Whether you are new to speaking, or have been speaking for a long time, you are likely aware that you need to include stories in your speeches. Stories teach at a visual level (as explained in my “5 Steps to Your Next Speech” article), and the best speakers are often the best storytellers. However, there are 3 steps to take with your story to engage your audience at a deeper level. If you do not follow them, your story, as significant and powerful as it may be, will not have the effect that it could have. When you keep the following 3 steps outlined below, your story will have impact AND hit the mark with your audience. So let's get to it, here are the 3 R's to Successful Storytelling.
There you have it. Use these 3Rs when delivering your next story, and be prepared to be asked “when can we hear you speak AGAIN?!”
What are the 3R's for YOUR next story? List below...
Kwesi Millington helps speakers, presenters and youth to connect with their audiences and master their messages using the power of storytelling in their speeches & presentations. He is a Certified Public Speaking Coach & Youth Mentor.