Are You Making This Costly Assumption About Speaking?

A Change in the World of Speaking Feedback from my recent workshop attendees is clear. The biggest needs for virtual presenters is: They want to know how to create audience engagement from start-to-finish They want the tools to create better audience feedback...

There’s No Disputing THIS Evolution

An Evolution Everyone Can Agree On Evolution is obviously a term that can create controversy and contention. And that’s not the purpose of this post. There is one type of evolution that is indisputable and that is the evolution of your speeches and stories....

Create Deeper Interest With This Key Story Element

Why Most Stories Don’t Connect An important aspect of stories is the goal of the main character. What does this individual want to achieve? Too often, speakers present this ‘finish line’ in vague terms: – A financial advisor tells the story of a couple who want...
How to Increase Your Story’s Impact

How to Increase Your Story’s Impact

Story is Everywhere Every day, it feels like people are doling out advice on why you should tell stories and how to do it. As a result, many people are now telling their stories in professional presentations and networking events. And they’re not getting the results...
Stop Telling Just ANY Story

Stop Telling Just ANY Story

3 Keys to Crafting Stories People WANT To Hear Maybe it’s because of the work I do — presentation skills and storytelling coaching — but it feels like everywhere I look, someone is promoting storytelling. Organizations like TED and TEDx are built upon the power of...

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