Colin Stokes – TED speaker, communications and marketing professional, proud Dad, and fellow high school speech geek – sat down with me to talk about the powerful platform of speaking as perhaps THE way we might be able to create change in this world.
That's a big statement, but I happen to believe that speaking has a very specific potential to create change.
And Colin, a passionate advocate for social justice and change, agrees.
So in this episode, we dig into WHY, and HOW. Why is public speaking such a powerful force? And HOW is it such a powerful force? And how can we create more moments of transformation?
GOOD QUESTIONS! Let's do this.
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On the show, we talked about:
- What the conditions for “change” are in talks
- The power of the personal narrative in changing minds
- How we can “tune” ourselves to our audience
- – and more!
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Colin talked about the beautiful and powerful stories that Disney is telling at the moment. A new hero's journey for a new age: there's no princess, no born-genius; it's about discovering your quest, collaboration, and finding a way to make their worlds better.
We talked especially about Zootopia, and Moana. They both have some incredible music that I have listened to again and again.
If you haven't seen it yet, here's a peek into the Moana soundtrack:
Months ago when Colin and I recorded this conversation, I was shocked at how my Facebook feed went from world anguish (see all of 2017) to a slew of back-to-school pictures – quite the opposite! It was a moving moment because I realized how much we make our own reality – and how that reality is mirrored back at us on social media. I want to find a way to navigate the middle: connected to the tough stuff – but grounded in the happy every-day moments.