STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES FOR SPEAKERS

What do I mean by ‘story’? The word ‘story’ gets used in different ways, in different media. If we take it right back to a dictionary definition it can be:…

3 Reasons to watch this talk: Ishmael Beah

3 Reasons to watch this talk: Ishmael Beah Humour is threaded beautifully through this talk, via the speaker’s real-world observations. Sometimes speakers reach for anecdotes, tropes and clichés to make…

Storytelling Tips Part 3: Amanda Palmer

In Amanda Palmer’s beautifully crafted TED talk, ‘The Art of Asking’ she uses multiple storytelling techniques to connect to us, her audience. 1) She uses props brilliantly. Yes, props can…

Storytelling Tips Part 2: Sugata Mitri

1) Sugata Mitri starts his TED talk with a question ‘What is going to be the future of learning?’ He immediately cues us that he is going to address this…