Earn Trust With One Simple Step In Your Story

Earn Trust With One Simple Step In Your Story

  (This is the second of four posts about quickly gaining buy-in to your message. If you missed the first post, click here) You’ve opened your story and your audience is leaning in to hear more. You’ve created tension and the cortisol is pumping through...
Are You Sending Your Audience On A Detour With This One Mistake?

Are You Sending Your Audience On A Detour With This One Mistake?

I was listening to a speaker talk about fishing experiences when he was a child. He was expertly demonstrating casting a line into a lake, only to pull an empty fishing hook out of the water. After doing this three times, he then pulled a stuffed fish out of his...

Storytelling Insight: Should You Start With Your Story Or Your Message?

A common question in storytelling is, “Do I write the story and then create the message or do I start with the message and then work on the story?” There’s not a right or wrong answer to this. However, I’m a big fan of having the message first and then...

One Simple Step To Turn Your Story Into An Awesome And Unforgettable Experience

A statement I often hear from people is, “I don’t have a story anyone would want to listen to.” I can give you one thousand reasons why this is not true, but here are three: If you own a business, If you’ve ever been in a long-term relationship, If you have children,...
3 Public Speaking Myths That Kill Your Influence and Impact Every Time You Speak

3 Public Speaking Myths That Kill Your Influence and Impact Every Time You Speak

Why do we give speeches? When I ask this question in workshops I hear various answers. These responses aren’t right or wrong, but they can help you understand why some speeches are more memorable than others. The reason most speeches are quickly forgotten is they...