LIFT Your Storytelling To Improve Your Public Speaking
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LIFT Your Storytelling To Improve Your Public Speaking

Experienced storyteller, writer and standup comedian, Lynn Ferguson, shares her checklist for public speaking.
3.6 (74 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,975 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Tell better stories to any size or type of audience.
  • More comfortably present to an audience.
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Requirements
  • This course is a checklist rather than a 'how to'. If you want to learn and practice to increase your skills we have more comprehensive courses to take.
Description

Public Speaking can terrify even the most knowledgeable and well-prepared expert.  

At some point, however, we all have to speak. 

Some get the 'opportunity' to speak to large arena-sized audiences. More often, though, we speak to medium sized audiences at weddings and business presentations. However, the experience can still be terrifying when we speak to just a few individuals, as we interview for a job or present our work to bosses or important clients. 

Lots of people believe the fallacy that it is confidence that is required to be a great speaker. And it's just NOT true. Confidence is just too subjective to be useful and this short course will give you 4 more powerful attributes to improve your public speaking.

In this course the experienced storyteller, writer and standup comedian, Lynn Ferguson, shares her checklist for public speaking. A checklist that will take you minutes to implement and yet will almost instantly improve the way you deliver your next story or presentation, changing the way you approach all public speaking opportunities.

Lynn Ferguson is an award winning writer-performer and a recognized force in the world of comedy. As a regular storyteller for The Moth, Lynn got bitten by the live storytelling bug in a way that she didn't get from other writing and performance experiences.  She created the YouTellYours storytelling school in Burbank California and holds a storytelling event in a small theatre every month.

This short checklist for public speaking tackles the issues Lynn has most observed in her students. These issues have virtually nothing to do with the plot of the story you are about to tell or the more technical aspects of narrative, story arc or inciting incidents. The checklist is a practical method to  help you start well, end well, commit and deliver your message.

No matter what audience you are about to face, this checklist will help you tell your story or deliver your presentation in a more compelling and seemingly more confident manner.

Included in the course are 4 stories from the YouTellYours storytelling school class events that highlight each aspect of the checklist.


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who needs to speak to an audience will get a simple 4 point checklist to improve their performance.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Start Here - And Finish Here Too!
10 Lectures 40:20

Lynn Ferguson talks through the LIFT acronym and how it can be used to help you whenever you are speaking to an audience. 

Introducing the LIFT checklist.
06:41

L - Line Example Description
00:20

Rebecca McLauchlan's story from my class storytelling event shows the power of having a clear, strong first line and ending line. 

First Line: You know when people come up to you and say, "You've got an accent."

Last Line: You see I can only have an accent if it differs from yours.

L - Line - Example Story
07:47

I- Integrity Example Description
00:17

Bert Rotundo's story from my class storytelling event is a great example of using integrity. Bert chose this story to work on in class and then lost his way for a moment as he worried that it wouldn't be heard with the love he has for his parents. Ultimately, he showed up and told the story, taking direction to tell it like a personal love story to his parents.

I - Integrity - Example Story
06:45

F- Feet Example Description
00:14

Jacob Horn's story from my class storytelling event shows this man's triumph through feet! Jacob struggled with constant movement detracting from his epic story. He hasn't removed movement altogether, which would be too much, but I think you can see from the video how he attempts to keep his feet planted in a single spot.

F - Feet - Example Story
10:57

T- Truth Example Description
00:11

RobTepper's story from my class storytelling event I believe shows the power of truth. His comparison with a Hobbit, his nervous but continual push to get seen, and his acceptance of the result and why it motivated him so deeply. 

T - Truth - Example Story
06:46

Your Next Story...
00:21
About the Instructor
mark tweddle
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Lynn Ferguson
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Lynn Ferguson is an award winning writer-performer.

Lynn Ferguson is an award winning writer-performer and a recognized force in the world of comedy.

As a regular storyteller for The Moth, she can frequently be heard on their weekly show broadcast on 200+ affiliate radio stations throughout the country. She often hosts The Moth’s live main stage events at venues such as Club Nokia (LA), The Egg (Albany), or the State Theatre (Portland Maine), as well as small prestigious events such as the World Science Festival at the Players Theatre in New York and fundraising for Bono’s World Aids charity, (RED).

In the UK, aside from being the voice of a plasticine chicken in the Movie Chicken Run, Lynn appeared regularly on TV and BBC Radio 4, writing and starring in three series of her own sitcom as well as creating several critically acclaimed afternoon plays.

She has performed in numerous Edinburgh Fringe Festivals where she garnered multiple award nominations, winning the prestigious Fringe First Award for writing and the Stage Award for Acting Excellence.

Since relocating to the US in 2008, Lynn worked as a staff writer for the CBS Peabody Award winning Late Late Show and as a script consultant for Pixar on the Academy Award Winning movie Brave. Recently, she was invited to join the judging panel for the International Emmys and to host their Comedy Panel in New York.

Lynn’s weekly video podcast 20 Minutes Till Pickup can always be found on the TodayThis YouTube Affiliated Channel.