Stories make your message stick. But, where are the best places to insert a story? Here are three options.
Begin with a story. Don’t preview by saying, “I’m going to tell you a story that I can’t believe that happened to me…” Just start with your story.
End with a story. This can Read more [...]
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 [...]
Opening night speakers at the USA Republican National Convention used these three story-telling methods:
Third person: Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton begins his message by talking about a boy on a farm who grows up to serve his country. Eventually he transitions to, “That boy was my father and what 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 [...]
Learn from a recent Harvard graduation speech that’s gone viral. Donovan Livingston, a master's graduate at the university, speaks at the School of Education’s convocation last week.
Question: Why did his speech garner 5 million online views?
Be Unique – Livingston uses clever Read more [...]