Do You Talk Funny?



Public Speaking Can Be Terrifying For David Nihill, The Idea Of Standing In Front Of An Audience Was Scarier Than Cliff Jumping Into A Thorny Pit Of Spiders And Mothers In Law Without A Parachute Or Advanced Weaponry Something Had To Change In What Doesn T Sound Like The Best Plan Ever, David Decided To Overcome His Fears By Pretending To Be An Accomplished Comedian Called Irish Dave For One Full Year, Crashing As Many Comedy Clubs, Festivals And Shows As Possible One Part Of The Plan Was At Least Logical He Was Already Irish And Already Called Dave In One Year, David Went From Being Deathly Afraid Of Public Speaking To Hosting A Business Conference, Regularly Performing Stand Up Comedy, And Winning Storytelling Competitions In Front Of Packed Houses He Did It By Learning From Some Of The Best Public Speakers In The World Stand Up Comedians Do You Talk Funnyshows How The Key Principles Of Stand Up Comedy Can Be Applied To Your Speaking Engagements And Presentations To Make You Funnier, Interesting, And Better Looking Or At Least Two Of The Three Whether You Are Preparing For A Business Presentation, Giving A Wedding Toast, Defending Your Thesis, Raising Money From Investors, Or Simply Want To Take On Something You Re Afraid Of, This Book Will Take You From Sweaty To Stage ReadyTen Percent Of The Author S Proceeds From This Book Will Go To Arash Bayatmakou Via Help Hope Live Until He Is Fully Back On His Feet And Thereafter To One Of The Many Facing The Same Challenges After Suffering A Severe Spinal Cord InjuryDo You Talk Funny?

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Do You Talk Funny? book, this is one of the most wanted David Nihill author readers around the world.

!!> Read ➸ Do You Talk Funny?  ➻ Author David Nihill – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Do You Talk Funny?
  • David Nihill
  • 12 May 2017
  • 1942952279

10 thoughts on “Do You Talk Funny?

  1. says:

    Lots of useful, funny tips for public speaking The book strongly relies on TedTalks and occasionally feels like a developed research paper, but overall worth it I definitely want to come back to this one.

  2. says:

    useful and intelligentI m feeling funnier, telling better stories, and some third thing David Nahil gives a great primer on how to get to the funny and improve public speaking I m already using lots of his tips.

  3. says:

    As a trainer who has taught others how to present, I thought this book would offer very little for me to learn To say I was hugely mistaken, is no exaggeration.David magically weaves business, humor, tragedy, and action into this brilliant read He draws from marketing masters like Seth Godin and Gary Vaynerchuk, comedy masters like Jerry Seinfeld and Matt Groening, and literary masters like Mark Twain and William Shakespeare to show you how to deliver your message regardless of the topic.Of As a trainer who has taught others how to present, I thought this book would offer very little for me to learn To say I was hugely mistaken, is no exaggeration.David magically weaves business, humor, tragedy, and action into this brilliant read He draws from marketing masters like Seth Godin and Gary Vaynerchuk, comedy masters like Jerry Seinfeld and Matt Groening, and literary masters like Mark Twain and William Shakespeare to show you how to deliver your message regardless of the topic.Of course, what you say is only a part of the delivery equation David also serves up unconventional advice on managing your crowd, the clock, the stage, interruptions, and your body Through countless delivery experiences, David bares his soul with honest analysis of his surprising successes and painful failures.When your journey is over, you will have dissected and reassembled story telling, joke delivery, and TED talks But you don t just get the theory you get actionable steps These end of section exercises were a welcome surprise and were the cherry on top for me allowing me to not just see what makes effective deliveries, but experience it and hone my own deliveries.You will smile You will cringe But most importantly, you WILL become aeffective presenter with this book

  4. says:

    First let me say I am sooo not the intended audience for this book However, I thought it was just wonderful The book is written for anyone who needs help with public speaking though Nihil does make frequent reference to the business presentation He started off as your normal scared to death public speaker who went on a journey and ended up becoming an award winning speaker and storyteller The evening of the day I finished this book, I actually went to a teaching lecture and the professor was First let me say I am sooo not the intended audience for this book However, I thought it was just wonderful The book is written for anyone who needs help with public speaking though Nihil does make frequent reference to the business presentation He started off as your normal scared to death public speaker who went on a journey and ended up becoming an award winning speaker and storyteller The evening of the day I finished this book, I actually went to a teaching lecture and the professor was very good We laughed all night while learning about a very serious topic I found myself noticing Nihil s insights and philosophy in action with this public speaker I have no intention of public speaking, I suffer from social anxiety disorder along with other related conditions, but the title grabbed me because I do talk funny and for some reason I read this book totally out of my usual genre I certainly see the information being incredibly useful for its intended audience but from the perspective I m coming from, an audience member of a speech, the book is also very enlightening Highly engaging reading

