Stories, anecdotes, and diversions

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Anecdotes, stories, and diversions bring a presentation to life. The secret is to not leave the anecdote to chance. 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. If we become lost in an anecdote, we are so relieved to rejoin our main thread that we then become lost all over again. When we add something personal to a presentation, it is a gift from ourselves to the audience.

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Podcast: Reviewing an Old Speaker’s Anecdote Book

Communication Steroids

Tim stumbled across a 1977 book on speaker’s anecdotes and we thought we’d take a stab at reviewing a few of the anecdotes and testing them for today’s speaker. Tim stumbled across a 1977 book on speaker's anecdotes and we thought we'd take a stab at reviewing a few of the anecdotes and testing them for today's speaker.

Podcast: Reviewing an Old Speaker’s Anecdote Book

Communication Steroids

Tim stumbled across a 1977 book on speaker’s anecdotes and we thought we’d take a stab at reviewing a few of the anecdotes and testing them for today’s speaker. Tim stumbled across a 1977 book on speaker's anecdotes and we thought we'd take a stab at reviewing a few of the anecdotes and testing them for today's speaker.

Speech anecdotes

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you look at the last five paragraphs of this interview, you’ll find excellent anecdotes about Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill: [link]. Speechwriting

Looking Forward to Research/Anecdotes about Lost Productivity - Banned Laptops

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Trump administration issued a new travel restriction on bringing large electronics in carry-on luggage on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries on Tuesday." " - April Glaser, Recode, March 21, 2017. Here is the article.

Should You Use Storytelling in Scientific Presentations?

Presentation Guru

“Stories are anecdotes and we expect medical technologies to be based on a bit more solid evidence than that.”

Listening tips for speechwriters

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Remain silent as the speaker tells his anecdote or shares […]. When interviewing your client for a major speech, talk less and listen more. You’ll get better information – and the executive will get a better speech. Sit quietly. Watch body language. Listen to tone.

Coining an anecdote!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Finding a great anecdote in difficulty

The Eloquent Woman

But now that her work has been recognized as an innovative approach to cancer research, Mina Bissell is doing just what every woman speaker should do: Using her experience with adversity to build compelling anecdotes that underscore her story.

Podcast: Reviewing an Old Speaker’s Anecdote Book

Communication Steroids

Tim stumbled across a 1977 book on speaker’s anecdotes and we thought we’d take a stab at reviewing a few of the anecdotes and testing them for today’s speaker. Tim stumbled across a 1977 book on speaker’s anecdotes and we thought we’d take a stab at reviewing a few of the anecdotes and testing them for today’s speaker.

"Remember James Tate" - Speakers have a new multi-purpose anecdote

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Clearly,  public speakers now have in their menu of bullet-proof anecdotes one that will never not resonate.  James Tate has evolved into a global symbol of a miscarriage of justice. 

Standing ovation for Gordon Brown after anecdotes about Reagan, Cicero and Demosthenes

Max Atkinson

Readers of my books will know that I give great emphasis to the importance of anecdotes in effective speeches and presentations, and there are two nice examples of this in Mr Brown's speech. And, as you'll see from the first few minutes, someone must have advised Mr Brown that, if you must use PowerPoint, you can't beat genuinely visual slides like pictures: Tags: Reagan anecdotes standing ovation Brown

What’s the difference between an anecdote and a story?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Most people tell each other anecdotes, thinking that they’re telling stories.    An anecdote is something that happens.    To be an effective communicator, you should stop telling anecdotes and start telling stories.     That’s an anecdote.    A story has a structure that makes it memorable.    Let’s take an example:  I met a beautiful woman at a party the other day. 

Late October: literary events, lozenges and linctus!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

He had made notes for his talk but rarely referred to them and we could have listened to many more of his anecdotes. Some content was dropped and new anecdotes and observations which I had been mentally rehearsing and refining for weeks were added, I started using a few props and an anecdote which had previously been left towards the end was now moved to somewhere near the start of the presentation. Review: Southbourne Literary Society meeting, Bournemouth, October 2012.

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Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

PowerPoint Tips

Share a story or anecdote about success or failure (like in this example of being terrified before speaking). This is a review of a blog post by Craig Hadden , who blogs about presenting at Remote Possibilities. Craig is an instructional designer living in Sydney, Australia.

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Storytelling tips from frequent speakers and speechwriters

The Eloquent Woman

Better no anecdotes than a cheesy anecdote!" She feels "It means taking abstract or general statements and making them specific" with real people and anecdotes, rather than numbing with numbers.

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How (and Why) to Tell Killer Sales Stories

Duarte Blog

Then it relays a digestible, tangible anecdote that feels relevant and helpful. Personal anecdotes: Sales people can use personal anecdotes to create common ground with the people they are selling, too.

