Interview on The Story Powers Podcast

Manner of Speaking

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Francisco Mahfuz on The Story Powers podcast. The show is about the power of stories, the people who tell them, and why you should be doing it too. What are the five “Fs” that will help you find your stories?

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3 Situations that Demand a Story

Duarte Blog

Nothing persuades like stories. Stories are how humans interpret the world. Stories stick with audiences more than [.] The post 3 Situations that Demand a Story appeared first on Duarte. Critical communications require you to influence an audience.

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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 UniversityThis morning, I was rereading the chapter on storytelling in one of my favourite books, Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Health. (To To see the seven-part series that I wrote on the book, you can find all the posts here.)

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5 Reasons Why Your Story Falls Flat

Duarte Blog

For years, communicators have been told about the importance of telling a story in a professional or business setting. They know stories leave a greater impact on listeners than facts alone, persuade audiences toward action, and help keep listeners engaged.

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Why Should I Tell a Story?

Duarte Blog

Business communication gurus have been touting the importance of using story to influence listeners for years. Because of this, most communicators understand the value of telling a story in a customer conversation, a team meeting, a one-on-one, or a keynote.

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The Brainpower of Story


“Let’s talk story.” Story creates connection. The post The Brainpower of Story appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. Story Storytelling brain business storytellingThat’s an invitation you might hear if you are in Hawaii.

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 … Continue reading → Stories and Storytelling Business Kurt Vonnegut Maya Eilam Stories storytelling the shapes of storiesStorytelling is powerful.

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Influencing Through Story

Duarte Blog

Story is a powerful and persuasive communication device that can move people to dream big dreams, embrace big ideas, and accomplish big things, like transitioning to a new normal. Stories simultaneously engage our senses and trigger thoughts, memories, and emotions.

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A Year of Crisis: Nancy Duarte’s Successful Leadership Story

Duarte Blog

The post A Year of Crisis: Nancy Duarte’s Successful Leadership Story appeared first on Duarte. In times of crisis, good leadership is displayed through empathy and authority.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership Messages and Meetings

Speaking Freely

Story Telling is a powerful way to open up presentations, leadership messages and meetings of all kinds. Telling the right story produces astonishing results for you as a speaker and leader. If you’re not sure what a story is, it’s just what happened. The post 6 Reasons Why You Should Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership Messages and Meetings appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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Why you need a story for your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

And perhaps the best way to convey emotion is through a story, especially when backed up with strong images. ” So you need a story for your presentations. You can use many types of stories: Case studies. Your story (an experience you had). Stories about employees or customers. A story in the news. A story from history. A good way to start telling stories is to devol from your own experience that illustrates your point.

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How Stories Can Help Your Virtual Presentation Come Alive!

DeFinis Communications

That’s why telling stories is key to giving a great virtual presentation. In fact, telling a personal story stimulates a strong emotional connection between you and your listeners. Tell a story and you entertain. Tell a story and you connect.

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Presentation Tip: How To Tell A Story

Professionally Speaking...

Everyone has heard the advice about incorporating stories into a presentation to make your message more " sticky " and easier to understand. But if you're not a natural story teller [and I count myself firmly in this camp].you you know, the person who always has an anecdote, a colorful example or a yarn to spin.then how exactly do you go about telling a story? Think back to some of the stories you heard as a child or perhaps read to your own child. A story has action.

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Once Upon A Data Point: Using Stories To Make Your Facts More Memorable

Professionally Speaking...

The facts and evidence he collects about a crime are fodder for the story he weaves to communicate his uncannily accurate conclusions. We would be well-served to adopt Sherlock''s techniques and weave a story for our audience as a way of infusing the data with meaning. Stories are how we understand the world. Our brains are wired to pay more attention to novelty and contrast and emotion -- all elements embedded in stories. Stories can excite our imagination.

2014 153

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? But let’s say you want to illustrate your story. Here’s an example story: We need to upgrade the skills of the people in our IT Department. How do you illustrate this story? When you illustrate a story, you want the images to appear at the right time. Have you illustrated a story in this way?

2013 142

3 Ways to Inspire Others with Data Stories 

Duarte Blog

Answers to organizational problems or opportunities don’t just organically spring from algorithms—they need communicators to translate the information into compelling stories. It is data stories that ultimately bring [.]

