YOUR STORYTELLING MASTERY
Listen to How To Tell Stories – Part 1. It is you first step on an exciting journey toward your storytelling mastery.
This introductory episode tells you exactly what to expect from my weekly podcast series on the art of storytelling. This first installment is my promise to you.
I will hold nothing back in this series. I will share everything I’ve learned through about storytelling through decades of experience.
You will learn powerful real world storytelling techniques that will transform you into a clear, confident, compelling communicator – if you apply them.
These storytelling skills will enrich you personal life, and they can explode your business. This is not a course in storytelling from the ivory tower of academia.
I will share the skills and secrets that I learned as an actor on stages around the world, in front of the camera in Hollywood movies and TV films, in the many classrooms where I taught acting, directing, and dramatic literature, and in my high profit communication seminars that I delivered to successful business people.
This is not fluff and theory. This is the stuff that great speakers, motivators, salespeople, and leaders are made of.
Enjoy the journey. Revel in your growth and expertise.
Let the story begin.
You can speak on stage. Anyone can. And, you definitely should.
That’s the main lesson you will learn in today’s podcast. Our guest is Pete Vargas, a man who helps people overcome their fear of public speaking and use their new power to rock audiences from the stage and explode their businesses.
Pete was not born a dynamic confident speaker. Far from it. He was a kid from a dysfunctional family with an abusive father. Fortunately, he discovered the healing power of public speaking. It changed his life; now he helps others change theirs.
You’ll gain many golden insights from today’s podcast. Here are just a few:
- How Pete turned his greatest pain into his greatest gift
- The far reaching power of inspirational speaking
- Pete’s best speaking experience
- His worst speaking experience
- How one hour on stage can earn a million dollars or more
- The simple steps you can use to confidently speak on stage
- The difference between butts in seats & hearts in seats
- How to harness the speaking power in Pete’s REACH formula
- How to successfully launch your business in one hour
- The STORY – STAGE – SCALE system that you can and should master
- How to have Stages On Demand
PETE’S FAVORITE BOOK
PETE’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
ANOTHER GREAT QUOTE
YOU ARE A MADE-UP STORY
Your life is make believe. I expect you to deny it and call me crazy. How can your very “real” life be make believe?
How can your dreams, your hopes, your joy, and your pain be make believe?
Bear with me. I’m not saying your life is fake. I’m saying that you and I and everyone else create our lives, our realities, through stories that begin in the imagination and are embellished by our minds. Is that good or bad?
Willie Shakespeare said it best in Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” And our boy, Willie, earned the right to say that. He was so damned good at storytelling!
So, what the hell does any of this have to do with today’s podcast? Everything. Our guest is Dr. Adrian McIntyre, a storytelling master who helps people achieve high performance communication.
Adrian understands that we are all hardwired to tell and love stories. He’s a guy with a heightened self-awareness. He will expand your mind in this podcast episode where you will learn:
- How story is natively human
- Why stories “wake you up” by releasing feel good chemicals in your brain
- The brilliant insight that “story is to humans as water is to fish”
- The simple story structure that will immediately make you a better storyteller
- The relationship between drama and your personal and business stories
- Why you should understand the Hero’s Journey
- How “story listening” gives you greater storytelling power
- Why your weaknesses hold the key to your strength and success
- The importance of discovering your “story-print” (not unlike your fingerprint)
- How story can help you grow by serving the world
- SO MUCH MORE…
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (Adrian’s favorite book)
The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
The Hero’s Journey: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell by Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell (audio book)
ADRIAN’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates
FREE AUDIOBOOK OF YOUR CHOICE