Author David Nihill spent a year facing his fear of public speaking. He wanted to become a better speaker to help the business presentations that he began having to give more frequently. He shares honestly about his fears and struggles and some of the funny stories when his communication skills failed him.
Time and again, people told him that stand-up comics are the hardest working speakers out there, because they have to make every minute count. For a business speaker aiming to entertain, every minute counts as well, by seeking to add humor to keep your audience’s attention while you transmit information to them.
This book has many examples, and lots of funny, memorable stories, but it’s jam-packed with information as well. The “7 Comedy Steps” that he shares, are easy but not effortless. Each chapter ends with some work for the reader to do. If you complete them all, and making an effort to practice as he advises, you will definitely know how to punch up that funny story you always tell, or how to add a funny story to your presentation.
If you like reading project memoirs, this one is similar enough to give you enjoyment as David sought to do the hard work on the stand-up circuit, but it’s also full of information that will help anyone who has to give public presentations or anyone who just wants to be funnier and tell better stories.