public speaking

Have you ever watched the Oscar ceremonies or Grammy awards on TV? While you may applaud the hot new stars and the legends in the industry, I’m guessing that you’ve seen better acceptance speeches elsewhere. For the most part, the winners are repetitious, rambling, and sometimes irrelevant. Obviously, being a winner does not necessarily make…

storytelling network marketing

Being raised in the South, I grew up hearing colorful stories that invariably teach powerful lessons. Whether you’re a Southern lady, a beginning network marketer, or seasoned networking leader, you know success often starts with a good story that paints a picture which results in modifying behavior. Stories that are authentic, founded in experience, and rich with emotion can have a profound effect on the listener….

storytelling

It’s always a challenge: how to communicate insights, ideas, and strategies to your business partners, clients, team members, etc.) in a memorable way that inspires and motivates them to take your information and run with it. The first move is usually to fill our slides with charts and bullets, but I’ve come across a more…

storytelling

  (Excerpted from Storytelling Secrets for Successful Speeches by Mark Davis) We captivate the audience when we tell a personal story. They are getting an insight which can be intimate and emotional. It brings them to a private world and they feel respectful and privileged to be listening. Telling our own stories is the easiest. They are…

carrie dickie book

(Excerpted from  network marketing leader and top achiever Carrie Dickie‘s new book, Network Marketing: The View from Venus) Network marketing is 10 percent mechanics and 90 percent mindset. If you do not adopt a winning mindset, it does not matter how proficient you become at inviting people to take a look at your business or how skilled you are…

Lance Conrad continues his guest post on the art of storytelling in network marketing. Read Part 1 here. Company Story This is where most people get tripped up. What have you done with this opportunity? The problem is that most people either are just starting out or don’t feel like their story is good enough….

story telling

Contributor: Lance Conrad Have you noticed that all the best distributors are great storytellers? This is a storytelling business, and if you want to be successful, you need to learn how to tell your story. You might be thinking, “I’m new and I don’t have a story yet.” Wrong! Everybody has a story to tell…

Contributors: Ken Williams & Ron Sukenick   You’ve heard it before—in fact, you may have said it yourself once or twice. “It’s not what you know…it’s who you know.” And if we were chatting together at a coffee shop, I would smile knowingly, nod, and then politely disagree. “Maybe, but no,” I’d say. “It’s not…

In his new book, LEAD WITH A STORY (AMACOM; August 2012), communication expert, leadership trainer, and Procter & Gamble executive Paul Smith offers tips to help aspiring storytellers overcome the three biggest barriers to getting started. Barrier #1: I don’t know where to find good stories. Smith Suggests:  Probe your past. What’s the toughest problem you…