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Prof. Brian Sturm explains how storytelling actually works
Choose your comfiest chair, make yourself a tasty coffee (or other beverage as preferred) and settle down for a 45-minute journey with Professor Brian Sturm to learn more about story. Sturm presents storytelling as a way of organizing information, conveying emotions, and building community. A model of storytelling as altered state of consciousness (the story trance) is presented that includes 16 portals to altered states.
Driving With the Brakes On - #2376
You get people talking about their favorite subject - themselves. Ask them about their family, their background, or their position, their interests, their weekend plans, something. And you look for clues that you can talk to them about. Look for a photo that they got or a pin that they wear, or a comment they make. Ask several questions. You don't have to be informed about what they are interested in, you just have to be interested in it. Find out areas that you can relate to and share your experience there.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Communicating Better - #8020
The fact is, most of us are not communication majors. We could use some help in communicating with our spouse, with our kids, with our coworkers, with people in general.
Teaching: Personal Preparation to Speak (Part 1)
Master communicator Ken Davis exhorts us about the importance of our message, challenges us to know our audience and helps us to see the teaching methods that works.