David is the author of the best-selling book Do You Talk Funny? and the Founder of FunnyBizz, a community, writer platform, and conference series, where business meets humor to abolish boring content. His work has been featured in Inc., Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times, and Forbes.
“One of the best speaking coaches out there” according to Forbes, David’s program with over 29,000 students has also 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.
He has performed standup comedy at all the leading clubs and was the winner of the prestigious 43rd annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition, even though he usually 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 story telling competition and has won multiple Moth Storyslam competitions.
He works with Stanford Graduate Business School, San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, General Assembly, University College Dublin and the Nasdaq entrepreneurial center as a course instructor and his clients include top companies like LinkedIn, best-selling authors, Olympians, TV personalities, CEO's, TED speakers and a penguin he once failed to make funny.
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.