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  • The Simple Way To Find Your Story
    Everyone wants their presentation to be simple, but, as we all know, achieving simplicity is incredibly difficult. One reason it’s so difficult is actually a bit of good news. It’s probably because you’re really smart. And, I’m not just brown-nosing you, here. The weeds, as they say, are packed with smart people because smart people … Continue reading The Simple Way To Find Your Story →
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  • How Movie-Style Storytelling Takes You Farther
    We all want our work to have more value and influence––anything that can help us to make a bigger difference. Here, step-by-step, is how movie-style storytelling takes you beyond normal storytelling to get it for you. Make it simple and you make it easier for your stakeholders to grasp Stakeholders are overwhelmed and weary from … Continue reading How Movie-Style Storytelling Takes You Farther →
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  • Storytelling That Truly Works for Corporate Presentations
    In the last blog, I promised a method of storytelling that will consistently engage and inspire your stakeholders, is easy to learn and applies to real corporate presentations. That’s because it’s based on exactly what execs and stakeholders have been asking for: being simple, quick, visual and powerful. I actually found this method of storytelling … Continue reading Storytelling That Truly Works ...
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  • Get to the Heart – Episode 6: The Challenge Statement
    Especially in the beginning of a presentation, engagement comes from evoking a sense of urgency. In this blog episode, you’ll learn how to do that, so your stakeholders will feel like they need to listen to you – and listen to you right now.
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  • Will storytelling give your presentation the engagement you’re looking for?
    In our last blog, we discussed trying to engage an audience with the same charts and bullet points utilized by all the other presenters that day, and how that method actually does the opposite. It’s also why data-overloaded execs are increasingly asking for something different: stories Execs hope that if people present with stories, they’ll … Continue reading Will storytelling give your presentati...
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  • Get to the Heart – Episode 5: The One-Three Punch that Gets You Buy-In
      While delivering information is lovely, there’s a way to take your presentation much further. You can unleash passion so your stakeholders want to run with your ideas, and you can evoke confidence so they know and feel they can. Click on the episode and feel the punch for yourself.
  • It’s the day of your big meeting, and you’ve done all the work: research, data, insights, strategies. You’ve got it all in your PowerPoint presentation, along with sophisticated, applicable recommendations. And as you go through your slides, hitting your points perfectly, you know all the time and resources your company invested in this presentation were … Continue reading →
  • Free Mini-Workshop & Book Launch Party
    In celebration of Get to the Heart, we’re hosting a free Mini-Workshop, with highlights from our two full-day workshops, “Data2Story” and “The High Stakes Presentation,” and tips recently featured on Inc.com. BYOP (Bring Your Own Presentation) The workshop will feature exercises you can apply to one of your upcoming presentations. We’ll help you dig through … Continue reading Free Mini-Workshop & ...
  • Get to the Heart – Episode 4: The Pain so many Stakeholders Feel
      Learn to empathize with the execs who are listening to your presentations and you’ll immediately understand how important a good story is.
  • Get to the Heart – Episode 3: An Even Bigger Way to Up your Relevance
      In this episode, we’ll turn an ugly, boring chart into a simple, yet powerful, movie-style story. First, we’ll find the characters, setting and action to make it clear.  Then, we’ll use anticipation to make it far more engaging. In the end, your stakeholders will get your key takeaways in a fraction of the time, … Continue reading Get to the Heart – Episode 3: An Even Bigger Way to Up your Relev...
  • Get to the Heart – Episode 2: Out of the Weeds that Hold You back
    This episode is all about staying out of the weeds, and screenwriters have three techniques that not only help them do that, but also help them keep their stories and their process hyper-efficient. You can apply these same techniques to your projects. Just click on the video above to see how.
  • Get to the Heart – Episode 1: The Simple Way to Find your Story
    We’ve all been in that place where we have so much detail that it’s hard to find “the story” that will be most compelling and actionable. So in this episode, we’ll look first at the tools that help screenwriters become so quick and effective, and then, we’ll show how you can apply them to your … Continue reading Get to the Heart – Episode 1: The Simple Way to Find your Story →
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