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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183: MMM – On Finding Your Cheerleaders

One of my speakers, Josh, had texted me before a big talk he was giving in Germany. He stated in this conversation that he was nervous and requested that I send him some good vibes!

I told him to just have some fun! Joy is contagious and most people forget to bring joy to their talks even if it is about something serious. He proceeded to tell me that he was still nervous so I reassured him. I said, “Stick to what you do best. Trust in that, find a receptive face in the audience to connect with.”

So many times I have felt like I am not getting anywhere with my audience, I am not making that connection. Then to my surprise, an audience member will approach me afterwards and tell me something positive.

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182: MMM Q&A – How do I get better at storytelling?

Movers, this episode is all about something every speaker should aim to master in their talks.

My friend Scott reached out and asked me, “I wanna get better at being a storyteller with my talks, any recommendations?”

When we give a talk, I think it is safe to say we all want our audience to feel something when it is over. We want to inspire them, motivate them and not only make them understand how we truly feel, but show them. We want to MOVE the audience with our stories!

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181: Olivia Mitchell: On Getting Over the Fear of Disapproval

Olivia Mitchell – Presentation Trainer, Speaker, Introvert – aims to redefine the expectations of speaking. Living in New Zealand, Olivia uses her professional presenting skills to speak up about what she is passionate about.

Addressing real-world needs, Olivia sets out to use her voice to make a difference while helping others do the same. All of this – as an introvert. Olivia dedicates her craft to develop ways in which other introverts, like herself, can be just as confident and effective public speakers. She lives by the notion that anyone can speak with confidence despite the obstacles.

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180: MMM – On Talking to Walls (An Ode to High School Speech)

Recently, the National Speech and Debate tournament took place in Florida. I have been reflecting on when I had the opportunity to participate in this very tournament during my high school speech days – and I won! I was awarded the National Championship of Original Oratory. My coaches were incredible during this experience and helped so much! When reflecting on this time, I had the chance to truly realize how crucial this moment was to the path that led me to where I am today. I learned so much from speech and how special it really is. With that being said, I dedicated this episode as an ode to the high school sport that shaped who I am today – speech!

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179: MMM – On Repeating Our Content Without Being a Fake

Chuck Schumer’s repetition of his stump graduation speech was caught on tape… many, many times!… and put together, in one hilarious montage on John Oliver’s show Last Week Tonight. (ps, I love this show – so smart and so funny)
When I saw this video… I laughed, and then I cringed…

Why?

Because it lifts the curtain on something people probably understand that speakers do… and yet, they don’t want to see it. Nobody does! Here’s how I felt: that whatever connection Chuck Schumer might have created in those speaking moments was now a joke. Because you realize that it’s not really … REAL. As real as Chuck may have felt about it, and as real as his audience might have thought it was.

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