Storytelling is THE most important tool we have as speakers and leaders. When we can tell stories with authenticity, clarity, and courage - along with a good dose of skill - we can ignite a powerful catalyst for our ideas and movements. And, stories are the KEY to audience engagement!
Here are some greatest hits on the power and skill of stories:
1. SIX ROOKIE STORYTELLING MISTAKES (EVEN THE PROS MAKE)
With small adjustments, your storytelling skills can skyrocket. Here are six storytelling mistakes I see even the pros making from time to time - and what you can do instead!
2. THREE STRATEGIES TO BE A STORYTELLING PRO
We’ve all seen those stories that create a moment up front, where it seems like the scene is happening right in front of our eyes. Those are the talks - the speakers - the ideas - we remember. Listen in to learn about three things those storytelling pros do to create the magic:
3. THREE CORE BELIEFS WE NEED TO SPEAK WITH AUTHENTICITY
Sharing our own stories can feel daunting, pushing us outside our comfort zone. So - in order to step out front and share our story with authenticity - we’ve got to believe these three key ideas:
4. Q&A: HOW DO I GET BETTER AT STORYTELLING?
A Mover reached out to me to ask, “I want to get better at storytelling - but… how?” Well, Scott - here are some key takeaways to up your storytelling game!
5. SPEAKING TRUTH - STORIES ARE THE PATHWAY TO EMPATHY
There are seven speaking truths that we all need to embrace if we want to share our messages with courage and clarity. One of those truths is that stories are the pathway to empathy. I believe that! I think stories can reach across divides in a way that nothing else can. Take a listen:
6. HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR STORIES
To fully leverage the power of stories, they need to be organized. When we are in the creative process and we are organized and we need a story, we have them. You can easily find the best story for this moment. I'm going to talk to you about what I do and what I encourage my speakers to do, so that you can use your stories to their fullest potential!
7. HOW A STORY CAN ILLUMINATE YOUR CONTENT
How do we make the most of our story? I want to deconstruct that a little bit and learn how to really leverage your story so that it helps grow your business.
8. THE SIMPLE STORY FRAMEWORK
What is the Simple Story Framework? I'm explaining the components of this framework (moment, meaning, move) and why it works!
9. HOW TO USE A STORY-FIRST APPROACH ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Most people know how important stories are, but most people are also not putting stories to work in their business in a way that is actually based on persuasive theory. You have the free stage of social media at your disposal every day. So how can we truly take advantage of it using this approach?
10. HOW TO FIND A STORY THAT CONNECTS
Finding a story that doesn't feel like a bunch of navel-gazing and ego-driven blah-blah requires just a little bit of pause - and intention. I'll walk you through some key things to think about BEFORE you choose your story that will help you make sure it's on-point and will resonate with your audience!
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