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What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Business Stories

Manner of Speaking

Stories resonate with people on a deep, psychological level. Stories are memorable and help support our messages. Hence the speaker’s maxim: Tell a story, make a point. The best stories contain many elements related to plot, character, dialogue, etc. For Storytelling is powerful.

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Powerful “Stories of Unlimited”

Manner of Speaking

Our … Continue reading → Making it Stick Stories and Storytelling All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World Made to Stick public speaking Stories of Unlimited storytelling Western Sydney University

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Story structure, simplicity, & hacking away at the unessential

Presentation Zen

Story] needs.architectural structure, which is completely forgotten once you see the movie. Hack away at the unessential." Not at all. love it.

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Speak & Deliver's Story Graveyard

Speak and Deliver

Sound the funeral dirge for the following seven motivational tales: 1) The Harvard/Yale/Princeton Goal Setting Story. Awwww. Yeesh.

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Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen

Storyboarding is a great way to begin to visualize the story of your content. What can Pixar teach us about storyboarding?

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Ken Burns on the power of story

Presentation Zen

In this short film below by Tom Mason and Sarah Klein, Ken Burns givens a very candid and brief look into what he thinks story is all about.

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The Key to story structure in two words: Therefore & But

Presentation Zen

And there is no shortage of people giving story advice and tips. There are a ton of storytelling-related books and websites in the cosmos.

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How I did a makeover of my signature story at the Story Theater Retreat

Speaking about Presenting

When Tony and I were in America we attended a Story Theater Retreat with professional speaker Doug Stevenson. But I was missing one element.

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Should we be suspicious of stories?

Presentation Zen

We are wired for stories. Stories are ubiquitous in our lives. Jean-Paul Sartre said, "A man is always a teller of stories.

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Winning the Story Wars – Jonah Sachs is Leading the Charge

Duarte Blog

Jonah is the co-founder and CEO of Free Range Studios , and his first book, Winning the Story Wars , came out in July. Enjoy!

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A beautiful story told without a single word

Presentation Zen

Wonderful lessons in visual storytelling can come from anywhere. Good films, even animated shorts, are rich in storytelling lessons.

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An inspiring speaking story — from disses to raves

PowerPoint Tips

recently met Shirley Gutkowski online and was so inspired by her story that I asked if I could interview her. As a result, the video and audio aren’t always in sync, but just listen and you’ll get the full value of Shirley’s story.). Have you ever gotten really awful feedback from an audience? link]. Leave a comment!

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A Perfect Persuasive Story: Nehru’s ‘Tryst With Destiny’

Duarte Blog

Nehru’s speech follows an almost perfect frequency as it moves along a persuasive story structure.

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On sharing your own personal story to make a difference

Presentation Zen

Here are two wonderful examples of telling your own personal story on stage. The best presentations are always about contribution.

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Visuals can tell a story

Presentation Zen

What a cool image that would be, and what a great story it would tell. 50 years later. Same place. Same ship. On the. same deck. Much too young.

Neurochemistry, empathy & the power of story

Presentation Zen

But the video I'd like to highlight today concerns the role of neurochemistry and story. story must get our attention and make us care.

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To live is to have a story to tell

Presentation Zen

“But how could you live and have no story to tell?” Whether you decide to share your story (stories) with others is another matter.

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Death of a hamster: a well-told story

Speak Schmeak

If Graham (or a guest) deems the story to be unsatisfactory or told poorly, he pulls a lever and the storyteller is tipped out of the chair backwards.

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Using all your tools: Adele tells a story

Speak Schmeak

Adele tells a story here, but she tells it not just with her words, but with her voice, gestures and facial expressions.

Illustrate a story on a PowerPoint slide

PowerPoint Tips

Stories are a powerful way to help your audience understand and relate to your message. But how do you illustrate your story?

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Visuals are the emotional heart of your story

Speak Schmeak

There''s also very little originality in how most advertisers are telling and selling their stories.

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Good science makes for good story

Presentation Zen

"Good science is a good story," says the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning biologist Edward O. themselves. I do so all the time silently. Above.

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NSA/NC Speaker Academy Success Stories

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association has been running an Academy for emerging speakers since 2005.

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10 steps to creating a really strong story

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

In business presentations, the story is the thing. Telling stories with a message is what people have always sought to do.

Superior Presentations 74: Tell Colorful Stories Because.

Executive Speech Coach

Tell Colorful Stories Stories in your presentation can paint pictures in the minds of your audience and connect emotionally.

TED Talk: A story of survival, resilience, and hope (redux)

Presentation Zen

Story has logic and structure, but more than anything else story is the transfer of emotion. Story makes us feel something.

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Story tutorials for speakers: 4 smart lessons

The Eloquent Woman

story well-told can do more to put your big idea across than all the slides and handouts in the universe.

How to tell a story in 90 seconds

Speak Schmeak

I finally got around to watching Inglourious Basterds over the weekend. What a guy. Times More tips for better acceptance speeches.

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On the power of speech & telling your own story

Presentation Zen

The constraints of the format actually helped by forcing me to make tough decisions on what was crucial and non-crucial to the story."

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Stories, anecdotes, and diversions

The Presenter's Blog

Anecdotes, stories, and diversions bring a presentation to life. Like a good story or anecdote, my diversion bought me not just the colors of Istanbul, but it’s sounds, and smells, and textures, and tastes. When we tell a story, the audience sits forward. It paints colour into our words, sharing our passion for the subject.

How to craft a story

Pivotal Public Speaking

The value of products will depend on the story they tell. Not all stories are created equal. good story is indeed powerful, but what many people call stories are not complete. Many are just set ups for the real story. So what makes a good story good and also useful? • Get the whole story.

Nuggets of Storytelling Wisdom

Manner of Speaking

Weaving personal anecdotes with short clips from movies on which has worked, Stanton makes a compelling case for the power of a good story.

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The Science of Storytelling

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation … Continue reading → Presentation Guru Stories and Storytelling Doug Stevenson Presentation public speaking Stories storytelling

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7 secret advantages of the story-telling speaker

The Eloquent Woman

You've heard it's good to tell stories, and storytelling's a sought-after skill among those seeking public speaking training--but why?

Vocal Impact Tip: 3 Steps and a million reasons to share stories

Kate's Voice

But how do you find a story that inspires? Last week, StoryCorps was awarded the $1M TED prize.  They do this to show […].

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Great resource for business stories

PowerPoint Tips

Stories are a great way to make your point. Tags: Resource anecdotes stories At , you can find many short anecdotes that you can use for a variety of messages. Some will be familiar, others not, but you’ll probably be able to find something you can use. Check it out!

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From Information to Imagination: Delivering a Good Story

Kate's Voice

The value of products will depend on the story they tell. “The highest-paid person in the first half of the next century will be the ‘storyteller.’ Nike and many other global companies are already mainly storytellers. That is where the money is — even today.” Rolf Jensen, futurist and author of The Dream Society I [.].

TED Talk: A story of survival, resilience, and hope

Presentation Zen

showed the talk a few times here to my students in Japan and they were amazed and inspired by this young woman''s experience and her remarkable story.

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The story of the Charlie Brown Christmas

Presentation Zen

The animated story has won many awards including an Emmy and a Peabody. Merry Christmas, everyone. What happened to Linus?

Danger of a Single Story - TED talk video - passionate speaker

Executive Speech Coach

passion story telling TED talk video Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok