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Speaking To Engage:Be A Better & Funnier Public Speaker

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Flatiron, Manhattan
10 E 21st St 3rd Fl
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New York, New York 10010
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: David Nihill

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this public speaking class:

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

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.

We de-construct the process from standup comedy into Habits and show you how to translate them into public speaking skills for the world of business. These 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.

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

Takeaways
  • How to craft a story that your audience will want to listen to. 
  • How to find the funniest parts of your material and how to get to them faster. 
  • How to deal with stage fright and flop sweat. 
  • How to master the two most important parts of your performance: timing and delivery.
Prereqs & Preparation
  • A good sense of humor
  • Lots of energy!
  • Drive and determination to succeed

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Speaking To Engage:Be A Better & Funnier Public Speaker
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/18/2016
David is a great teacher/presenter. I learned a lot and am excited to try out some new skills.
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Reviewed by Zoe H. on 3/21/2016
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