  5. says:

    David Nihill went on a wild ride to become a good public speaker, to perform and make people laugh DYTF shares his excellent story The real gem of the book is the delivery of lessons learned in the form of a simple and clear map for us to follow to do the same.DYTF shares exercises that can be taken step by step to craft a speech that incorporates laughter Humor makes it easier for an audience to follow along, enjoy what you are sharing, and absorb it He shows us how to identify and evaluate David Nihill went on a wild ride to become a good public speaker, to perform and make people laugh DYTF shares his excellent story The real gem of the book is the delivery of lessons learned in the form of a simple and clear map for us to follow to do the same.DYTF shares exercises that can be taken step by step to craft a speech that incorporates laughter Humor makes it easier for an audience to follow along, enjoy what you are sharing, and absorb it He shows us how to identify and evaluate our best tales and see the jokes from our own lives DYTF explains how to use humor in everyday presentations.Storytelling is a great art This book is an inspiring guide and a reminder to practice, practice, practice to hone and maintain any skill Nihill might have a great advantage as an Irishman, yet we can all rise up and learn to share stories and information with greater humor and life force Read DYTF David Nihill has done his part Let s help rid the world of boring presentations Laughter isfun for everyone Laughter is the best medicine

  6. says:

    You may not know this, but I m a recovering college professor, am now a federally employed archaeologist, and I won a copy of this book as a Firstreads giveaway While the third fact has in no way influenced the content of this review, the first two have definitely informed why I was initially drawn to this book and what I ultimately found most valuable within its pages Terrified of public speaking but required by circumstance to host a fundraising event for a friend who had suffered a spinal c You may not know this, but I m a recovering college professor, am now a federally employed archaeologist, and I won a copy of this book as a Firstreads giveaway While the third fact has in no way influenced the content of this review, the first two have definitely informed why I was initially drawn to this book and what I ultimately found most valuable within its pages Terrified of public speaking but required by circumstance to host a fundraising event for a friend who had suffered a spinal cord injury, author David Nihill embarked on a one year crash course in stand up comedy Convinced that he could learn everything about public speaking in general and stand up in particular , if he only adopted a laser like focus to it, Irish Dave as he was known on stage after an initial false start in which he failed to provide his last name on the sign up sheet at open mic night and was then heckled by the emcee before even taking the stage shares the lessons learned in that year Moreover, Nihill has now shifted professional gears to running a business called FunnyBizz which assists members of the business community in a host of different ways to improve their marketing strategies, their sales, and above all their frequently stultifyingly boring business talks But that is not why you, Dear Reader, should read this book.The reason you should read this book is that it joins together, whether intentionally or not, multiple lines of wisdom that will be of use to heritage interpreters, public historians, K 12 and higher education professionals, public historians, Muggles, best persons at weddings, givers of toasts at events large and small, deliverers of eulogies, and public speakers of all sorts and stripes Heck, you can use the tips provided here to writeeffective Briefing Sheets for your boss or agency s Solicitor if you were, hypothetically, an employee of an agency that required such things As a species, humans tend to make sense of the world around us by observation and then arranging and relaying those explanations into a host of forms that, at their core, assume the form of a narrative that is, a story At heart, we are all storytellers some a good dealadept than others, to be sure, whether the story account is delivered via the written or spoken word This book exclusively addresses the latter The same is true for all forms of public speaking you are essentially telling a story and there is a structure that effective storytelling adapts, some techniques from stand up comedy one would do well to adhere to, and that even if you re less entertaining than watching paint dry in your real life, these hacks can be learned and perfected In Do You Talk Funny 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better and Funnier Public Speaker, the artist formerly known as Irish Dave distills the lessons learned in his whirlwind tour of the comedy club and stand up circuit in addition to tons of reading, research, and interviews he conducted on the topic and bottles it into what he referred to as my wee book in the inscription included on the title page of my autographed copy He makes points that will serve aspiring and or accomplished public speakers alike very well, that most readers will find highly amusing esp his own story involving a tiger shark that he misidentified to snorkelers as a resting whale shark that fortunately ended well for said misdirected tourons Most important, at least from this reader s perspective, Nihill achieved his goal, was able to not only deliver the goods as host of the fundraiser in support of his friend Arash s rigorous gamut of physical therapy, but ultimately Arash was able to incorporate the full range of tips included in Nihill s book to tell his own story in the form of a Tedx talk at But don t take my word for it, check it out yourself All told, Nihill s book is about far, farthan just being funny It is about outlining a strategy for telling your story or relaying your message, about finding common ground or making yourself relatable to your audience, about effectively ordering and communicating that message, and about anticipating and then mastering a host of strategies for dealing with the many, many things that may go wrong along the way e.g., interruptions, equipment failures, panic, forgetfulness, etc This highly readable and short book i.e., 138 pages of text includes exercises for getting started as well as a tipliography section with further brief advice and resources While an entertaining read just for fun, the book could readily be incorporated to good effect in any public speaking class at either the K 12 level or higher I know that if I were still teaching Heritage Interpretation, in just the same way as I drew parallels to and included readings from the literature and craft of effective storytelling, I would also include this book on the syllabus After all, while we frequently need to take what we do seriously, it s just as important that we re able to enjoy a good laugh even as possibly most especially when it s at our own expense I ll conclude this review as Nihill ended the book, with some good advice for any occasion Where you can, add comedy We all needof it p 138

