How These Six Tactics Will Make You A Better Storyteller


This Week’s Episode:

I’m sipping on my matcha almond latte at a local coffee house, while enjoying the company of my dear friend Alan. Our first time in person together in over a year, we are laughing hysterically and recounting stand out events of the past many months.

During our conversation, he mentions to me that he’s listened to every episode of this podcast. {Awww thank you Alan!} He loves the interesting perspectives and insights the guests have had on the power of story. He shares he’s “in” and that he’s “a believer” in the strength of stories...and now he’s anxious to learn the “how” of storytelling.

I realized he’s right. If Alan is craving the “how”, then he’s probably not the only one. A lot of you are too. So I’m shaking up the plan and mixing things up in this episode.

This episode reveals critical tactics on how to tell stories, so grab your pen and a notebook!

You’ll hear a series of six, fast action, bite-sized storytelling tactics you’ll be able to immediately put to use. I’ll cover storytelling structure, gathering story ideas, conflict within storytelling, when and where to use stories, mistaken beliefs about telling stories, and bringing your story to life. Every single one on its own is something you can take action on and build your storytelling muscles.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to avoid pitfalls in storytelling
  • When to use a story and when not to
  • How to nail The Hero’s Journey story structure

A little 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 300 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 and 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 affect change in our world, you’ve come to the right place.


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"Storytelling is an art form - and Kymberlee Weil is the master! I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented creatives in the world, and Kymberlee is close to the top of that list. She has an uncanny ability to uncover nuance and layers in a story - details often overlooked by the author - and has a deep understanding and connection with the value of well-executed presentation. Working with Kymberlee is more than a journey, it’s a transformative experience."


"Kymberlee helped me tremendously in the weeks leading up to my TED talk and afterwards. I have given hundreds of talks to audiences big and small. But the TED stage is a different beast -- every word matters.Kymberlee kept me on point, focused, and she took the time to figure out what my objectives really were and how to get me there. She is a true master of her trade and I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from her."


"I thought I had public speaking down pat. I've addressed audiences all over the world ranging from 62 to 1000 people. But going into that red circle at TEDx, and connecting with a vastly diverse audience is like moving to another planet. Kymberlee made that move effortless and exciting. As a former Green Beret, I have followed a lot of quality leaders and coaches, and I would follow Kymberlee anywhere… Especially into the red circle."