Proven Public Speaking Tips: Telling Stories Made Easy

Telling stories has never been more enjoyable! Learn to connect with any audience through the power of story!
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  • Lectures 39
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
    Other: 24 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Do you want to speak with more clarity and leave a greater impact with your audience? 

Have you every wondered how great public speakers are able to connect with their audience with seemingly effortless mastery? 

Great public speakers are made, not born...and one tool that all great speakers possess is the ability to tell a story

Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to engage a audience!

Regardless of what kind of presentation you are giving, you can connect and engage better with your audience through the use of storytelling


"What a cool twist on public speaking. I've taken a lot of boring public speaking courses, but this isn't one of them. The instructor keeps things moving, but he offers enough relevant information to make it worth my time. Creative and informative." --Joshua

"Surprising but delightful content! This class was a pleasant surprise and provided a new prospective..."--Steven


This class is focused on the art and process of storytelling and will give you practical information to immediately improve your public speaking and storytelling abilities. 


    • The connection between storytelling and the brain
    • Defining a story and why we use them
    • The basic elements of a story
    • Advanced elements of a story
    • Tips for telling stories
    • Examples of great stories: 3 fairy tale examples
    • A review of the Class

"As a fellow fairy tale enthusiast, I so enjoyed Josh's class and the connections he made to classic fairy tales and public speaking. I have been studying and teaching fairy tales for decades and was pleased with this new approach." --Joan



What are the requirements?

  • Sometime to take notes with
  • Access to a recording device is helpful...but not mandatory
  • A willingness to see storytelling as an adventure

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Discover why storytelling engages the brain
  • Discover why storytelling works to engage listeners
  • Explore how to tell a story by using basic and advanced elements of a story
  • Connect the elements of a story with practical tips for telling stories
  • Connect the deeper meaning in fairy tales with the power of storytelling in speeches.

What is the target audience?

  • People who speak to other people
  • People who want to speak more effectively to other people
  • People who speak to animals but would like to speak to other people
  • All people...probably not animals

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Storytelling

This public speaking course starts by reminding you that all of us are natural storytellers. 


Storytelling starts with understanding that you come from a people who love to tell stories. 

Introduce Yourself

Before we dive into storytelling techniques and tips, you will need to understand what I mean by "storytelling"! 


Public speaking and storytelling are not all about feelings. There is actually a good amount of research that claims that storytelling can engage your audience's brains 4x's better than simply communicating with facts and figures. 

Quick Win: Action-Packed Activity
Section 2: The Basic Elements of a Story

Before we launch into how to tell stories, you will need to understand the basics of a story. By understanding how a story functions, you will be able to use stories more effectively in your public speaking presentations. 


Understand how strong characters help your personal storytelling. 


Understand how setting helps your personal storytelling. 


Understand how plot helps your personal storytelling. 


Understand how conflict helps your personal storytelling. 


Understand how resolution helps your personal storytelling. 

Section 3: Advanced Elements of a Story

Now that you have learned the basics of a story, you can now build on that foundation to continue to create engaging speeches and presentations. In this next section, you will learn some of the more advanced elements of storytelling. 


Understand how imagery helps your personal storytelling. 


Understand how Similes help your personal storytelling. 


Understand how analogies help your personal storytelling. 


Understand how metaphors help your personal storytelling. 


Understand how the heroic journey helps your personal storytelling. 

Section 4: Practical Tips for Telling Stories: Public Speaking in Action

Now that you have a good foundation for building your own stories, let's look at some practical public speaking and storytelling tips. These simple yet helpful tips will give you an edge to connect and engage better with your audience. 


Understand how pace helps your public speaking and storytelling presentations. 


Understand how pauses help your public speaking and storytelling presentations. 


Understand how adding emphasis helps your public speaking and storytelling presentations. 


Understand how tone helps your public speaking and storytelling presentations. 

Quick Win: Action-Packed Activity
Section 5: Examples of Great Storytelling: Fairy Tales

One of the best ways to learn to tell better stories is to listen to great storytelling. Fairy tales are some of the most enduring and well-loved stories of all time. Learn the themes of three popular fairy tales and understand how communicating themes within your public speaking and storytelling will connect and engage your audience brilliantly! 


Introduction to some of the themes found in The Magic Mirror (Snow White)


Learn the themes of The Magic Mirror (Snow White) and how you can apply them to your own public speaking and storytelling presentations. 

9 pages

The Magic Mirror story audio can be found in the resource tab.


An introduction to some of the themes in Little Red Riding Hood


Learn the themes of Little Red Riding Hood and how you can apply them to your own public speaking and storytelling presentations. 

2 pages

Little Red Riding Hood story audio can be found in the resources tab.


An introduction to some of the themes in Beauty and the Beast


Learn the themes of Beauty and the Beast and how you can apply them to your own public speaking and storytelling presentations. 

10 pages

Beauty and the Beast story audio can be found in the resources tab.

Quick Win: Action-Packed Activity
Resources for Fairy Tales
Section 6: Thank You & Review
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Instructor Biography

Josh Withrow, Veteran Classroom Teacher & Creator of Speaking of Success

I want to help you have the confidence to be more creative and passionate in whatever you enjoy doing, and I want to give you the tools to engage other people with fresh, creative ideas. My 14 years of classroom teaching and my master's degree in English Literature give me the experience to make my classes both creative and informative. People don't need a degree to enjoy learning -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.

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