Why Storytelling Lessons Are More Accessible Than We Think

Image

This Week’s Episode:

As my birthday approaches, my husband suggests a really nice dinner. I (half) jokingly respond with, “New choice!” 

He ups the ante to a theme park visit. I quickly respond with, “New choice!” 

Then he says, “How about we go to Japan?” I am ALL IN on that idea.

You know you’ve found the love of your life when you and your spouse play improvisation games in normal conversation. (Well, that or you’ve been doing Improv for a long time). 

My guest, Rick Hall, also knows all about Improv. He’s an actor, writer, and great storyteller himself (as you’ll discover with the many enthralling stories he shares on the show today).

If you want to know:

Why choose to sing a story as opposed to just talking it out? AND Why does it better benefit your story to be more ruthless in your editing? Then you’ll enjoy my discussion with Rick as we dip our toes into the world of musical Improv and storytelling lessons from growing up in a small town, including the importance of cutting off the fat and removing distractions in your stories.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to edit your story to include only what belongs
  • How stories can change over time while the core still remains
  • How to pull a life lesson out of a story

Who is Rick?

You may recognize Rick Hall. He’s an actor, writer, and storyteller who has appeared on stage and in commercials, movies, and TV Shows. He’s graced audiences with his presence on shows like 24, Arrested Development, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, NCIS, and The Middle.

Rick has a passion for writing and telling original stories. He developed many of these stories into his award-winning independent short film “Slice of Pie” and a one-man show called “Pigboy”. Currently, he coaches storytellers and helps ministers hone their sermon delivery skills. You can listen to his stories on his podcast and visit his website for more information.

Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Increase your confidence
  • Build trust with prospects - fast
  • Stand out against competition
  • Captivate your audience
  • Be the one they remember

You’ll also receive storytelling secrets each week from our show.
One-click unsubscribe if you don't love the free training!

Image
Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

You’ll also receive storytelling secrets each week from our show.
One-click unsubscribe if you don't love the free training!

Image
Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Increase your confidence
  • Build trust with prospects - fast
  • Stand out against competition
  • Captivate your audience
  • Be the one they remember
Image
Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Image
"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."
Image

JULIAN REEVE

SPEAKER, AUTHOR, EX MUSIC DIRECTOR OF HAMILTON
"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."
Image

JUNA KOLLMEIER

ASTROPHYSICIST, TED SPEAKER
"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."
Image

LTC (RET.) SCOTT MANN

GREEN BERET, ENTREPRENEUR, STORYTELLER, TRAINER, COACH, AUTHOR