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A Secret to Creating Appreciation, Enthusiasm, and Connection From Your Audience storytelling for business storytelling tips

A client told me a story that I thought was emblematic of everything I teach:

His company recently purchased a facility in Europe, so he traveled there to visit the campus and meet the folks now...

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Suspense is a powerful tool in the storyteller's arsenal storytelling tips

There are many ways to create suspense in a story, but here is one of the simplest ones:

Delay naming objects or people. Describe them first.

A few examples from actual stories I tell:

A small hand...

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Look! A Leader! stories storytelling for business

A reader shared this with me:



Our school district hired a new superintendent last year. One of the first things he did was declare that the first snow day would be the only real snow day of the...

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Why We Collect Our Memories storytelling for business storytelling tips

On Thanksgiving morning, I was writing about giving thanks, and I found myself wondering about what I had been thankful for in previous years. So I looked back on Thanksgivings from the past to see...

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My fly is down storytelling tips

Last week I was speaking to about 40 college students – future teachers – on the topics of writing, student engagement, and the realities of the teaching profession. It was a group of...

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How a storyteller helps a corporation storytelling tips

I’m often asked – yesterday, in fact – about what I do when I’m consulting with a corporation, an advertising agency, or a business owner.

More specifically, how can a...

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My letter to Steven Spielberg storytelling tips

When I was 11 or 12 years old, I saw ET the Extraterrestrial in The Stadium in Woonsocket, RI.

Like every other human being on the planet, I loved it.

But despite my love, I also despised the scene...

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The cheetah and, unexpectedly, my mother storytelling tips

The tragedy of the cheetah is that it doesn’t even know that it’s the fastest land animal.

It’s champion of the world, yet it has no way of knowing it.

I hate that. It’s...

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Doctor’s Appointment storytelling tips

I had my annual physical last week, with a new doctor for the first time in a long time.

My previous doctor – and coincidentally Elysha’s doctor as well – retired last year, so...

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