Wednesday, May 25, 2016

If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story

As a speaking coach and author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the
World, Tell a Better StoryGail Larsen is known for her ability to help people become better public speakers through a process of liberating the speaker within. She achieves this by encouraging her clients to tap into their own original medicine. “What we have that life has given us as a teaching tool is our story,” she explains. “And if we navigate the journey we’ve been on, it gives us so much that we can share that’s original and important for others to hear.” In this fascinating interview, Gail shares the radical truths to transform your message, and dispels the great lies of public speaking. She tells her own story of how she went from fearful public speaker to professional speaking consultant and talks about how to find “the home zone,” a place of emotional connection with the audience. She also discusses storytelling concepts such as the hero’s journey and the holy fool. As Gail tells us, “A story well told becomes universal.”