Beyond telling other’s stories, I also like to share my own.
Below are live stories from various shows: Pants on Fire, PechaKucha, and The Moth.
I’m always looking for new storytelling/speaking opportunities, so if you know of any, give me a holler!
PS - if you sense I’m wearing the same shirt, you would be correct. I do believe in lucky shirts and I hold to that
Pants on Fire features 7 live stories—one of them, however, is completely false.
Afterward, the audience must guess who is the liar. So, the goal is to tell the story in a way that makes it seem “too crazy to be true”:
PechaKucha is a worldwide speaking event. Each show has a theme—10 speakers of various disciplines are invited to present on the theme.
Catch is: presentations contain 20 slides, each lasting only 20 seconds. They move on their own. This requires some rigorous prep.
The other catch is I can’t embed directly, so kindly click this link here. Then come back and tell me your thoughts.
Here’s a story at “The Moth” - theme was “First Impressions”. I told a delightful story about getting somewhat mugged in Bangkok:
I was interviewed by the venerable Jason Wright, COO of Webfor (award-winning marketing agency in Vancouver, WA). His podcast, “Crafting Creatives”, focuses on the creative process and is meant to inspire potential artists to get to work!