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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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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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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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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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 [.]

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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.

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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. 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. I won't spoil the surprise by mentioning the stories specifically. Create a relatively personal and memorable method to use story?

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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.

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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.

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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 […]. Content intention stories storytelling

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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. 2) Stuck Semi Story. I admit to really liking this story. 4) Feed The Right Wolf 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.” 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.

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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. Story structure? 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.

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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.

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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 (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. This movie scene seems far-fetched, but it’s actually an accurate depiction of just how key sales stories are.

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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”!

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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. Tags: Speaking Stories connections quotes

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Story Time: The U.S. Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet the numbers are supposed to be telling a story of job growth, low unemployment, a sustained bull stock market, and even an uptick in stagnant wages. In business news, such as The Wall Street Journal, there is the pile on of speculation by experts what could trigger The Whopper.

2019 52

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.

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.

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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

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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.

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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.…

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Visuals can tell a story

Presentation Zen

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.

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Visuals are the emotional heart of your story

Speak Schmeak

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.

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Summer 2019 - Beyond the Heat Wave Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Off the radar goes the big heat wave story with the rage about power shutting down in New York City. Summer 2019 could go down as when travel halted, at least the road kind. Instead, the members of the media shift to oil prices. BusinessInsider documents that they are surging upward.

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What's your story?

Speak Schmeak

He tells a story about sitting at the bus stop with his mother and sister, when a car pulls up and the gang member inside points a gun out the window. Blue begins to cry as he tells the story, and his tears clearly move the students.

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What's your untold story?

Speak Schmeak

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." ~ Maya Angelou. Tags: Stories General Comments Communication

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