Top salespeople, corporate visionaries, and celebrity-level professional speakers may have significantly different business backgrounds, skill sets, and philosophies – but for the most part, they all share the ability to tell a good story.
Public speaking is the number one tool of leadership. If you know you need to improve your public speaking skills, mastering the ability to tell a great story should be high on your list. Stories have the power to create interest and drama from even the driest data.
When you tell a good story, you can teach, inspire, inform, or be persuasive. To accomplish this:
1.) Your stories need to be populated with flesh-and-blood characters that others can relate to.
2.) You must deliver the dialogue, not report on the dialogue.
3.) Above all, you must craft your stories to emotionally connect with your audiences.
Business, after all, isn’t just about numbers and data. It’s about people, situations, conflict, empathy, drama, comedy, and countless other human interactions. Storytelling is too often overlooked as a business technique. Fortunately, if you are not a born storyteller, the ability to tell a story successfully can be learned. Maximize your effectiveness by learning how to tell powerful and persuasive stories.
When it comes to public speaking, increased competence leads to increased confidence. Executive Speech Coach, Patricia Fripp now shares her secrets to successful storytelling through FrippVT.
Fripp Virtual Training is a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art, web-based training platform that emulates live training and coaching. It is almost as if Presentation Expert and Executive Speech Coach, Patricia Fripp were sitting down with you. FrippVT is designed to be immediately engaging and makes it fun to learn. If you are a novice presenter or a seasoned professional, you will find the content both practical and relevant.
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“Your Presentation – Remember the Three S’s of Dynamic Stories,” “Storytelling – Help Your Audience ‘See’ Your Characters,” “Story Strategy to Improve Your Sales Presentations – Part 1,” and “Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling” are just a few of the many resources on Fripp.com to help you with your storytelling.
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.