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How to find stories for your presentations

In case you don’t know, I’ve got a new conference presentation called “StoryMaking“, which is about using stories in everything from marketing to motivation. One of the most common questions that floats around about using stories is how to find them. “Oh, nothing interesting ever happens to me“. Tosh! It’s particularly tosh ‘cos big exciting …

The first slide of your presentation

What should you put on your first slide? You know the one, the one that’s up there before your presentation. It might be there while your audience come in or just for a few minutes at the start of your turn, if there’s a speaker before you. Your mileage will vary of course because of …