Become Better and Funnier at Public Speaking

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Become Better and Funnier at Public Speaking
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3.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
Become Better and Funnier at Public Speaking
What will you learn?
Identify and understand stand-up techniques that work in public speaking contexts
Know how to replicate the techniques being used by top TED speakers to get laughs and increase engagement
Know how to craft and tell an engaging ( and funny!) story
Start and end presentations using stand-up techniques.
Learn effective memory techniques that will make sure you don't go blank on stage
Know how to craft a memorable story around your product/service
Learn how to hold an audience's interest
Know best techniques for overcoming fear of public speaking
Stand out from the crowd by making people laugh
Develop a file of tried and tested jokes/stories to insert into presentations
Learn how to deal with the audience in a presentation or talk.
Learn how to systematically write funny and effective jokes
Know to recover from a joke falling flat
About the course

Learn 7 Comedy Habits to be better at public speaking, 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 5 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, using one of the most powerful tools available to us: Laughter.

What students are saying about it:

"This course was engaging, entertaining and filled with great speaking tips. I loved it! Thank you! It was like reading a great book, I couldn't turn it off."

"The course is awesome! Hands down the best collection and presentation of resources I have found on public speaking (not normally the most exciting topic, but here it most certainly is!). Highly recommended."

“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

Top business speakers are using humor.

They are developing laugh lines using the same process as comedians.

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

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.

Most presentations are really boring. With application of these habits yours will not be!

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

  • Teaching you stand-up techniques that work in public speaking contexts.
  • Teaching you how to replicate the techniques being used by top TED speakers.
  • Showing you how to craft your key message into a memorable and humorous story.
  • Showing you to extract the funny and build it into joke structures through comedy writing techniques
  • Preparing you to test these jokes and stories on live audiences
  • Showing you techniques used by comedians to overcome stage fright and improve your delivery
  • Instructing you on how to open and close strong, make a great and funny first impression while getting laughs every time
  • Teaching you how to evaluate performances and identify which comedic elements should be added to your presentations
  • Teaching you how to manage an audience and hold their interest
  • Program
    Introduction 1
    Welcome Overview
    Adding Some Quick Humor with Seth and Amy
    Ken Robinson and Moving the Humor Needle
    Structure and Exercise Introduction
    Comedy Habit #1: Start with Story
    Comedy Habit #1: Start With Story
    How to Craft a Great Story
    How Long Can Your Story Be?
    Exercise: Start Your Funny Story File
    Comedy Habit #2: Add Humor - Finding the Funny
    Comedy Habit #2: Add Humor - Finding the Funny
    This example shows how just like comedians the final product of business speakers comes from a work in progress, delivered multiple times to find the best format. In the example show we analyze an early version business presentation to extract the key funny part from a story. This something the presenter himself did overtime with experience. We however, want to do it quicker.
    • A good sense of humor
    David Nihill
    David Nihill
    “One of the best speaking coaches out there” -
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