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Why You Need to Tell Stories to Build Your Brand

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this episode of the Storytelling School Podcast, we talk about how storytelling creates an emotional connection and lasting memory for your brand, how it humanizes your brand and helps you build a community around it, and how to leverage platforms and measure your brand’s storytelling impact.

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How Fierce Civility Creates Win/Win Stories

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this multifaceted episode, we talk about what influences the conflictive stories we engage in, how you can bridge from story to training in your Talk, and why simply writing the ideal Talk isn’t enough for an engaging presentation.

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Why Mastering Eye Contact is Crucial for Storytellers

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this next installment of our Storytelling Seven series, we talk about how making eye contact helps you as a speaker or storyteller, how it serves as a bridge between you and the audience, and how to overcome the challenges of mastering eye contact.

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How Humor and Storytelling Converge

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this light-hearted episode, we discuss three types of humor you can use in your speeches or stories, how to integrate and experiment with humor, and the pitfalls to avoid in using humor.

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Why Your Storytelling Needs a Dash of Surprise

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this dynamic episode, we discuss the psychological impact of surprise on your audience, how to embrace the unexpected as a speaker or storyteller on stage, and how an open and flexible approach transforms your audience’s experience.

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Why Every Storyteller Needs a Stack of Sticky Notes

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this colorful episode, we discuss the advantages of using sticky notes for planning stories and other events, how to choose your sticky note workspace, and two ways to eliminate confusion as you use your sticky note outline to refine and polish your presentation.

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How to Begin Your Story With a Bang

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this attention-grabbing episode of our “Storytelling Seven” series, we discuss what a well-crafted hook does for your story, the different forms that hook statements can take, and how having a memorable hook impacts your audience.

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Skyrocketing Your Success With Storytelling

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this special standalone episode, we discuss how one sentence of your story can change someone’s life, why it’s important now more than ever to speak up for what you believe, and how storytelling can uplevel any business.

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Why Authenticity Cannot Be Denied In Storytelling

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this reflective episode, we talk about the power of stories to keep you safe or imprisoned, the influence of vulnerability and authenticity in storytelling, and creating a safe space for sharing stories.

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How Story Affects Our Creative Identity

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this creatively-inspired episode, we talk about the origins and impact of your creativity identity, the necessity of having creative agility in our world, and upleveling your stories with relatability.

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How Data and Details Can Tell Real Stories in Healthcare

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this medically-themed episode, we talk about how your memories of the deceased can change their life story, why data doesn’t always tell the full story, and how AI (artificial intelligence) influences the current and future story of healthcare.

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How to Turn Small Talk Into Stories

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this special holiday-inspired episode, we discuss how you can take conversations about mundane things (like the weather) and make them memorable with stories.

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How Untold Stories Affect You

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this creativity-themed episode, we talk about how a playful approach can help you heal, why you should tell the uncomfortable stories, and how untold stories affect you.

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How Sharing Your Story Can Help Break Down Barriers

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this social justice-themed episode, we talk about how sharing your personal story can serve a greater good, why taking a leadership role can help your community, and how telling stories comes with great responsibility.

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Why Holding Back Can Enhance Your Storytelling

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this cinematic-themed episode, we talk about using the tools of motion picture storytelling to capture your audience’s attention, how to keep them on the edge of their seats, and why it’s important to care about your characters.

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How Storytelling Can Skyrocket Your Success

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this special standalone episode, we discuss how one sentence of your story can change someone’s life, why it’s important now more than ever to speak up for what you believe, and how storytelling can uplevel any business.

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The Lessons We Can Learn From True Crime Stories

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this true crime episode, we talk about making dry subjects interesting for an audience, things you can do to prevent yourself from being a victim, and how the storytelling approach differs between the TV and book worlds.

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How to Captivate with Stories and Stagecraft

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this special standalone episode, we discuss compelling ways to gain and retain your audience’s attention, why your Talk should change with your audience, and why your voice should match your message.

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Exploring the Science of Story: Part One

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this brand new master series, the Science of Storytelling, we discuss the transcendence of storytelling, how complex narratives boost our brain function, and why suspense and struggle stories help keep your audiences’ brains engaged.

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How to Find Your Voice as a Storyteller

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this magically musical episode, we talk about being constantly and consistently aware of your audience, how the simple act of listening makes everything easier, and why variety truly is the spice of life–and storytelling!

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How We Can See the Ripple Effect of Our Stories

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this remarkable episode, we talk about the life-changing possibilities simple access can give, how suspense and resolution are connected, and why passion is crucial for the longevity of your stories.

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How Immersion Benefits You As A Storyteller

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this immersive episode, we talk about how taking on others’ characteristics can help you overcome performance hurdles, using humor and the permission to play to connect with yourself and your audience, and how to work past fear on stage and in stories.

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How to Be the Champion of Your Own Story

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this plot twist episode, we talk about listening to your intuition, the argument for perseverance against all odds, and why the struggle can sometimes be its own prize.

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How to Name Your Year

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this short but powerful episode, we discuss why New Year’s resolutions don’t stick, the importance of checking in every day, and how naming your year sets you up for life-changing transformations.

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How to Rewrite Your Money Story

In by Kymberlee Weil

In this financially-freeing episode, we talk about the emotions of money, why your money story isn’t just about you, and how telling stories can help people move toward financial security.