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...
Presentation Tip – Are You Making This Common Rehearsal Mistake?

Presentation Tip – Are You Making This Common Rehearsal Mistake?

A Common Presentation Rehearsal Mistake Imagine you’re practicing a presentation. Five minutes into your rehearsal, you get interrupted.   After dealing with the interruption, you go back to your talk. Where do you restart your practice?   If you’re like most people,...

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