A for-profit restaurant starts a GoFundMe account and raises $400,000 within a month. What’s the secret?
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 […]
I shared a few ways to level up your storytelling for standing ovations in the last blog, and today I have part two with four more tips.
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 […]
What makes a story special? Of course, this question is central to the work I do with leaders and their teams and is something I ponder daily.
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.
It starts with a beautiful wild place to visit. Then, everyone journeys there. The place gets disrespected, trampled, and trashed.
Last week I presented to a group of Solo PR professionals on the power of personal storytelling.
“I’m not the creative type.”
I hear that all the time, especially when someone has asked me about the work I do. “Oh, that’s important work,” they say, “I need to be better at storytelling, but I don’t have an interesting story to tell.” Or, “I’m not the creative type. “
Good storytelling starts with good storylistening. The better the material (the research, the interviews), the better your story will be.