Storytelling & Metaphors – with Lisa Evans, Chris Smoje, and a cast of thousands (well at least 10 other PSA members)
This month’s meeting will deviate from our normal format for very good reason.
Storytelling: The Secret Sauce to your Speaking
The art and craft of sensational storytelling including:
- What are the key ingredients to make your stories “stick”?
- How can you deliver your story in a way that captures the hearts and minds of your audience
- 6 R’s to consider when choosing your stories
- SIFT, sort and store your stories
- Storytelling techniques to make your stories sizzle
- How you can ensure your stories hit that “sweet spot”
Lisa Evans is an award winning speaker, a certified speaking and storytelling coach, a TEDx speaker coach and trainer who helps people globally to use their voice as a powerful tool to share their message, as we all have stories worth sharing.
Lisa spent over 20 years working as a critical care midwife and never imagined doing any other career. Life had other plans.
Lisa lost most of her hearing due to a virus and as a result could no longer work in her dream job. Moving to work in the public service, Lisa found herself working in an incredibly toxic environment and lost all self confidence. A defining moment and a change in mindset led Lisa to the incredible gift of a cochlear implant.
Learning to retrain her brain to hear and speak again was the start of her public speaking journey and the rebuilding of her confidence. For the past 6 years Lisa has been passionate about speaking and has a love of empowering others to learn to speak confidently and use their stories to create change. Lisa works with executives, leaders and entrepreneurs to help them be the best speaker they can be.
Metaphor Magic: How to Impact the World with your Message!
Designing metaphors to captivate and clarify: this presentation covers advanced strategies to connect with diverse audiences.
We will look at:
· The WHY and HOW of high-impact metaphors
· 5 reasons to use metaphors internationally
· 7 ways to make metaphors memorable
· How can you successfully use metaphors to have more impact in your presentations?
Chris Smoje has a passion for customer service and is dedicated to creating positive change and transforming service culture, interactions, processes and experiences with leaders and their frontline teams. Through over a decade of customer service training and leadership experience from large international organisations to small locally owned businesses, Chris understands the realities facing leaders and their employees. He has travelled globally and studied with organisations that are leaders in customer service and has developed a sought after approach that has led to achieving maximum impact solutions with organisations and their people. Chris uses his energetic presentation ability to motivate teams and individuals realign their focus and experience progressive successes in customer service.
And now for something completely different:
Ten Stories from the Heart (six minutes each)
We are seeking expressions of interest from up to ten (10) PSA members to participate in a series of “Stories from the Heart”
Members are invited to choose a personal story that you would like to share, but NOT something that is related to your usual topic of expertise. It doesn’t have to be a rags to riches story, but rather something that may incorporate the archetypical ‘hero’s journey’ CHALLENGE – CHOICE - CHANGE formula which in turn may deliver a universal message for the audience
The challenge is to authentically share more of your YOUniqueness; not your usual product or service offering, but more about your journey, your why, your call to adventure, your hurdles etc.
No notes, no PowerPoint; just straight from the heart, however props can be fun if you feel like playing.
Remember “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel” - Maya Angelou
Expressions of interest - please email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
First in best dressed with a brief two-liner about what the message of your story is and a very brief bio. A mix of veterans and newer members would be ideal but it is more about a willingness to have a go.