Virtual Training Series: Advanced Audience Techniqes

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Happy to offer these trainings live for you and then post the recordings. Even if you couldn’t join us live, here are the videos and handouts as a resource for you.

July 17th – Recognizing Who is in Your Audience

There are a number of ways that people show up in an audience or program. Let’s go through the ones to watch out for and manage before they become someone who needs to be ‘handled’ in your room. We can ensure they get their needs met without sacrificing the needs of others in the room.

https://vimeo.com/351504346/0e36e53a9f

July 25th – Conscious and Unconscious Communications

We have covered so much of the conscious and unconscious integration required – let’s bring it all together and add in trance!

https://vimeo.com/351504346/0e36e53a9f

August 8th – Mastering Audience Questions

All the answers are the questions! Don’t believe me? Well, find out how easy it is to be in the room and move them forward. Sometimes answering the question is the lowest bar – let’s raise it!

August 8th – Stories – Bringing it All Together

There are so many places to add in stories – let’s bring it all together with a review and elevation so that you can continue your Master Story Teller journey.

 

Final Assignment

Great job everyone! You demonstrated your willingness to trust yourself so you could impact your audience. The camera brought out the very best in you. Find your audiences and find them often – this will continue your journey of excellence!

So proud of your magnificence!

(I set these to allow for download – so you can edit as you please – You may use your own video as you please)

Debbie

Gina

Jackie

Joanna

 

 

ASSIGNMENT 7c: Spinning a Web

The finest asset you will have as a leader will be your ability to tell YOUR story, intentionally, and impactfully.

The first time you unveil your story on stage, you will be grateful to yourself for the time and attention you placed into crafting the elements of your story. You will feel the support and love of every person you invited to assist you in finding just the right elements, speed, tonality, and vulnerability.

By the time you are finished, you will have the flexibility to tell at least one of your stories in 5-minutes, 20 minutes, and woven through an entire event or training.

Your assignments will start at the beginning. It will begin with telling and retelling a 5-minute version of your story. The intention is to find just the right points that your story will hinge on.

Assignment 7c

  1. Tell Your Story
    • Record yourself telling your story
  2. Listen and make notes
    • Where are the emotional points? Are they appropriate?
    • Where would you like to elicit a deep emotional response?
    • For lower resonance emotions – are in it long enough? Do you bring them back out?
    • For higher resonance emotions – do they build?
  3. Would you like to add an anchor?
    • For what purpose will you use the anchor?
    • How will you install it? (remember tonal anchors require 3 repetitions and state anchors require up to 5 to 15 seconds)
  4. Is this an embedded metaphor?
    • Where is the point of greatest expectancy?
    • What will be your final sentence?
    • How will you transition?
    • What will be your physiology so you can match it when you close the metaphor later
  5. Practice and Refine
    • Tell each leg of your story, refining it as you go
    • Record it each time
    • Tell the story to both your group and to people outside the program and calibrate your impact

Video Training

Live Feedback on Assignment 7C

Presentations

 

Due Date: Monday, June 10th

 

Feedback Considerations

When giving feedback on this assignment to your group members, focus on the following things:

  • Is the context punchy and elicit curiosity?
  • Does the telling of ‘And then one day…’ (B) elicit an empathetic response?
  • Does the stuckness of B > C spiral down emotionally?
  • Is there a pattern interrupt at C? If the downward spiral is done well, a pattern interrupt will be required along with space around the decision to let the audience know that this is a huge change in the storyline
  • Do the momentum and state build during the telling of the journey from C > D? This is a great applause moment when they reach D
  • Is the tieback confident and caring, does it allow the audience to dip back into their own ‘stuff’ a bit while lighting the hope for a better future?

Seek feedback from your group and ask questions of the mentors throughout. We will give feedback on a video of your story once you have refined it. It’s ok to leave enough time for us to do this twice (provided it is before the deadline).

Engage in the process to have enough experience to formulate all of your questions. Post questions in the #assignments Slack channel.

This assignment is designed to ensure:

  • Build the skill of story design
  • Work together in groups to foster norming & forming

Pro Tip: Always keep your audience in mind. You are designing an emotional journey for them. 

Bonus Pro Tip: Keep it simple. 

ASSIGNMENT 7b: Crafting and Tailoring C>D

The finest asset you will have as a leader will be your ability to tell YOUR story, intentionally, and impactfully.

The first time you unveil your story on stage, you will be grateful to yourself for the time and attention you placed into crafting the elements of your story. You will feel the support and love of every person you invited to assist you in finding just the right elements, speed, tonality, and vulnerability.

By the time you are finished, you will have the flexibility to tell at least one of your stories in 5-minutes, 20 minutes, and woven through an entire event or training.

