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Lesson 11. Story Telling

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Giving a great pitch is nice, but telling a great story is even better…

Total Running time: 57 minute

I Have a Dream (8 min)
Start with Why (18 min)
 

Story, not slides

Beyond the fact that most slide presentations have too much text and low quality graphics, this articles explains another reason why I stress working on the story before worrying about images to put behind it.

Harvard Discovered that PowerPoint is Worse Than Useless – Inc.

 

Other readings

9 Public-Speaking Lessons From The World’s Greatest TED Talks – Forbes.com
How to Tell Stories About Complex Issues – SSIR
The best TED speakers all practice the same habit before taking the stage – Business Insider
The Four Truths of the Storyteller – Harvard Business Review
Storytelling That Moves People – Harvard Business Review

 

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TED Masterclass in Public Speaking

 

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