Tag: public speaking

Too Many Tentacles: What Is and Isn’t A Story for Business?

As I have done for decades, I urge you, especially those involved in small businesses, startups, or even the more entrepreneurial-prone to develop true, full stories for sharing with your clients and in your presentations. Stop thinking your quick anecdotes quickly dropped off on your way to THE ASK for the sale are doing you much good. Strive for the authenticity and integrity of true business and leadership storytelling.

3 Ways to Connect With Your Audience

Lately, I think it is hard to find an audience that can be engaged by someone talking at them. People now interact daily with data and info. They expect to be a part of the creation of the conversation. You could complain because it’s more work to speak to an audience these days or you can actively engage them in the presentation. Here are some techniques to help you do that.

Business Storytelling Coach and Training

In this note, I am specifically talking to those connected to the nonprofit, business, entrepreneurial, or “start-up” worlds. Tired, yet? Have you heard: “Use Business Storytelling to Make Your Company Stronger.” “Everyone is a storyteller.” “You have to have great stories.” + more. . . I do understand the problems you’re facing. Look, there are…

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Four Reasons for Public Speaking

Every day, you are on the receiving end of public speaking. For the most part, you might not even be aware that someone is “doing” public speaking. The best speakers and presenters speak in a natural way that invites you to make some change in your life, no matter how small. There are four essential purposes of public speaking, listed below: