How great (AWESOME) is context for your next speech or story to tell?

I looove all the context ever. It provides orientation, setting, clarity for how the bulk of intended meaning shall ideally unfold. Context gives our oral stories a unifying and structural launching pad for both storyteller and the listeners gracing them. The storytelling experience for our audience builds from relatable ‘chunked’ or thematically grouped scenes, whichContinue reading “How great (AWESOME) is context for your next speech or story to tell?”

Technique for panel moderators: recovering message from a run-of-the-mouth panelist

It’s game time! …You and your fellow panelists are ready up front; your microphones are hot. You feel fired-up as panel moderator, having guided your panelists for days to isolate core themes + messages. It starts off GREAT with your audience. Their eyes lock on your panelist colleagues (NOT on their phones, a miracle!). ButContinue reading “Technique for panel moderators: recovering message from a run-of-the-mouth panelist”