As a storyteller and speaker, how you deliver your content is as important as what you write on the pages in front of you. And there are many things that can affect your delivery and enhance your story or speech and its message for your audience, regardless of the size of said audience or the method of delivery.
While working with speakers and storytellers over the years, I’ve seen many go through draft after draft after draft of their content. Yet, in the end, they don’t have as much time to work on the delivery side of things.
So in this very special episode, I want to take you through several techniques you can put into practice immediately to help you be the storyteller or speaker that people talk about weeks, months, and even years after! You’ll hear stories about delays, dancing maniacs, doctors who aren’t physically present, and get answers to questions like:
What can you do to calm your nerves when giving a talk or telling a story? How do you interact with an imaginary person in your story who isn’t actually there? And how does being aware of your tenses and all of your senses in a story help your listeners?
What you will learn in this episode:
What you will learn in this episode:
- What areas you’ll always want to train as a speaker or storyteller
- How to smoothly transition from storytelling to teaching mode in your talks
- What to look for when you watch yourself delivering a speech or story
A little bit about me.
Hi there. I’m Kymberlee.
As a Speaking Strategist and founder of Storytelling School, I’ve had the pleasure of working with over 500 speakers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs worldwide for over a decade. No matter if those folks were getting ready to take the TED or TEDx stage or preparing for a high-stakes presentation with everything on the line, my specialty is High Stakes Short Form Communication. I’ve seen what works when influencing change and what doesn’t. It turns out storytelling is one of the most powerful tools you can have in your arsenal. That’s why I’m building a movement of master storytellers to affect change in the world on a global scale to help people tell real stories that have influence and impact. With effective storytelling, you change people’s lives.
Since competition for potential client attention is fierce, a story can make the difference between being memorable or irrelevant. You’ll find me sharing my matcha tea mishap to discuss perfectionism, my quest for Bruce Lee and Hello Kitty art to explore kindness, or the six months of live blade training I underwent to illustrate presence. I spend my days showing the power of using stories to help cement ideas and bring lessons to life and teaching my clients to do the same.
If you think business owners can’t tell stories or don’t have stories to share with their clients, staff, donors, followers, or investors, I invite you to reconsider your perspective. There’s no better place than in business to tell your stories so audiences, no matter how big or small, can understand how you think and what you value.
Now it’s your turn… If you’re ready to become a master storyteller and effect change in our world, you’ve come to the right place.
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