to grab and hold your audience’s interest, making your message stickier and ultimately more persuasive.
Attend this special event: “Speaking to Engage: The only workshop on public speaking you’ll ever need.”
David joins you to share the principles, techniques and tools of the world’s best TED speakers in a humorous workshop. You’ll learn how to:
- Craft a story your audience will want to listen to.
- Include the best parts of your presentation for greatest impact.
- Deal with stage fright and flop sweat.
- Avoid going blank.
- Master timing and delivery.
- Tons of never heard before actionable tips for your next public speaking engagement.
Who is David Nihill
“One of the best speaking coaches out there” according to Forbes.com, David’s program with over 27,000 students has 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.
As a storyteller he finished runner up in NPR’s the Moth’s largest US story telling competition and has won multiple Moth Storyslam competitions. David was named on the 2017 Irish America 100 List, which recognizes the accomplishments of the best and the brightest Irish-American and Irish-born leaders.
Not Your Usual BACN Meeting
We’ve changed the meeting format and you’ll want to know these 5 things.
#1 Breakfast will only be served only from 7:30 am to 8:00 am, then all solid food will be cleared away. Tables will be cleared of plates by 8:15 am. Please arrive a bit earlier than usual.
#2 The first 50 people who register *and* show up by 8:00 am will receive a copy of David’s fabulous book. You must do those 2 things to get your copy: pre-register and show up by 8.00 am.
#3 This meeting goes until 10:30 am. David’s workshop is 2 hours long.
#4 We’re skipping “member announcements” and “members forum” but will resume them in May. Instead, we’ll have a table in the back of the room for your flyers. You are invited to share your announcement on BACN’s LinkedIn Group.
#5 Pay $75 with pre-registration, or $80 at the door.