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All Stories Are the Same

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from The Atlantic From Avatar to The Wizard of Oz, Aristotle to Shakespeare, there’s one clear form that dramatic storytelling has followed since its inception. A ship lands on an alien shore and a young man, desperate to prove himself, is tasked with befriending the inhabitants and extracting their secrets. Enchanted by their way of life, he falls in love with a local girl and starts to distrust...

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5 Public-Speaking Tips TED Gives Its Speakers

from Forbes.com “Presentation literacy” isn’t an option anymore, according to TED Talks curator Chris Anderson. “It’s a core skill for the 21st century.” Anderson calls presentation and public-speaking skills a “superpower” for those who want to express their ideas. TED talks, which are viewed more than 1 billion times a year, have become the gold standard of public speaking. In his new book, TED Talks, Anderson gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the speakers...

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5 Spots Opened Up – Finding Story Workshop Oct 11, San Francisco

Speechless is excited to invite you to our Finding Story workshop this October 11th, 2016. It will be a four hour session that will introduce you to how Speechless can work for your organizational goals around storytelling. Come experience what one client said “…was honestly the most beneficial speech training workshop I have ever taken and the most fun, by far!” Space is limited to twenty attendees by invitation only. WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9am-1pm WHERE: 55 Hawthorne St., San Francisco — Make-a-Wish, Suite #800...

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Half Day Coaching on Storytelling

Speechless is excited to invite you to our Finding Story workshop this October 11th, 2016. It will be a four hour session that will introduce you to how Speechless can work for your organizational goals around storytelling. Come experience what one client said “…was honestly the most beneficial speech training workshop I have ever taken and the most fun, by far!” Space is limited to twenty attendees by invitation only. WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9am-1pm WHERE: 55 Hawthorne St., San Francisco — Make-a-Wish, Suite #800...

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Stop Conflict At Work Now With The Power Of Story

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Sabina Nawaz Not getting along with a colleague at work? You’re not alone. From petty politics, to underhanded power moves, to shirking teammates, the office environment seems like a Petri dish designed to breed conflict. And conflict comes at a high cost: for employees, that cost is wasted time and unhappiness; for organizations, workplace conflicts cost hundreds of billions of dollars. A study of 5,000 employees in...

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The Storyteller’s Secret

In his new book The Storyteller’s Secret Carmine Gallo, communication expert and the bestselling author of Talk Like TED, explains why some ideas catch on and others don’t. Learn more at StorytellersSecret.com What type of storyteller are you? 1. Storytellers who ignite our inner fire. These are the people who inspire us to dream bigger by teaching us to reframe our internal narrative. Steve Jobs, one of the world’s greatest business storytellers of all time,...

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9 Great Ways You Can Make the Important Sound Interesting

We’re working now with a leader in our industry Patrica Fripp. Patricia has a thorough online / on demand set of modules for improving presentations and how you represent yourself. Here are some tips from Patricia Fripp: 9 Great Ways You Can Make the Important Sound Interesting All leaders, sales professionals, content experts, and ambitious professionals need to be good communicators. These nine suggestions will be helpful when you deliver important presentations and want them to sound...

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Intro workshop to our partner, Speechless

Speechless is excited to invite you to our Introduction to Speechless Workshop this July. A four hour workshop that will introduce you to the work that one client said “…was honestly the most beneficial speech training workshop I have ever taken and the most fun, by far!” Space is limited to twenty attendees and by invitation only and we are hoping you will be one! WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 9am-1pm WHERE: 55 Hawthorne St., San...

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Tales of the Super Survivors – Powerful Stories

In our work, we help clients tell more powerful stories to drive the results they want: more money and more recognition. Effective storytelling isn’t just about how you communicate with others.  It’s also critical in how you communicate with yourself.  The story you tell yourself about your life plays a HUGE role in how your life unfolds. Here’s a powerful example from NY Times columnist David Brooks, one of my favorite columnists.  Tales of the Super Survivors...

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Make Product Demos Rock – Build Them Around A Story

Great example of weaving a story into a product demo.   When I advocate storytelling as an integral part of compelling presentations, I often hear this question from technical presenters (sales engineers, product managers, engineers, etc.): “How do I use stories in product demos?” Customers don’t use technology products in a vacuum.  They use them to solve real problems, problems they care about solving.  One of the key reasons for doing a product demo is...

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