Your assignments will start at the beginning. It will begin with telling and retelling a 5-minute version of your story. The intention is to find just the right points that your story will hinge on.

Assignment 7b

  1. Brainstorm the Teachings you have earned on your travels
    • Think back to the journey that began the day you drew that amazing line in the sand
    • What were all the steps you made?
    • Who did you resource with?
    • What did you learn?
    • What beliefs changed for you?
    • What new skills do you have?
    • What new perspectives do you have?
    • What new ways of ‘doing’ or ‘being’ have you put into place?
    • What will you ‘never’ be or do again?
  2. Assess and find the key steps/learnings in your journey
    • There are lots of ways to organize and pull your journey together. Identify as many patterns as possible.
    • Here are some possible patterns you may discover:
      • Key Beliefs that changed
      • Key Skills you developed
      • Key People
      • Key Decisions/Changes
      • Key Milestones along the way
      • Best Advice you implemented
  3. Tailor The Lessons

The key to successful keynote is your ability to tailor the focus of your talk to your audience. You learned so much and finding key learnings that everyone can take away raises the value you provide 10-fold.

    • Pick a single audience or event where you can imagine delivering your keynote
    • Choose a set of learnings to share
    • Choose three of those learnings
    • Update your story to include these learnings only in your C>D segment

This will prepare you for the next phase – crafting your story for best effect

Due Date: Monday, May 27th

Feedback Considerations

When giving feedback on this assignment to your group members, focus on the following things:

  • Do the key teaching points for their journey relate back to the service they provide?
  • Can the three key teaching points make sense to be told together
  • Are the teaching points relevant to the audience that was selected?

Seek feedback from your group and mentors throughout

Engage in the process to have enough experience to formulate all of your questions. Post questions in the #assignments Slack channel.

This assignment is designed to ensure:

  • Build the skill of story design
  • Work together in groups to foster norming & forming

Pro Tip: Stay focused on this part of the process – we will be weaving in more and more. You will be able to do this process for as many audiences and stories as you like once you have completed it all the first time. 

Bonus Pro Tip: Stay chunked up!!

ASSIGNMENT 7a: Your Amazing Final Project

The finest asset you will have as a leader will be your ability to tell YOUR story, intentionally, and impactfully.

The first time you unveil your story on stage, you will be grateful to yourself for the time and attention you placed into crafting the elements of your story. You will feel the support and love of every person you invited to assist you in finding just the right elements, speed, tonality, and vulnerability.

By the time you are finished, you will have the flexibility to tell at least one of your stories in 5-minutes, 20 minutes, and woven through an entire event or training.

Your assignments will start at the beginning. It will begin with telling and retelling a 5-minute version of your story. The intention is to find just the right points that your story will hinge on.

Assignment 7a

  1. Choose one of your completed stories: Your life is filled with journeys. You will notice that they are all part of a pattern – a spiral that has been your own growth. Be sure that you are complete on this story. You can tell you are complete because you are able to tell the story with:
    1. A sense of nostalgia for who you were then
    2. Deep appreciation for the growth and learning you received through that transformation
    3. Gratitude for all those who played a roll
    4. Celebration for your kick-ass-ness
  2. Plot the key elements on the Change State Indicator
    1. A > B: The context for the story
    2. B: …and then one day… tell them about how either i) the rug was pulled out or ii) you became aware of an amazing new possibility (D)
    3. B > C: The shadow time.
    4. C: Enough! This is the decision you made FOR you. This turns you away from the problem and towards the solution
    5. C > D: Journey of building new skills, resources, beliefs and values
    6. D: Your new normal – Woot!
    7. Tie back: So now what? How does this story allow you to serve others?
  3. Explore your story
    1. Let others in the group hear your story and provide feedback
    2. Record yourself telling your story for your own review
    3. Explore the elements

This will prepare you for the next phase – crafting your story for best effect

Due Date: Monday, May 13th (let me know if your group is finished early!)

Feedback Considerations

When giving feedback on this assignment to your group members, focus on the following things:

  • Does the context allow you to appreciate the impact of B?
  • Do the circumstances from B > C warrant the decision at C?
  • Does the journey to D have a great list of ah-ha’s, change in behaviours, decisions, resources
  • Is the tie-back relevant for their chosen audience?

Seek feedback from your group and mentors throughout

Engage in the process to have enough experience to formulate all of your questions. Post questions in the #assignments Slack channel.

This assignment is designed to ensure:

  • Build the skill of story design
  • Work together in groups to foster norming & forming

Pro Tip: Stay focused on this initial assignment and allow the process to evolve

Bonus Pro Tip: Avoid writing the story out. Keep it chunked up in point form and allow it to evolve as you tell it each time.