Point to Ponder
So, What is your
I get people asking me
how I continually come up with stories for my presentations and my
writing. One thing is simply to keep an open mind and capture
observations of activities and things that happen as you go through
each day. Guess this has helped as I have done 36 publications in
various formats from print to EPUB. Wow!
One of the other things
you can do is create a story using a 'TIP' as a foundation
or starting point.
example (taken from Speaking for Success 7th Edition)
- The number one principle
for success is:
- 2 ways of approaching:
- 3 questions to ask
- 4 cornerstones
- 5 key elements
- 6 steps to
- 7 ways to:
- 8 secrets of:
- 9 lies of myths in
- 10 tips when
Using stories allows you to
build bridges with your audience (written or oral) and allow
you to share information, ideas, dialogue, concepts, or perhaps
even stir up some creative controversy to engage them.
stories helps start conversations and build relationships
which can lead to successful interactions and
stories helps your audience relate to you as a 'real live
person' which helps foster good will and better
Pictured here: CAPS
Edmonton President Bob with MPI Edmonton President Milena Santoro at
the Speaking for Success boot camp.
Stories help add interest
and personality to your writing, presentations and conversations.
Stories are everywhere, just collect them.
Bob 'Idea Man'
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April 4th, 2012... the
beach wedding of Amanda and Michael... will put pictures up on our
Facebook pages as we can.
April will be a month of global movement.
When you get this ezine Irene and I will have flown to Vancouver,
then on to Hong Kong where we over nighted and did some wedding
shopping. Then we flew over to Perth, WA and have now driven
north to Geraldton where Amanda lives with her fiancee Michael.
The day you receive this (April 3rd) we will have travelled
a bit further north to Kalbarri where Amanda and Michael will
be getting married tomorrow (April 4th) on the beach.
April 14th will be a great
day as well. I will be presenting an afternoon session
of Speaking for Success in Perth. Back home in Canada, CAPS
Vancouver will be celebrating their 15th anniversary. I was
one of the co-founders of this chapter and served as its president
for 1999 and 2000. I'll be sending a video to congratulate them
on 15 years of serving their fellow speaking colleagues.
Pictured here: My amazing friend and
fellow Accredited Speaker, Sheryl Roush who
was kind enough to fly in a day early to help me create the
Speaking for Success boot camp. She spoke the following day
for our CAPS Edmonton
chapter and shared her brilliance over the day.
May will be one of movement as well.
I will be doing sessions for our CAPS chapters in Montreal (10th)
and Ottawa (12th) on product development.
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Most of our amazing grads
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and a past president of CAPS Vancouver, an honorary
founding member of CAPS Sask., an honorary member
of CAPS Halifax, as well as serviing as the 2012
President of CAPS Edmonton.
He served as CAPS National Director (2000-2002).
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