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December 6, 2018

Talk Like TED – 10 Things You Need to Know to Give a TED Talk

One day in 2009, I was sitting in my office, checking email, and there was one from from my friend Sarah Michel. She asked me if I’d seen a TED talk by Jill Bolte Taylor called My Stroke of Insight. In her email, she asked if I’d coached Jill on her talk, because Jill seemed […]

June 12, 2018

The Peanut Butter Principle

She was my first dog. A rescue. I got her when she was just six weeks old – a cute little black Labrador Retriever puppy.  I named her Jaya and we went everywhere together. The year was 1981. I was trying to make it as an actor in Hollywood and it wasn’t going well. The […]

May 25, 2018

Develop Your Story with the Nine Steps of Story Structure

Develop Your Story with the Nine Steps of Story Structure by Doug Stevenson Great storytellers don’t just hope to get lucky. They spend significant time choosing the right story and crafting it for maximum impact. Many speakers and presenters spend far more time building boring PowerPoint slide decks than they do crafting their stories. But […]

April 10, 2018

What’s Your Story: Find Your Stories with the Story Safari System

In this webinar workshop you’ll learn how to find stories in everyday situations. You don’t need a life-threatening event to have a powerful story. The trick is to know what to look for, where to look for it and how to determine if the story is worth telling. Join Doug as he leads you on […]

April 10, 2018

Storytelling at Work: Internal Business Presentations – How to Make an Emotional Connection and Get Your Point Across

Internal presentations at work can make or break a career. They not only communicate your content, but they also highlight your leadership ability and future potential. The ability to present yourself with confidence, poise and professionalism is essential to your success. It helps you get the buy-in you need when you make proposals or go […]

May 16, 2017

Storytelling and Brain Science

What is Story Theater? Story Theater is the science of the art of storytelling and humor for business presentations. In This Issue: “Storytelling and Brain Science: This is Your Brain on Story“ by Doug Stevenson Client List: Book Doug for The Power to Persuade – The Magic of Story or for Aikido Selling -Sell it […]

May 15, 2017

Influence Anyone – Storytelling for Leaders and Executives

When you give a speech or presentation: Do people look forward to hearing you speak? Do you engage the complete and total attention of your audience? Do you inspire confidence in leadership? You can lead, engage and inspire, all at the same time, when you learn the secrets to becoming a better storyteller. Mistakes, Failures […]

May 15, 2017

Storytelling That Sells

It’s been said that people buy on emotion and rationalize their decision with logic. A study done at University of Florida revealed the following: “The national study of 23,168 people shows that no matter what people may presume, feelings and emotions, not Spock-like logic, drive consumers to make even big-ticket purchases,” said Jon Morris, an […]

May 15, 2017

How to Craft a Compelling Story with The Nine Steps of Story Structure

Have you ever watched a movie that was too long, lost your interest or just didn’t work? How about a movie that was three hours long, but you were so engaged that you didn’t want it to end? What’s the difference between a movie that works and one that doesn’t? Great storytelling structure. That’s what […]

October 13, 2016

Dynamite Speech System Downloadable

This is the downloadable mp3 version of Dynamite Speech System which includes a 76 page PDF workbook. Note: Upon purchasing this product you will be redirected to a download page. You will have 7 days to complete your download of the mp3 files. A dynamite speech motivates, inspires and informs. It’s like an exciting movie. […]