2020 58

Uncertainty Tests Your Values: Five Stories From Times of Crisis

Duarte Blog

The post Uncertainty Tests Your Values: Five Stories From Times of Crisis appeared first on Duarte. Leading is imperfect, and when a crisis piles on, it gets extra messy. Crisis requires we become decisive about problems we’ve never faced.

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Stories That Stick

Speak and Deliver

I'll start by admitting I'm a sucker for stories. I'll also admit I hate hearing stories I've already heard over and over again. Now a speaker and/or author can't control what stories I have or have not heard, but they can do their best to at least use stories that are personal to them in some way - and author Kindra Hall does exactly this throughout her book. I won't spoil the surprise by mentioning the stories specifically. Encourage me to use my own stories?

2019 67

How to Identify and Tell Your Most Powerful Stories

Duarte Blog

Many think of Steve Jobs’s talk as their favorite because it is incredibly moving — thanks to the stories it contains. The post How to Identify and Tell Your Most Powerful Stories appeared first on Duarte. Business Message Presentations Storytelling Tips duarte harvard HBR Nancy Duarte resonate stories story storytellingWhen I ask executives what their favorite speech is, Steve Jobs’s Stanford commencement address is always at the top of the list.

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How stories light up your listeners


Some fascinating research done by Uri Hasson and others in 2010 at Princeton University not only discovered that storytelling lights up the same part of the brain as story listening, but also revealed that this correlation falls away if the […]. The post How stories light up your listeners appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. Content intention stories storytellingSharing common experience is one of the most powerful ways to engage with an audience.

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resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Manner of Speaking

It’s been said that there are no new stories; there are only new ways of telling the old stories. Nancy Duarte’s latest work, resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences is such a book. The book’s tagline, “Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences&# , gives a clue to two themes that Nancy emphasizes throughout the book: (1) stories convey meaning; and (2) the audience is the hero.

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Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Kelly Swanson about telling your story, how to be spontaneous, and add a little humor. The post Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Kelly Swanson about telling your story, how to be spontaneous, and add a little humor. The Chub Rub Story.

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How to…. Tell Stories in Your Presentations

Presentation Guru

In the latest in my occasional “How to…” series, we’re going to discuss how to tell stories as part of your presentation. ‘Storytelling’ is perhaps one of the biggest management fads over the last few years, and it will therefore come as no surprise that it forms a key part of presenting too.… … Storytelling Uncategorised featured

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May 19 - SpeakAnyway LIVE - Are You Around or IN Your Story

Speak and Deliver

Active How Do I tell a Story Narrative Speaking Storytelling Toastmasters

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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. If we haven’t planned a story thoroughly, before we know it, the walls can start closing in, and we struggle to find our way back to the main theme in a way that the audience start to recognize as a “lost presenter”!

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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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. This is a two-and-a-half-day workshop focusing on crafting and refining just one story, but at the same time teaching you a process that you can apply to all of your stories. Doug has developed the Nine Steps of Story Structure. However, Doug adds 3 significant steps to classic story structure so as to brand the learning point of the story.

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Why both stories and a storyline are important for your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

A lot of people are talking about telling stories during a presentation. Stories are. Here’s a related post from Garr Reynolds, “We learn from stories and experiences.” ” I majored in History in college and one of the few things I remember from all my History courses is a story about Czar Peter the Great traveling to Europe, but wanting to remain anonymous. Why do I remember that story, having forgotten thousands of other statements?

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Life Story, Job Glory

DeFinis Communications

To start, think of an interview not as a question and answer session, but rather a platform for you to convey your life story. So, the key to success is to prepare your story for as wide a range of questioning as you can. The first step in preparing any story is research. Use this list to craft 8-10 poignant excerpts from your life story. If the job requires selling skills create a sales story. Practice your stories in the mirror or with a friend.

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Speak & Deliver's Story Graveyard

Speak and Deliver

Over the years, there are several stories that seem to be 'general domain' (for you computer geeks, think "Open Source"), and are used and occasionally altered depending on the occasion. Ben & Jerry's has flavor graveyard for retired ice cream concoctions, so I'm starting Speak & Deliver's Story Graveyard , in hopes of putting these tired old yarns to rest, once and for all. 2) Stuck Semi Story. I admit to really liking this story. 4) Feed The Right Wolf Story.

