In this TED Presentation, Rob Harmon tells a story, a really good story, and although it involves him, it’s not about him. Stories can win over the Hearts-n-Minds of your audience. And Personal Stories can be the most influential. Why you ask? Well, [Read more…] about A Story can Win the Moment
“Trust” is most valued, most sought after & most difficult to earn…
Do you want to be acknowledged to be a Trusted Speaker? Of course. In fact you need to be a Trusted Speaker if you intend to make a difference in people’s lives, influence decisions, change opinions, and, most importantly, develop Support for your goals.
In this Show, we’ll look at 3 strategies that you, as … [Read more…] about Show#19- “3 Ways to Become a Trusted Speaker”
Once upon a time there was a…OK, not that!
Speaking Events incorporating Stories can add a Human dimension to your Presentation. Stories, especially if they share a personal experience, can generate greater empathy and support for both you and your Reason for bringing people together here.
Storytelling is hot in Speaking & Presentation events of all kinds. In fact Professional Speakers & Presenters almost always segue into “a little bit about myself, or How I got here, or How I became a Failure, a Winner, a Survivor….etc”. Why is that? Well Because, they’ve learned the Power of Storytelling. Professionals know that including one or more stories in a Presentation will most likely generate more audience attention and support.
Through their experiences and the observable experience of others, they’ve learned how to effectively deliver a Story that will assist in reaching the desired outcome of the Speaker. Well, it’s not magic and you can learn the techniques too. More than that, you should learn how to use stories. Today’s audience expects to hear them.
A website that is dedicated to Storytelling and seems like a worthwhile place to visit is slideshare. It looks like a good place to get guidance about story-telling that you can apply to your next Speaking event.
In this video, I’ll share a Personal story that, well, changed my perspective and proved a point to me. It’s a not-so-personal example to encourage you to reach out.
Your Audience expects to hear a story or 2 from you,
Learn how to give them what they want, and
they in turn may give you what you want.
Well told Stories can win-over your Audience.
There’s always one in every crowd!
Audience Analysis is part of your Speaking & Presentation preparedness. Best practice suggests that you should collect information about your Audience. On the other hand, it’s important to keep this task in proper perspective. You may be somewhat clairvoyant but you can’t predict the Penguin Expert [Read more…] about Show#12- The “Penguin Expert”
Speak & help-out an Organization that wants you.
Volunteer Organizations are a win-win for Speakers like You. Why? Because they provide an opportunity for You to become involved with a group of people dedicated to making a difference in someone’s life or the community where you live, work, & play. Volunteer organizations can provide you, the beginning or professional Speaker, a frequent opportunity to… [Read more…] about Show#5. Volunteer & Win every time!