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Nov
14

normanRecently I heard the actor, talk show host and professional storyteller Graham Norton, give a basic guide on how to tell a story well. ‘It’s an art form as old as Time’ he said. He’s right. We’ve been telling stories since the Pleistocene era.

Today we also use stories to make business presentations, pitches and meetings more effective and memorable.

Read more: Basics of Story Telling

Apr
28

albertSimple

"If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough."  - Albert Einstein

Einstein sums up one of the basic rules of speaking.  
So when you prepare your next speech/presentation make sure you:

Read more: Simple

Nov
20

strategic story tellingStrategic Story Telling

On strategic storytelling - ‘Tell to Win’ author and business guru Peter Guber describes purposeful storytelling as a ‘Trojan Horse’. An audience takes in a good story not realising they’ve received the teller’s hidden message. Sneaky? Maybe. But it works.

Read more about our Strategic Story Telling workshops for Corporates

May
18

Feelings

You’ve probably heard the old maxim ‘people may forget what you said, and they may forget what you did, but they will never, ever forget how you made them feel.’  

Read more in my August 2013 Newsletter.

Sep
28

winnyPlain English

From Mary S. Lovell’s book:  ‘The Churchills’

‘An American general once drafted a speech and asked Churchill to go through it. Churchill gave it a dim report.
“What if, instead of ‘We shall fight them on the beaches’ I had said ‘Hostilities will be engaged with our adversary on the coastal perimeter?” ‘

Use plain English if you want your message both understood AND REMEMBERED!

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