Identify elements that make up a story. Find your story when it's buried in a pile of facts and statistics. Learn how conflict can make your story more interesting for your audience.
- Let me tell you a story.…Those six words, let me tell you a story,…they grab attention.…Even the mere promise of a story makes an audience perk up…to hear what you're going to say next.…But what exactly is a story…and how do you find a story buried…in a pile of facts, data or statistics?…The most basic story format is this,…something happens to someone.…When you're reviewing facts to put into your presentation,…look for that format.…
Something happens to someone.…For example, at a quarterly update…you might be tempted to state the fact…that sales increased by 19% over plan…and that's a terrific fact to share…but you can dig a little deeper…because that fact contains our basic story format,…something happened to someone.…And in this case, sales increased by 19% over plan,…that's the something and it happened…to someone, your company.…Whenever you hear or see that story format,…your next step is to investigate.…
Why did sales jump…and why did it happen to your company?…In other words, what's the story behind that number?…
- Describe the components of a great presentation.
- Identify your audience.
- Explain the main objective in a persuasive presentation.
- List basic vocal warm-up tips.
- Manage pre-performance anxiety.
- Identify effective ways to introduce your agenda.
- Describe common opening mistakes.
- Demonstrate effective body language.
- Identify indicators of helpful feedback.
Skill Level Beginner
Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking (2014)with Todd Dewett26m 26s Intermediate
Creating and Giving Business Presentationswith Tatiana Kolovou1h 12m Intermediate
Handling an Unruly Audiencewith Deirdre Breakenridge1h 10m Intermediate
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2. Prepare for Your Speech
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