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Personal and Business Storytelling are NOT the same

These days, there’s a big push to embrace “storytelling” in business communications. Companies are hiring acting coaches and improv troupes to help liven up their dry, monotone communications. Kudos ... Continue reading

TPC Contributes to Training Industry: How to Flex Your Story to Multiple Audiences

It happens to the best of us: Mid-presentation, we suddenly notice something both unnerving and terrifying: vacant, bored, or – heaven forbid – hostile faces in our audience. We might try to talk ... Continue reading

The Key Ingredient to Communicating Your Ideas Successfully

Think back. Do you remember much from the last presentation you attended? Proposal you read? Virtual meeting you dialed into? If not, don’t panic…you’re not alone. Most of us don’t remember a whole ... Continue reading

Data Visualization vs. Storytelling with Data: What’s the Difference?

We’re addicted to data. It helps us find golden revenue opportunities. It helps us slash project costs. Whatever path we seek or decision we are trying to make, we rely on data to get there. But ... Continue reading

The Key Ingredient to a 23-Million-View TED Talk

Many of us are secret (or not so secret!) procrastinators. This is surely what drew interest in this popular TED talk by Tim Urban. But 23 MILLION views?! Even if many people identify strongly with ... Continue reading

The Top 7 Ways to Investigate Your Audience

One of the most difficult chasms presenters must cross is understanding their audience’s mindset. When you get people in a room (or in front of a screen), you want to make the conversation about ... Continue reading

How to Not FREAK OUT When Your Audience Looks Bored

Your presentation is starting out great. You’ve got highly-visual slides, the technology is functioning, the crowd is paying attention… well wait, they were paying attention. Now you’re noticing – ... Continue reading

The Best Presenters Do THIS with Their Audience

Recently, we explored a key skill in corporate storytelling – how to build a presentation that addresses the needs of multiple stakeholders (rule of thumb: three different stakeholders? Three ... Continue reading

One Huge Presentation Mistake Even Expert Storytellers Make

Taking steps to understand your audience usually puts you on a promising path for a memorable presentation, right? But what if our careful preparation is still not enough? What if we still miss that ... Continue reading

TPC Contributes to Training Industry Magazine: 3 Simple Data Visualization Tricks that Turn Your Numbers into Narratives

Ask any executive what their biggest frustrations are and, invariably, they will answer, “long-winded, unfocused presentations that pack in too much data.” Modern institutions – from major ... Continue reading

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