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 … Continue reading → Stories and Storytelling Business Kurt Vonnegut Maya Eilam Stories storytelling the shapes of storiesStorytelling 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 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.)
Story structure, simplicity, & hacking away at the unessential
JUNE 13, 2014
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.
Speak & Deliver's Story Graveyard
Speak and Deliver
OCTOBER 20, 2011
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. 2) Stuck Semi Story. I admit to really liking this story. 4) Feed The Right Wolf Story.
Personal story practice: What's your dining-out story?
The Eloquent Woman
DECEMBER 8, 2016
If you're struggling with how to incorporate a personal story into your speeches, talks, or presentations, there's an easy way to practice: Use a story on which you've been dining out for years to practice shaping and delivering a personal story.
Another Visit to Speak & Deliver's Story Graveyard
Speak and Deliver
OCTOBER 31, 2014
In October, 2011, I wrote what has become one of the most popular posts on this site - Speak and Deliver''s Story Graveyard - filled with stories that I felt needed to be buried, and removed from our use as speakers.
Ken Burns on the power of story
JULY 10, 2012
Legendary documentary Ken Burns says that the best stories are about "One plus one equals three." A good story is more than simply the sum of its parts. There is not just one way — one formula if you will — for describing what good story and good storytelling is.
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. 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.
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. Much of the advice is helpful, but the enormous volume of information related to writing or telling better stories can be overwhelming. There are a ton of storytelling-related books and websites in the cosmos.
Should we be suspicious of stories?
APRIL 12, 2013
We are wired for stories. We are programmed to prefer stories and to think in story structures.” Stories are ubiquitous in our lives. Jean-Paul Sartre said, "A man is always a teller of stories. surrounded by his own stories and those of other people.
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. In it, he champions the power of story and stresses that great stories are the best way to reach people with your message. (I
A beautiful story told without a single word
FEBRUARY 3, 2013
The short is also a reminder of the power of the visual to tell a story as the film has no dialog (though the audio effects and musical score are excellent). Wonderful lessons in visual storytelling can come from anywhere. Good films, even animated shorts, are rich in storytelling lessons.
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. Delivery Message Strategy Video analysis analyze communication India jacket Jawaharlal Nehru Nehru persuade persuasive presentation form speech story Tryst With Destiny
An inspiring speaking story — from disses to raves
JUNE 30, 2014
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.
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. This may seem counter intuitive when you are telling your own story, when you are talking about your own life , but it''s actually not so hard.
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. left, my dad and me in 1962 on deck somewhere in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on. the way to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. On the right, my son and me last week on the.
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. I'm always rooting for the storyteller to have a good enough story to be allowed to walk away.
To live is to have a story to tell
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
“But how could you live and have no story to tell?” character, you have no story; and without story, you have no screenplay." To live is to have a story to tell. Whether you decide to share your story (stories) with others is another matter.
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. Have you ever wondered what is happening to you at the neurochemical level when a story gets your full attention, brings you in, and then causes you to care deeply about its contents?
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. She builds the emotion of the story to a crescendo, drawing in the adience subtly at first and then with raw and palpable sorrow and anger toward the end.
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? 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.
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. And by emotional impact, I mean that there are a variety of emotions triggered by the images, that help to "sell" her story.
How to Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences
JANUARY 26, 2017
It has been said that there are no new stories; there are only new ways of telling the old stories. The same holds true for public speaking and presentation skills.
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. The Speakers Academy (originally called Pro-Track) has graduated over 300 speakers from the year-long training program.
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. something, and when they discover something they want to tell a story, they want to.explain to others [the] why and where it came from, what.
Nuggets of Storytelling Wisdom
Manner of Speaking
MARCH 8, 2012
I recently came across a great TED Talk on storytelling by Andrew Stanton , a director and screenwriter at Pixar whose filmography includes the Toy Story series and Finding Nemo. The next time you are working a story into a speech or pres entation, have a look through those points.
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. Notice the visuals in this story and feel the emotional connection. What did you see while reading that story? You can do it with colorful stories.
Story tutorials for speakers: 4 smart lessons
The Eloquent Woman
AUGUST 22, 2012
A story well-told can do more to put your big idea across than all the slides and handouts in the universe. But it takes practice and planning to tell good stories. A thoughtful read that incorporates great stories. Storytelling's a critical skill for today's speaker.
How to tell a story in 90 seconds
MARCH 23, 2011
In each speech (each one under 90 seconds), he tells a story with a clear theme and a beginning, a middle and an end -- and manages to thank people, too, by weaving them into his story. I finally got around to watching Inglourious Basterds over the weekend.
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. 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”!
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. The TED Talk below by Joseph Kim tells the evocative story of his life in North Korea. It''s a moving story and a presentation well worth watching.
On the power of speech & telling your own story
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
Nick's story of battling cancer, losing his speech, and then working hard to get it back.and then runnning The Goat as planned is truly an inspiring tale of hope, belief, and rugged determination. A story has exposition, conflict, and resolution.
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. A 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. Kate started out with a powerful quotation … “The highest-paid person in the first half of the next century will be the ‘storyteller.’
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? Stories are the ultimate example, a key part of any presentation. Stories build connection by adding color, emotion and personal detail about you.
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!
Vocal Impact Tip: 3 Steps and a million reasons to share stories
MARCH 23, 2015
But how do you find a story that inspires? It went to a company that exists simply to instruct and encourage people to tell and record their stories. Last week, StoryCorps was awarded the $1M TED prize. The prize didn’t go to a technologist or an architect or a scientist.
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 storytellingOn 1 June 2016, I announced the launch of a new digital magazine for public speaking professionals: Presentation Guru. I am proud to be one of the co-founders of the site.
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 [.]. intention Storytelling vocal delivery Expression public speaking tips
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. Here’s a related post from Garr Reynolds, “We learn from stories and experiences.” Why do I remember that story, having forgotten thousands of other statements?
How to Engage the Audience When Your Data is the Story
JANUARY 19, 2017
How can presenters keep an audience engaged when going over large sets of data?