Become a Better and Funnier Public Speaker

Top business speakers are using story and humor.

They are developing content using the same process and techniques as comedians.

You don't need to be a natural comedian to get laughs.

Applying even a few of these techniques will quickly make you look better then 90% of the other speakers out there.

Join David Nihill and over 24,000 students

Learn 7 Comedy Habits to be a better public speaker, consistently funnier and help rid the world of boring presentations!

This courses teachings, as referenced in Inc, Forbes, Fast Company, Lifehacker and featured by Prezi as one of the best online training courses for presenters, outlines easy to apply steps from the world of standup comedy to improve your presentation and public speaking skills.

What students are saying about it

Uplifting course

“You will learn much more than just executing funny presentation!!! It does exactly what it says on the tin, the instructor has a genuine and engaging approach to the tutorials and you will learn much more than just making funny presentations.”

- Chis Rodé

Ah-mazing course!!

“David is hysterical and awesome and you HAVE to take this course. Seriously, if you don't take this course you will regret it for the rest of your life! If you ever interact with other people you have to learn how to be funny. David is your guy.”

- Vanessa Van Edwards

Awesome material

“I wanted to know how to use humor in public speaking as I recognize this as a useful tool for making my audience at ease. David gives lots of practical advice on how to create a great speech, not just be funny. He also includes a lot of resources which I know I will come back to time and time again."

- Margot Tesch

7 Comedic Habits

We de-construct the process from standup comedy into 7 Habits and show you how to translate them into public speaking skills for the world of business. These 7 Comedic Habits are aimed at helping you deliver a more memorable, entertaining and engaging presentation, every time.

Whether you are a seasoned presenter or someone with a real fear of public speaking (like me!) these easy to apply steps will help you stand out from the crowd. These techniques are being applied by numerous TED talks, start-ups, entrepreneurs, keynotes, interviewees and professional speakers to further engage their audiences and we take you through how to do the same.

There are step by step assignments following each section that will help you develop your comedic writing styles and delivery methods. This is further supplemented with engaging viewing material from a number of TED talks and business presenters on the covered areas. This includes an impromptu performance by Robin Williams and video of my own jokes at some of California's top comedy clubs highlighting the techniques covered in the course.

These techniques will make your presentations more engaging and entertaining by:

  1. Teaching you stand-up techniques that work in public speaking contexts.

  2. Showing you how to craft your key message and content into a memorable and humorous story.

  3. Showing you to extract the funny and build it into joke structures through comedy writing techniques.

  4. Preparing you to test these jokes and stories on live audiences.

  5. Showing you techniques used by comedians to overcome stage fright and improve your delivery.

  6. Instructing you on how to open and close strong, make a great and funny first impression while getting laughs every time.

  7. Teaching you how to evaluate performances and identify which comedic elements should be added to your presentations.

  8. Teaching you how to manage an audience and hold their interest

Most presentations are really boring.

With application of these habits yours will not be!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does this course start and finish?

This course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course. You decide when you start and you decide when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course? 

I would never want you to be unhappy. I couldn't handle the emotional drama :). If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund, no questions asked.

What is included in the course? 

Over 69 short and fun lectures with entertaining examples to back up all key learning points across 3.5 hours of total content. Course also includes handouts and freebies to help you learn.

David Nihill

David Nihill

“One of the best speaking coaches out there” -

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, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times, and Forbes.

“One of the best speaking coaches out there” according to, David’s program with over 24,000 students has been 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 has also performed standup comedy at leading clubs including Cobbs, the Comedy Store, the Improv, the Punchline and the Upright Citizens Brigade, even though he strongly denies being a comedian and is well aware most people don’t understand his accent. 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.

A graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School he calls San Francisco home when immigration officials permit, and 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.

David has thought for Stanford Graduate Business School, UC Berkeley, University College Dublin, San Francisco State University, Hult International Business School, General Assembly, and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre. His clients include top companies like LinkedIn, best-selling authors, Olympians, TV personalities, CEO's, TED speakers and a penguin he once failed to make funny.