April 18, 2019, 5:00 pm (
With RAVE reviews after our Debut last year, our Comedy Marketing Keynotes Series makes it's way to the main stage to explore the the intersection of comedy, marketing, and business growth. Learn how to drive engagement and loyalty to your brand. And how to rid the world of all this bad content with inspiration and tactics from funny keynotes that can teach you the elements of funny.
April 19, 2019, 10:00 am (
Audiences have become conditioned to receiving information with a dose of entertainment, and that makes humor a critical tool for any professional communicator. But it's not just about getting the laughs that matter; it’s about using humor to grab and hold your audience’s interest, making your message stickier and ultimately more persuasive. David Nihill shares the principles, techniques and tools of the world’s best TED speakers in a humorous talk /workshop based on his bestselling book Do You Talk Funny?
April 19, 2019, 2:30 pm (
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.
His program with over 24,000 students has 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 storytelling 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.
A big fan of travel and languages David has lived and worked in 12 countries and visited 68 and counting.