World Champion Speaker Craig Valentine suggests you keep in mind three things when setting the scene for your story:
- Keep it short - quickly set the scene so the audience can "see" the situation in their mind
- Use everyday, conversational language - leave out any "poetics" and only include information that the audience needs to know to understand the story
- Describe the story using some combination of visual, audio (hearing), kinesthetic (touch) or smell (VAKS) (e.g., "sitting in my garden smelling the flowers").
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