I rushed into the hospital room on autopilot and rattled to the patient lying in the bed, “Hi Nancy. I’m Karen and I’m here as part of Temple Emanu-El’s Caring Congregation Committee.”
You could say I wasn’t very present as I entered Nancy’s room.
About twice a month I volunteer on Read more [...]
Have you ever said, “You just can’t make this stuff up”? And then you share these better than fiction observations? That’s a story.
You have read in this blog series that stories make your message come alive. But where do you find these stories?
Observe with purpose. Stories are everywhere. Read more [...]
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 [...]