Storytelling for Public Speaking
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- You will fully grasp the power of your story so that you can move the hearts of your audience
- You will learn how to genuinely craft and archive inspiring stories from your personal experience
- You will master the art of telling stories that will keep your audience on the edge of their seats
- Therefore at the end of the course you will know how to Engage, Inspire and Educate your Audience using Stories
- A notebook dedicated entirely to this course
- Time and willingness to complete the creative exercises
Our audiences are running sick and tired of speakers that bring no emotion to the stage, that bore them to death or that use cheap tactics such as "Raise your hand if...". People want to see authenticity, they want an emotional experience and to listen to something trully unique and remarkable.
If you want to deliver this to the audiences you speak and trully stand out as a speaker, I invite you to join this course. Like any hero, you will embark on a learning process from which you will emerge as a great storyteller. Yet, it will require your full dedication to follow every creative exercise and to dive into the process.
In this course I will share with you the stories and concepts that have helped me in my career as a public speaker and which have utimately lead to me to speak at TEDx University of Piraeus and TEDx Bacău in 2015.
- Teachers and Trainers
- Public Speakers
- This course is NOT for professional storytellers, journalists and established writers
Welcome to the course! Get to know your instructor a little bit better, discover the main intention behind the course and learn about how you can improve your public speaking skills during the course.
Meet Joseph Campbell, the man behind the Hero's Journey concept (also known as the Monomyth). The Hero's Journey is a format used in many stories and you can also apply to the stories inspired from your life. Overcoming your fear of public speaking is an example of a Hero's Journey.
What makes some speakers stand out more than others? It is mostly related to their stories of facing ordeals and adversity. In this lecture, you will look into those moments in your life that have trully transformed you and that could inspire your audiences as well. By completing the exercise of this lecture, you will manage to create an impressive collection of powerful personal stories. Public Speaking is not just about boasting on your success. It's also about sharing your wisdom gained through failure.
Like many thousands years ago, humans assemble in tribes and they will continue to do so. In order to be a great Storyteller, you need to understand the dynamics that help tribes form. At the end of the lecture, you will have a clearer idea of the important role you are playing when doing Storytelling and Public Speaking.
Time to get to the bottom of stories! In this lecture, you will learn the definition of a story and it's 3 main components. Storytelling is more intuitive than you might think.
Adversity is at every step of our lives. This is a story format that we invite you to discover in detail and apply to one of your own stories whenever you want to send out a powerful message. Overcoming Adversity is a central theme in Storytelling that you should not undermine.
There are times when we need to establish an authentic connection with our audience, as well as credibility. Not only that, this is what audiences are hungry for: to intimately know the person speaking in front of them. It shows them that you are human just like them and that you are not positioning yourself above the audience. That's the secret of great Storytelling and Public Speaking.
Let's see how you can better communicate your Origin Story to your audience!
Yes, failure is such a pain in the butt sometimes. It is an excruciating experience at times. While it hurts to look back on such moments, they are experiences you need to look back on. By understand their underlying lessons we can communicate them to others and minimize the risks of them doing the same thing.
A good storyteller puts himself in the service of his audience. Talking about your failures is one of way of accomplishing that. Which failures can prove to be empowering and inspirational for your audience?
Brendon Buchard will be our guide in a story format which I am sure you will love - The Credibility Story. In case you have a highly skeptical audience to deal with, this type of story can help you break through that skepticisim and establish a positive rapport with your audience.
Ah, the voice, one of the most powerful instruments that humans are born with, besides the brain of course. In this lecture you will understand the different layers of the human voice and how you can build your vocal dexterity. Leverage your voice for masterful Storytelling and Public Speaking.
In order for a story to stick and to grab people's attention, it requires a dynamic way of interpreting it. In this lecture, you will learn how to put the story in action mode and the basic principles of acting from russian actor and theatre director, Konstantin Stanislavsky.
Let's talk about vulnerability. By the time you've reached this lecture,surely this has goen thorugh your mind: "Is being authentic and vulnerable a good idea?". While it is counter intuitive in our culture, it is necessary and very much needed nowadays.
We need to embrace our imperfections, our vulnerable sides and not be ashamed of them. Of course, there will be critics and judges along the way, but who said that becoming a hero is an easy task?