Business Storytelling

Three tips to make your speech more interesting

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / August 23, 2021 /

Don’t end the story with the story! Three tips to make your speech more interesting   Newbie public speakers may often feel nervous delivering a presentation. Whether it’s a presentation to a board, a conference, or even a TED talk, you want to make a great impression and engage your audience.    The best thing…

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The 6-step business storytelling structure that SELLS

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / July 20, 2021 /

Stories are powerful.  When my daughter was 4 years old, she asked for the same story every night for about 3 months.  Surely she would get bored by it, but each night I read it to her and tried to bring the characters to life that little bit more. As I read it to her,…

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Four PROVEN techniques for creating powerfully persuasive presentations

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / June 23, 2021 /

Being able to influence an audience and persuade them to take action requires careful planning, consideration, and preparation.   Powerfully persuasive presentations use a mixture of facts, logic, and empathy to help an audience see an issue from a different perspective, causing them to take action. Here are four proven techniques for powerfully influencing and persuading…

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6 leadership communication skills learned from being a parent

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / May 13, 2021 /

As parents, our role is to help our children gain the skills they need to be successful in life, and these can also help us become better communicators as leaders. I want to share some of those insights and skills I’ve learned being a parent and how they can also help you communicate as a…

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Ways to use your passions in public speaking

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / May 6, 2021 /

When I first started out as a keynote speaker in New York, I was convinced that my talk had to be ‘polished’ to impress my audience. I remember it so well. I was at the Professional Speaker’s Continuing Education workshop and I was picked to rehearse my keynote speech on stage in front of all…

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Rejuvenate your persuasive communication skills following the pandemic

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / March 25, 2021 /

We have now endured more than 12 months of this (your favorite adjective here) pandemic, and like you, I’ve been surprised at how accustomed I’ve become to digital communication. Video chat has dominated our work and social lives for more than a year now, and since many of us are cut off from normal social…

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What does it really mean to communicate authentically?

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / March 10, 2021 /

Have you ever been told “Just be your authentic self, and you’ll be fine?” Huh? What does it even mean? The word ‘authentic’ has become so overused that it’s starting to lose its real context and value. Let’s look at the definition of “Authentic”   Adjective Of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine. Authenticity…

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How Stacey Abrams’ speech uses the power of Storytelling

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / November 10, 2020 /

When former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address, she used one powerful tool throughout her speech – storytelling. In case you are not too familiar with Stacey Abrams, she is the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and after losing Georgia governor’s race…

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Using the power of Business Storytelling as a strategic influencing tool

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / October 21, 2020 /

Business storytelling is THE most powerful skill that CEOs and leaders can use to influence, teach, and inspire. And I’m not just talking about applying it to give speeches or make presentations. Business storytelling is incredibly effectively for whenever leaders have something important they need to communicate. Whether it’s making a sale, persuading your people…

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How to use Business Storytelling to Persuade and Influence

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / September 23, 2020 /

Picture the scene … You need to give a killer presentation next month; pitching a major proposal to your company’s shareholders. It’s a tough, discerning audience and you really want to make an impact. You know the message you WANT to give, but it’s only going to have the outcome that you want if you…

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