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Closing A Speech or Presentation, Part I

Matt Eventoff

The audience was clearly focused, nodding as you delivered your message; eyes locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message. The moment of truth has arrived. You had them entranced at the open. There is no question that the majority of your audience probably agrees with what you are saying.

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How To End A Speech or Presentation, Pt. II

Matt Eventoff

Very) Short Story/Anecdote - Based on the principle of show, don’t tell: Use a very brief story or anecdote to drive a message. Whether taking a company public, introducing a new product to market, delivering a new lecture or simply leading a team meeting, the conclusion is crucial to the success of any presentation. It is the final impression to you will leave your audience with. Last week we went over three ways to effectively end a speech.

How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

Their eyes were locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message. You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation. They nodded as you delivered your message.

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The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

The presentation is chocka full of stories, anecdotes, jokes, shocking statistics, and metaphors. Clothe your structure with your stories and anecdotes. Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience?

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Better Listeners Get Better Speakers

Professionally Speaking...

If an audience smiles at the presenter when hearing a funny story or amusing anecdote, the presenter will work to incorporate more stories and anecdotes, making the presentation more engaging and memorable.

Should we be suspicious of stories?

Presentation Zen

In the talk above, Cowen seems to be suggesting, at least in part, that stories include anecdotes and personal testimony regarding events and ideas, etc. We are wired for stories.

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Rhetoric – The Pubic Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

Reflection – Players must share an insight or anecdote about public speaking with their fellow players. I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. Florian and I have a passion for good public speaking.

Friendship, Gay and Straight

The Communication Blog

The largely anecdotal article covers the difficulties in such relationships and the advantages of such relationships. 6.29.2009 Friendship, Gay and Straight Heres an interesting article on friendship between gay men and straight men, a little researched area of interpersonal relationships. Categories: friendship , gay and straight , interpersonal relationships 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading.

The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

The presentation is chocka full of stories, anecdotes, jokes, shocking statistics, and metaphors. Clothe your structure with your stories and anecdotes. Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience?

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When a man hogs the mic at the the Women's March on Washington

The Eloquent Woman

Moore, who gave a spirited speech and had many calls to action for the crowd, got carried away and began telling anecdote after anecdote. "Who's speaking now?" asked one of the friends with me at the Women's March on Washington.

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25 Ways to Make a Point

Manner of Speaking

Personal anecdote. Third party anecdote. One of the many public speaking resources that I consult regularly is an email newsletter from J. Gamache , an internationally acclaimed bilingual (French and English) speaker who finished 3rd in the 2001 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. . In a recent email , J. compiled a list of 25 ways in which to get our point across, whatever the objective of our speech or presentation.

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

Reflection – Players must share an insight or anecdote about public speaking with their fellow players. I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. Florian and I have a passion for good public speaking.

The Epic Keynote - a Review

Speak and Deliver

In fact, it's filled with anecdotes from other speakers, almost to a fault. Yesterday, I reviewed several books I've read this year in my Win Anyway Blog.

Imagine “How creativity works”

The Presenter's Blog

Hard science blends with anecdotes and interviews. “Our most important mental talent: the ability to imagine what has never existed.”.

Presentation Tip: Powerful Closings

Professionally Speaking...

Wrap up with a story, quote or anecdote that summarizes your message. Jimmy Durante , one of America's most popular personalities of vaudeville and early television, used to sign off each of his radio and TV programs with, "Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are."

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Famous Speech Friday: Melissa Rivers's Tribute to Joan Rivers

The Eloquent Woman

But she did choose her Joan anecdotes and jokes wisely, since they all the support the theme of bravery and fearlessness in the talk. It was three months after comedian Joan Rivers' death before her daughter Melissa Rivers made her first public speech about her mother.

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Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

So, while you’re not the hero of the story you are telling in a presentation – you are the mentor to that hero – and thus, it’s important for you to incorporate personal stories or anecdotes about your own experience in order to create common ground with the people listening to you.

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Chapter 17: Soft and Feature Article Leads – from “Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Chapter 17: Soft and Feature Article Leads - As you have gathered by now, rather than using the W5 to deliver the news, soft leads capture the attention of readers by using a story-related anecdote, painting a picture of a person, place or thing, or posing a question.

4 Ways to Use Storytelling in Marketing That Have Nothing to Do With Heart Wrenching Videos

Duarte Blog

Folklore, in a cultural sense, is the sum total of anecdotes, artifacts, and rituals that unite a group of people — the common language that creates shared meaning.”. So many of the articles about storytelling in marketing today focus on brand storytelling.

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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. In this post, I return to one of my favourite themes that run through this blog: the importance of storytelling.

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The 'detective story' principle and puzzle-solution formats

Max Atkinson

Tags: Puzzle-solution anecdotes

Storytelling-III. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Without that, you have an anecdote:  We were in New York City.    That’s a fine celebrity-spotting anecdote, but it’s not a story.  This is the third blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get it that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work.