Episode 40: Storytelling and Your Message

May 31, 2021


In this episode, we cover the next step to Take the Stage, storytelling and your message! In May, we covered: What to Wear on the Stage, Does a Speaker Need a Website, Going Public as a Speaker, Getting Booked, and Developing Your Message. But what is your message? In this episode, we are going to discover your story.

If you’ve been here for a minute, you know that I like to teach speakers to open with something that captures your audience’s attention, captivates your audience with the story, and closes with the application.

“The moral of the story is to use a story in your storytelling. It makes a difference. It matters. It moves people to action, and it makes you as the storyteller more memorable.”

Join me as I talk about your story, what is your why, why do you love what you do, why does this story matter to you and:

  • Part of your message is your story (1:28)
  • What is story (2:08)
  • Questions to think about (3:09)
  • Why storytelling works with being a speaker (3:30)
  • Story Sells, story retains the information (7:01)
  • How do you find story (8:56)
  • How to structure your story (10:03)

I so enjoyed sharing with you today all about story and how storytelling fits in your message. Join my Facebook group and share how it’s going with discovering your story. Not on Facebook? No worries, find me on Instagram! I would love for you to share with me how it is going for you.

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