Tag Archives: storytelling

Are you ready to speak on stage?

The moments before you speak on stage “…..now please welcome…” The MC says your name. You walk onstage to warm, welcoming applause. Are you ready? How have you spent the past half-hour prepping for that moment? Here are a few thoughts on how to maximize your chances of delivering a great speech. Consider these things… Read More »

Storytelling on the theme ‘what if?’

Live Storytelling Stories from the Heart    As another evening of storytelling is set to begin. There is a heightened sense of anticipation and excitement is palpable in the room. The audience is brimming with a mix of ‘first timers’ and seasoned storytelling aficionados. As the lights sink low, the buzz of the crowd transforms… Read More »

The Power of Business Storytelling

Weave your story around your service If I told you to buy a chocolate bar because it’s tasty, you’d probably forget about it in a few seconds. But if I weaved a story around a young boy fishing with his grandpa, whose face lights up the moment his grandpa digs out a chocolate bar from… Read More »

One Day – Stories From The Heart

Stories From The Heart – One Day Can Change Everything Guest blog post by Louise Kelly At the Scarlet Room of Hotel Northbridge Perth, eight very different stories, plus two pop-up stories and an interactive improvised theatre segment, all storytellers took us on an emotional rollercoaster. The stories made us laugh together, feel pain, feel… Read More »

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… 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 »

How to deliver an Ignite style talk

Make your presentation concise and compelling There are many different styles of presentations. 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 speaking my mantra has been Speak at every opportunity, because every time… 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 »

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 »