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A winning triad to be an influential speaker

In Branding, Communication, Content, Development, Inspire, Leadership, Networking, Personal Branding on January 26, 2016 at 11:25 pm

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If you’ve ever watched Barack Obama’s Presidential Acceptance Speech of November 2008, you’ll understand how the power of emotions, combined with a good script and the art of executing the delivery work in tandem to engage and rapture the audience so that they hang onto the speaker’s every word.

When giving an influential speech, it’s a winning triad of elements that work beautifully together.

So let’s look at each.

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Storytelling as an effective communication tool

In Branding, Communication, Creative, Effectiveness, Inspire, Language, Leadership, Personal Branding, Philosophy on March 19, 2015 at 3:23 am

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Once upon a time, author Rudyard Kipling said: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”

How very true.

Remember when we were younger and we would look forward to that time of the day when we would be read to sleep?

And have you ever been at an event and there was that one person who absolutely stole the show? And they weren’t even the guest speaker?

What did these moments have in common? Storytelling.

I’ve written before about storytelling and how it connects the speaker or writer to the audience.

Why is that?

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The writer and the storyteller

In Copywriting, Creative, Grammar, Language, Writing on February 4, 2013 at 10:56 am

A few blogs back, I wrote about the difference between a writer and a storyteller.

Today, I want to share a little story (no pun intended!) with you and explore this a little further.

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Writing vs. storytelling

In Creative, Writing on December 10, 2012 at 6:09 am

I recently attended a writers’ workshop and one of the topics discussed was the difference between writing and storytelling.

So it got me thinking about what makes an ordinary piece of writing into an extraordinary story.

Storytelling is the ability to hold captive an audience simply by using words. Or is it? Is it the story? Or the way you write the story?

Let’s explore, shall we?

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