202: Which Story Do I Tell? [Story Assessment]

One of the biggest questions speakers ask themselves before starting a talk is… which story do I tell? We know stories are essential and powerful - but WHICH story can determine how well your audience connects with you, and your idea. Check out this week’s episode to learn the 8 qualities that can help you assess your story (plus - a free download to help you!).

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200: Is Speaking Genetic?

So, yesterday I got a message from a friend of mine showing me the results of his 23andMe report.... saying that he was genetically predisposed to a fear of public speaking. (And he speaks quite a bit.)

Hmmm! Interesting!

By the end of the day, another 3 people had reached out with their own results on this same thing. (23andMe - nice marketing!)

So... I HAVE OPINIONS!

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199: 3 Ways to Protect Your Presentation Prep Time

Have you ever gotten to the big moment, only to realize with a sinking feeling in your stomach that you didn’t prepare the way you wanted? We deserve to show up in those moments feeling READY, and giving it our all. So, how can you better prepare for your presentation? Here are three ways to protect that time (even when we’re incredibly busy) and show up ready to rock it.

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197: How to Speak our Stories with Authenticity (The Speaking Story course is open!)

IT’S OPEN! Ready to dive in to how you can speak your story with more authenticity, connection and courage? Together we’ll develop and deliver stories that will connect with your audience, catalyze your idea and business - and convert bystanders to believers. Stories can do that, so let’s do it together!

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196: Three Things You Need to Believe To Tell Your Story With Authenticity

If you want to get up and speak with authenticity, there are three core beliefs that we need to understand and feel to our CORE! And though there are days when we’re just not ‘feeling it’ - these life-long practices in belief will help us show up to speak with courage and authenticity!

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195: The Story Behind My Speaking Superpower

The focus on authenticity in speaking means that the door is open to anyone who can show up and share something real. And though the door is open wider - the bar is higher. So knowing what we specifically bring to the stage is not just wise - but if we can know it and utilize it, it can be your speaking superpower!

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194: Discover Your Speaking Superpower

The focus on authenticity in speaking means that the door is open to anyone who can show up and share something real. And though the door is open wider - the bar is higher. So knowing what we specifically bring to the stage is not just wise - but if we can know it and utilize it, it can be your speaking superpower!

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193: Six Rookie Storytelling Mistakes

As speakers and leaders, we all know how important stories are. But many of us are making rookie mistakes that are getting in the way of us connecting with our audience and leveraging these key moments to compel our audiences to action. Check out these six rookie storytelling mistakes, and what to do instead!

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192: On Knowing When Your Story Needs to be Told

How do you know when one of your stories is ready to be told? Sometimes, we avoid telling a story that needs to be told… and sometimes, we tell stories that aren’t ready to be told yet. Do you know the difference?

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191: On The Problem with Credibility

Guess what? You probably have a credibility problem. But not THAT credibility problem. For most of us, the idea of our credibility is getting in the way of us sharing stories that are real, that resonate - and that connect. And if we want to connect… then we better not let the idea of credibility keep us from sharing what’s real!

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190: On Making Your Story Matter to Others

When we tell our specific stories, the ultimate goal is to connect those stories to our varied audience members - even if they’re totally different from us. Is it possible? You bet it is! Listen to this episode to learn why and how we can take our specific stories and make them matter more to others.

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186: On Being Your Coach & We Have A SPIFFY New Digital Home

The new and improved WEBSITE is finally here. I am so proud of how it came together and hope you enjoy it as much as I do! My hope is that this website will become a home of resources for you as you begin or continue on your speaking journey. Today, let’s take a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the new happenings at This Moved Me!

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185: MMM - On Making the Point of Your Talk Crystal Clear

Articulating clearly the point of your talk is one of the most difficult areas for speakers to master. It is not uncommon to start your talk and pretty soon you have five talks within one actual talk! Sometimes the idea we are trying to articulate is complicated – our job is to make it easy for our audience. Keeping the audience in mind when narrowing the point of your talk is essential.

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184: Tony Loyd – On Becoming a Thought Leader

Tony Loyd – raido host, author, speaker and thought leader! – moves the world with his unique perspective on how to do well and do good at the same time. Like many of us may have felt at some point in our lives, Tony needed a change in his life. He decided to take the leap to go do what his heart was longing for – mentor others on how to live a life where profit and purpose are intertwined.

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