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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What will you gain if you join Toastmasters? The number one benefit is increased confidence in your speaking skills. You will learn the art of speaking, all of the facets of it, too. If you stay in the organization past the first ten basic manual speeches, that's when the fun really starts, with the advanced speaking series. Have you seen and heard speakers and think to yourself, "I could never do that."

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