Category Archives:
Speaking Workshops

August 26, 2010

Make the Body of Your Story More Powerful

The body of your story is not the middle, it’s your body. Learn how to use your body more effectively when telling a story.

October 3, 2009

Engagement Skills – How to Hold Your Audience Attention

Recently, while providing a corporate training for the top sales agents in a large pharmaceutical company, I asked the following question: “Have you ever been speaking, and you look out into your audience and see ‘screen saver eyes’?  You know – that glassy-eyed look that let’s you know you’ve lost their attention?” They all laughed and […]

May 21, 2009

Storytelling Training – Take Your Stories Seriously

I recently spoke to the Central Indiana Chapter of ASTD on the use of storytelling for trainers using my Story Theater Method. In addition to illustrating how the Story Theater Method works by telling my Dagger Lady Story, I coached two volunteers on their stories. The feedback I received from the 85 trainers in attendance […]

November 22, 2008

Speaking in India

In a few days, Deborah and I will board a plane here in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 26 hours later, we will arrive in Mumbai India for the beginning of a three week adventure. I’ll be presenting Story Theater workshops and keynotes in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. This will be a wonderful opportunity to once again […]

March 4, 2008

Conquer Nervousness: To Smile or Not To Smile

One of the most common mistakes speakers make is to plaster a smile on their face and keep it there, regardless of what they’re saying. This is as true for my public speaking students as it is for my corporate storytelling students. I encountered this situation twice in the last month. One was in a […]

January 18, 2008

Presentation Skills: The Dynamite Speech System

The Dynamite Speech System is a comprehensive approach to crafting a speech that inspires, motivates and teaches. If you ever wondered how professional speakers write and deliver speeches that are as impressive for their elegant design as for their inspiring delivery, this system will give you the answers.

March 27, 2007

Fundraising Idea – Storytelling Workshop

I was recently hired to present a storytelling workshop for an organization that assists hospitals in their fundraising campaigns. They were looking for fresh fundraising ideas and felt that my Story Theater approach would be a good fit. The attendees at the workshop consisted of everyone from the CEO of the hospital to hospital administrators […]

March 22, 2007

Munich, Cologne, London

Once a year Deborah and I hop on a big plane and go international. This year we’re heading off to London for a week in late August to do a Story Theater Retreat in Hammersmith, see a few shows and visit friends. That will be followed by a trip to Munich, Germany to give a keynote at the German […]