The Personal Story


In knowing us, they revisit themselves.


Why stories?

For me, stories are a speaking essential.  Every great speaker I know tells stories.  My preference is the personal story following the classic hero's journey format as detailed in The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.


A few of my stories

First Love:  About falling in love in the eighth grade, afraid to tell her fearing rejection,
only to have her accept me, then reject me because I was a jerk.

  Mrs. Eckert:  How my high school English/Journalism teacher had a great effect on my life.  It highlights four important events over thirty years.

Nov. 19th, 1986:  Laid off at forty eight I started a speaking business which lasted until I retired in 2001.

They're Losers!:  How being given a class of poor students, assured they weren't
worth teaching moved me from being a speaker to an explainer.


"By telling a personal story well, we help the audience connect with their own stories."


Other pages to visit: Story | Core Explaining | Audience | Speaking in Bits



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(as of May 30, 2014)