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Three Stories that Change Lives

Why do people do what they do with their lives? Truth be told, a lot of people stumbled their way into their present circumstances without a lot of thought or intention involved.  They do a job.  They get paid. Many, though, are drawn to a particular vocation because they simply enjoy the work.  It suits […]

The Dining Room Table

I want to tell you a story.

So, do I have your attention?

Probably, because we all love stories.

I’m a speaker and I train speakers. And from a speaker’s perspective, stories are the best tool we have to help folks relate to the new information we’re giving them, incorporate new insights into their worldview, and inspire them to take life-changing actions.

Practice Till You Turn Blue

The day is approaching.  You’re going to give a presentation. 

You know you need to practice, so you make sure to read through your script a few times and actually run through it out loud three or four times the day before. 

You’re ready to go, because, after all, if you need to, you can just wing it on any sections where you go blank, or use notes or your PowerPoint slides to cue you … or even just read from your script.  

Right?

Uh, that would be a big fat NO!

Speaking Takes Resilience

If speaking is the number one way to market and build your business, why aren’t more people out there doing it?

I mean, it’s not as if coming up with a great talk, learning it, getting the engagements booked, and presenting yourself and your message well, is all that hard. It isn’t.

But several things scare off or derail would-be speakers. They shouldn’t, but they do.

Making a Speaker Video

I just made three videos of myself speaking to an audience. And I want to share with you what I learned from the experience.

Okay, so let’s start with the finished product in mind.

What do you want to end up with? How long should it be?

Doing Video Right

You’ll notice I have a brand new video for business owners on the home page of this site, as well as two other newly produced pieces of video.

And we’ve got a truly valuable free gift waiting for you.

Actually, what I have to say in this newsletter will be more meaningful once you’ve seen what we’ve done. So, go ahead, take three minutes and see what you think.

Let Me Tell You A Story

Remember bedtime when you were three? What did you want?

You wanted to hear a story.

And now that you’re an adult, what’s changed?

Nothing. Stories still capture our attention.