Podcast: Storytelling FAQ

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Stories are an integral part of the human experience. Including a story in a presentation gets people’s attentions. How do you do it effectively? Of course, there is more than one way to include stories. Tim Gordon and Roger Pike discuss using stories in your presentations. Stories are an integral part of the human experience. Including a story in a presentation gets people's attentions. How do you do it effectively? Of course, there is more than one way to include stories.

Podcast: Storytelling FAQ

Communication Steroids

Stories are an integral part of the human experience. Including a story in a presentation gets people’s attentions. How do you do it effectively? Of course, there is more than one way to include stories. Tim Gordon and Roger Pike discuss using stories in your presentations. Stories are an integral part of the human experience. Including a story in a presentation gets people's attentions. How do you do it effectively? Of course, there is more than one way to include stories.

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Podcast: Storytelling FAQ

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Stories are an integral part of the human experience. Including a story in a presentation gets people’s attentions. How do you do it effectively? Of course, there is more than one way to include stories. Tim Gordon and Roger Pike discuss using stories in your presentations. Stories are an integral part of the human experience. Including a story in a presentation gets people’s attentions. How do you do it effectively? Of course, there is more than one way to include stories.

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