What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Business Stories
Manner of Speaking
MARCH 27, 2016
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.
Powerful “Stories of Unlimited”
Manner of Speaking
JANUARY 11, 2016
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
Story structure, simplicity, & hacking away at the unessential
JUNE 13, 2014
Story] needs.architectural structure, which is completely forgotten once you see the movie. Hack away at the unessential." Not at all. love it.
Speak & Deliver's Story Graveyard
Speak and Deliver
OCTOBER 20, 2011
Sound the funeral dirge for the following seven motivational tales: 1) The Harvard/Yale/Princeton Goal Setting Story. Awwww. Yeesh.
Storyboarding & the art of finding your story
APRIL 30, 2014
Storyboarding is a great way to begin to visualize the story of your content. What can Pixar teach us about storyboarding?
Ken Burns on the power of story
JULY 10, 2012
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.
Another Visit to Speak & Deliver's Story Graveyard
Speak and Deliver
OCTOBER 31, 2014
These included the Harvard/Yale Goals Study, The Stuck Semi Story, The Starfish Story, and several others. But there are SO MANY MORE.
The Key to story structure in two words: Therefore & But
MAY 22, 2015
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.
How I did a makeover of my signature story at the Story Theater Retreat
Speaking about Presenting
MAY 24, 2011
When Tony and I were in America we attended a Story Theater Retreat with professional speaker Doug Stevenson. But I was missing one element.
Should we be suspicious of stories?
APRIL 12, 2013
We are wired for stories. Stories are ubiquitous in our lives. Jean-Paul Sartre said, "A man is always a teller of stories.
Winning the Story Wars – Jonah Sachs is Leading the Charge
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Jonah is the co-founder and CEO of Free Range Studios , and his first book, Winning the Story Wars , came out in July. Enjoy!
A beautiful story told without a single word
FEBRUARY 3, 2013
Wonderful lessons in visual storytelling can come from anywhere. Good films, even animated shorts, are rich in storytelling lessons.
An inspiring speaking story — from disses to raves
JUNE 30, 2014
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!
A Perfect Persuasive Story: Nehru’s ‘Tryst With Destiny’
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Nehru’s speech follows an almost perfect frequency as it moves along a persuasive story structure.
On sharing your own personal story to make a difference
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Here are two wonderful examples of telling your own personal story on stage. The best presentations are always about contribution.
Visuals can tell a story
JULY 24, 2013
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
MARCH 22, 2013
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.
To live is to have a story to tell
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
“But how could you live and have no story to tell?” Whether you decide to share your story (stories) with others is another matter.
Death of a hamster: a well-told story
JULY 25, 2011
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.
Using all your tools: Adele tells a story
AUGUST 31, 2011
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
JANUARY 7, 2013
Stories are a powerful way to help your audience understand and relate to your message. But how do you illustrate your story?
Visuals are the emotional heart of your story
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
There''s also very little originality in how most advertisers are telling and selling their stories.
Good science makes for good story
AUGUST 3, 2013
"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.
NSA/NC Speaker Academy Success Stories
Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association has been running an Academy for emerging speakers since 2005.
TED Talk: A story of survival, resilience, and hope (redux)
AUGUST 14, 2013
Story has logic and structure, but more than anything else story is the transfer of emotion. Story makes us feel something.
Superior Presentations 74: Tell Colorful Stories Because.
Executive Speech Coach
MARCH 17, 2014
Tell Colorful Stories Stories in your presentation can paint pictures in the minds of your audience and connect emotionally.
Story tutorials for speakers: 4 smart lessons
The Eloquent Woman
AUGUST 22, 2012
story well-told can do more to put your big idea across than all the slides and handouts in the universe.
On the power of speech & telling your own story
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
The constraints of the format actually helped by forcing me to make tough decisions on what was crucial and non-crucial to the story."
How to tell a story in 90 seconds
MARCH 23, 2011
I finally got around to watching Inglourious Basterds over the weekend. What a guy. Times More tips for better acceptance speeches.
Stories, anecdotes, and diversions
The Presenter's Blog
JULY 3, 2012
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
OCTOBER 8, 2010
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
MARCH 8, 2012
Weaving personal anecdotes with short clips from movies on which has worked, Stanton makes a compelling case for the power of a good story.
7 secret advantages of the story-telling speaker
The Eloquent Woman
OCTOBER 10, 2012
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
MARCH 23, 2015
But how do you find a story that inspires? Last week, StoryCorps was awarded the $1M TED prize. They do this to show […].
The Science of Storytelling
Manner of Speaking
AUGUST 9, 2016
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
Great resource for business stories
JUNE 30, 2010
Stories are a great way to make your point. Tags: Resource anecdotes stories At businessballs.com , 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!
TED Talk: A story of survival, resilience, and hope
APRIL 24, 2013
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.
From Information to Imagination: Delivering a Good Story
SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
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 [.].
The story of the Charlie Brown Christmas
DECEMBER 16, 2013
The animated story has won many awards including an Emmy and a Peabody. Merry Christmas, everyone. What happened to Linus?
Why both stories and a storyline are important for your presentations
JANUARY 29, 2012
A lot of people are talking about telling stories during a presentation. Stories are. It was a story. Why is that?