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Sep 18, 2018

 

2-Minute Tip: Thread a story through your talk

 

Figure out how to tell a story in your talk. Story telling is a powerful tool and is a great way to engage your audience from the moment you step in front of the crowd. Don't stop at opening with the story, though. Weave that same story through your talk and keep coming back to it, either to reference it or to advance it. It provides a simple, entertaining way for your audience to remain engaged while you speak and to better understand the context of the various points in your talk.

 

Post Tip Discussion: Meet Diana Wink

 

Diana Wink HeadshotDiana is an author and a coach who writes dystopian novels set in Scotland from her base in Germany while helping folks around the world learn the crafts of story telling and creativity. She studied film making in school, but ultimately made her initial career in writing due to the economics of the fields. Ultimately those 2 media are just different takes on her core passion -- story telling. 

 

There are  lots of compelling lessons in this episodes both big and small. Three of them are:

 

 

  1. Creativity and story telling are crafts, not talents.
  2. When speaking to another culture, try to connect with the stories they grew up with.
  3. Make your stories personal and detailed.

 

Diana Wink is a mountain child from the depths of middle Asia, striving to kidnap her readers into make-believe worlds, blend the borders between past and future, and master her own curiosity. In her spare time, she directs movies and rewatches Christopher Nolan films, empowers creatives to tell stories themselves and explores theaters, cities and wilderness with her bearded dancer husband. They have their base in Germany, but who knows where they are currently to be found?

 

Diana's first novel in the Prometheus Rising Trilogy is available on Amazon and in most other places that you find books.

Prometheus Rising Cover

 

You can download a free copy of the novella Shanakee's tale -- the prequel to the Prometheus Rising Trilogy from Diana's website here.

Shanakee's Tale Cover

 

Links

 

Diana's Main Site

http://storyartist.me/

Story Artist Podcast

http://storyartist.me/category/podcast/

Story Artist Blog

http://storyartist.me/blog/

Story Artist on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/storyartist.me

Diana on Twitter

https://twitter.com/storyartist_me

Diana on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/storyartist.me/

Diana on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2L1gjb63eshpAYykoZp7xw

Prometheus Trilogy

http://dwink-author.com/

 

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