624: How to Be More Engaging with Storytelling and Humor with David Nihill

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Comedian David Nihill shares his key techniques from his stand-up act that can help you become a better speaker.

— YOU’LL LEARN —

1) The secret to creating stories that stick

2) How to use callbacks to delight listeners

3) How to always remember what you want to say

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— ABOUT DAVID —

David Nihill is a bestselling author of Do You Talk Funny, listed by Book Authority as the best book of all time on public speaking and storytelling. “One of the best speaking coaches out there” according to Forbes.com his work has been featured in Inc, Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Forbes, The Irish Times, TED, and NPR. His videos have been viewed more than 40M times. David is a winner of the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition winner, runner up in the Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition and the first ever Irishman to have a special on Dry Bar Comedy.

• Book: Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker

• TED Talk: Standing-up to Fear | David Nihill | TEDxManchester

• Website: DavidNihill.com

— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Book: Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer

• Book: The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen

• Book: The Man Who Tried to Save the World: The Dangerous Life and Mysterious Disappearance of an American Hero by Scott Anderson

• Past episode: 356: Living Out the Wisdom of Napoleon Hill with Jeffrey Gitomer

• Personality: Jeffrey Gitomer

• Personality: John Medina

• Podcast: Snap Judgment

• Principle: Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hours Rule

• Software: Trint

• TED Talk: Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED2006

• TED Talk: Feats of memory anyone can do | Joshua Foer | TED2012

• TED Talk: The happy secret to better work | Sean Achor | TEDxBloomington

• Tool: Hubspot

• Transcription: Rev.com

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