Category Archives for "Storytelling Strategies"

22 4 Little-Known Mistakes Speakers Make with their Stories

There are obvious mistakes some speakers make that destroy their stories. However, I’ve found that most speakers have pretty good stories that would be great if they eliminated some of the following little-known mistakes speakers make. After you listen to the following quick story, you’ll see 4 of those mistakes. Lancaster   1. They don’t milk the […]

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8 How to Test Your New Speaking Material

If you want to thrive in speaking and continue to get opportunity after opportunity, that’s as easy as ABC. ABC stands for… Always Be Creating” Resting on your old material will eventually make your speeches go stale. Creating new, fresh material is a pathway to creating speeches people talk about for years and getting hire […]

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13 12 Deadly Storytelling Mistakes Many Speakers Make

The most important skill in speaking is storytelling. However, many speakers make storytelling mistakes that damage their speeches. Below are 12 of the mistakes I see on a regular basis. Avoiding these mistakes will automatically help you make a greater connection and impact each time you speak. Suggestion: You might want to tack these points up somewhere where you […]

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11 7 Speaking Secrets from a 7-Minute Coaching Video

Audiences remember what they see and what you say. As you watch the following video of me coaching another speaker, you will pick up 7 Secrets that will help you… Breathe life into every story/speech Uncover organic humor Make your message memorable   7 Speaking Secrets Secret #1: Don’t be the hero of your own […]

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20 Using Hitchhiking Humor – Ways to Make Every Story Funnier

What is hitchhiking humor? It’s the humor you pick up on the way to your punch line. Let me explain. Often I put a story together and I know what the punch line is going to be. However, at times, through testing, I get a laugh much sooner than I thought and in an area I […]

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15 21 Reminders for Speaking Brilliance

  To become a top-notch speaker and keep improving, it is important to internalize valuable speaking truths. Now, these are my truths but I’ve certainly found them to work for the hundreds of speakers I have personally coached. I suggest that you tack these Reminders up in your workspace and keep them in front of […]

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