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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Power of Personal Stories When Giving Talks

From "The Power of Personal Stories When Giving Talks"
Too often when we begin a talk, we feel the need to dance around for a bit. We tell stories of how we received the assignment, we try to be self-deprecating about our (very limited) abilities as a public speaker, we try to frame the topic by reading from the dictionary, and on and on and on. What I loved about the talks today was that there was none of this dancing around–they went straight into the stories they were going to use to frame their talks.

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