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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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. The power of story transcends the individual listener. When we share stories together, the minds between the storyteller and [.] The post Influencing Through Story appeared first on Duarte.

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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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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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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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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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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 [.] The post 3 Ways to Inspire Others with Data Stories appeared first on Duarte. Audience Business Presentations Storytelling data datastory Nancy Duarte peggy noonan story

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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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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?

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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.

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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. Audience Business Culture Storytelling change change communication communication communications coronavirus covid19 crisis crisis communication duarte mark duarte nancy and mark Nancy Duarte stories storytellingLeading 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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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?

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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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How stories light up your listeners

K8sVoice

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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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. Tell a story and you build trust. We’ve all seen what can happen with the introduction of a story—a boring presentation will suddenly come alive! Build believable characters: Who are the heroes in your story?

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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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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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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 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!

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Loosing your audience in stories

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

While using a quote, idea or story from a movie to help make a point is a useful and powerful technique, you need to be a little careful not to make one of these two assumption: We had all seen the movie. Provide context for people that may not be familiar with the example, so that they can relate to the story. Even if I gave that story to an audience that does not follow rugby, they can probably relate it to a similar story that is relevant to sporting matches that they follow.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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Lifequake - Now, You Have to Put Together a New Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But what would be more accurate and what would make moving forward less painful is if they noted  "I need a new story." " We are the stories we tell about ourselves. "  To have a shot at a Next, she had to extricate the story from the past to possibility.

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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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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

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How (and Why) to Tell Killer Sales Stories

Duarte Blog

There’s a scene in the British comedy Cemetery Junction that I love because I think it’s a perfect representation of the power of sales stories and storytelling in sales. When the husband acknowledges that he did, Mike begins to tell a sad story about the widows of veterans who died without purchasing insurance. “I’ve This movie scene seems far-fetched, but it’s actually an accurate depiction of just how key sales stories are. When You Should Use Sales Stories.

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Change your story to rock your world

SpeakerSue Says...

Though different topics, each presentation started with talking about the stories we tell ourselves. What is YOUR story? I told myself a story that could absolutely sabotage my success. But right now, here is my story: Virtual presentations can be as fun, engaging, and energizing as F2F! What story do you need to replace to rock your world with success now? Yet whether selling, presenting or parenting, change your story.

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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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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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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.

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What Makes a Good Innovation Story?

Presentation Guru

Entrepreneurs, therefore, need to get their story straight if they want to get attention – and funding.… The ability to frame ideas in a compelling manner is critical for companies working on innovation. Developing new products involves enormous levels of uncertainty. … Message Storytelling Corporate Speaking featured Pitching

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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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Tip for Finding Stories to Make Talks and Presentations Engaging and Compelling

Speaking Freely

Here’s a valuable tip for finding stories from your life that you can use to make talks and presentations more engaging and compelling. Both professional and personal stories can be used to illustrate ideas, make points and sell your services. If you read my last post on 6 Reasons to Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership […].

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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.

Workshop: The Joy and Call of Stories

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Telling stories as a lure to the future is an ancient strategy of sages, philosophers and great religious leaders. This workshop will show you how to ritualise and energize your life though engaging with stories – those of your own and of others. Climb inside stories and tell them from the inside. You’ll emerge with stories in your heart and on your lips. Week 1: The Why of Stories. Week 2: Archetypal Stories. Week 3: Sourcing Stories through observation.

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Workshop: The Jou and Call of Stories

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Telling stories as a lure to the future is an ancient strategy of sages, philosophers and great religious leaders. This workshop will show you how to ritualise and energize your life though engaging with stories – those of your own and of others. Climb inside stories and tell them from the inside. You’ll emerge with stories in your heart and on your lips. Week 1: The Why of Stories. Week 2: Archetypal Stories. Week 3: Sourcing Stories through observation.

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Death of a hamster: a well-told story

Speak Schmeak

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. Check out Jake's story about the loss of a pet hamster. In under a minute he is able to tell a story that has all the elements needed to keep the audience's interest. Stories Speakers Graham Norton TV inspired

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Winning the Story Wars – Jonah Sachs is Leading the Charge

Duarte Blog

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 His book invites marketers to become modern day mythmakers and create memorable stories that people want to share. I invited Jonah to share his take on story with the entire company. Book Trailer: Winning the Story Wars.

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Why Science Needs to be a Story

Presentation Guru

In Lucy Hawking’s talk, Science and Storytelling, she talks about the importance of using adventurous stories that explain science and create engagement through dramatic storytelling.… Following on from our earlier post, The World’s Worst Research Presentation, we now offer you advice to make the best research presentations. The following two TED talks share a common thread but one that is close to our hearts.

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Cover Letters & Cover Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Once we take that leap in embracing our human nature, we can then go about creating our "cover stories." The right cover story for that can go like: "Operating my own business gave me the unique opportunity to assist organizations of all types and sizes. Great news that 178,000 jobs had been created in November 2016.

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