April 20, 2015

Where to get stories - 2

Fellow speaker,

Presentation professor Andrew Abela suggests you get your stories from outside your company such as:

  • Newspapers 
  • Books
  • Websites

Externally,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com

April 19, 2015

Where to get stories - 1

Fellow speaker,

Presentation professor Andrew Abela suggests you get your stories from inside your company such as:
  • Customer interviews (notes or video)
  • Focus groups (notes or video)
  • Qualitative research 
  • Employees
  • Quotes from company survey
Internally,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com

April 18, 2015

Every story ever - 7

Fellow speaker,

Writer Christopher Booker suggests there are seven basic stories. One story type you can use is the "Rags to Riches" story where you are an ordinary person who is suddenly revealed to be someone special. The plot line is:
  1. Initial Wretchedness
  2. Initial Success
  3. Central Crisis
  4. Independence and Final Ordeal
  5. Final Union
Storied,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com