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In a recent blog post, author Simon Sinek wrote about a little-known director who, in 1975, wanted to create a really good horror film. His goal was to center the movie around a violent sea creature that inflicted gory attacks on humans.

There was one problem. The mechanical creature he created for the film was not realistic at all. If he had used it, both he and the movie would have been a laughing stock.

Not to be denied, he and his team came up with a brilliant solution. Rather than show the creature attacking its victims, they would instead use the greatest storytelling tool available… the imagination of the audience.

If you’ve ever seen the movie Jaws, you remember the opening scene…a young woman swimming alone in the ocean… suddenly, she is jerked down under the water, re-surfaces, is jerked down again, then violently flung about. At no point do you see the shark directly attack her.

In other scenes, you don’t even see a fin – you see a yellow barrel surfing across the water.  You know that the shark, deep below, is towing the rope attached to the barrel, swimming toward it’s next victim.  The effect was so scary and powerful, it influenced our entire society, and it still does today.

Steven Spielberg is a master storyteller. You may not have the ambition to create blockbuster movies, but you can learn the art of storytelling from people of all backgrounds – directors, novelists, and professional speakers.  In the 52 Storytelling Tips program, you will pick up tools and processes that I’ve learned from some of the greatest storytellers in the world.

 If you apply the lessons you learn each week, and use them in your presentations, you’ll significantly improve your ability to persuade and influence others, and have an impact on their lives. The benefit to you is that you’ll be better known, your career can advance faster, you’ll gain confidence, and you’ll enjoy more opportunities to persuade others.

Enjoy the program. Whether you speak to 2, 200, or 2,000, these ideas will help you Stand OUT from the crowd each time you Stand UP before an audience.

Always remember, YOU have a story that SOMEONE needs to hear.

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    "Michael transformed our everyday managers into conference presenters by coaching them and by challenging the traditional methods they were using to present. The outcome was phenomenal.

    Our conference was elevated to a new level of professionalism. Michael will be retained to help make our trainers become better communicators, both visually and verbally and to assist us with next year’s conference. We highly recommend him and Speaking CPR to assist with your next event."

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    Robert Gerbus, President, Trans Ash, Inc.

    "Michael transformed our everyday managers into conference presenters by coaching them and by challenging the traditional methods they were using to present. The outcome was phenomenal. Our conference was elevated to a new level of professionalism. Michael will be retained to help make our trainers become better communicators, both visually and verbally and to assist us with next year’s conference. We highly recommend him and Speaking CPR to assist with your next event."
    “As a former Green Beret and professional storyteller, I give dozens of speeches every year. I am very selective about who trains me.

    Michael Davis exceeded every expectation and was one of the best coaches I ever worked with. His quiet professionalism, and unsurpassed knowledge of storytelling helped make my Ted X Cincinnati talk extremely powerful.
    I would recommend Michael, as a story and speaking coach to anyone with a high stakes talk to give. Michael will help you take your speech from good to great!”

    LTC (Ret.) Scott Mann, Green Beret, Storyteller, Trainer, Coach, Author

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    LTC (Ret.) Scott Mann, Green Beret, Storyteller, Trainer, Coach, Author

    “As a former Green Beret and professional storyteller, I give dozens of speeches every year. I am very selective about who trains me. Michael Davis exceeded every expectation and was one of the best coaches I ever worked with. His quiet professionalism, and unsurpassed knowledge of storytelling helped make my Ted X Cincinnati talk extremely powerful. I would recommend Michael, as a story and speaking coach to anyone with a high stakes talk to give. Michael will help you take your speech from good to great!”
    “We are privileged to have Michael Davis of Speaking CPR as one of the Speaker Coaches for our TED x Cincinnati event. I had the opportunity to be on several of the calls with Michael as he worked his craft with his speakers. I was impressed with how genuine, exuberant, and in touch he was with each speaker.

    He truly has a gift in connecting with the heart of each person he works with and helping them to unleash their story into their talk.  All of the speakers raved about his work with them.  Each of them has had broad experience in speaking, but they all felt that working with Michael raised the bar on their ability to speak. You can listen to all of his speakers, Anthony Munoz, Richard Bernstein and Graeme Joffe, at http://www.tedxcincinnati.com/talks/.”

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    Allison Wonders Gars
    Speaker Coach Manager, TED x Cincinnati

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    Allison Wonders Gars
    Speaker Coach Manager, TED x Cincinnati

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    “We are privileged to have Michael Davis of Speaking CPR as one of the Speaker Coaches for our TED x Cincinnati event. I had the opportunity to be on several of the calls with Michael as he worked his craft with his speakers. I was impressed with how genuine, exuberant, and in touch he was with each speaker. He truly has a gift in connecting with the heart of each person he works with and helping them to unleash their story into their talk.  All of the speakers raved about his work with them.  Each of them has had broad experience in speaking, but they all felt that working with Michael raised the bar on their ability to speak. You can listen to all of his speakers, Anthony Munoz, Richard Bernstein and Graeme Joffe, at http://www.tedxcincinnati.com/talks/.”

    “Investing in Michael is one of the best investments I have ever made.  I speak on the subject of diversity in the workplace, which can at times be a difficult topic to discuss.


    Michael taught me a repeatable process that allows me to create a foundational concept, a logical structure, an opening that grabs the audience’s attention, and a conclusion that encourages my audience to take action that will save them time and money.


     I found Michael easy to work with, flexible with his schedule, and a wealth of information about the art of speaking.  If you need to improve your presentation or speech, I highly recommend you consider hiring Michael.  It is one of the best investments you can make in your own growth.”


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    Founder, QUEST Diversity

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    Natalie Holder
    Founder, QUEST Diversity

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    “Investing in Michael is one of the best investments I have ever made.  I speak on the subject of diversity in the workplace, which can at times be a difficult topic to discuss. Michael taught me a repeatable process that allows me to create a foundational concept, a logical structure, an opening that grabs the audience’s attention, and a conclusion that encourages my audience to take action that will save them time and money.  I found Michael easy to work with, flexible with his schedule, and a wealth of information about the art of speaking.  If you need to improve your presentation or speech, I highly recommend you consider hiring Michael.  It is one of the best investments you can make in your own growth.”
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