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Storytelling School

May 25, 2022

An email pops into my inbox with an opportunity I want to jump at right away. A very seasoned Improv performer is coming to town to do a workshop. Since I love attending workshops, I don’t even hesitate. Without reading past the first sentence, I sign up.

On the day of the workshop, I get there just as it’s...

May 18, 2022

My client arrives to rehearse her high-stakes keynote. She’s giving this speech in front of thousands upon thousands of people. Before she begins, I say to her, “Today, we’re going to start at the end. So go ahead and run through your closing paragraph now.”

That throws her off. She responds, “I’ve memorized...

May 11, 2022

You’re sitting in the audience at an international technology conference. So far, it’s a never-ending carousel of charts, graphs and statistical data from every speaker who walks onstage. 

But then one guy changes the game. Instead of throwing information at you, he uses a meaningful and very personal story to tie...

May 4, 2022

I’m visiting my grandma and she’s totally focused on a piece of paper. Naturally, I ask her what she’s looking at. 

She tells me they’re letters from my grandfather to her and her to my grandfather during wartime. Some are torn, some are yellowed from age, some are typed and some handwritten. I notice there’s...