Your Everyday Life Is Your Best Source for Stories

As an executive speech coach, people often ask me, “How do I come up with original stories to illustrate my key points?” Fortunately, you don’t have to have survived an avalanche, founded a pioneering tech company, or won a Nobel Prize to tell a good story – because audiences identify with and delight in stories drawn from ordinary life. In this video sample from FrippVT, I share a few strategies for finding stories and examples in your own life, or the lives of your colleagues, friends, and family:

If you want to become a great speaker easily, conveniently, and quickly, FrippVT can help. Enjoy three free chapters on Stories, Openings, and Sales:

Executive Speech Coach and Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker Patricia Fripp works with individuals and companies who realize that powerful, persuasive presentation skills give them a competitive edge.

Developing Good Original Content… What on Earth Do I Talk About?,” “How to Find Content for Your Speech – Fripp Virtual Training Video,” and “Do You Tell Your Own Stories? Why & How to Create Original Stories” are just three of the complimentary resources on to help you develop content and stories for your presentations.