We have a not so walk in the woods video today 🙂 Want to be an effective storyteller? Learn to speak their language. All too often, the reason your message isn’t resonating is because you are speaking what’s on your mind, and that doesn’t connect with what’s on their mind. The solution is in the […]
A Walk in the Woods
Join me in my walk in the woods videos, where I talk about how leaders can use the power of Storytelling for impact, helping uncover the stories that move their audiences. I’ve been told I have a knack for taking complex topics and making them simple but engaging.
If not at my desk, you might find me out on the trail with my dogs and husband, out skiing or trail running. It’s where I do my best creative problem-solving. So, sit back and enjoy the great outdoors, taking these walks in the woods with me. Let's learn how to use the power of storytelling and effective communication to influence action and bring ideas to life.
Let's change the world one story at a time.
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We have another “walk” in the French Alps today, but it’s really a ride on a Poma lift. And in my last video, we talked about zooming in on details to tell a story that gets a standing ovation. Today, let’s consider zooming out and ensuring we bring in context and big-picture thinking. Here’s how:
Today’s walk in the woods takes place in the French Alps. It’s a continuation in my series on stories that get standing ovations and we talk about zooming in on details that bring a layer of depth to your story.
Please join me for a non-walk in the woods today. I was too lazy to actually go walk so, not one to procrastinate or make excuses, I recorded this out on the deck. Inspired by my personal experience with that crazy skin treatment for pre-cancer on my face, I wanted to talk about addressing the […]
In part 2 of my series on Stories that get standing ovations I share a “to-don’t.” It follows on the heals of my previous video where I suggested you bring in feelings in and emotions so your audience can experience what the characters experienced. Today, I have suggestions for allowing your audience to interpret their […]
Inspired by a recent experience with a client, I’m starting a series called Stories That Get Standing Ovations. I worked with this client to tell her story in five minutes and it moved people to get on their feet, which prompted me to reflect back on our process, the collaboration, and the qualities that give stories standing ovations.
In this week’s walk in the woods, I invite you to reflect on the experiences and actions of the people in your organization and how it impacts the stories people infer and tell about you.
I’m back with another walk in the woods! Won’t you join me? Today I want to talk about one of the biggest mistakes I see in storytelling: When we try to put too much in our message.
Recently, I worked with an organization that had a big and complicated message to share with their community.
Sharing a story makes us all vulnerable, no doubt. So there is risk involved, and I want to help minimize that risk. Today we talk about what happens when you try too hard and your story feels forced.