One Proven Method To Avoid Annoying, Irritating, And Losing Your Audience

One Proven Method To Avoid Annoying, Irritating, And Losing Your Audience

  In a recent post, we discussed the most important part of a presentation.  There are several key elements, but by far the most important is: The thoughts and feelings of the audience listening to you. If you missed that post, you can read it: CLICK HERE  The...

Why Your Story Doesn’t Need To Be One Hundred Percent Factual

A question I often hear about storytelling is, “Does my story have to be true?” What is your knee-jerk reaction to this question? The first time I heard this question, my emotional response was, “Yes! Anything else would be a lie.” I had plenty of ‘proof’ to back this...

Why Audiences Ignore And Quickly Forget Your Personal Story

I was listening to an interview featuring a Hall of Fame speaker. She said something that on the surface sounded harsh. But, as a storytelling coach I agreed with. She said: “Quit thinking that anyone cares about your personal story.” The idea of sharing of your...
Why Stress Helps Your Story – And Is Good For Your Audience

Why Stress Helps Your Story – And Is Good For Your Audience

In a previous post, we talked about tapping into the Brain CODE. This enables you to develop a quicker and deeper connection with your audience. If you missed that post, you can read it if you click here. Now it’s time to take a deeper dive into the CODE....
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...
Story Insight #10 – How To Capture Attention With Alliteration And Rhythm

Story Insight #10 – How To Capture Attention With Alliteration And Rhythm

In this fourth and final tip for creating a memorable foundational phrase, do your best to create rhythm and alliteration.  Alliteration, like with my phrase Sell more with Stories, includes repetition of the same sound — in this case “S.”  Rhythm comes from shorter...