Category Archives: Stories and Storytelling

How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Today’s post is from Martin Shovel. Martin is a writer, speechwriter, cartoonist and communications expert with a special interest in new media and social networking. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian’s Mind Your Language blog and has appeared on BBC Radio … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 93) – Clint Eastwood

“You can tell any story 20 different ways. The trick is to pick one and go with it.” — Clint Eastwood Photo courtesy of Bryan Frank

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The Psychology of Storytelling

Earlier this year, Pam Allyn, the Executive Director of LitLife, a national organization specializing in innovative literacy education for schools and families, wrote an article entitled Storytelling Connects us All. In her article, Allyn focuses on the importance of storytelling … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 41) – John Steinbeck

“We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome.  One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say — and to feel — ‘Yes, that’s the way it is, … Continue reading

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Making it Stick: Tell stories

The importance of telling stories in a speech or presentation cannot be overestimated. Stories make our speeches memorable. See a great example from Steve Jobs. Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story

I love a good story. As a child, I could listen for hours to the tales told by my parents, grandparents, teachers and others.  As I grew older, I sought out stories through novels, films or theatre.  As a parent, I thoroughly … Continue reading

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