How to Create an Emotional Connection with Your Audience with Leanne Kabat [Coaching] – Podcast Ep. 082

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How can you create an emotional connection with your audience? Even if you *think* you have a topic that doesn’t lend itself to creating an emotional connection, there are ways you can pull your audience in. Creating an emotional connection: Engages the audience and keeps them interested Builds trust with you and with each other by being vulnerable and relatable …

Why the Stories We Tell Matter with Leena Nasser: Podcast Ep. 076

Why the Stories We Tell Matter with Leena Nasser: Podcast Ep. 076

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I’ve talked before about how sharing stories in your talks helps the audience to better understand and remember what you’re teaching. In this episode, we’re going deeper into why stories matter – not just for our presentations, but for understanding ourselves, our place in the world, and our identity – who gets included and who is excluded in the stories …

Carol Cox on the Difficult Happens podcast with Lara Currie

Carol Cox on the Difficult Happens Podcast: Stories & Public Speaking

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This is a juicy episode filled with ways that you can use a story in your everyday work life, from the boardroom to the stage. Lara Currie, host of the Difficult Happens podcast, and I talk about everything from our personal struggles and successes to why it’s sometimes hard for women to speak out to what to do if someone …

How to Use Simple Story Structure to Create Compelling Content with Carol Cox Podcast Ep. #57

How to Use Simple Story Structure to Create Compelling Content with Carol Cox: Podcast Ep. 057

Kaela Whitaker Home, Podcast, Presentations, Public Speaking, Storytelling 6 Comments

Why use story structure? Simple: It’s what makes us human. You want to make sure the content you’re sharing is compelling, keeps your audience interested to the end, and invites them to take action, whether you’re hosting a podcast, being interviewed on one, or giving a presentation. Our brains are hard-wired to understand and respond to story structure. Think about …

How to Become a TEDx Speaker with Tamsen Webster Podcast Ep. #56

How to Become a TEDx Speaker with Tamsen Webster: Podcast Ep. 056

Kaela Whitaker Events, Podcast, Presentations, Public Speaking, Storytelling, TEDx Leave a Comment

If you’ve been wanting to do a TEDx talk, this episode is perfect for you. My guest Tamsen Webster and I talk about everything TEDx, including what are the 3 key elements that make a great TEDx talk and how to know if you have a TED-worthy idea (“an idea worth spreading”). Tamsen was the Executive Producer of one of …

This Surprising Element Will Make You a Better Speaker with Janice Rous: Podcast Ep. #49

This Surprising Element Will Make You a Better Speaker with Janice Rous: Podcast Ep. 049

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There’s something you can do as a speaker to connect with your audience and have an impact on them that goes beyond your content or the activities you have them do. It’s one of the four essential elements (fire, water, air, and earth), which is why I used the word “element” in the title. It’s your breath. The most powerful …

Podcast Ep. #39: Using Personal Stories to Connect with Your Audience with Lisa Woodruff

Using Personal Stories to Connect with Your Audience with Lisa Woodruff:Podcast Ep. 039

Kaela Whitaker Business, Home, Podcast, Storytelling Leave a Comment

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. What kinds of personal stories should you share in a business context? How personal is too personal when sharing stories publicly? How do you get past the fear that creeps up when you’re about to share something? My guest Lisa Woodruff, founder of Organize 365, and I talk about how and why she …

Do you know your audience’s tragedy to triumph story?

Do you know your audience’s tragedy to triumph story?

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As I’ve been watching the Rio Olympics, fast forwarding through the commercials to get to the action (sorry, NBC), I found myself rewinding to pause and watch the profiles of key athletes, like swimmers Katie Ledecky and Dana Vollmer and gymnasts Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas. Why? Because it makes the Olympics so much more interesting to watch when I …