Ira Koretsky, CEO of The Chief Storyteller®, was at a conference at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC. After hearing a lot of stories that day, he thought to share these three tips to help you be a more inspiring, more engaging communicator for public speaking, training, meetings, writing, and so much more.

The storytelling tips include:

  1. Get to the point fast
  2. Inspire us to think differently
  3. Pause between words and concepts

At the end of the video, he shares three more quick tips.

BACKGROUND… WHY THESE TIPS?

How many stories have you heard today? Imagine you are at a conference. Any conference. You meet people all day, at every turn of the corner. Of course, you talk to them. And as you talk, naturally you share experiences to bond, to find common ground, and to determine future steps.

These experiences you share are personal stories. And we share A LOT throughout the day. You hear personal stories before breakfast, during breakfast, after breakfast, before the keynote, after the keynote, before lunch, during lunch, after lunch, before the workshop, at the evening reception, and so forth throughout the day.

I made the list long to emphasize the amount of times we talk and share experiences, share stories throughout the day. Think about it. Think about your day as it relates to stories–the ones you tell and the ones you hear.

3 STORYTELLING TIPS

This was the mindset of Ira Koretsky, CEO of The Chief Storyteller®, while attending a conference at the Willard Intercontinental in Washington, DC. After hearing a lot of good stories and a lot of stories needing improvement, he shared these three tips to help you be a more inspiring, more engaging communicator for public speaking, training, meetings, writing, leading teams, prospecting and outreach, and so much more.

The 3 storytelling tips include:

  1. Get to the point fast
  2. Inspire us to think differently
  3. Pause between words and concepts

At the end of the video, he shares three more bonus quick tips.