Video: Storytelling

Storytelling is very powerful. Do not begin your speech with “Today, I am going to talk to you about ____”. Hook your audience with a story.

The best speeches involve someone’s story:

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Don’t be afraid of humor or controversy.  It’s o.k. to joke around even when your message is powerful.  Humor can be a very effective way to tell the story.

Tip: Words we are saying wrong:

When planning live or video presentations, you need to be very mindful of color contrast.  Read this very helpful article that will guide you in making better decisions when choosing color and brightness: “10 colour contrast checking tools to improve the accessibility of your design” from 456 Berea St.