Answers to 7 questions you probably have about improving your presentations using stories

Interview with Helen Packham

Are you struggling with your presentations?
How would storytelling increase the interest of your listeners?
How does audience relatability help in improving the way you can connect with them effectively?
How will establishing rapport with your audience affect the overall value of your message and how it is going to be used by your target listeners?
How can you effectively anchor a message to a visual element through storytelling?

In this conversation with Helen, we discuss the importance of storytelling in creating relatable presentations that will have a more personal impact on the listeners. Rapport and connection with the audience are critical to the way the audience receives a message.

Here are some lessons you can get from this episode:

  1. Developing rapport with the audience is critical to convincing them that your message is something they can use.
  2. Storytelling does not need to be in depth, but it needs to be connected with the topic that you are going to discuss in the presentation.
  3. Storytelling enhances the way you connect with your audience through giving them an idea of what you have done and inspiring to achieve the same success that you have.
  4. Storytelling takes different strategies depending on the topic being discussed in a presentation.

Listen to this podcast and learn more about how you can use storytelling to get the attention of your audience and send a message that triggers action and change.

Reference from Helen’s blog: 7 common questions

Helen Packham

She is a speaker coach and verbal communications strategist helping leaders 10x the impact of their verbal communication to engage, retain and maximise the potential of their people. She has 15 years experience in leadership and executive development and 6 years in entrepreneurship. A TEDx curator and speaker, Helen passes on the powerful tool of storytelling to her clients so that they can confidently present and speak with impact. 

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She is a speaker coach and verbal communications strategist helping leaders 10x the impact of their verbal communication to engage, retain and maximise the potential of their people. She has 15 years experience in leadership and executive development and 6 years in entrepreneurship. A TEDx curator and speaker, Helen passes on the powerful tool of storytelling to her clients so that they can confidently present and speak with impact. 

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