2-Minute Tip: Tell a Story to Add Value
When presenting, we are often selling something. It may be a product, a service, or an idea. To be effective, though, don’t just go through a barrage of features or details. It’s the story that you can connect with your topic that gives it value. It’s the story you tell that your audience will respond to and remember.
It’s the story you tell that makes your subject rise above the fray.
Post Tip Discussion: Meet Iszi Lawrence
The human brain is designed to listen to voices and designed to understand stories.
Iszi Lawrence is a British comedian, podcaster, presenter, radio personality, and public speaking coach. She has more than a decade of experience talking in places from nightclubs to boardroom to the Oxford Union to the Tedx stage in Southhampton. You can learn more about Iszi by visiting Iszi.com.
I met Iszi through a Facebook discussion group. We had a wide ranging conversation about the comedy and speaking scenes in the UK, the value of human conversation, the differences in how aspiring male and female students tend to approach speaking, and the importance of acknowledging awkwardness.
Iszi answers the question few speakers ask: What do you do when Sir Ben Kingsley eats into your time?
We talked about a variety of websites and projects. You can find many of those links here:
|Iszi Lawrence Home Page||https://iszi.com/|
|Iszi Lawrence Public Speaking Newsletter||https://iszi.com/newsletterpage|
|Iszi Lawrence on Facebook||https://www.facebook.com/iszi.lawrence|
|Iszi Lawrence on Twitter||https://twitter.com/iszi_lawrence|
|Iszi Lawrence on YouTube||https://www.youtube.com/user/iszitube/|
|Iszi Lawrence on Instagram||https://www.instagram.com/iszi_lawrence/|
|British Museum Membercast||https://blog.britishmuseum.org/category/podcasts/|
|The Z List Dead List||http://zlistdeadlist.libsyn.com/|
|British Science Festival||https://www.britishsciencefestival.org/|
|Ugly Animal Preservation Society||http://uglyanimalsoc.com/|
Call To Action:
- Check out Iszi.com to learn more about Iszi and her projects.
- What are your thoughts about Iszi’s comments and lessons? Share them in the comments below.
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