What are the secrets professional speakers use to deliver stories with impact?
How can you elevate your storytelling on any stage?
Here are my top 3 tips – they are simple, but without them, your story will sink not sizzle.
- Take a beat: Ever notice how the greats leave you hanging on their every word? It’s not magic; it’s the art of taking a beat – PAUSE. Take a beat—count 1234 in your head. Let your audience savour the moment. Pause before your end, pause before your punchline, pause before your message, and after your message. Make your story a rhythmic dance, not a sprint.
- Repetition Reinvented: Repetition isn’t dull; it’s a secret weapon. Land your power statements not once, but twice. Mix it up—speed, pitch, volume. The first time, hit them fast; then repeat the sentence but slow it down. It’s like storytelling jazz, and you’re the maestro.
- Laugh it Off: Make your audience laugh. Not all the way through. You’re not a comedian. But even in the darkest of stories you must create a light moment.
Remember, these tips aren’t just for the grand stage. In leadership, when sharing stories whether over coffee or in a corridor chat, the best stories are always shared conversationally.
Repetition might be weird one-on-one (just saying) but a pause and a sprinkle of laughter can turn any story into an unforgettable experience for your listener.
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