Public Speaking: Why you should get emotional

Public Speaking: Why you should get emotional

How you can kick start your creativity and sound more human when you speak in public. If there’s one thing that makes humans different from animals it’s the ability to share emotions and thoughts. You do it easily over a glass of wine with a friend, on the phone to your partner or on a […]

Life Lessons from The Ladykillers

Life Lessons from The Ladykillers

The crime fiction festival, Iceland Noir 2016, was full of writers who make their living shaping the lives and deaths of their characters. Yet there were plenty of laughs, inspiration and wisdom, too. Here’s a selection of the chat shared from the stage, including why writing is like baking, how protecting your Monday afternoons could […]

What’s your Six Word Story?

What’s your Six Word Story?

This simple exercise is fun, practical and makes people much better writers. Small can pack a punch. A few words can distill a story as big as Alaska into the same potency as your granny’s perfume. I teach people how to write. This is one exercise that’s fun, practical and makes people much better writers. […]

Setting a Storytelling Scene

Setting a Storytelling Scene

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in audience, design, story-telling, writing | No Comments

A picture says a thousand words. Clearly, Kermit’s not a happy camper and there’s a story behind this. Stories ignite your words. They paint pictures that bring your words to life, put your audience in the scene and feel the emotions of being there. And research shows that the more you engage people’s senses the […]

Can Bill use his Midas touch for Hillary?

Can Bill use his Midas touch for Hillary?

Hillary, Haribo or hemp seed, Bill Clinton could sell anything. This is how he does it. In 1992, a group of advisors got together. They were in a bit of a bind. Their guy was in third place and becoming a joke. Their solution? The Manhattan Project. Note, this Manhattan project has nothing to do […]

Follow the pink brick road

Follow the pink brick road

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in public speaking, story-telling, visuals | No Comments

What can Eurovision teach you about public speaking and engaging with your audience? The best public speaking takes your audience on a journey. The charming Zoë, who represented Austria at Eurovision 2016, was on her own journey, standing on a pink brick road singing about searching for paradise. When you‘re presenting to an audience your […]