Whether you’re introducing yourself to new colleagues, pitching a new client, or “saying a few words” at a meeting, you’re telling your story—and the story of your organization.
In Public Speaking Tip 83, I covered the basic structure of good business stories (they’re like good regular stories, with a few twists). Now it’s time to create business stories that will work for you. Here’s how: 1. Chose the Business Stories You Want to Tell Notice that I didn’t say “choose perfect business stories,” or “the world’s Read More
Do you have a good business story about yourself? (And by “business,” I mean whatever you do to make a living, whether you teach kindergarten, conduct a symphony orchestra, or run a Fortune 500 company.) If not, you should! The form of a good business story is easy to master, and being able to tell one Read More
Lots of people hate to “brag” (talk about) their own accomplishments. But in today’s hyper-stressed, competitive, and under-resourced work environment, is it realistic to think that people will just notice what you’ve accomplished? Probably not. The good news, though, is that there are totally non-obnoxious ways to call attention to your success — and one of Read More