"The physical element of storytelling, that which is connected to the body, differentiates storytelling from any other story based art-form or work. Our natural limitations bring us closer – where intimacy, truthfulness and kindness can thrive; the more amplification and magnification we add, the more we drift apart – clearing the way for corrections, masking and a need for ownership, a grip.
Every storyteller has tales of the physical in storytelling. I’m sharing two anecdotes I really like because they are both gentle and profound:"
Whether your audience is your boss, your banker, a small team of direct reports, a ballroom full of conference attendees, or thousands of people worldwide connected via teleconference, your success depends on being able to make a great presentation.
The holiday season is my favorite time of year for two reasons: the holidays themselves and business planning. Proper business planning requires significant reflection, an activity that Lean Leaders embrace and do regularly and less effective leaders often skip.
I don’t care how old you are — 17 or 70 — as a writer you can benefit from reading children’s stories. Stories like Madeline, Interrupting Chicken, Henry’s Freedom Box, The Giving Tree, and I Took the Moon for a Walk.
This is the first of at least ten Story Factor Podcasts. In this one, my audio guy Jay makes me explain what I want to do and I just talk… doing what I do: butchering metaphors and discovering what I am thinking by hearing what comes out of my mouth. I have no 3 second delay. It is one of my charms.
Presenting and public speaking often falls at the top of a list of items that people fear one of the most. It is even scarier than death to some. If you have some ideas that will help you with the experience, you will be in front of the crowd. Implement these advice and ideas as a way to solve your problems with public speaking.
You have an obligation to yourself, your boss, and your organization to speak up when you disagree. One of the best ways to earn respect is advocating for your ideas with integrity, courtesy, and intelligence.
Rather like being an actor or a singer, the chances of achieving fame or great wealth as a writer are slim. So allowing for the fact that many of us writers are either idiots, optimists or are blindly happy to delude ourselves, what is the motivation for the remainder?
Archetypes as Behaviors An archetype is essentially 'a universally understood symbol, term, or pattern of behavior, which serves as a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated.' Jung talked about archetypes as universal,...
1. You believe that you are being actively judged 2. You believe that the subject of the talk is you When you stand up to give a speech, there's a temptation to believe that the audience is actually interested in...
Great storytelling is a lot of very hard work. It's sad that so many individuals (and this includes marketing professionals) feel that there is either a story to tell or that there isn't. This isn't always true.