Importance of Storytelling for Persuasive Speaking

Storytelling in Public Speaking

Last night I attended an evaluation contest and appreciated the emphasis placed on storytelling for persuasive speaking Toastmasters Evaluations One of the hallmarks of the Toastmasters program is evaluations. Each speaker in a club receives feedback, both written and oral, after delivering a … Continue reading

Message in a Parable about Two Old Maids and a Cat

In the post titled parables when speaking, I shared one of my favorite parables about two old maids and a cat. It is based on a joke I heard long ago and embellished with elements from my own life.  I have  used … Continue reading

Parables when Speaking

parables when speaking

Parables when speaking help the audience to understand and remember what you are saying. Because the quote by George Bernard Shaw is SO true, that is “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” parables, analogies … Continue reading

Quotes about Public Speaking – George Bernard Shaw

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken  place. – George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw is my hero. Why? Because this quote of his s my absolute all time favorite quote. Why? BECAUSE IT … Continue reading

Quotes About Public Speaking – Eliot Aronson

Most people are more deeply influenced by one clear, vivid, personal example than by an abundance of statistical data – Eliot Aronson, Social Psychologist   I used this quote to introduce the “S is for Storytelling” page.  It truly represents the importance … Continue reading

Why do a Roast about a Person?

In this post, we will examine WHY bother to do roasts and boasts? As a public speaker, especially if you are in Toastmasters, the roast gives you  a great opportunity to develop the skills that go into effective speech making. We’ll examine … Continue reading

S is for Storytelling

Storytelling in Public Speaking

Most people are more deeply influenced by one clear, vivid, personal example than by an abundance of statistical data. – Eliot Aronson, Social Psychologist Successful speakers use stories to illustrate their point. And some of these successful speakers have made … Continue reading

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