When creating presentations to communicate data within your organization, it can be tempting to focus on just the data and perhaps try and fit too much into one talk. Learning how to trim down to one central theme and use genuine stories is critical to a successful presentation of data. This narrative will help you connect with your audience and get your message heard.
Listen to my interview on the Business of Storytelling with Park Howell. Hear how I got my start in storytelling by nearly being fired for my lack of presentation skills. In fact, my struggles went back to first grade. A humiliating incident kept me from telling stories in my career for many decades. This fear was almost fatal to my work in the financial services world. Today, others learn from my mistakes when they hire me to learn how to use storytelling to connect with audiences and move them to action.
To listen to the interview, click here.
Click the ‘Speaking of Wealth’ logo above to gain access to the Speaking of Wealth iTunes library. Click on Episode 232 to hear Jason Hartman of Speaking of Wealth interview Michael about the power of storytelling in business and from the platform.
Wes Schaeffer, the Sale Whisperer, interviews Michael to help you know:
- How to get out of your comfort zone to grow your sales?
- How to overcome the negative, self-defeating stories you tell yourself to find your story that is worth telling?
- What to do with PowerPoint?
- How to “sprinkle” your offering throughout your story?
- How to convert the room and collect a ton of names and contact information without using expensive, complex, scary technology?
- The two questions he asks during every presentation to increase his opt-ins.
- How many times you must give a speech before you get really good?
- How to look at “screwing up”
- The four questions you can ask yourself to determine how you’re doing as a speaker, a trainer, a storyteller, and a professional sales person.
To listen to the interview,click here
Listen in as Paul Furlong of Opus Media interviews Michael. They discuss the seven foundations that make memorable and meaningful stories. Pick up the following storytelling tools:
- How to introduce memorable and relatable characters
- The importance of conflict in your story
- Why a ‘cure’ scene is vital to your narrative
- The critical nature of showing your audience the change in your main character
- Why dialogue transforms your story into an experience
To listen to the conversation, click here. Select podcast #5 (‘The 7 Cs of Storytelling).
Discover how storytelling can give you an edge in selling. Learn why the power of story has become popular in the business world. Uncover ideas on how even shy and introverted individuals can be effective public speakers. To read the interview, click here.
Learn how to create stories that grab audience attention, keep their interest, and compel them to act on your message. Listen to Michael share these ideas on Speaker Match Radio: