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156: MMM - Top 5 Takeaways from the Presentation Summit 2017

Ah, the Presentation Summit!

I've had the most exciting September… last week I shared about the top 10 essential speaking lessons from the STORY Gathering in Nashville – and I went straight from Nashville to Tampa. I was met with gorgeous beaches and weather. Not bad for a work trip. 

But here's the deal: I wasn't sure I was going to like this conference.

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155 MMM: 10 Important Speaking Lessons from STORY 2017

Last week I had the great privilege of being a part of STORY Gathering 2017 – a gathering of creatives from a wide breadth of industries, brought together by one thing: story.

I attended last year – and it was two days jam-packed with inspiration. Powerful speakers, moving music, thoughtful breakouts – and so. many. amazing. people. I was jazzed! From there, I got to interview a few of those amazing people on my show, including Brad MontagueJason Jaggard, and Harris III.

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154: Brett Trapp: On Excruciating Vulnerability (and Sharing Anyway)

Brett Trapp of the online memoir/story/audio story Blue Babies Pink is a writer, speaker and marketing consultant whose story took my heart by storm this past spring. Brett's “Southern coming out story” has been described as the “Netflix of blogs” – and is the epitome of Brené Brown's “excruciating vulnerability.” He risked a lot to tell his true story. And it's awesome.

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152: Harris III - On Creating a Magical Experience for Your Audience

Harris III – magician, producer, creative guru – and the man behind the now practically infamous STORY Gathering that I continually rave about here on the show. Yes, that's right – I went straight to the source to hear about how it all came to life – and how to create something both uncommon and universally moving – a challenging feat.

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148: MMM - Speaking Truths #7: If you want to be transformative, there are no shortcuts

Welcome to the Speaking Truths series!

Regardless of how capable or skilled or experienced or savvy we are, too many of us struggle to fully embrace the power and importance of sharing our voice.

We need to stand up – speak up – grounded in our authentic and courageous and clear voice. Even in that business meeting. Even in that workshop you've done a zillion times. Especially in that TED talk.

But over the last two decades I've worked with too many speakers who hold themselves back by myths and ideas that are not grounded in truth. So, I decided to create a manifesto of sorts!

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147: MMM - Speaking Truth #6: Audiences are Generous (if you are generous with them)

Welcome to the Speaking Truths series!

Regardless of how capable or skilled or experienced or savvy we are, too many of us struggle to fully embrace the power and importance of sharing our voice.

We need to stand up – speak up – grounded in our authentic and courageous and clear voice. Even in that business meeting. Even in that workshop you've done a zillion times. Especially in that TED talk.

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146: MMM - Speaking Truth #5: Speaking Brings Us to the Truth of Ourselves

Welcome to the Speaking Truths series!

Regardless of how capable or skilled or experienced or savvy we are, too many of us struggle to fully embrace the power and importance of sharing our voice.

We need to stand up – speak up – grounded in our authentic and courageous and clear voice. Even in that business meeting. Even in that workshop you've done a zillion times. Especially in that TED talk.

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145: MMM - Speaking Truth #4: Stories are the Pathway to Empathy

Welcome to the Speaking Truths series!

Regardless of how capable or skilled or experienced or savvy we are, too many of us struggle to fully embrace the power and importance of sharing our voice.

We need to stand up – speak up – grounded in our authentic and courageous and clear voice. Even in that business meeting. Even in that workshop you've done a zillion times. Especially in that TED talk.

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