On Wednesday, August 5th, we had a special episode of the ‘Improv and Innovation Cafe’.’ I had a great time chatting with my friend, fellow improviser and storyteller, Kat Koppett, about storytelling for presentations and why every time you have a chance to present, you should be telling stories. Data is important; yet data alone is not memorable.

Storytelling for Presentations

Kat and I discuss why data in a story wrapper matters, why the seven-step story spine from improvisation provides a great template for creating a compelling narrative arc (I’ve written about this many times), and how to think about your presentation as mindset, content and delivery. What do you want your audience to think, feel, and do? How do you want them to be changed by your story? That is a powerful way to think about it.

How do you tell powerful stories when you present? I’d love to hear from you. Leave me a comment below.

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