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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. Children are brought up on stories with a beginning, middle and end. Because people don’t apply the simplest of the story-telling crafts to the most important parts of their life. Story structure? Ignore it at your peril or understand that when you’ve got a strong story, everything else will follow. Guest post by Jim Harvey.

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Foursquare Badges Tell Stories - Which One Is Another Story

Dahle Communication

While the badges can be fun, you have to be careful what you are saying to the rest of the world, because they can become a story unto themselves. Not sure, but what story is starting to develop if someone sees those badges? If you don't know what Foursquare is you are not alone. There are a little more than 3 million users currently on Foursquare. Now that is quite a jump from the 725,000 users in March , but it is still quite short of the 500 million users on Facebook.

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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. The Speakers Academy (originally called Pro-Track) has graduated over 300 speakers from the year-long training program. Since 2007 I have interviewed over 45 graduates and posted their information and the accompanying podcasts to this blog. I [.].

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Downsides of Retelling Family Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal even has a piece on the benefits of retelling family stories. To begin with, we are our stories. " Meanwhile, the still-employed lawyer in the New York Metro area keeps telling the story of how it had been to work full-time for the state of Connecticut. When it comes to family stories, that can get old fast.   And, no, Mom, no more depression-era stories of how mean supervisions were.

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Your Top 6 Storytelling Questions (Answered by an Expert Storyteller)

Duarte Blog

In our recent webinar, “Persuading Your Audience Through Story” with Duarte content developers and speaker coaches Jeff Davenport and Doug Neff, we received great audience questions about the art of storytelling. How do you introduce stories seamlessly into presentations?

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10 Tips for…Building a Strong Story

Presentation Guru

The story is the thing – understand that you’ve got a strong message and everything else will follow. So many business presentations have little or poor story structure. Here are the 10 steps to follow to help you to make your points interesting and memorable for every audience you address.… … Message Storytelling Write Great Speeches 10 Tips for. Create Powerful Messaging Presentation Writing

2018 64

Tell me a story

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

We all have our stories to tell and we now realize that it helps feed our need for connection and more recently for social change. The story revival is over. The story revolution has begun.” When we hear a story (without the glitz and manipulation) we begin to delineate our thoughts visually and remember the story long after we hear it. Do you love your audience enough to tell your story in an authentic and vulnerable way?

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An inspiring speaking story — from disses to raves

PowerPoint Tips

I 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.). The post An inspiring speaking story — from disses to raves appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Have you ever gotten really awful feedback from an audience? Speakers are especially sensitive to negative feedback.

2014 153

How Important is “Story” to Your Success?

Speaker Launcher

We know that telling a story in your business helps people know you and perhaps relate to you better, thus winning you more business. The post How Important is “Story” to Your Success? We also know that your percentage of storytelling vs. teaching is important to the success of your presentation. But, many people lean too heavily on teaching. Kelly Swanson, speech coach extraordinaire […]. appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2018 61

Wine stories

Speak Schmeak

The one with the stories. The stories engaged me with the growing and processing of the grapes, and when I'm engaged and understand what I'm tasting, I'm more likely to buy! Tags: Stories Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies We went wine tasting the other day, and the difference between the tasting room experiences was significant. Both had friendly, knowledgeable staff.

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Three public speaking resolutions for 2021

Manner of Speaking

Tell more stories. Psychologists say that our brains are wired for stories. Stories have been around for centuries and certainly a lot longer than PowerPoint and Excel. Stories are memorable and stories add meaning. We made it.

Story structure, simplicity, & hacking away at the unessential

Presentation Zen

This is one of the secrets to mastery in general, and hacking away is indeed what we must do to identify the essence of our message and to build strong stories. Story] needs.architectural structure, which is completely forgotten once you see the movie. and so on, then you are pulled out of the story and are thinking about effects and techniques rather than the story. presentation design simplicity story design storytelling

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Stories and social media; At the roots of success

The Presenter's Blog

Because somebody told me a story. After the briefest of product descriptions, he leapt into telling me the story of the company he works for. It was a story of entrepreneurship. It was a story that hit just about every button. Back To The Roots have designed a web hub that propagates their corporate story and vision across just about every Social Media engine you can think of. An awesome story makes people want you to succeed.