Your message comes alive when you add stories.
Incorporate these 4 Must-Have elements when telling any story – whether at your Executive Retreat, your networking event, your son’s Bar Mitzvah, or a cocktail party holding your dry apple martini.
Story Element #1: Context – State the necessary Read more [...]
We remember your stories and the points relevant to us (read Blog #1 in this series for rules around this concept - http://karencortellreisman.com/blog/how-to-tell-a-story-part-one-in-a-series/ IF you don’t make these mistakes.
Storytelling Mistake #1: Telling too much info – TMI. Embrace your Read more [...]
Use the List of Three Rule – say two serious items and just when we expect one more equally somber point – add a funny/off the wall/light weight entry onto your list.
Here are some great List of Three Rule examples from President Obama’s remarks at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner Read more [...]
Not easily! You are not as sexy as your listeners’ 93 digital apps flashing updates via phone/watch/tablet.
Here are 9.5 ways to avoid audience boredom:
Know who you are talking to. REALLY have their pulse and customize to meet their specific needs.
Give clear, crisp, usable take-aways. Tangible Read more [...]
Thank you, PMI, for your GREAT response to my program - "Speak For Yourself" last week! Your audience of 135 laughed and listened to how to "really get your message across" -- and I had a blast.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is an international non-profit organization focused on promoting Read more [...]