Once upon a time…..

Once upon a time…..

Uncategorized, story telling
We all love a good story. As humans, we evolved through the ability to pass on information to people through stories. In the past, storytellers were welcomed with open arms as they bought information, history, and entertainment to villages and towns. Our fairy stories are filled with morals, warnings and inspired messages that we have loved for generations. And yet, many business owners do not see the strength of incorporating their stories into their business message. Often they tell me they do not have a story. People think that only those who have gone through trauma, or done something heroic, or achieved a great award have stories. You are wrong. We all have a story in us. We have our own personal stories. We have those stories of how we achieved something. We…
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The importance of storytelling in business.

The importance of storytelling in business.

Uncategorized, Public speaking, story telling
  DECEMBER 07, 2018 - SOPHIE THOMPSON  Humans have always told stories and they're a vital part of our daily communication, but stories have meaning beyond entertainment value. In fact, storytelling is a strong business skill and when implemented effectively, it can boost a business in a number of ways, such as improving customer loyalty, creating a strong marketing strategy, increasing profit and so on. In this article we discuss the importance of storytelling in business and provide examples. Why is storytelling important in business? Storytelling conveys purpose and businesses with purpose are noticed and win the loyalty of consumers. So it's not enough to have a product or service that solves a problem - your company needs to stand out. We have discussed the reasons as to why storytelling…
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Why Stories or story-telling

Why Stories or story-telling

Uncategorized, Public speaking, story telling
‘Facts and figures are forgotten. Stories are retold.’ -Jeffrey Gitomer If you’re mathematically oriented then MAYBE you’ll remember the charts and graphs someone shows you in a presentation. And sometimes charts and graphs are really necessary to get to the specifics, but the real power of persuasion in the presentation is the story. Not long ago, I used to believe I wasn’t very good at telling Stories. It wasn’t a shyness on my part or esteem issues, but I didn’t really understand that my stories were actual stories, that my stories were the real deal, the lifeblood of persuasion. We all have stories. It might not be the most obvious story, but something tangential to your life. . . maybe your grandparent’s struggle, or a triumph over adversity or something…
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Conveying The Right Message When Communicating With Others

Conveying The Right Message When Communicating With Others

presentations, Public speaking, Uncategorized, Your Message
Why the message is so important By Bev Hepting | The Message Maestro Communication skills are an essential part of success and happiness. You have to be able to communicate effectively with those around you to get things done and have good relationships. But was effective communication? How can you convey the right message when communicating with those around you? In this article, we’ll walk you through the simple steps involved in effective communication so you can start conveying the right message! 1) Simplicity is key A simpler message can make a larger impact; minimalism is key. There’s no point adding fluffy language and empty words. Those extras don’t improve your message whatsoever and just add unnecessary confusion. Be direct and to the point so that it is easier for…
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Public Speaking is an important skill

Public Speaking is an important skill

Business, presentations, Public speaking
Why Public Speaking is an Important Skill for Everyone to Know Public speaking is not just something you might have to do for work or for people in positions of leadership. Learning to talk to others in public forums is an essential life skill that everyone should master in their lives. Learning to speak publicly can not only benefit your career in many ways, but it also has tremendous advantages for your personal growth and development, as well. Here are just some of the many reasons why you should start improving your public speaking skills today. 1. You Will Improve Your Confidence When you learn to speak publicly, you can increase your self-confidence tremendously. Whether or not you value what other people think of you, mastering public speaking skills can…
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Helpful Tips About Public Speaking That Simple To Follow

Helpful Tips About Public Speaking That Simple To Follow

Public speaking
Does public speaking intimidate you? Don't worry. You can enjoy the benefits of public speaking by applying a few useful tips. You can learn much more if you continue reading. You can't speak before an audience and think that others will automatically know what you're saying. Therefore, you must be very clear and to the point if you want to engage them. Since this is technically a performance, you have to work to get the desired results. Use a timer to know how long your written speech is. This way, you'll be able to edit it if need be. If you find your speech is lacking length, add a little extra information to help fill time. Also, never rush through your speech. While delivering your speech, look at your audience.…
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Speaking With Authority 101

Speaking With Authority 101

Business, presentations, Public speaking
How you speak is important. Everything from your tone, words, and body language indicates your level of confidence and authority, and if you do not come across as deserving of respect or attention, you are unlikely to get it. While you may not be a natural leader, you can still learn to speak with authority and show others your confidence. Here are the basics for learning to speak with authority so that others will listen and respect your words. Watch How you Stand and Sit Your posture says a great deal about your confidence. If you look timid, people will not take you as seriously. Stand tall and straight with your shoulders back. Put one foot slightly more in front of your body and put your weight on your back…
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Helpful Advice For Dealing With Public Speaking

Helpful Advice For Dealing With Public Speaking

Public speaking
The ability to speak effectively in public is an essential skill, regardless of the type of job you have. Whether you're addressing a large crowd or a few of your customers, it's important to be able to effectively deliver your message. Read on to become a better public speaker. It is not a safe assumption that your audience will instantly relate to you. You must work hard to get their attention and even harder to keep it. You will actually be performing, and that results in needing to do the work necessary to get people to care about what you want them to care about. Utilize a timer so that you know the true length of the speech. You can then edit your speech so it does not extend past…
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