Bring some Hollywood to your storytelling

Hollywood Storytelling The Hero’s Journey has universal appeal Every good story has key elements that make it a success. A hero who is on a journey, some conflict and obstacles, a reward and the hero returning a different person. Stories built on the model of the hero’s myth are powerful and have universal appeal. These… Read More »

Reflections on being a solopreneur speaker

What I have learned in business It seems like yesterday, but it is three years since I set up my business Speaking Savvy. I have learned a lot along the way as a solopreneur speaker, there have been many highs and some lows, and plenty of falling, but isn’t it about falling forwards?   A… Read More »

The Storytelling Tribe by Michelle Sandford

The Storytelling Tribe Turning up at Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den on a Sunday night I am filled with anticipation. People greet me with smiles as I recognise them. These are people I know. More and more of them as I grab a drink at the bar and move towards the stairs. It’s dark. It’s intimate… Read More »

Business Storytelling – How to be Memorable

5 Secrets to Memorable Business Storytelling. Business Storytelling. Everyone is talking about it, few do it well. Business Storytelling is a buzzword among entrepreneurs and leaders. But honestly, how many people actually do it well? You are probably a “natural” storyteller, think of the “water cooler” stories. But what may happen when you present to… Read More »

Competitive Public Speaking what I have learned

Competitive Public Speaking in Toastmasters That’s a lot of trophies! There are more in boxes. You may be thinking, so what! or you may be thinking – good on her for having a go.  I’ve observed that for some people who compete in Toastmasters contests, it can become “all about the trophy”. I recently competed in two… Read More »

How to create and deliver an Ignite style talk

How to make sure your Public Speaking is concise and compelling There are many different styles and formats in Public Speaking. The fast paced Lightning Talks are a lot of fun. I recently gave an Ignite style talk and I want to offer some tips on how to create one. My mantra ever since I… Read More »

Heal Your Heart At Stories From The Heart

Michele Woods, accomplished writer, and fledgling stand-up comic writes a beautiful piece about Stories From The Heart                            “You can warm your hands at a poem” is a quote from the writer Jeanette Winterson. To those words, I’d like to add, “you can… Read More »

8 Spectacular Storytelling Tips to Spice up your Speaking

Are you a master at storytelling? If you would like to be more engaging, get more bookings and be more relatable as a speaker, then mastering the art of storytelling is a great way to stand out from the crowd. In this article, I will share with you 8 Spectacular Storytelling Tips to Spice up… Read More »

Vulnerability in Public Speaking. Be Real Be Present Be You

It Takes Courage Making an authentic connection with your audience takes courage. If you want to create an impact it requires being yourself. For some that’s hard. It’s a lot easier when public speaking, to talk about the latest company figures or systems. Peeling back the onion layers of your unique self can be hard,… Read More »

Conversation Community Connection – The Power of Live Storytelling

Stories From The Heart Guest Blog By Jacqui Alder “Our life is a series of moments. These moments become our stories” Lisa Evans And so it was with the 4th Stories From The Heart event on the 27th November 2016 at Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den, where Lisa Evans gathered a full house of diverse souls for… Read More »