  7. says:

    Very actionable, great tips I was able to apply lots of what I ve read to a new talk I m presenting And I think it quickly became the best talk I ever delivered

  8. says:

    Great collection of tips for public speakers.

  9. says:

    This is an awesome book on a difficult topic being funny in business conversations It is entertaining and practical, suites my appetite very well.

  10. says:

    As a stay at home mom and writer, I am definitely not the target audience for Do You Talk Funny But I still somehow, amazingly, found this book to be relevant to my life, and I ended up really enjoying it I think a big part of the book s appeal is that it is written with the novice in mind I am pretty much terrified of public speaking, as Nihill was, so I could easily identify with his situation Moreover, I absolutely appreciated his willingness to put himself out there so he could overcome As a stay at home mom and writer, I am definitely not the target audience for Do You Talk Funny But I still somehow, amazingly, found this book to be relevant to my life, and I ended up really enjoying it I think a big part of the book s appeal is that it is written with the novice in mind I am pretty much terrified of public speaking, as Nihill was, so I could easily identify with his situation Moreover, I absolutely appreciated his willingness to put himself out there so he could overcome his fear I thought that was admirable Right off the bat, I wanted to listen to him, because I felt like he was not only speaking from personal experience, but that he was genuinely interested in helping others to become better speakers and feelcomfortable in front of crowds.His tips are pretty straightforward, and other reviewers have outlined most of them So, for the sake of brevity, I ll just list some of the points that I found helpful In general, I really liked the chapters on how to write with humor and how to deliver your message speech whatever effectively Work in references to the local area whenever possible Use words with attitude Give clear takeaways Reference items that got a good reaction earlier Use different voices when possible Always write in the present tense Start strong, since the first 30 seconds make or break you with the audience Try and get a quick laugh Call the room, i.e., acknowledge the obvious e.g., a sneeze, room temp Make sure you are fully visible Talk with your hands Record your performances so you can analyze them later Rehearse and practice all the best performers do Plan for audience laughter or participation Memorize your jokes or speech using the Memory Palace technique.Maybe these tips seem obvious to some people, but they weren t obvious to me And I liked that Nihill presented them in a way that made it easy for me to incorporate them into my non performer life I think that s one of the things I liked best about this book it all felt very doable Nihill kept repeating that if you incorporate even one or two jokes into your business presentation, you are going to be better than 90% of the speakers out there That s a pretty big payoff for only a little bit of effort.And I loved this quote from Tim Ferris If you re getting chased by a lion, you don t need to run faster than the lion, just the people running with you Speaking to other people is similar you don t need to be perfect, you just need to be better than a few others Nihill kept the stakes manageable enough that I was never intimidated Perfect public speaking No way But adding one or two good jokes to a speech felt entirely possible.Overall, I was truly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a non threatening way to improve his or her public speaking skills.See this review andon my blog, BUG BUG BOOKS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *